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Modern coastal kitchen by Divine Design Center
Posted Feb 23 at 2:53 PM in Inspiring Projects by Marykate Forte
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A Jamestown kitchen overlooking Narragansett Bay embodies originality. With its majestic ocean views, it was important that the elements of this kitchen in Jamestown, Rhode Island didn’t detract from the outdoor perspective. Equally important, according to Samantha DeMarco, the senior designer at Divine Design Center who was contracted by the homeowners to execute the first floor redesign, was...
Net Zero Home by Paul Weber Architecture
Posted Feb 19 at 12:21 PM in Inspiring Projects by Jaci Conry
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A family relies on their experience living aboard boats to build a home of maximum efficiency. It’s no small accomplishment for a family of five to reside on a sailboat. “We figured if we could manage on a boat, we could certainly manage to live in a relatively small house,” says Chris Museler, who set about designing a sustainable home in Jamestown, Rhode Island with the help of architect Paul...
Family and Craft room makeover
Posted Feb 17 at 8:52 AM in Inspiring Projects by Marykate Forte
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Transforming a Sudbury family and craft room. With aqua, pale blue, green, yellow, and brown tones, the elements of this Sudbury family and craft room are colorful and bright. Interior designer Barbara Elza Hirsch, who runs her own company, Elza B. Design, was contracted by the homeowners to execute the room’s design, creating a flex space with an inviting appeal. The homeowners have twin...
living room with blue bookshelves
Posted Feb 9 at 9:53 AM in Inspiring Projects by Jaci Conry
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A suburban residence receives an interior overhaul worthy of its stately exterior. With its striking stone-clad exterior, this Westwood residence has a regal appearance that recalls the architecture of a French Chateau. When the homeowner recently purchased the home, which sits on over two acres of lush conservation land, however, the interior had none of the façade’s stately appeal. “Built in...
Redesigned mudroom
Posted Jan 26 at 3:13 PM in Inspiring Projects by Marykate Forte
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A mudroom on the South Shore embodies elegance and sophistication. With earthy tones and pops of natural color inspired by nature, it was important that the elements in this South Shore mudroom find a good balance of masculine and feminine design. Equally important, according to Jaime Moore, the founder and lead designer at James Studio Residential Interiors who was contracted by the homeowners...
Master bedroom, McPhee Associates
Posted Jan 8 at 10:52 AM in Inspiring Projects by Marykate Forte
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A luxurious new master suite overlooks an outdoor oasis. After living in his East Dennis home for 15 years, custom home builder and president of McPhee Associates of Cape Cod, Rob McPhee felt it was time to expand the footprint. McPhee wanted another bedroom and believed adding a first-floor master suite would allow he and his wife to stay in their home long after they become empty-nesters....
Custom home along the water
Posted Dec 14 at 3:00 PM in Inspiring Projects by Admin
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Architect D. Michael Collins creates a captivating seaside home in Chatham By Lori Ferguson The initial project meeting for Seapine began around a tray laden with sticks, seagrass, sand and stone. “The homeowners looked at me and said, ‘This is what we want for the palette of the house,’” recalls architect Mike Collins D. Michael Collins Architects, a boutique architecture firm based in Natick,...
Bespoke Design Kitchen Banquette by Heather Vaughan Interior Design
Posted Dec 4 at 12:01 PM in Inspiring Projects by Andrea Mingels
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Heather Vaughan Interior Design’s ability to envision and craft one-of-a-kind pieces is bespoke design. Principal Heather Vaughan works synergistically to create detailed design solutions that involve the custom creation of fabric, furniture or built-ins using finishes or colors that are suited to the client’s home. Vaughan creates personalized pieces that are current, unique and timeless. She...
Custom kitchen
Posted Nov 27 at 1:48 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
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The success of a warm and welcoming new construction in a desirable Boston suburb was, in large part, due to the fact that the residents and Soderholm Custom Builders had been here before. Owners Sam and Ken Soderholm had previously constructed two homes for this young family; they’ve watched the homeowners’ children grow, and their needs and lifestyle subtly shift with the years. So, when the...
A specially adapted smart home, through the R.I.S.E. program at the Gary Sinise Foundation
Posted Nov 23 at 1:52 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
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A wounded hero and his family have a new home, courtesy of the Gary Sinise Foundation. This specially adapted smart home is the first of its kind in New England and among a growing number of custom new residences built for severely wounded service members who have sacrificed for our country. Through its R.I.S.E. (Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment) program, the Gary Sinise Foundation...

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