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In-home squash court by Sanford Builders
Posted Jan 4 at 2:52 PM in Lifestyle by Sandy Giardi
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Area architects and builders have dug deep (we’re talking far below basement and subbasement levels) to give homeowners ready-when-they-are sport courts. In their hands, a pickup hoops game or the chance to perfect that stroke is just a flight of stairs away. We are seriously impressed by these athletic cellar dwellers. Above, Sanford Custom Builders crafted a subbasement regulation squash court...
Icelandic wine cellar by S+H Construction
Posted Dec 28 at 6:04 PM in Lifestyle by Sandy Giardi
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Over the course of this festive long weekend, many will be making a descent into their wine cellars for a prize bottle or two to ring in the New Year. We’re guessing, however, that most won’t look quite like this one.  This wine cellar, which graces the basement of a minimalist Cambridge smart home renovated by S+H Construction, Inc., was created for homeowners who hail from Iceland, and champion...
Holiday Cocktails
Posted Dec 21 at 9:20 PM in Lifestyle by Guest Blogger
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Guest Blogger: The following content was shared by Grace Herron of Darby Road Home The holidays are in full swing and that can only mean one thing- time for holiday parties! Nothing is better than getting together with friends, old and new, and family you haven’t talked to all year. We decided to gather a list of our favorite holiday cocktail recipes and share them with you as our inaugural post...
Clarkes Corporate Executive Chef
Posted Dec 16 at 4:29 AM in Lifestyle by Kathleen Parente
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Clarke’s Executive Corporate Chef John Craig dishes out three simple tips for holiday cooking and entertaining. 1. Plan the menu a week in advance, and select only the best ingredients (ie Yukon Gold potatoes).2. Offer a variety of options, and invite others to bring a dish to lighten your load as host.3. Don't stray too far from traditional dishes (think roasted carrots and mashed potatoes!),...
Front doors dressed for the holidays
Posted Dec 5 at 8:29 PM in Lifestyle by Kathleen Parente
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Deck the halls, the foyer and the front doors! When it comes to holiday decorating, starting outside the home can set a joyful tone for all your visitors. From warm lights and gorgeous garlands, to wreaths and planters adorned with fresh elements and seasonal fruit, a Blade of Grass is spreading holiday magic with elegant front door decor. Here's a glimpse at just a few of their works of art...
winter window box
Posted Dec 1 at 12:36 PM in Lifestyle by Kathleen Parente
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  Gorgeous greenery and natural elements arranged in window boxes and urns greet guests with a merry impression. The landscape team at R.P Marzilli shows off holiday containers gussied up with holly, spruce and pine cones that provide a warm winter welcome all season long.     Winter greens, magnolia leaves and dried pomegranates fill this stunning urn      Lush layers of greenery and pops of...
Fall Fashion in the Home
Posted Sep 27 at 11:41 AM in Lifestyle by Sandy Giardi
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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...
Patrick Ahearn Wellesley Gambrel
Posted Sep 4 at 10:42 PM in Lifestyle by Sandy Giardi
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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...
Waterfront Deck
Posted Aug 24 at 9:48 PM in Lifestyle by Sandy Giardi
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With just a few short weeks of summer left, we’re etching the joyful, if fleeting, days spent by the water in our minds. We know that, as sure as the evening air turns crisp, we’ll soon be in a “wish we were there” state of mind. Instead of feeling wistful, we’re bottling these feel-good scenes created by New England’s finest architects, builders and designers, and basking in snapshots of their...
Posted Aug 17 at 4:34 PM in Lifestyle by Sandy Giardi
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Going into the weekend, we’ve got summer soirees and raw bars on our minds, and just had to share this genius addition to the bar of a Chatham vacation home. This freestanding ship’s wheel sink, designed by Judy Whalen of Roomscapes Cabinetry and Design Center and in collaboration with Kathleen Hay Design, is positioned between the dining room and L-shaped bar (with a walk up pass-through window...

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