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Lakeside Retreat
Posted Jun 24 at 2:38 PM in Inspiring Projects by Anonymous
Lakeside living is the epitome of summertime relaxation. Just imagine a shining expanse of clear blue water, bordered by tall, mature pines and dense, quiet wood. Crickets chirp as the golden sun descends behind the horizon, leaving the enveloping kind of darkness that can only be found in the wilderness. If you’re lucky enough to inhabit the rustic, gloriously camp-like guesthouse recently...
Harborside Home by Groom Construction
Posted Jun 18 at 2:02 PM in Inspiring Projects by Anonymous
Groom Construction took an antique home and renovated it to create the stunning harborside structure below. The firm worked to create a seamless transition between the home's traditional exterior, and it's more modern interior style.    Below, a view of the home from the driveway. It's nestled beautifully into the landscape, with large surrounding trees and lush gardens sprouting throughout the...
Cali Style
Posted Jun 16 at 2:35 PM in Inspiring Projects by Anonymous
Studio Becker, known for their beautiful bespoke (read: completely custom made) cabinetry, recently worked on a luxury home developed by Amalfi Ridge LLC in Tiburon, California. Studio Becker designed and built the millwork for the kitchen, pantry, wine cellar, master bed platform and headboard, master wardrobe and bathroom, laundry room, and garage.  Below, the home's bright, sun-filled kitchen...
Enchanted Woodland Retreat by Sudbury Design Group
Posted Jun 15 at 3:54 PM in Inspiring Projects by Anonymous
Now that summer is in full swing, the New England landscape is lush and green again. Sudbury Design Group takes the abundant and luxuriant backdrop in this Weston backyard and creates a truly stunning retreat, complete with a fire element and a space for outdoor dining and grilling. Below, the mature surrounding landscape provides a quiet refuge from busy streets and noisy neighbors, and large...
Peaceful Osterville Retreat
Posted Jun 11 at 2:20 PM in Inspiring Projects by Anonymous
This gorgeous Cape Cod retreat stuns with its simplicity, neutral palette, and clean lines.   Below, the Master Bedroom is segmented into separate spaces, giving the homeowners multiple uses for the room – it includes a lounge area, a small home office, and reading nook. The Master Bathroom uses the same combination of colors—a mixture of neutrals along with a pop of red – to create a space that...
How To Design an Outdoor Kitchen
Posted Jun 8 at 2:17 PM in Inspiring Projects by Anonymous
The experts at Schumacher Companies have shared their findings with us on how to create a beautiful and functional outdoor kitchen. Here's everything you need to know: A recent survey by the American Society of Landscape Architects revealed that outdoor kitchens and entertainment spaces (92.0%) have almost equaled gardens and landscaped spaces (94.2%) in popularity.  The 2014 Houzz Spring...
Nautical Home Inspirations
Posted Jun 2 at 2:14 PM in Inspiring Projects by Anonymous
Architecture by Patrick Ahearn Architect, Built by Colonial Reproductions, Photo by Greg Premru Summer ­­has officially arrived, and ‘tis the season for nautical accents in the home. When done well, nautical accents have a rustic feel that evoke the calmness of a breezy morning, the beauty of the shimmering waves, and the spirit of the sea. We’ve curated some of our favorite beach-inspired...
Perfect Perches
Posted Jun 1 at 12:59 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design The very idea of a roof deck captivates us. Perhaps it’s because no matter how many we’ve seen, we still get a small jolt of surprise when we’re greeted by an Eden where there might have been asphalt.     To us, roof decks are glorious paradoxes, or near ones. The perfect marriage of city and suburban life, roof decks offer an escape from the urban bustle, yet...
Posted May 28 at 10:20 AM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
Chatham, MA | Custom Built by Kenneth Vona Construction; Photography by Richard Mandelkorn After the winter we’ve weathered, second homes and summer retreats are calling like never before. Get that getaway ready for the high season with these tips from home maintenance and landscape pros.   Kistler & Knapp Builders, Inc. Those first few weekends at your seaside or woodland retreat, the...
Karen Sebastian Redesigns TriYoga Boston Studio
Posted May 12 at 2:36 PM in Inspiring Projects by Anonymous
Karen Sebastian recently re-designed the exterior of the TriYoga Boston studio, located in Waltham, MA. TriYoga Boston is a community-run non-profit organization that aims to preserve and share the teachings of TriYoga, whose practices promote greater physical health, mental clarity, and an understanding of universal truths. TriYoga Boston offers classes, teacher training, and therapeutic yoga,...