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Botanica—at-home professional gardening
Posted Sep 9 at 9:16 PM in Lifestyle by Sandy Giardi
R.P. Marzilli & Company embraces the home gardening trend with Botanica, a new arm of their full-service landscape business dedicated to designing, cultivating and maintaining custom edible and home gardens. Now families can enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables harvested in their very own backyard—no green thumb required. For 35 years, R.P. Marzilli & Company has brought beauty to the...
Modern living room with home integration system by SDI
Posted Aug 20 at 4:34 PM in Lifestyle by Andrea Mingels
Smart technology has enhanced and simplified our everyday lives for years— first it began with the smart phone, followed by smart TVs, smart cars, and now smart homes. Systems Design & Integration has turned the once futuristic idea of smart homes into a modern-day reality, as they design and integrate smart systems into every room of the home.Contemporary media edge frame by Leon | Custom...
Suburban Boston pool house by Brendon Properties
Posted Jul 10 at 9:49 AM in Lifestyle by Sandy Giardi
Perhaps more than any other architectural structure, pool houses are designed with recreation and relaxation in mind. These functional, feel-good outbuildings allow homeowners to vacation in their own backyard and soak up the beauty of the landscape. No longer simply shelters for a quick change or toweling off après swim, pool houses have become luxurious, stylish settings equipped for full days...
A coastal garden with a touch of whimsy by Schumacher Companies
Posted Jun 25 at 5:06 PM in Lifestyle by Sandy Giardi
These settings capture the magic and mystique of the Cape and Islands, and the singular talent of its industry professionals. Wish you were here!  Coveside Fun Photo by Brian Vanden Brink Family fun is always on the program in a waterfront setting overlooking the harbor and a rebuilt boathouse. Designed and built by Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders (PSD).  Fisherman's Hideout Photo...
Crown Point Cabinetry's Brian Stowell Gives a Father's Day Golf Tip
Posted Jun 19 at 11:30 AM in Lifestyle by Sandy Giardi
In honor of Father’s Day, we reached out to Brian Stowell, President of Crown Point Cabinetry, to provide all of those fathers out there with a helpful golf tip. Stowell, a self-proclaimed golf addict, is actively involved in The First Tee program. In fact, Crown Point helped found a local chapter of The First Tee New Hampshire to introduce life skills to children ages 5-17 through the game of...
Outdoor kitchen and dining terrace by McPhee Associates of Cape Cod
Posted Jun 16 at 9:16 PM in Lifestyle by Sandy Giardi
Whether noshing, sipping, grilling or indulging, it’s officially time for fresh-air feasts in nourishing settings. Everyone’s favorite table is under the sky or the stars, perhaps this year more than ever. Let these tables, bars and settings serve as food for thought…. Designed and built by Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders (PSD); image by Brian Vanden Brink  This scene from a...
Simple ways to mark Memorial Day
Posted May 22 at 4:22 PM in Lifestyle by Sandy Giardi
This Memorial Day weekend will likely look a little different from those of the past. Main Street won’t be drawing crowds for parades, highways likely won’t be crawling with cars and harborside restaurants won’t be humming. While those of us with beach or lake homes may be headed to open them for the season, others will be staying put. No one, however, can deny that Memorial Day weekend marks the...
Cozy Spaces by Fallon Custom Homes and Renovations
Posted Mar 23 at 11:45 AM in Lifestyle by Andrea Mingels
It is no secret that the global health crisis is seriously unsettling—COVID-19 has abruptly interrupted our daily lives with no clear end in sight. While we all wish we could actively contribute to help end this pandemic, we are encouraged to be passive and stay at home as much as possible. Find a comfortable spot in the house to read a good book, binge-watch a new show, spend quality time with...
Planting spring bulbs
Posted Mar 19 at 6:12 PM in Lifestyle by Sandy Giardi
Given that the professionals of the BDG community are exceptionally creative and have made homelife their business and passion, we reached out to members of the trade for some tips and diversions that make sheltering in place not only bearable but enjoyable. It is our hope that this advice, and all that follows, helps everyone adapt to the new norm. Our friends at Sudbury Design Group, one of New...
Indoor pool by Combined Energy Systems
Posted Feb 20 at 4:36 PM in Lifestyle by Andrea Mingels
As Daylight Savings approaches, we are reminded that summer is on the way! Days are getting longer and the weather is warming. Most of us are dreaming of 80-degree days and relaxing poolside; however, New England never fails to test our patience when it comes to gifting us warm weather. While we still have a long four months to go, indoor spas allow us to enjoy the summertime perks of hot...