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Duravit OpenSpace shower available at Frank Webb Home
Posted Apr 9 at 3:45 PM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
For those tight on space in their urban digs, Frank Webb Home has an ingenious design solution: a “collapsing” shower that all but disappears when it’s not in use. Manager Deb Dumel of Frank Webb Home’s South Boston showroom introduced us to Duravit’s OpenSpace, an incredible shrinking shower enclosure with doors that fold inward towards the wall and flush with its brilliant chrome frame. When...
Marble stone transformation by Boston Stone Restoration
Posted Apr 8 at 4:18 PM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
During the restoration of Greenfield Town Hall in Western Mass., Boston Stone Restoration pulled up carpeting that had been there for decades to reveal checkerboard marble. Thankfully, marble is the stone care specialists’ “sweet spot,” says co-owner Melissa Bunis, though they also work on granite, terrazzo and other natural stone. Melissa and her husband, Paul, with whom she owns the company,...
Peter Fallon Web
Posted Apr 5 at 4:53 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
When it came to the millwork of his new house on a quiet street in Wellesley, Peter Fallon, founder of Fallon Custom Homes & Renovations, went deep. We wouldn’t expect anything less from the high-end custom builder with his own in-house cabinetry and woodworking shop. Last fall, he welcomed us into the stately new build he had just completed, and we were greeted by layers of fine cabinetry,...
Living Room to Home Theater Transformation
Posted Apr 3 at 12:48 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
No need to descend a flight of stairs to access your home theater. Now, your living room can double as your very own screening room at the touch of a button. Evan Struhl, President and CEO of Cutting Edge Systems Corp., walks us through this living space’s A/V metamorphosis. A custom soffit was engineered around the room to house the equipment and mechanicals for the projector and the motorized...
Mastering a Successful Home Renovation Boston Design Week Event
Posted Mar 26 at 10:58 AM in Events by Kendra Keelan
If you are thinking of starting a home renovation project and are worried about the process, if you're uncertain if a project on your property is permissible in your town, or if you're in the market to buy a home that you'll make your own, check out the Boston Design Week event "Mastering A Successful Home Renovation," March 30.  A panel of four home design and renovation experts engage in a...
Plymouth Quarries used granite steps
Posted Mar 19 at 9:33 AM in Tips & Trends by Kendra Keelan
As a five-generation deep business, Plymouth Quarries has established itself as a leading resource center for your hardscape, masonry and landscape needs. For 105 years, Plymouth Quarries has been expanding to offer everything from stone, brick and concrete products to mulch, soils and decorative stones. New ideas are always at the forefront of their business, as is a quality product. Just in...
We Work Lounge
Posted Mar 15 at 12:33 PM in Events by Kendra Keelan
The always anticipated Boston Design Week returns March 27-April 7 to delight design aficionados with a wide spectrum of programs and events conceived with four main themes in mind: “Designing Boston,” “Design and Social Impact,” “Professional Focus” and “Bauhaus100.”  Open to the public and mostly free of charge (with RSVP), this year’s 12-day festival is the most diverse yet, offering over 80+...
Living room interior design by Elizabeth Home Design & Decor
Posted Mar 14 at 4:44 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
In an ode to spring and vitality, we go beyond the clover green of St. Patrick’s Day to highlight the many faces of this versatile, feel-good hue. From Kelly and electric lime to soft jades, and moss and meadow greens, this tone runs the spectrum, to be sure. Green is an instant mood-lifter; it’s blissful in a serene wash and downright unstoppable in apple.This buoyant couch provides a shock of...
"Sustainable Luxury" Boston Design Week Event at ARTEFACT Boston
Posted Mar 13 at 1:14 PM in Events by Sandy Giardi
Join ARTEFACT HOME|GARDEN and BDG at ARTEFACT’s stylish new digs in the South End for a Boston Design Week 2019 event exploring the topic of “Sustainable Luxury” March 27. Moderator Colleen Barry, CEO of Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty joins panelists Tom Verellen, founder of Verellen Furniture; John Day, principal at LDa Architecture & Interiors; and Gregory Lombardi, founding...
Board members Lynne Bower and Finley Perry at Wellesley's Elm Bank
Posted Mar 12 at 11:05 PM in News by Sandy Giardi
  Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s The Gardens at Elm Bank in Wellesley has plans to be an even greater green escape and enrichment center. Board of Trustees members Finley Perry (pictured above left), retired owner and founder of F.H. Perry Builder, and Lynne K. Bower (pictured above right), owner of Stonegate Gardens, have revealed that a master plan has reached completion that will ...

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