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Sparkling pool design by Bernice Wahler Landscapes
Posted Jul 25 at 4:11 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
We dive in to some spectacularly enticing pools by Boston’s most talented landscape architects and contractors. Whether you’re sitting beside them or fully submerged, these pools and pool terraces are nothing short of paradise.  Oyster Harbors Retreat Landscape design by Bernice Wahler Landscapes; contractor E.J. Jaxtimer Builder, Inc. This award-winning infinity-edge pool by Bernice Wahler...
Colorful high-end interior design by Martha's Vineyard Interior Design
Posted Jul 24 at 10:19 AM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
Boston’s interior designers and industry professionals are using bold color (and lots of it!) in creative looks for the home. From broad swaths of look-at-me tones to bright white spaces that crackle with coral or pop with turquoise, top minds in home décor and design are expressing their clients’ style with panache. Since the joie de vivre in these homes is contagious, we thought we'd pass along...
Shingle Style Summer Home
Posted Jul 19 at 9:47 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
"All hail the view!” was the credo of the design and construction team of a traditional new summer home that sits atop a dune overlooking the tidal flats of Eastham. Any new construction worth its salt considers the assets of its site, but this bayside cottage, designed by architect Peter McDonald and built by Cape Dreams Building & Design, fully basks in it. The unique vantage, with its...
Contemporary Farmhouse
Posted Jul 17 at 12:00 AM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
For nearly 40 years, residential builder Andrew Flake, founder of Andrew A. Flake, Inc., has watched the level of sophistication of homes on Martha’s Vineyard climb. “It seems that with every new house the bar gets raised,” says Andrew. This home, tucked within the agrarian landscape of a historic Vineyard farm, is no exception. Designed by modernist Charles Rose, this vision in glass and cedar ...
Ta-Da Retail
Posted Jul 15 at 9:04 PM in Shopping by Edie Ravenelle
Great design that makes you say “Ta-Da!” That's the thought behind TA.DA, Melinda Headrick's newest Chatham-based interior design venture at 402 Main St. TA.DA is the retail division of Chatham Interiors, Inc., the interior design company she founded in 2007, and the Chatham Design Center that she opened in 2015 at 400 Main St. to help homeowners design their own projects. "I am a three-legged...
Cape Cod Pool Barn
Posted Jul 8 at 12:00 AM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
The moment homeowner/part-time designer Jill Morelli bought a salvaged soapstone sink from a Boston restoration store, she had a call to make. She phoned her husband to say, “I think we’re doing the barn, because I just bought the sink.” The two had been debating about whether to restore the barn on their Cape Cod property and turn it into a cool, multipurpose pool house/garage to accompany a...
Red, white and blue eat-in nook by Brookes and Hill custom builders
Posted Jul 2 at 12:24 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
We pledge allegiance to this built-in eating nook by Brookes + Hill Custom Builders, pictured above. The sturdy scarlet table anchors the white semicircular seating, cushioned by royal blue seating and star throw pillows. Carter & Company Interior Design; photo by Michael J. Lee Photography Carter & Company’s crisp white kitchen (above) is as bright as a firework and equally swoon-worthy...
Outdoor Kitchen Designs and Tips from the Pros by Wolf
Posted Jul 1 at 10:44 PM in Tips & Trends by Edie Ravenelle
Summer is in full swing, so it's time to make the most of every fair weather day we get. These outdoor kitchens do exactly that: They inspire summertime entertaining at its blue-ribbon best. Together, they showcase key elements to consider in designing your own exceptional outdoor kitchen experience. Refreshments with a View Architecture and construction by Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects...
Real-life boat repurposed as a bar for a Cape Cod game room
Posted Jun 28 at 9:47 PM in Inspiring Projects by Kendra Keelan
When we first caught wind that Sand Dollar Customs was building a “boat bar” for the first level of a Snug Harbor home, we envisioned a small replication of a handsome wooden hull or maybe a poignant reference to a ship’s wheel or anchor. However, we soon learned that the Cape Cod builder and remodeler took the concept to a whole new—and intriguing—level. This handsome custom bar, christened “...
Closed cell insulation by Anderson Insulation
Posted Jun 25 at 10:59 PM in News by Kendra Keelan
Headway is being made on the renovation of BDG publisher Melanie Perillo’s 1790s charming antique home in Sudbury. We’ve been following this process for awhile now, and it’s exciting to see the project take shape. An essential phase just reaching completion is the insulation. We recently caught up with Anderson Insulation’s Patrick Ford, the Sales Manager on site, to see just how Melanie’s...

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