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Inspiring Projects

Modern lake house designed by Foley Fiore Architecture
Posted Aug 26 at 12:39 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
While meteorologists would likely contend otherwise, here at BDG, we think of the “Lake Effect” as the phenomenon that occurs the moment we cast our eyes on the shimmering, blue-green waters of a lake, and spend time within an “of-the-landscape” home crafted to take full advantage of those picturesque water views.   There is something about those sun-dappled waters, disturbed only by the...
Murphy Wall Bed by California Closets
Posted Aug 10 at 4:48 PM in Inspiring Projects by Andrea Mingels
While everyone loves the idea of having a guest room for their friends and family to crash, these spare rooms are often impractical as they are rarely used and often come at the cost of giving up your dream home office, media room, playroom, etc. Instead of having to choose one over the other, choose both! Optimize your space and create a multifunctional room by installing a California Closets’...
Sustainable garden of daylilies
Posted Aug 3 at 4:46 PM in Inspiring Projects by Andrea Mingels
Kimberly Mercurio Landscape Architecture has mastered the art and science of creating gorgeous, sustainable gardens that are easy to maintain, work well with existing regional conditions, and, most importantly, have a positive impact on the environment. When a client requested to fill in an empty lot next to their Chatham home with a colorful garden that would bloom throughout the summer months...
Gambrel Shingle Style Cape home designed by Catalano Architects and constructed by Travis Cundiff Associates, Inc.
Posted Jul 22 at 9:11 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
The family that plays together, stays together. That is certainly the case for a tight-knit family that gathers regularly on Cape Cod to enjoy the sun, surf and one another’s company. Over 25 sons, daughters and grandchildren join the family matriarch from Memorial Day through the shoulder season in numbers that exceed the bedrooms and bunk rooms of her exquisite seaside home, and guest home. But...
Joyful coastal interior design by Donna Elle Design
Posted Jul 7 at 9:03 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
It is good to have lifelong friends. And even better when one of your closest has not only your best interests at heart, but an ear to the ground. That’s how a family from Ohio, who had vacationed in Nantucket every summer since 2002, came to live their longtime dream of owning a home there. When Robert Deuberry, a builder with his own Nantucket home, caught wind that an 1800s sea captain’s house...
Nautical blue and white entryway designed by SLC Interiors
Posted Jul 3 at 1:02 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
We pledge allegiance to spaces and styles that celebrate the all-American motifs. The featured designs incorporate stars or stripes or both, giving a nod to Old Glory. Whether subtle, as in the crisp Nantucket entryway (shown above) conceived by SLC Interiors, where a set of constellations suspended from a midnight-blue ceiling softly illuminate a space that points all to the beach, or more overt...
Guest bedroom with rope by Casabella Interiors
Posted Jul 1 at 3:03 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
Recently, we’ve noticed that coastal interior designs are including hints of the rustic in their living spaces and using small measures of rope in their one-of-a-kind rooms. The hardy element is a perfect foil to the more polished features of a living space, establishing a sort of design tug-of-war that can be exceptionally enchanting.  Interior design by Martha's Vineyard Interior Design; photo...
An organic, modern oceanfront retreat in New England with a California flair
Posted Jun 24 at 5:40 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
It isn’t every day that a Cape Cod home on the ocean becomes available, says Lindsay Bentis, founder and principal of Thread by Lindsay Bentis. Such homes, with their sandy heirloom settings, remain in families for generations. After looking for such a property for years, and making memories with her family further inland, a longtime client of Bentis (her first, in fact) and Owner/Project ...
Year-round oceanfront home designed by Gakidis + Stewart Design Group
Posted Jun 18 at 11:03 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
Falmouth is now a desirable residential alternative to the upscale Boston suburbs,” says George Gakidis of Gakidis + Stewart Design Group, and making Cape Cod one’s primary home is an emerging trend. “Initially a place to vacation, the Cape is now a permanent option for many.” As a Falmouth native himself, Gakidis can see the allure of the ocean, beautiful seasons and resort amenities that prompt...
Custom kitchen with multiple islands and cherry woodwork by Fallon Custom Homes & Renovations
Posted Jun 17 at 11:06 AM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
In this time of COVID-19, when everyone has been holed up at home more often than not, even the most spacious quarters can feel a bit, well, confining.  It’s for this reason that we applaud the design and craftsmanship of two heavily populated living spaces crafted by Fallon Custom Homes & Renovations. The premier custom builder has its very own millwork shop, Fallon Fine Cabinetry, and has...