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Outdoor design tips by Plymouth Quarries
Posted Mar 21 at 11:10 AM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
While the showroom at Plymouth Quarries is currently closed, the sales team and yard staff is open for business and working hard to get homeowners and members of the trade samples, stone, pavers and products so that those outdoor spring projects aren’t put on hold. The professionals at Plymouth Quarries have made themselves available by phone (781-335-3686) and will load products from the yard...
Pj and Lizzy of Oak Development & Design
Posted Mar 20 at 10:59 AM in News by Kathleen Parente
A New England home renovation show, Heart of Oak follows PJ and Lizzy Antonik and their team from Oak Development & Design as they tear houses apart to turn them into beautiful custom renovated homes.  As real as it gets, there’s no script and no fluff - just an authentic look at building in New England.  Season 2 features multiple projects including The Squirrel Hill Project where PJ and...
Planting spring bulbs
Posted Mar 19 at 6:12 PM in Lifestyle by Sandy Giardi
Given that the professionals of the BDG community are exceptionally creative and have made homelife their business and passion, we reached out to members of the trade for some tips and diversions that make sheltering in place not only bearable but enjoyable. It is our hope that this advice, and all that follows, helps everyone adapt to the new norm. Our friends at Sudbury Design Group, one of New...
Modern Asian Art Garden by Amy Martin Landscape Design
Posted Mar 12 at 10:54 AM in Inspiring Projects by Andrea Mingels
As the days get longer and the weather begins to warm, we are reminded that spring is on the way and it is time to plan the landscape you’ve been longing for all winter. If you are dreaming of an outdoor sanctuary that is breathtakingly beautiful, clean-looking and unique, look no further than Amy Martin of Amy Martin Landscape Design. Martin is well-known for creating gorgeous, one-of-a-kind...
A naturalized pond restoration by landscape contractor Landscape Creations
Posted Mar 5 at 11:31 AM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
“We can never have enough of nature,” Henry David Thoreau famously said, and it seems that a client of Landscape Creations would have to agree. An environmentalist at heart commissioned the landscape contractor to revive a pond on their New England property, and give them a natural refuge, or, you might say, their very own Walden. Landscape Creations would have to find it first. The pond, which...
LeaMar Industries Winter Gallery Event
Posted Feb 27 at 3:49 PM in Events by Andrea Mingels
Last month, LeaMar Industries and Cape & Islands Design Guide hosted the very successful Winter Gallery Tour & Pour event. Members of the trade enjoyed a night out at they sipped Italian wines while admiring a gallery of beautiful one-of-a-kind stone slabs, similar to how one would view works of art.  The event took place in LeaMar Industries’ impressive 80,000-square-foot Hyannis...
Colorful bar inspired by Mardi Gras by Eric Haydel Design
Posted Feb 24 at 10:10 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
When we think of New Orleans, we think of that heady, hedonistic place that is a feast for the senses. Spanish moss, French Quarter architecture, Bourbon Street jazz, voodoo and Carnival come to mind, and they are enchanting visions indeed. And, while these New Orleans standards seem impossibly far away to us here in New England, we couldn’t help but source a few projects that evoke these...
Indoor pool by Combined Energy Systems
Posted Feb 20 at 4:36 PM in Lifestyle by Andrea Mingels
As Daylight Savings approaches, we are reminded that summer is on the way! Days are getting longer and the weather is warming. Most of us are dreaming of 80-degree days and relaxing poolside; however, New England never fails to test our patience when it comes to gifting us warm weather. While we still have a long four months to go, indoor spas allow us to enjoy the summertime perks of hot...
Coffee, Connections & Credit course at Supply New England's Kitchen and Bath Gallery in Falmouth March 12
Posted Feb 13 at 4:17 PM in Events by Sandy Giardi
Calling all architects and interior designers! Join Cape & Islands Design Guide at Supply New England's Kitchen & Bath Gallery in Falmouth for a morning of networking and an opportunity to earn 1 CEU credit as Native Trails presents "Sustainable Materials for the Bath," March 12. The course will give an overview of sustainable materials for the bath, including production, performance,...
Interiors spaces in the home inspired by Valentine's Day
Posted Feb 11 at 2:25 PM in Inspiring Projects by Andrea Mingels
This Valentine’s Day, devote your love and attention to the one place that fills you with joy and comfort like no other: the home! Who says you need a human to spoil on this holiday? Instead, shower your space with the staples of Valentine’s Day: chocolates, flowers and conversation hearts. Who doesn’t love chocolate? Treat your home to chocolates of all shades this Valentine’s Day. From dark...

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