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DiFoggio Electric, a full-service electrical contracting company in Boston
Posted Dec 4 at 2:18 PM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
Founded by President and Electrical Consultant Larry DiFoggio in 1973, DiFoggio Electric, a full-service electrical contracting company serving the residential and commercial markets, has been powering Boston for over 4 decades.  From townhomes in historic Louisburg Square to Back Bay icons like the Four Seasons to burgeoning new builds in the Seaport District, serving Boston residents has become...
A large-scale custom renovation of a Georgian colonial in the Boston area
Posted Dec 3 at 9:10 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
A couple had long admired a gracious Georgian estate in Wellesley. They were taken with its streetside presence and imagined raising their family there. And though they weren’t looking to move, when they learned the home had been put on the market, they jumped at the chance to make the dream a reality. Suddenly talk of “if only” became a matter of “when,” and there was a new conversation—how to...
Jeff Soderbergh Sustainable Furnishings & Fine Art Grand Opening in Portsmouth, RI
Posted Dec 2 at 5:02 PM in Events by Sandy Giardi
Jeff Soderbergh Sustainable Furnishings & Fine Art is celebrating the grand opening of a new studio and showroom in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, December 7. Stop in from 3-6pm for holiday bites and sips (including a sushi truck if you get there early!), and see the realization of a dream 20 years in the making. Custom furniture maker and sustainable artist Jeff Soderbergh shares that he had been...
Duravit Dream Bath Competition Winning Bathroom by Paris K Designs
Posted Nov 27 at 4:31 PM in News by Sandy Giardi
Duravit USA names the winner and the distinguished runners-up of its 7th Annual Designer Dream Bath Competition and BDG was honored to play a part. Duravit USA teamed with sales partner Frank Webb Home to scout the hottest bathroom designs in the Northeast incorporating Duravit’s timeless yet cutting-edge products. Designers hailing from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New...
Custom Camp-Style Fire Pits to Benefit the Leo Project
Posted Nov 26 at 2:24 PM in News by Sandy Giardi
Nick O’Hara of O’Hara & Company is donating 100 percent of the sales of his fun, rustic stone fire pits to The Leo Project. An initiative close to his heart, The Leo Project is a non-profit organization that was started in honor of Nick’s daughter, Caitlin, who passed away in 2016 following a double lung transplant. It’s the vision of Jess Danforth, another extraordinary young woman who vowed...
Custom high-end renovation for a Cape Cod home by Salt Architecture
Posted Nov 25 at 5:16 PM in Inspiring Projects by Edie Ravenelle
A Scraggy Neck island house in Bourne had coastal views and good bones, yet neither were being featured well. So, Alissa Hike Harris and Chris Harris, co-owners of Salt Architecture Inc. in Falmouth, launched a renovation to fix the home's impediments. "We opened up water views from a kitchen that had been set back and walled off from the view," explains Alissa, "in addition to enlarging the...
High-end Cape Cod guest home and party barn by BPC Architecture
Posted Nov 21 at 2:35 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
In the hands of premier builders, architectural designers and landscape professionals, rugged design elements take on a heightened sophistication.... Mudroom with a tack-room feel... Builder: Merz Construction; architecture: Dewing Schmid Kearns Architects + Planners; photo by Peter Vanderwarker. Part of an addition to a Carlisle farmhouse, this generous mudroom by Merz Construction abuts an...
Clarke's Mobile Kitchen
Posted Nov 19 at 5:09 PM in Shopping by Sandy Giardi
Clarke’s Mobile Showroom puts food trucks to shame when it rolls in to food and wine festivals, design events and charity fundraisers to bring that extra bit of sizzle and delight to culinary-minded guests and gourmets. This 1980s passenger bus turned appliance showroom on wheels is equipped with a fully working world-class Sub-Zero and Wolf kitchen and is the first example of a mobile kitchen in...
High-end custom crafted wet bar by Adams & Beasley Associates
Posted Nov 18 at 4:37 PM in From the Publisher by Sandy Giardi
Penthouse Wet Bar & Wine Fridge Cocktail hour is even more intoxicating when enjoyed by the bold and beautiful wet bar (above) created for a Back Bay penthouse renovation by custom builder Adams & Beasley Associates. The bleached walnut bar, the color of fine bourbon, is bejeweled by a backlit honey onyx backsplash and floating star fire glass shelves that add drama and intrigue.  Living...
Marble Terrace and Fire Feature by Boston landscape professional Onyx Corporation
Posted Nov 15 at 4:08 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
It used to be that Onyx Corporation was thought of as just an excavation company. No longer. These days, the full-service Acton-based landscape contractor is tending to projects as varied as pools and entertainment spaces to orangeries and orchards to reclaimed hardscapes for historic homes. During autumn, however, “fire features seem to be what people are thinking about,” says Landscape Division...

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