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Muted Pumpkins + Gourds
Posted Sep 17 at 2:11 PM in Tips & Trends by Anonymous
0 comments Pumpkins and gourds are always a fall staple, but save the bright orange jack-o-lanterns for Halloween. For early fall, we’re loving pumpkins and gourds in muted shades of green, red, yellow, orange and even white.    Muted pumpkins are more versatile than traditional orange ones, and can easily blend with your existing decor - choose shades that are almost neutral,...
Fresh Fall Tips from the Designers at LDa Architecture & Interiors
Posted Sep 16 at 11:55 AM in Tips & Trends by Anonymous
Eric Roth Photography LDa Architecture & Interiors, a high-end architecture and interior design firm in Boston, share their tips for decorating your home for the fall season. Erin Tracey, Senior Interior Designer, insists - “Burnt orange, rusty red and dark brown? Save it for Thanksgiving! Instead, incorporate neutral toned wools and linens with a pops of lime green – a fresh and lively...
Back Bay Shutter Co.
Posted Sep 10 at 1:16 PM in Tips & Trends by Anonymous
With the September 1st move-in day behind us, it’s time to personalize your windows and make your space truly your own with Back Bay Shutter Co. Back Bay Shutter Co. offers a number of different options including interior shutters, shades and blinds. Depending on your window style and size and the vibe you’re looking to create, Back Bay Shutter can install anything from wooden venetian blinds to...
Outdoor Spaces For Fall
Posted Sep 4 at 11:25 AM in Tips & Trends by Anonymous
Tea house by Andreozzi Architects With cooler air on the way, you may be thinking that days spent enjoying your outdoor space are limited—this is definitely not the case! Our followers on Pinterest are loving patios and porches that can easily make the transition from summer to fall. Patios with coverings that can block cooler breezes are perfect for this in-between time. Enjoy the outdoors while...
White, Breezy and Nautical Interiors
Posted Aug 27 at 1:28 PM in Tips & Trends by Anonymous
Built by Colonial Reproductions This weekend, our followers on Pinterest were loving nautical white, breezy interiors that invite you to relax and unwind.  This simple and sleek all-white bathroom might have the best view in the house. Draw a warm bath and watch the happenings at the harbor.     A 4-bunk bedroom in a Cape Cod retreat is classic and traditional in shades of white and navy, with...
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Fall Collection: Masters of Modern
Posted Aug 11 at 3:08 PM in Tips & Trends by Anonymous
Featured above: Cooper Return Swivel Leather armchairs, Markham Square Cocktail Table, Laser Cut Hair on Hide Pillow, and more).  Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Fall 2015 Collection is all about entertaining in a modern way.   The Kings of Comfort take home entertaining up a notch, incorporating "sumptuous leathers, fashion-inspired fabrics, rich woods and brilliant metallics." The Fall Collection...
To Prune or not to Prune? Schumacher Companies Weighs In.
Posted Aug 5 at 12:31 PM in Tips & Trends by Jen Harvey
Schumacher Companies share their expertise with gardeners wondering about this age-old question. Dead-heading and pinching-back are two pruning concepts that will not only keep your plants tidy but will also ensure that they continue to flower even after their initial blooms are spent. The idea of pruning plants, however, can be intimidating; no one wants to ruin their beautiful plants by...
Joys of Summer
Posted Aug 5 at 10:49 AM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
The Hammock Air Lounge, available at Webster & Company, Boston Design Center, or by order at Seasons Four,   The kids have long had sand shovels, tree houses, water balloons, walkie-talkies and umpteen other toys designed to make summer the best it can be. Thankfully, somewhere along the way, industry trendsetters decided that kids shouldn’t have all...
Rejuvenating Outdoor Showers
Posted Jul 7 at 2:21 PM in Tips & Trends by Anonymous
Landscape Architecture by Katherine Field and Associates, Photo by Richard Mandelkorn After a day spent on the beach, there’s no better way to rinse the sand and saltwater than a refreshing outdoor shower. The combination of the warm water and the cool, evening coastal breeze is summer relaxation at its finest. Below are some of the most beautiful Cape Cod-area outdoor showers.   Sometimes, less...
Top 5 Nantucket Beaches
Posted Jul 2 at 9:56 AM in Tips & Trends by Melanie Perillo
Photo from In short, Nantucket is the place to be for the 4th of July. Crowds flock from all over to enjoy the wonderful restaurants and shops, but the #1 attraction? The beaches, of course. Check out our list of the 5 best beaches to explore this weekend (and all summer!).  1. Madaket Beach. Located at the western end of the island, it's the place to go if you're looking for an...