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Colorful bar inspired by Mardi Gras by Eric Haydel Design
Posted Feb 24 at 10:10 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
When we think of New Orleans, we think of that heady, hedonistic place that is a feast for the senses. Spanish moss, French Quarter architecture, Bourbon Street jazz, voodoo and Carnival come to mind, and they are enchanting visions indeed. And, while these New Orleans standards seem impossibly far away to us here in New England, we couldn’t help but source a few projects that evoke these...
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...
Coffee, Connections & Credit course at Supply New England's Kitchen and Bath Gallery in Falmouth March 12
Posted Feb 13 at 4:17 PM in Events by Sandy Giardi
Calling all architects and interior designers! Join Cape & Islands Design Guide at Supply New England's Kitchen & Bath Gallery in Falmouth for a morning of networking and an opportunity to earn 1 CEU credit as Native Trails presents "Sustainable Materials for the Bath," March 12. The course will give an overview of sustainable materials for the bath, including production, performance,...
Interiors spaces in the home inspired by Valentine's Day
Posted Feb 11 at 2:25 PM in Inspiring Projects by Andrea Mingels
This Valentine’s Day, devote your love and attention to the one place that fills you with joy and comfort like no other: the home! Who says you need a human to spoil on this holiday? Instead, shower your space with the staples of Valentine’s Day: chocolates, flowers and conversation hearts. Who doesn’t love chocolate? Treat your home to chocolates of all shades this Valentine’s Day. From dark...
Modern Prairie style home
Posted Feb 7 at 1:36 PM in Inspiring Projects by Dan Kaplan
When Boston Design Guide first learned that Slocum Hall Design Group and Concept Building were collaborating on a custom home in a Boston suburb, we knew it was going to be extraordinary. Having worked together on a number of previous projects, it is no surprise that the client put their trust in both Slocum Hall and Concept Building to create their ‘forever home’. What is so special about this...
JW Construction
Posted Feb 4 at 10:16 AM in News by Kathleen Parente
JW Construction, Inc., a Boston-based, full-service construction company recently announced the appointment of Andrea Brownell as Vice President. In this newly created role, Ms. Brownell will oversee internal operations as a whole to ensure all departments are working together and towards the same common goal – deliver nothing less than exceptional service.“Today I am proud to announce the well-...
Landscape design featuring an outdoor TV, with home integration by Creative Systems
Posted Jan 31 at 4:48 PM in Events by Sandy Giardi
Since most of Patriot Nation will be staying put this year, and watching the Super Bowl here in the Northeast, we got to thinking, who needs Miami and its balmy temps? Let’s watch the game in the great outdoors, in the cold (if not the rain and snow), where football was meant to be played. Don’t give your outdoor TV the cold shoulder just because it isn’t summer. Bundle up, light a fire and grab...
Federal Era Farm-House Style Restoration by Cummings Architects
Posted Jan 29 at 2:04 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
With the help of Cummings Architects, the town of Lynnfield, and a longtime resident, Federal Era charm lives on in its downtown center, with the preservation of the 1785 Reverend John Mottey House. Despite this happy story of a community coming together, there was a point in time where this might not have been the case. When the neglected seven-acre property, also known as Centre Farm, came up...
An upscale three-level Boston row house constructed by Columbia Contracting Corp.
Posted Jan 24 at 5:43 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
Born and bred Bostonians Arthur Massaro and Kate Durrane of Columbia Contracting Corp. know the city’s neighborhoods well—their charms and eccentricities. When building within the city limits—whether new constructions or historic renovations—it’s crucial to have a builder that knows the ins and outs of each enclave, from permitting to logistics to best practices. This striking townhouse in a...
Timeless blue and white kitchen constructed by Whitla Brothers Builders and designed by Patrick Ahearn Architect
Posted Jan 21 at 5:20 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
We’re currently running an Instagram contest to see what kitchen BDG followers like best, but before we did, we asked top builders, architects and designers in the BDG community to submit what they consider to be their firm’s best. We were thrilled at the reply, and even more pleased to showcase these standout kitchens with the following, slightly more comprehensive, highlight reel. Which one is...

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