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Fall Fashion in the Home
Posted Sep 27 at 11:41 AM in Lifestyle by Sandy Giardi
Here at BDG, we love fashion. And, we love seeing the interplay between the fashion industry’s hottest new collections and the home styles of interior design professionals. The two fields aren’t far removed when you think about it. Both are always evolving and prize beauty and line, and texture, fabric and feel. They are also highly personal. The difference is the medium; while fashion designers...
Ask the Expert day at Clarke
Posted Sep 25 at 2:52 PM in Events by Sandy Giardi
If you’re thinking of designing a luxury kitchen, you likely have questions. And, happily, the kitchen experts at Clarke, New England’s Official Sub-Zero/Wolf/Cover Showroom and Test Kitchen, have answers. Sure, you may not know your knee from your Neolith, or that induction cooktops are red-hot right now, but you will after spending the day (or a few hours) at Clarke’s Ask the Experts drop-in...
Coastal Kitchen furnished by Nantucket Looms
Posted Sep 24 at 9:55 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
There’s no denying that it’s bittersweet to be back in the routine of work and life and schedules. But, as sad as it is to say good-bye to the days of rosé, sunshine and sandy feet for some time, fall is a great time to harness that back-to-school energy and drive that is ingrained in us, and dig in to a great home project.   So long as you are back to the grind, we’ll give you one more thing to...
Marvin Experience Center at 7 Tide
Posted Sep 18 at 11:51 PM in News by Sandy Giardi
Congratulations to A.W. Hastings, the exclusive representative of Marvin Windows and Doors in New England and Eastern New York, for nabbing Window & Door magazine’s coveted Dealer of the Year Award for “Excellence in Technology and Innovation.” A.W. Hastings won the prestigious distinction for the innovative and immersive design of its state-of-the art Experience Center at 7 Tide in Boston’s...
Renovation to an antique home
Posted Sep 17 at 9:04 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
Talk about taking your job home with you… Our own Publisher Melanie Perillo really went the extra mile on this Makeover Monday and is now firmly ensconced in a renovation of her own at her 1790s antique Sudbury home. The goal? A modern farmhouse kitchen, and then some. Today, the crane came out and the project has entered the demo stage. “It’s all happening,” says Melanie, and there’s no going...
Interior Design for the NH Designer Showhouse
Posted Sep 12 at 2:46 PM in Events by Sandy Giardi
Kacey Graham and Michaele Boehm of Boehm Graham Interior Design (BGID) created a Scotch men’s lair for the New Hampshire Designer Showhouse at the Frank E. Anderson House. The interior design was a meaningful journey, not to mention loads of fun, for the talented mother-daughter team, as it gave the designers a rare opportunity to conceive something personal, rather than client-driven. As with...
Contemporary Cambridge Renovation
Posted Sep 10 at 4:32 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
Principal Doug Hanna of S+H Construction knew immediately that the transformation his firm and Architect Will Ruhl were planning for a 3,500-square-foot contemporary home in Cambridge would not be your everyday makeover. The property of interest was formerly an abandoned municipal garage that was converted into a residential living space in the 1950s by Paul Rudolph, one of the Modernist era’s...
Mugnaini pizza oven installation
Posted Sep 6 at 9:36 AM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
  A beautiful kitchen-in-the-making in Chestnut Hill, designed by Duckham Architecture & Interiors, just received the highlight of the room—a Mugnaini pizza oven—and Boston-based builder Fallon Custom Homes & Renovations called us in to see a slice of their progress. Mugnaini specializes in authentic wood-fired pizza ovens that bring that warm, open-hearth experience home. These ovens are...
Luxury high-rise bedroom design
Posted Sep 5 at 1:46 PM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
How did Merz Construction handle a small-scale bedroom with expansive views of Boston’s skyline at the ultra posh, 60-story high-rise Millennium Tower Boston? They built a wall. Don’t worry; this one is completely innocuous and brilliant, really. It is also a “fake” with a contemporary flair that serves a dual purpose.  For one, this attractive wall has an angled design that allows the bed to be...
Patrick Ahearn Wellesley Gambrel
Posted Sep 4 at 10:42 PM in Lifestyle by Sandy Giardi
Standing within her elegant, cream-colored living room, which adjoins a bright, four-season sunroom, which, in turn, opens up to lush grounds gilded by the dappled light of deciduous canopy trees, a homeowner shares that she and her husband sought out Patrick Ahearn Architect to design “a new home that looks old” for her picturesque, forested lot in Wellesley. They went to the right place. Brand...

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