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Architect Tom Catalano
Posted Dec 27 at 12:42 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
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We meet Architect Tom Catalano, principal of Catalano Architects, in the front entry court—an “outdoor room,” so to speak—of a beautiful new construction in Wellesley.  Catalano worked closely with the homeowners and a team including Pioneer Construction, Melissa Gulley Interior Design, Dan Gordon Landscape Architects, and Venegas and Company, to design and deliver a “passion project” that takes...
Open-concept living area with texture
Posted Dec 21 at 2:26 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
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The goal of every custom new home is to create a welcoming, pleasing living environment that an owner will enjoy to the fullest. From the get-go, the architects, designers and builders set out to craft “joy-filled, happy spaces,” says architect Thomas Catalano of Catalano Architects. That goes without saying.  But not all new construction homes cast a light and exuberance of time gone by the way...
Modern kitchen design by LDa Architecture & Interiors
Posted Dec 14 at 2:14 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
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From candy apple to carnelian, the color red wears many faces. It can be festive, elegant, warm, saucy, passionate, vital and timeless. It’s both a power color and a period piece (and everything in between!), and as at home in traditional Victorian brownstones as it is in high-wattage modern condominiums. We can’t get enough of the versatile shade any time of year, enjoy a few of our favorite...
Alluring Dining Room Table Design
Posted Nov 22 at 8:19 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
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It's the time of year when people have taken planes, trains and automobiles for the opportunity to gather around the tables of family and friends and share a delicious meal and bright conversation. These days, it seems harder to stop the breakneck speed of the daily race to just be. This is one of the reasons we love Thanksgiving. It's a time of gratitude, of course, but it also seems to come...
BDG Publisher's Renovation Project
Posted Nov 19 at 4:37 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
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Let there be light! Pella Windows & Doors has made a special delivery to BDG Publisher Melanie Perillo’s house, and we’re happy to report that the “house she’s adding to her addition,” ahem, is now blessed with floor to ceiling windows and lots of natural light. In all seriousness, her new kitchen renovation is really shaping up— and in short time—and it’s exciting to see the black-framed...
Navy accents in custom luxury condo
Posted Nov 5 at 12:10 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
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When Sleeping Dog Properties, Inc. worked with Elms Interior Design to reimagine this luxury condo at Boston’s Millennium Tower, a dynamic navy blue figured in greatly to the design mix. In this expansive, sky-high space, with the city at its feet, this accent color was a natural choice, complementing the tones of the panoramic views found outside a perimeter of floor-to-ceiling windows.   Blue...
Cumming Architects Sliding Barn Doors
Posted Nov 2 at 9:23 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
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We love the look of sliding barn doors in interiors, and they’ve certainly come a long way since their agrarian roots. While they’ve been around for years, somehow they still feel like a novelty when brought indoors. These days, there are applications for every taste, from reclaimed and rustic to clean-lined and contemporary. Plus, they’re as functional as they are attractive, and serve to...
Crown Point Cabinetry
Posted Oct 30 at 11:06 AM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
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Exposed beams bring a rustic flair into the home, warming up crisp interiors and highlighting the architecture of a space. Whether unexpected or right on point, beams bring an inviting, down-to-earth bearing to ceiling height and inspire a mountainside cabin state of mind. We just love these strong and supportive types, and think you’ll agree. Architectural Design, Inc. cultivated a "tree-house...
Contemporary makeover for an artist's loft
Posted Oct 15 at 9:00 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
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Adams + Beasley Associates (ABA) got creative when reimagining the kitchen of an artist’s loft, which, formerly, had been dark and ill designed. They sent the compact footprint soaring by opening up the space, adding flexibility and giving it a spirit to match the client’s artistic sensibilities. ABA’s solution was to integrate a low, heavy soffit into the wall plane by using plaster “ribbons”...
Contemporary coastal home in Manchester-by-the-Sea
Posted Oct 9 at 3:57 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
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“Everyone likes modern cars and modern fashion, why not modern architecture?” muses Adolfo Perez, principal of Adolfo Perez Architect, who is known throughout New England for his contemporary constructs. “To say you don’t like modern architecture just doesn’t make sense to me as an aesthetic choice.” Many of the style’s hallmarks—an inherent relationship to site, a mindfulness for materials, a...

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