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Architectural Salvage
Posted Nov 18 at 4:27 PM in Tips & Trends by Anonymous
On Thursday November 19th, Restoration Resources, located in Boston’s historical South End and Boston’s only Architectural Salvage business, will host “Architectural Salvage: Tour, Tips, Demo, Design, Projects & More”, exclusively for attendees of ABX, who will also earn 2.5 continuing education and AIA (American Institute of Architects) learning units.   ABX is the leading building industry...
Trending: Winter Cream
Posted Nov 17 at 1:47 PM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
Chloé For late fall/ early winter, many fashion lines are making a subtle variation to classic winter white this year by adding just a hint of golden yellow or taupe to their pieces. The look is rich, classic and captivating both on the runway and in the home.     LDa Architecture & Interiors, photo by Sean Litchfield When treated with a minimalist hand, cream is particularly alluring. Chloé...
Fall Fashion’s Signature Looks
Posted Oct 26 at 2:44 PM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
Valentino This year, we identified some of the hottest looks for fall—romantic frocks, Victorian influences, statement jewelry—and asked our team of interior designers to do some trend spotting in their home designs. They happily complied, and with more than a few similarities. The best part? These looks don’t require a size 0 frame. The Language of Romance There’s a heady air of romance in many...
Flower Power
Posted Oct 26 at 2:12 PM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
Duro Olowu Gone are the days when florals are strictly for spring. This season, high fashion is coming up roses, as well as an array of other posy-minded patterns.     Interior designers have long known that colorful florals, with their interesting tangles of vines and blooms, lend grace and opulence to the home. It appears that fashion houses have followed suit. Burberry Carter & Company...
Weekend Photo Roundup: All About Fall
Posted Oct 21 at 2:07 PM in Tips & Trends by Anonymous
Timberlane Shutters gave us major Halloween inspiration with this gorgeously festive front porch.  With beautiful October days and peak leaf-peeping season upon us, here's what the Boston Design Guide community has been up to.     Pellettieri Associates has the right idea with large corn stalks, multiple pumpkins, and mums in all colors to make this entryway all about autumn. a Blade of Grass...
Autumn Color at Select Horticulture
Posted Oct 16 at 2:48 PM in Tips & Trends by Anonymous
Visit Select Horticulture in Lancaster, MA or Greenwich, CT for a beautiful selection of premium autumn plants.    1865 Main Street, Lancaster MA 01523
B/A/D Talk: Could We Have Handled Things Better?
Posted Oct 15 at 2:53 PM in Tips & Trends by Anonymous
The upcoming Builder/Architect/Designer talk will explore the topic War Stories: Could We Have Handled Things Better? Featuring Doreve Nicholaeff of Nicholaeff Architecture + Design, Liz Caan of Liz Caan Interiors, Kevin Lagasse of The Lagasse Group and Gregory Lombardi of Gregory Lombardi Design.    Sometimes, projects don't go as planned. This B/A/D Talk will explore frustrations,...
Festive Fall Containers
Posted Oct 15 at 11:16 AM in Tips & Trends by Anonymous
Fall is in full swing at Assembly Row in Somerville, thanks to some gorgeous and festive containers by Schumacher Companies.   
Posted Oct 8 at 3:26 PM in Tips & Trends by Anonymous
This contemporary space by LDa Architecture & Interiors has a sunken living room area with a concrete floor. The surface matches the modern feel of the space, giving it sleek grey color and an interesting texture that's smooth but not one-dimensional.    With concrete, the possibilities are endless: once considered a rather basic material, this mixture of water, sand and cement is dynamic,...
Furniture Find of the Week
Posted Sep 23 at 3:35 PM in Tips & Trends by Anonymous
Interior Design by Elizabeth Swartz Interiors Writing desks are simple, classic and traditional, and perfect for buckling down and getting work done as fall gets into full swing.     Writing desks are light and easy to transport, so put yours windowside this season to catch the fall foliage. Interior Design by Plum Interiors In the colder months, move it to a cozy corner or next to the fireplace...