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Control4 home lighting automation creates the idea of mockupancy
Posted Jan 14 at 12:33 AM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
“A lot of people think of TV and music when they think of Control4,” says Director of Sales & Development Dave Noland of Sounds Good. “The security side is overlooked.” The Waltham-based tech integrator is hoping to change that. Control4’s smart home capabilities go beyond the atmospheric, its systems also bring considerable peace of mind.  Control4 safeguards properties in a number of ways,...
Posted Jan 13 at 10:12 AM in Lifestyle by Andrea Mingels
Ringing in a new year often brings lists of personal resolutions and goals to conquer. But what about the home? It is, after all, the place we spend most of our time with those closest to our hearts. Start off the new decade with a committment to your abode and these four resolutions....     Get Organized Declutter the house and create more space. From the closet and mudroom to the garage and...
Tour and Pour Event for the Trade at LeaMar Industries Jan. 30
Posted Jan 9 at 3:08 PM in Events by Andrea Mingels
Calling all members of the trade! Join Cape & Islands Design Guide for the Winter Gallery Tour at LeaMar Industries on January 30th. Enjoy a night out and tour the hand selected, one-of-a-kind natural stones found in LeaMar Industries’ 80,000 square-foot warehouse. LeaMar Industries is a family importer and distributor of natural stone and tile with roots that span over four generations,...
Design applications of Pantone Color of the Year 2020, Classic Blue
Posted Jan 8 at 2:23 PM in Inspiring Projects by Andrea Mingels
For over twenty years, the Pantone Color Institute has declared a fresh, vibrant shade as the Color of the Year. Every year, the Institute’s color experts travel the world, analyzing trends and searching for global color inspiration in all areas of design before choosing a shade to honor. This year, the Pantone Color Institute decided to name 19-4052 Classic Blue as the color of 2020.  Left...
Boston Stone Restoration refines and polishes a marble kitchen island
Posted Jan 6 at 3:12 PM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
Did your holiday festivities leave a mark on your surfaces and countertops? We all love a house full of family and friends, but we can do without the etch marks, scratches, nicks and ring marks that often accompany a great party. Don’t live with less-than-perfect surfaces beyond January; Boston Stone Restoration can return your countertops to their pre-merriment glory. Take a look at what they...
Ultra modern makeover for a traditional oceanfront home in Marblehead by Groom Construction Co.
Posted Jan 3 at 1:37 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
A traditional oceanfront home, located right on the coast in Marblehead is going ultramodern within. Groom Construction has been hard at work renovating a neo-Georgian oceanside home in Marblehead for owners who are leaving South Boston for a more spacious environment in which to raise their twin girls. That is, if you can call it a renovation. Both Residential Project Manager Tim Dougherty of...
Landscape lighting by Cutting Edge Systems Corporation
Posted Jan 1 at 3:54 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
What better day than the first of the year to reflect on the instant appeal of the homes and scenes crafted, designed or treated by top Boston professionals. We know that generally we shouldn't rush to judgment, but there is something to be said for captivating first glances and that sense of promise. From timeless homes high on street presence, to grand entrances (whether a lake house or the...
Posted Dec 31 at 12:18 PM in Inspiring Projects by Kathleen Parente
2019 marked another year full of incredible projects and spectacular inspiration. We were fortunate to once again feature the industry’s top professionals and tradespeople and to be welcomed into exquisite homes across New England— viewing works in progress and final masterpieces. We share a glimpse into this greatness with the top nine projects our readers loved most this past year on BDG's...
Traditional custom wine cellar by Charles River Wine Cellars
Posted Dec 31 at 10:59 AM in Lifestyle by Sandy Giardi
The wine cellar: it’s where all great New Year’s celebrations begin and end. As we prepare to usher in not only a new year but a new decade, we raise a glass to five extraordinary designs. Cheers! Wine Vault This wine room, complete with zinc walls and stainless steel dowels, calls to mind a bank vault. Architecture by MGa | Marcus Gleysteen Architects; construction superintendent: Wayne Caruso...
Home renovation by Longfellow Design Build of Cape Cod
Posted Dec 30 at 10:12 PM in Tips & Trends by Edie Ravenelle
If what makes a house an exceptional home pivots on customized, well-executed and beautiful design—not extravagant square footage—then Cape Cod’s Longfellow Design Build has it down. “So many of our customers are looking to build their second home on the Cape to accommodate kids who are in college, or married and starting their own young families,” says Longfellow’s Owner Mark Bogosian, “but that...

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