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Historic kitchen renovation
Posted Jan 22 at 11:37 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
Here in New England, we prize our antique homes—particularly those that line the main streets of our most picturesque towns. But remodeling them can be tricky. Homeowners want to preserve all of the charm of yesteryear, but they don’t want their interiors to feel dated. It takes a savvy hand and respect for detail to freshen up an antique while protecting its pedigree. Roomscapes Cabinetry &...
Post and Beam Renovation
Posted Jan 15 at 2:25 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
A client with Floridian sensibilities approached general contracting firm Wood & Clay, Inc. to give their post and beam a whole-house renovation that would lighten up their Lakes Region home. While the client wanted a sunshine state for their Northern home and a “beachier” vibe, the dwelling’s new look is still a product of its New Hampshire setting. Along with white clapboard and gray tones...
Walk-in pantry
Posted Jan 4 at 2:55 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
Homeowners building new custom kitchens have a common desire: a walk-in pantry. In this age of gorgeous, clutter-free kitchens, homeowners still need a place to store their dry goods and staples, small appliances and serveware. Frequent runs to the store in the name of beauty aren’t the answer. What is? Walk-in pantries.  Clients of Riverstone Custom Builders have been clamoring for walk-in...
high-end residential home landscape
Posted Jan 1 at 9:18 AM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
Glorious Gardens: Backyard Eden Landscape Architecture by Karen Sebastian, LLC Landscape architect Karen Sebastian of Karen Sebastian, LLC gave a sunny Sudbury home an outdoor environment that rivals the layout of any interior domain. While the front garden greets homeowners and guests with teeming fothergilla and tulips by the porch, the backyard was sculpted into a series of outdoor “rooms”...
Bobby Orr Suite at The Ames Hotel Boston
Posted Dec 18 at 3:34 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
Paging Boston hockey fans. Sea-Dar Construction transformed a hotel suite on the 14th floor of the Ames Boston Hotel into a shrine to Bruins great Bobby Orr. Conceived by architect Bergmeyer Associates, this is the first winter for the custom 570-square-foot space, which allows guests to surround themselves with hockey memorabilia, trophies and images and highlight-reel worthy reproductions.  B'...
Powder Room Update
Posted Dec 11 at 3:05 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
Alexandra Aquadro, founder of AGA Design, gave a humdrum powder room in Lexington an instant update by replacing its tired yellow paint with a dynamic wallcovering. Powder rooms are one of Aquadro’s favorite rooms to wallpaper, undoubtedly because you can make a huge impact in a very small space. The addition of Galbraith & Paul’s Parquet wallcovering completely transformed the look of this...
Rachel Reider Interiors Decks Out Concord Holiday House
Posted Dec 7 at 4:33 PM in Inspiring Projects by Jen Harvey
Rachel Reider Interiors decked the halls at the Hawthorne Inn as part of the Concord Museum Holiday House Tour. The Holiday House Tour welcomed nearly 1,000 guests inside private residences that are each decorated in a different holiday theme. Rachel Reider Interiors is a Boston-based interior design firm. Her projects range from homes to hotels. To learn more about the firm, visit Rachel...
holiday outdoor planter ideas
Posted Dec 7 at 2:21 PM in Inspiring Projects by Jen Harvey
Parterre Garden Services Make your outdoor entryway festive this year with a holiday planter. Here are a few arrangements by Boston-area professionals that will delight all season long.  R.P. Marzilli & Company Parterre Garden Services  a Blade of Grass Stonegate Gardens Paragon Landscape Paragon Landscape
Boston Design Guide
Posted Nov 16 at 10:44 AM in Inspiring Projects by Carly Stewart
We've selected our favorite project details that make exceptional home elements from above, below, around, and within. Look closely at these fabulous components that may just inspire you for your next home undertaking! 1 Troy Cabinetmakers 2 Interior Design by Weena and Spook Interiors 3 Shope Reno Wharton 4 Custom built by Wood & Clay, Inc. 5 Soderholm Custom Builders; Architecture by Shope...
beautiful modern homes in Massachusetts
Posted Nov 15 at 3:50 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
Mad for Modern  Video of A Striking Contemporary Home in Weston, MA A couple had been searching for a site for a new home for years, when they found an incredible natural setting in Weston. The rugged but lush landscape, with forested slopes and a massive ledge softened by bright green ferns in season, held an instant appeal. But was it buildable? LDa Architecture & Interiors and Dan...