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Louver shutters on a farmhouse
Posted Feb 5 at 12:38 PM in Resourcing by Sandy Giardi
Looking to up your home’s curb appeal? Custom premium shutters can change the look—even the personality—of your home considerably. Take a look at how Timberlane Shutters transformed a rustic stone farmhouse. Initially, the exterior façade of the picturesque home came off as cold and a bit austere. Once the honey-colored stained louver wood shutters were installed, however, the home took on a new...
Restored antique pool table
Posted Jan 8 at 12:19 PM in Resourcing by Sandy Giardi
Talk about going the extra mile…. When billiards aficionado Paul Lohnes was in the market for Brunswick’s ‘Monarch’ pool table—arguably the most coveted antique pool table created by the leading billiard authority—he brought friend and owner Stephen Kelly of Boston Billiard Emporium with him to California to scope out the find prior to purchase. Monarchs, built back in 1865, are an investment...
Winterizing outdoor plants
Posted Dec 12 at 11:45 PM in Resourcing by Sandy Giardi
(Photo via Unless you live by the coast or have plantings atop your city roof deck where there are high winds, you don’t need to wrap your evergreens in burlap, says Vanessa Tropeano, General Manager for Parterre Garden Services. And that’s good news, considering snowflakes have already been flying, coating the ground and the trees. After all, a large reason that homeowners...
high-end home lighting fixtures
Posted Nov 30 at 12:07 PM in Resourcing by Sandy Giardi
(Left: Interior Design by Audrey Sterk Design | Middle: Arteriors Lighting available at Lucia Lighting | Right: Interior Design by Manuel de Santaren) When an interior designer first takes on a project, lighting is almost always an issue. It is also an essential, multifaceted design feature that warrants a bigger conversation than it often gets, explains interior design principal John Day of LDa...
barn house christmas tree decorations
Posted Nov 28 at 5:43 PM in Resourcing by Sandy Giardi
You should have an artificial tree if… You’re a nonconformist…. Evergreen shmevergreen, you’re thinking you may want a snow-white tree this year strung with candy-colored ornaments or maybe you're in a blue Christmas state of mind. Colors aren’t just for Easter anymore, in this age of Pinterest, we’re seeing white, sapphire and orange trees out there and plenty of merry makers looking to get...
marvin windows and doors ABX
Posted Nov 7 at 1:22 PM in Happening, Resourcing by Carly Stewart
November 8-10 What connects the design concepts found in tiny houses, modern farmhouses and the Danish concept of hygge? Visitors to ABX 2017 at the Boston Convention and Events Center will find the answer at Booth #1277. Learn How One Architect Became a National Award-Winner As if bringing three key design trends to life wasn’t enough reason to stop by Booth #1277, ABX visitors will have an...
clutter-free kitchen design
Posted Oct 26 at 11:22 AM in Inspiring, Resourcing by Carly Stewart
Though homeowners’ design tastes range from contemporary to classic, there is one thing that stands consistent: providing ample storage. Whether you’re building a new home or renovating an existing one, people are constantly seeking a haven at home with today’s hectic, over-scheduled lifestyle. Custom cabinetry is an option to facilitate an efficient, clutter-free way of life. Keep every-day...
Rock pond kitchens
Posted Oct 12 at 4:42 PM in Resourcing by Jen Harvey
Article by Paul Lazes of Rock Pond Kitchens There are certain design choices that are nearly always right: black dress, black suit, white kitchen. There’s value to keeping things simple. Less can be more. Everyone knows a woman who wears black with a set of earrings or other jewelry has a complete look. It’s similar with a white kitchen. It’s classic and what makes it individualized are the...
European style furniture in New England
Posted Oct 10 at 4:04 PM in Inspiring, Resourcing, Shopping by Sandy Giardi
Those looking to include a taste of the Continent in their stateside abodes— without committing to a full overhaul—have inspired new offerings to consider…. “Bois et Couleur” at Dowel Furniture Custom furniture maker Dowel Furniture, who has crafted bespoke wood and upholstered chairs and end tables for over 30 years, has recently partnered with interior designer Barbara Elza Hirsch of Elza B....
table settings for fall
Posted Oct 9 at 10:15 AM in Resourcing, Shopping, Trending by Carly Stewart
This white pumpkin floral arrangement brings a fun and creative sense of elegance to any table top. Keep the contrast with a color coordinated arrangement of green-toned gourds. Incorporating a combination of richly colored plants and flowers beside some candles and metal silverware make for a luxurious and festive table setting. A touch of eggplant purple is the finishing touch to this...