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Il Décor
Posted Sep 27 at 10:24 AM in Shopping, Tips & Trends by Carly Stewart
Il Décor is excited to welcome all old and new customers, as well as interior designers, to see the new additions they have brought to their store. As always, they constantly strive to fulfill their mission of bringing the best of Europe’s leading furniture makers to Boston, providing the area with a variety of styles and brands. Come see the Super Roy sofa, made by Italian manufacturer Il Loft...
Feinmann Design/Build firm in Boston, MA
Posted Sep 26 at 3:38 PM in Inspiring Projects by Jen Harvey
It's hard to believe that the "before" photos of this kitchen are actually the same place! Feinmann, Inc., a high-end residential design/build firm based in Lexington, MA, renovated the first floor of a stately 1903 stucco house in Andover, MA.  Feinmann renovated the kitchen, restored the butler's pantry and created a mudroom. The kitchen now provides ample cooking and gathering space for...
Dana Schock and Associates
Posted Sep 26 at 10:19 AM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
Come autumn, the hearth is the heart of the outdoor living room. We’re positively stoked about these red-hot designs.... Sure, at dusk there’s a temperature drop and a chill in the air, yet still we’re seeing a warming trend even as it gets cooler, thanks to fantastic fireplace and firepit additions to outdoor landscapes. There’s no denying the allure of glowing embers or the dance of flames as...
Battle Associates Architects, Wood & Clay and Mollie Johnson Interiors
Posted Sep 23 at 5:52 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
RIPPLE EFFECT: An escape at a New Hampshire lake continues a family tradition Walk into any general store or kitschy gift shop in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region and you’ll see vintage, hand painted signs announcing: “Life is Better at the Lake.” After spending time amid the pine-laden hills and silvery waters of Lake Winnipesaukee—a heaven-sent terrain of misty blues and moss greens where...
Creative Systems; photo by Gregg Shupe
Posted Sep 22 at 10:30 AM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
No cold shoulders here. In New England, outdoor terraces are designed to last long into fall. Homeowners are still spending time in the great outdoors, but, sure as our leaves change color, the experience shifts. Instead of making a splash in the pool, we’re relaxing in steaming spas, circling around a fire, having drinks and a meal on a glowing outdoor patio, or commanding the grill while...
Bathroom stone and tile ideas
Posted Sep 21 at 1:15 PM in Inspiring Projects, Tips & Trends by Jen Harvey
Ideas for transforming your bathroom into a space that's anything but ordinary.  1. Going Natural  Black Slate Natural Cleft by Marble and Granite, Inc.  2. Timeless Modern   Calacatta Marble by Cumar, Inc.  3. Keeping it Neutral  Installations Plus  4. Serene Statements Louis W. Mian, Inc.  5. More Mosaic  Babylon by Paris Ceramics 6. Rich Hues Honed Bianco Carrara subway tile with custom...
Kochman Reidt + Haigh Cabinetmakers
Posted Sep 20 at 1:32 PM in Inspiring Projects by Carly Stewart
An office one looks forward to going to work in – that’s a joke, right? This circular crafted space is a work of absolute architectural genius, and might hold true for the ideal home office. Who would have thought that existed? Kochman Reidt + Haigh Cabinetmakers worked with Kistler & Knapp Builders and Architect Morehouse MacDonald and Associates, Inc. to complete this extravagant renovation...
Polhemus Savery DaSilva
Posted Aug 22 at 10:06 AM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
We’ve taken a shine to these glittering coastal gems.... Here in the Boston area we’re lucky to have our pick of beach options all within a short ride (Traffic? What traffic?). The rocky coasts of the North Shore, New Hampshire and Maine beckon from the north; Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket summon us southeast; Newport and Rhode Island call from the southwest; and Long Island and the...
Morehouse MacDonald & Associates
Posted Aug 3 at 2:02 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
Now that we are firmly (and happily!) ensconced in the lazy, languid days of midsummer, unwinding is at the top of the to-do list. Set your office email on Automatic Reply, because we’ve culled daydream-worthy getaways that will make you yearn to run for the hills, or, as the case may be, the lake. Architecture: Morehouse MacDonald & Associates; photo by Sam Gray Amid the lush foothills of...
Marble and Granite, Inc.
Posted Aug 2 at 10:41 AM in Tips & Trends by Carly Stewart
[Marble and Granite, Inc. (Calacatta Novus – Color Quartz)] You have a brand new natural stone countertop.. Perfect! What’s better than that? Keeping that precious custom creation looking and lasting as good as new for as long as you wish to enjoy it – no matter what kind of mess you should make in the kitchen. Marble & Granite, Inc. shares their best cleaning and maintenance strategies…...

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