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Outdoor kitchen and dining terrace by McPhee Associates of Cape Cod
Posted Jun 16 at 9:16 PM in Lifestyle by Sandy Giardi
Whether noshing, sipping, grilling or indulging, it’s officially time for fresh-air feasts in nourishing settings. Everyone’s favorite table is under the sky or the stars, perhaps this year more than ever. Let these tables, bars and settings serve as food for thought…. Designed and built by Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders (PSD); image by Brian Vanden Brink  This scene from a...
Closet designed by Interiology Design Co. and Composit
Posted Jun 15 at 2:51 PM in Events by Andrea Mingels
Calling all architects, designers and builders! Join the nationally recognized designers at Interiology Design Co. and their special guest, Andrea Sorgente of Composit via Zoom on June 25th to learn about the latest in cabinetry innovation. “Based in Pesaro, Italy, Composit has been creating stylish and functional custom cabinetry solutions for kitchens, bathrooms, and living spaces for over 45...
Screened sitting porch by Elza B Design
Posted Jun 12 at 4:33 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
Screened porches have long been one of the favorite rooms of the home. Now, they are downright indispensable, and not only a breath of fresh air but a balm for the spirit. We celebrate a few of the New England design community’s finest…  Barnstable Barn Home by Yankee Barn Homes, voted Best of BDG by BDG's Instagram audience; general contractor: Steve Toomey; photo by Bob Gothard Designed and...
Verellen Furniture at ARTEFACT in Boston
Posted Jun 8 at 4:57 PM in Shopping by Sandy Giardi
Nine years ago, renowned designer Tom Verellen handpicked Sue and Maureen Walsh of ARTEFACT to represent the high-quality Verellen furniture brand in the New England market. Verellen—which is rooted in Belgium, where flax fields and natural materials abound, and bench-made in the U.S.—is wholly aligned with Sue and Maureen’s aesthetic. The owners, a sister act, prize comfort, luxury and craft in ...
Coastal multi-programmed landscape by a Blade of Grass
Posted May 29 at 11:01 AM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
From family playgrounds by the sea to courtyard living rooms and convivial poolside terraces, these striking landscapes bring the art of living en plein air to higher ground.... Landscape architecture by Tucker Architecture and Landscape; landscape construction by R.P. Marzilli & Company; photo by Rosemary Fletcher Photography R.P. Marzilli & Company carved this family paradise with a...
Waterstone faucet from Monique's Bath Showroom
Posted May 26 at 8:49 PM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
What are all the sinks wearing? Statement-making fixtures that shine in the heart of the home. Waterstone is the brand in demand for those with traditional taste and for those with a flair for the contemporary. Photo by Michael J. Lee Photography The Gantry Faucet in satin brass (above) is a focal point in kitchen designer Donna Venegas’ own home and selected as it had the “height and the...
Simple ways to mark Memorial Day
Posted May 22 at 4:22 PM in Lifestyle by Sandy Giardi
This Memorial Day weekend will likely look a little different from those of the past. Main Street won’t be drawing crowds for parades, highways likely won’t be crawling with cars and harborside restaurants won’t be humming. While those of us with beach or lake homes may be headed to open them for the season, others will be staying put. No one, however, can deny that Memorial Day weekend marks the...
Use of exposed beams by Catherine Truman Architects
Posted May 21 at 11:53 AM in Inspiring Projects by Andrea Mingels
Exposed beams are the support system that every house needs: strong and firm, yet warm and inviting. Timber frames can transform the look and feel of any space, as they bring out the character in a home while emphasizing the building’s architecture and warming up the interior space. Whether you are trying to achieve a farmhouse flair look or a cozy cabin feel, Catherine Truman Architects has...
Home with Indoor-outdoor living and doors and windows by Western Window Systems
Posted May 20 at 10:54 AM in From the Publisher by Melanie Perillo
This time of year, more than any other, brings a thorough appreciation for the outdoors here in New England. With its warm weather, grass-green landscapes and plenty of sunshine, I know I for one greet the season like a dear friend I haven’t seen in ages. Here follows a few of my favorite designs that, in my mind, brilliantly and beautifully celebrate the elements. Window Display, above Though I’...
Custom outdoor living space by The MacDowell Company
Posted May 18 at 8:48 AM in Inspiring Projects by Anonymous
Bruce S. MacDowell Jr., principal and owner of The MacDowell Company, believes that a successful landscape architectural design project starts with the development of a trusting relationship with each client. It is essential that the design process be a collaborative effort; one which is highlighted by clear and effective communication. It is crucial that landscape architects and project managers...

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