Back to top

Tips & Trends

Metallic Trends
Posted Nov 3 at 4:29 PM in Tips & Trends by carly stewart
Dust off your Periodic Table of Elements! We're ditching the sparkle and bringing back the shine with our chemistry class favorites: Metals. From luxurious gold to shining silver and black stainless steel, the decor opportunities are endless. Tile Showcase – extensive range of ceramic tile, stone and plumbing products in Boston and Watertown Metallics in your Dining Room Interior Design:...
Master Bath Calm Retreat
Posted Oct 31 at 11:27 AM in Inspiring Projects, Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
Say Spaaaahhhh! Master baths have become calming retreats; how to get the look. Slice up the cucumber, steep that herbal tea and infuse your ice water with fresh fruit, because today’s master baths rival the designs of the most luxurious day spas. Homeowners and bath professionals are invoking a “serenity now” mentality and crafting calming, clean-lined retreats for bathroom suites. These...
Velvet Design
Posted Oct 27 at 2:06 PM in Tips & Trends by carly stewart
Don't fret the cold... Keep warm with velvets this season! Here's a look at the top velvet trends of the season - for whether you're looking to strut like the models, or take the runway's looks and feels right to your home decor. Going Classic Vogue Runway Fall Trends 2016Givenchy; Photo: Monica Feudi Tabitha Simmons - Micki nubuck-paneled velvet ankle boots (available at Net-A-Porter) Chanel...
Fall Flower Box Window Arranagement
Posted Oct 27 at 1:51 PM in Tips & Trends by Jen Harvey
Flowering cabbage, kale and creeping Jenny. (Deborah Silver & Co.) Beacon Hill Flower Box Inspirations. (via Pinterest)  BDG Publisher Melanie Perillo shares photos of the flower basket arrangements at her home barn. Colorful flower box arrangements. (Left: Southern Living, Top Right: Better Homes & Gardens,  Bottom Right: Pinterest)  (Left: Pinterest, Right: Midwest Living)   Share...
Jan Gleysteen Architects, Inc.
Posted Oct 20 at 3:24 PM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
At BDG, we’re grateful to have relationships with professionals who have been with us since our inception. Feeling nostalgic, we combed through the archives to see the projects these talents showcased in our first few editions. We weren’t surprised to find designs that are as relevant today as they were up to 20 years ago. We asked the principals what makes these designs so enduring and what they...
Fine Paints of Europe
Posted Oct 13 at 1:29 PM in Tips & Trends by carly stewart
Our Fall 2016 Color Report! If you have been living under a rock, we’re here to remind you how genius Pantone is with color creations and providing the new color trends for the season. Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, describes the Fall 2016 palette as “A Unity of Strength, Confidence and Complexity.” Under the Blue family, these creations consist of vibrant...
Paul Weber Architect
Posted Oct 6 at 9:34 AM in Tips & Trends by carly stewart
Blending into the wild has been an essential part of style expression from clothing to stationary to decor for centuries. Beginning in the 18th century, the European colonization of Asia and Africa brought the reproduction of leopard, tiger and zebra prints to fabrics. [Interior Design by Elizabeth Home Décor & Design] These exotic patterns continue to come back to style for reasons beyond...
Il Décor
Posted Sep 27 at 10:24 AM in Shopping, Tips & Trends by carly stewart
Il Décor is excited to welcome all old and new customers, as well as interior designers, to see the new additions they have brought to their store. As always, they constantly strive to fulfill their mission of bringing the best of Europe’s leading furniture makers to Boston, providing the area with a variety of styles and brands. Come see the Super Roy sofa, made by Italian manufacturer Il Loft...
reclaimed fieldstone
Posted Sep 22 at 11:09 AM in Tips & Trends by Jen Harvey
Architecturally Arrived! New England Architectural Center in Tiverton, Rhode Island is the largest procurer of reclaimed bluestone in the country. They have an inventory of 5,000+ square feet of bluestone reclaimed. The quality of NEAC’s stone is exceptional due to the fact that they visually pick and harvest every piece to ascertain; Infallible Finds! Here is the inventory available at their “...
Bathroom stone and tile ideas
Posted Sep 21 at 1:15 PM in Inspiring Projects, Tips & Trends by Jen Harvey
Ideas for transforming your bathroom into a space that's anything but ordinary.  1. Going Natural  Black Slate Natural Cleft by Marble and Granite, Inc.  2. Timeless Modern   Calacatta Marble by Cumar, Inc.  3. Keeping it Neutral  Installations Plus  4. Serene Statements Louis W. Mian, Inc.  5. More Mosaic  Babylon by Paris Ceramics 6. Rich Hues Honed Bianco Carrara subway tile with custom...