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Contemporary music room by architect John D. Battle
Posted Feb 26 at 4:05 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
“Artists are lively souls,” asserts architect John D. Battle of Battle Associates Architects, and he enjoys tapping into their creative spirits with his designs. Recently, he created a “farmhouse reinterpreted” on a New England countryside setting for a duo of artists who had known Battle’s work from the studios he designed for Bard College’s Fisher Art Center 20 years ago. They had tucked Battle...
A Café & Bakery is Now Open in Wells, Maine
Posted Feb 16 at 6:03 PM in Lifestyle by Kendra Keelan
Relaxing with a hot cup of coffee and a fresh pastry is one of the best ways to greet the morning during the cold winter months. With the long weekend upon us and, for some, vacation week, the time is right for a stop into the new A Café & Bakery. Interior designer Anthony Catalfano, the mastermind behind the eatery, has swept across Wells, Maine, revitalizing the area and making it the site...
WOON-Tech in-glass printing, grid shower
Posted Feb 14 at 1:01 PM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
Since 1946, WOON-TECH has been the go-to destination for flat glass fabrication. The boutique glass fabricator has edged glass, polished it, sandblasted it, beveled it and more, and has incorporated textures and patterns in everything from elevator cars and conference rooms to squash courts and kitchen cabinets. Admirably, the company is just as progressive as it is experienced, and has a playful...
Pink traditional love seat with rolled arms by LEE Industries available at Surroundings Home
Posted Feb 13 at 9:18 PM in Shopping by Sandy Giardi
In honor of Valentine's Day, we're taking a long, lingering look at love seats. As with sweethearts, “all love seats are not created equal,” says interior designer Bill Barr of Surroundings Home. There are many things to consider before taking one home with you. Given the vast array of seating on the market, a definition may be in order. A love seat is a small-scale sofa built for two, which,...
Sudbury Design Group lights up the roof with Lombardi Trophy
Posted Feb 5 at 10:18 AM in Events by Sandy Giardi
Remember Sudbury Design Group's creative show of spirit for the New England Patriots we showed you last Friday? Well, there has been an update. Apparently the high-end Boston-area landscape architects couldn't leave well enough alone (and can you blame them?) after the New England Patriots clinched the Super Bowl LII title Sunday night. They've punctuated the glowing Pats logo on their office...
Pella Experience Center Grand Opening in Natick Feb. 6
Posted Feb 4 at 1:05 PM in Events by Sandy Giardi
Pella Windows & Doors is celebrating the grand opening of their new Pella Experience Center in Natick, February 6, and you're invited!  The premium window and door company—and industry leader—moved from their Wellesley showroom to a new space in Natick to offer homeowners and trade professionals an experience that is "above and beyond anything Pella has come to market with before." Swing by...
The Best TV for the Big Game
Posted Feb 1 at 3:55 PM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
"You’d think that given that the Patriots have gone to the Super Bowl nine times in the Brady-Belichick era, homeowners would already have their Big Game-worthy TVs," says founder of Elite Media Solutions Brian Gibson. Turns out that even though we’re blitzing for six, getting the ultimate TV beforehand is still very much a thing. Why? Because the technology keeps getting better and the prices on...
Sudbury Design Group is ready for the Super Bowl
Posted Feb 1 at 1:28 PM in Events by Sandy Giardi
Sudbury Design Group has the competitive spirit and is cheering on the New England Patriots from their office rooftop. SDG’s Matt Sullivan reported that the landscape architecture firm scaled the Pats' logo from a drawing, blew it up and then filled it in with glowing red, blue and white Christmas lights.  Though they generally deal with turf, raising the roof isn’t as big a leap as one might...
Following Melanie: BDG Publisher Tours 7 Tide
Posted Jan 31 at 3:12 PM in From the Publisher by Melanie Perillo
BDG Publisher Melanie Perillo is always on the move—whether in showrooms, workrooms, construction sites, quarries, shops or private homes. This first installment of a regular video series takes her to 7 Tide in the Boston Seaport, an under-one-roof “design adventure” that should be on the radar of every home design lover and pro in the area. There, she meets up with Sean Clarke, general manager...
Provincetown renovation with period details by Bannon Builders
Posted Jan 30 at 12:00 AM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
When a client from Manhattan sought to revive and add to a historic home on Provincetown’s Commercial Street, one of the seaside destination’s most coveted thoroughfares, they looked to Bannon Custom Builders. It wouldn’t be an easy job. Though the property reads like a single colonial home from the street, it is actually a four-unit condominium. The home receiving the rehab is the majority...

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