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Our Pros Forecast Design Trends in 2015
Posted Jan 13 at 11:43 AM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
(Caisson Studios) Last year at this time, we touted Toto toilets, fawned over the Eames chair, gushed over industrial faucets, and fancied the art and texture of decorative wallpapers. This year, we went straight to the professionals to compile our 2015 trend report. Here follows their take on what is in demand on the luxury home front. Feeling Blue Yes, we know Pantone has named Marsala the “it...
Posted Dec 11 at 2:07 PM in Tips & Trends by Anonymous
When building or remodeling a kitchen or bath, there is no better resource than a comprehensive showroom for high end home appliances in Boston. Showrooms give prospective builders and remodelers a chance to experience the products in a working display to determine which ones will fit best within their own home.  We've compiled a list of the best kitchen and bath showrooms in New England: Frank...
A renovated Victorian with Modern Flair
Posted Sep 2 at 1:49 PM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
Theirs wasn’t an especially glamorous request. Opting out of country life for the urban lifestyle of a city square, a young family sought to renovate a late-1800’s home and attach a garage to the property. The tight lot, the home’s proportion and a significant grade change from the ground to first-floor level didn’t present an obvious solution. But “obvious” doesn’t describe the business that...
Posted Feb 21 at 11:33 AM in Tips & Trends by seo
A sliding barn door inside your home is a stylish way to close off a room. Using new or reclaimed wood, the door can be mounted to the entrance of any room. It’s also a great space-saving design that’s practical and charming.  Sliding barn door used as an entrance to a bedroom. (Custom Built by C.H. Newton Builders; Architecture by Hutker Architects; Interior Design by Williams & Spade...
 Radiant Orchid
Posted Dec 5 at 2:23 PM in Tips & Trends by Jen Harvey
  (Seen at New York Fashion week – Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall 2013) (Seen at Milan Fashion week - Left: Missoni women’s Spring-Summer 2014 collection/ Right: Max Mara women’s Spring-Summer 2014 collection) (Interior Design by LDa Architecture & Interiors uses orchid as an accent throw pillow; Photography by Greg Premru) (Interior Design by Heidi Pribell Interiors uses a colorful carpet with...
Boston Garage Floor Coating
Posted Jul 11 at 12:21 PM in Tips & Trends by Jen Harvey
The garage is often one of the most used spaces in the home. It’s used regularly for vehicle and personal storage, and as a main entrance into the home. With high-traffic in garages, high-performance floor coatings are a must have. Boston Garage specializes in garage flooring. They provide high quality, durable and easy to maintain surfaces. Here are 5 benefits of having garage floor coatings: 1...
Boston Garage
Posted Apr 10 at 3:00 PM in Tips & Trends by seo
Selecting a garage customization company with full privacy and discretion is important to many discerning homeowners, The right garage enhancement/makeover professional should have a good reputation, references, staff interaction, security, and products. At Boston Garage, customer privacy and discretion is important to their clients. They often work with discerning homeowners, celebrated athletes...
How to choose the best flower container for your home
Posted Mar 12 at 3:00 PM in Tips & Trends by Jen Harvey
The experts at Schumacher Companies know we’ll all be spending a lot of time outdoors soon. Whether you’ll be relaxing in your garden or entertaining on your patio, creating an enjoyable outdoor living space is essential. Schumacher Companies suggests new flower containers as a flexible way to enhance your outdoor living spaces. Flower containers make a big impact without making major structural...
Posted Feb 10 at 4:00 AM in Tips & Trends by seo
Is your garden in need of a little TLC this winter? ZEN Associates offers The Gardisans, a boutique service providing expert garden care and maintenance all year long. Their team is made up of certified arborists, horticulturalists, and landscape professionals who will know exactly what needs to be done, and when it needs to be done, to keep your garden looking its best throughout the year. The...
Posted Feb 9 at 8:48 AM in Tips & Trends by seo
The 20 Year Plan If you think your new kitchen is turning out to be expensive – imagine the cost if you need to redo it in 10 years, or simply the cost of replacing, repairing and refinishing some of the elements on an ongoing basis that won’t stand up to heavy use. If you make good choices and have a tiny bit of luck you can have a virtually care free and cost free kitchen for at least the...