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High Fashion Looks for the Residential Home
Posted Feb 2 at 12:50 PM in Inspiring Projects, Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
Interior designers have long been influenced by what they see on the runways. It makes sense. After all, the fashion industry and the world of design share a similar vocabulary: a love of fabrics, form, the use of accessories and accents, and an attention to detail as well as great care for the overall aesthetic. It follows that many of the looks we see in the lines of top fashion designers—in...
Cape Cod Beach vacation Home Brewster, MA
Posted Jan 27 at 1:54 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
A quintessential Cape Cod vacation home sparkles on the bay's edge.  "There is something meaningful about escaping to a place that feels a bit more understated, more natural, more cottage-like."   The family knew the spot. They knew its wild tangles of beach plum and the unique rhythm of the tides that would allow them to swim shoulder-deep in Cape Cod Bay in an instant, and walk the beach, toes...
Luxury Cape Cod Shingle Waterfront Home
Posted Jan 24 at 10:28 AM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
Perched above the sandy banks of a salt pond in Chatham, and adjacent to a prized golf course, stands a luminous new Shingle Style home. Gracious but playful, it’s a friendly wave of a house, designed and built by Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders. A firm that is “very serious,” says design principal and architect John DaSilva, “about designing homes that do not take themselves too...
High End lakefront home New Hampshire
Posted Jan 20 at 11:42 AM in Inspiring Projects by Anonymous
There is something about water that soothes the mind, slows the heart rate, and brings a sense of ease. John Battle, Owner and Principal of Battle Associates Architects, has become an expert in channelling that sense of wellbeing into waterfront homes that radiate calm and invite relaxation. Many of these homes are centralized around magnificent boathouses that bridge the gap between land and...
Provincetown Cape Cod Custom Home
Posted Jan 16 at 1:48 PM in Inspiring Projects by carly stewart
What better place to enjoy your homemade meals than on the beach? This Provincetown kitchen goes through a dramatic improvement with views to die for. With a front-row seat to Cape Cod Bay, this space needed changes in order to open up the dead space throughout the room to expand the Cape Cod light. Deborah Paine, a Cape Cod design/build firm, literally brought the sunshine into the existing ...
Luxury Oceanfront Homes in New England
Posted Jan 10 at 11:21 AM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
Belle of the Beach: An Oceanfront Paradise is Reimagined for Intergenerational UseAs seen in Boston Design Guide 2017, the 20th Anniversary Edition. - View the Digital Edition here A close-knit band of family and friends have descended on the postcard-perfect peninsula on Buzzards Bay for years, returning to the summer playground for lazy, memory-filled days, where time, for a few blissful months...
Residential Home Restoration and Renovation Boston
Posted Jan 9 at 10:44 AM in Inspiring Projects, News by carly stewart
9 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA – a newly restored and renovated residence receives acclaimed Pinnacle Award. (Main Image: Photo by Peter Vanderwarker) Before & After images of 9 Commonwealth Avenue façade A seven-story French Academic style townhouse, built in 1861, was originally designed as one of two symmetrically designed homes, 7 and 9 Commonwealth Avenue. Each home incorporated a bay...
Gorgeous Modern Cape Cod Homes
Posted Jan 6 at 12:45 PM in Inspiring Projects by carly stewart
“The House of Shifting Sands” sits amongst a sixty-foot-high coastal bank and is surrounded by miles of undeveloped Cape Cod National Seashore beaches and scrub pines. The award-winning home is conceived as a collage of overlapping, cantilevered planes and volumes that deliver large living. Sea-Dar Construction captures the clients vision to use the house as both a year-round family “camp” and as...
Holiday House Tour Home Decor
Posted Dec 21 at 11:43 AM in Events, Inspiring Projects, Tips & Trends by carly stewart
Every year, the Concord Museum reaches out to designers in the Boston Area to decorate stately Concord homes for the holidays. Tickets are sold to the public and the proceeds benefit the Educational Program at the Museum. This year, on December 3rd, there were 950 attendees. Barbara Elza Hirsch of Elza B. Design Inc. decorated a 1900 Arts and crafts home. She created a rustic and organic...
Makeover Monday, Boston Kitchen Remodel
Posted Dec 12 at 12:30 PM in Inspiring Projects by carly stewart
Wilson Kelsey Design Inc. took on the challenge of transforming a 100-year-old kitchen in the South Shore of Boston. The homeowner wanted a luxury kitchen that conveys a sense of gracious living, though the room was equipped with an extremely low ceiling. They specifically desired a space that could be used with their family and friends to gather, socialize and do homework. BEFORE The original...