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The Galley at Clarke Showroom
Posted Nov 11 at 3:42 PM in Shopping by Andrea Mingels
According to the professionals at Clarke, The Galley workstation is a game-changer! “With so much changing in the way we create health and happiness in our homes, it’s time to re-evaluate the traditional kitchen triangle and create a kitchen that is livable for today’s lifestyles,” shares the team at New England’s official Sub-Zero Wolf & Showroom.  Homeowners and interior designers alike are...
Colorful home office by Eric Haydel Design
Posted Nov 10 at 5:21 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
Interior designer Eric Haydel, principal of Eric Haydel Design and owner of the Eric Haydel Showroom at the Boston Design Center, wants to know what you’re comfortable with. That way, he can “push you towards the uncomfortable,” he says, and you’re going to love it. It’s not that he won’t listen. Quite the contrary. In fact, he believes that when working with a designer your voice should be heard...
High-end master bath custom designed by Betsy Bassett Interiors
Posted Nov 9 at 9:11 PM in Inspiring Projects by Andrea Mingels
Betsy Bassett Interiors has a hand in every aspect of a home’s interior space—from the interior architectural details and furnishings to the finishing touches. While renovating an outdated bedroom, Principal Betsy Bassett designed custom cabinetry, specified trim details and worked directly with artists to develop custom wall coverings and one-of-a-kind furniture to ensure a perfectly ...
Nickel gap wood paneling lines a custom hallway by McCormack Builders
Posted Nov 5 at 12:56 PM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
Coin shortage? What coin shortage? Homeowners everywhere are loving the look of nickel gap wood treatments. While this type of cladding looks similar to shiplap, it’s a little different in that it uses tongue and groove boards that conceal nails for a smoother overall look. The gap between each board is consistent and, you guessed it, about the width of a nickel.  Construction by Costello Fine...
Custom fireplace design by Sudbury Design Group
Posted Nov 3 at 8:04 PM in Lifestyle by Sandy Giardi
Outdoor fire features have been a saving grace during COVID and continue to be. In this season of staying home, fire pits and fireplaces have served as destinations on our own properties and as a breath of fresh air from the confines of home. These soul-warming fireside designs are among our favorites…. Holy Smokes! Masonry by BrickStone Design + Build; photo by Keitaro Yoshioka This wood-...
New England Shutter Mills
Posted Nov 2 at 4:06 PM in Inspiring Projects by Andrea Mingels
While shutters were originally invented for protection against weather and storms, they have remained a popular choice among homeowners due to the aesthetic appeal and character they instantly provide a home. New England Shutter Mills ensures that all of the shutters they install are historically accurate and fully functional while still providing the polished look and feel that homeowners seek....
Interiology Design Studio Co. showroom and custom kitchen
Posted Oct 29 at 3:07 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
When we asked to profile Certified Master Kitchen and Bath Designer (CMKBD) Mark Haddad in his element, he naturally chose Interiology Design Co.’s Experience Studio in Watertown as the setting. The owner and his team work amid the studio’s curated, comprehensive displays, a space brimming with design solutions for the whole home as well as one-of-kind accessories, upholstery, art and case goods...
Custom pool, pool garden and pool house constructed by Onyx Corporation
Posted Oct 23 at 2:37 PM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
This past summer, residents everywhere were scrambling to make a splash in their own backyards and reaching out to Onyx Corporation to see just how fast the landscape professionals could make that happen. When installing a pool, there are many moving parts—it’s not just about finding a spot and filling ’er up. In actuality, the time to begin your landscape transformation is now; Onyx Corporation...
Historic renovations and additions by Jan Gleysteen Architects
Posted Oct 20 at 8:13 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
Jan Gleysteen, principal of Jan Gleysteen Architects (JGA), describes himself and his colleagues as “avid students of the homes of the past.” Having studied under the architect Robert A. M. Stern at Columbia University, Gleysteen has a deep understanding of different architectural styles and how to design within those styles. And while the firm is best known for its distinctive and distinguished...
Custom kitchen designed for Venegas and Company showroom
Posted Oct 19 at 11:18 AM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
According to kitchen designer Donna Venegas, the ultimate kitchen is one that facilitates her clients’ lifestyle, there is no one right answer. There is however, one common denominator, she says: “Every client would like more time!” The answer? Efficiency. “If things are easy to find, if the design creates a logical flow and offers organization, cooking becomes more fun, and ultimately saves...

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