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Inspiring Projects

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
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...
living area with views of the harbor
Posted Nov 18 at 12:36 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
At the outset of a renovation in Boston’s iconic Rowes Wharf building, after the homeowners announced their objectives, the residents, the team at FBN Construction, and architects David Foley and Paul Fiore of Foley Fiore Architecture formed a huddle, extending their arms in the middle, football style. Just after the shout, “One, two, three, break!” and the release of hands came “the touchdown,”...
Colorful home office by Eric Haydel Design
Posted Nov 10 at 5:21 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
Interior designer Eric Haydel, principal of Eric Haydel Design and owner of the Eric Haydel Showroom at the Boston Design Center, wants to know what you’re comfortable with. That way, he can “push you towards the uncomfortable,” he says, and you’re going to love it. It’s not that he won’t listen. Quite the contrary. In fact, he believes that when working with a designer your voice should be heard...
High-end master bath custom designed by Betsy Bassett Interiors
Posted Nov 9 at 9:11 PM in Inspiring Projects by Andrea Mingels
Betsy Bassett Interiors has a hand in every aspect of a home’s interior space—from the interior architectural details and furnishings to the finishing touches. While renovating an outdated bedroom, Principal Betsy Bassett designed custom cabinetry, specified trim details and worked directly with artists to develop custom wall coverings and one-of-a-kind furniture to ensure a perfectly ...
New England Shutter Mills
Posted Nov 2 at 4:06 PM in Inspiring Projects by Andrea Mingels
While shutters were originally invented for protection against weather and storms, they have remained a popular choice among homeowners due to the aesthetic appeal and character they instantly provide a home. New England Shutter Mills ensures that all of the shutters they install are historically accurate and fully functional while still providing the polished look and feel that homeowners seek....
Interiology Design Studio Co. showroom and custom kitchen
Posted Oct 29 at 3:07 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
When we asked to profile Certified Master Kitchen and Bath Designer (CMKBD) Mark Haddad in his element, he naturally chose Interiology Design Co.’s Experience Studio in Watertown as the setting. The owner and his team work amid the studio’s curated, comprehensive displays, a space brimming with design solutions for the whole home as well as one-of-kind accessories, upholstery, art and case goods...
Historic renovations and additions by Jan Gleysteen Architects
Posted Oct 20 at 8:13 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
Jan Gleysteen, principal of Jan Gleysteen Architects (JGA), describes himself and his colleagues as “avid students of the homes of the past.” Having studied under the architect Robert A. M. Stern at Columbia University, Gleysteen has a deep understanding of different architectural styles and how to design within those styles. And while the firm is best known for its distinctive and distinguished...
Custom kitchen designed for Venegas and Company showroom
Posted Oct 19 at 11:18 AM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
According to kitchen designer Donna Venegas, the ultimate kitchen is one that facilitates her clients’ lifestyle, there is no one right answer. There is however, one common denominator, she says: “Every client would like more time!” The answer? Efficiency. “If things are easy to find, if the design creates a logical flow and offers organization, cooking becomes more fun, and ultimately saves...
A new home in a historic Boston neighborhood designed by Meyer & Meyer Architecture and Interiors
Posted Sep 16 at 1:29 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
Within the bucolic neighborhood of Brookline’s Pill Hill, a historic district so named for the doctors in residence who wanted an idyllic locale and proximity to Boston’s top hospitals, lies a surprise of a house designed by Meyer & Meyer Architecture and Interiors. The finely-detailed home, which sits atop a leafy slope, is a revelation for a few reasons. Firstly, at only 4,000 square feet,...
Illuminated pool terrace by Sudbury Design Group
Posted Aug 28 at 6:27 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
There’s something about the charged atmosphere and magic of night swimming. When the balmy summer air mingles with the glow of the pool against the dark sky and light dances within the water, suddenly we all feel a sort of kid-like wonder that inspires us to come on in! The following landscapes beautifully capture that mystique, elevating these residences to resort status. Water Dance Landscape...