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Boston Design Guide
Posted Mar 7 at 2:27 PM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
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Wondering how to make your stamp on your living space? It’s the (seemingly) smaller calls that show that your home is truly where your heart is. We all know the importance of “good bones” in architecture, but beyond that, it’s your furnishings, wall coverings, accents, millwork and more that speak to who you are. How can you add your own flair and personality to your abode? Say no more…. Lay the...
Perfection Fence
Posted Mar 7 at 1:53 PM in Tips & Trends by Jen Harvey
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Get ready for spring! As you begin to thaw out from the cold and dream of backyard barbecues, here are some simple ideas for enhancing your outdoor home and garden area from the experts at Perfection Fence.   1)    Create an enchanting entrance – Adding an elegant arbor or entrance pergola can enhance any entrance and make a dramatic statement for all who enter your property.  Start by surveying...
Pantone colors spring 2017 trending home design, interior design
Posted Feb 21 at 2:34 PM in Tips & Trends by Carly Stewart
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According to the PANTONE Color Institute, the 10 colors of spring 2017 express a variety of hues that surround us in nature with a mixture of colors from earthiness to those that are bright and vivid. See how to use these colors in your homes with this essential color guide for this coming spring season. 1Primrose Yellow – PANTONE 13-0755 Image via Vogue Incorporate instant warmth to your home...
High Fashion Looks for the Residential Home
Posted Feb 2 at 12:50 PM in Inspiring Projects, Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
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Interior designers have long been influenced by what they see on the runways. It makes sense. After all, the fashion industry and the world of design share a similar vocabulary: a love of fabrics, form, the use of accessories and accents, and an attention to detail as well as great care for the overall aesthetic. It follows that many of the looks we see in the lines of top fashion designers—in...
Home Integration Trends LG TV display
Posted Jan 30 at 11:14 AM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
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As far as we’re concerned, home integration professionals have one of the toughest (and most exciting!) jobs out there. These folks don’t rest for a nanosecond; they’re constantly researching, traveling to shows, symposiums and conventions and meeting with vendors to ensure that they’re ready with the technologies when we are. We have nothing but respect for these professionals who are always...
High end flooring traditional Oriental Rugs
Posted Jan 27 at 1:16 PM in Shopping, Tips & Trends by Carly Stewart
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Oriental Rugs are not just any eye-catching rug you snag from the sales rack. These centerpieces hold precise elegance with unique characteristics that immediately draw the eye in any room one is placed. There are a handful of reasons for owning one of these exclusive hand knotted treasures. We’ve heard from the experts at Gregorian Oriental Rugs, a family owned business that continues to follow...
Pantone Color of the Year Home Design Trends
Posted Jan 12 at 3:51 PM in Events, Tips & Trends by Carly Stewart
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2017 is the year for new beginnings. PANTONE Color Institute symbolizes these changes in choosing the Color of the Year, Greenery. PANTONE Color of the Year is a symbolic color selection of what the experts see taking place in the global culture throughout the year that brings a specific expression of mood and an attitude. PANTONE Greenery is the neutral color of nature and is versatile in...
Custom Closets
Posted Jan 5 at 10:55 AM in Tips & Trends by Carly Stewart
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Did you finally come up with a New Year's Resolution that will actually enable you to organize yourself? Take a moment to daydream how much easier your life would be if the closets in your home were created and customized to your lifestyle. The Closet Factory of Boston can provide you with that dream come true: custom closets fit for your clothing needs. Having a functional closet has become...
Damaged Furniture Restoration New England
Posted Dec 27 at 10:46 AM in Tips & Trends by Carly Stewart
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As New Englanders, we know that the weather does not treat us the best during this time of year. Water damage can cause harm to your valuables due to roof leaks and pipe bursts. 1 in 55 insured homes has property damage claim caused by water damage or freezing each year. The experts at Trefler’s are assured to restore your items damaged by water and ice. They will work with insurance companies...
Holiday House Tour Home Decor
Posted Dec 21 at 11:43 AM in Events, Inspiring Projects, Tips & Trends by Carly Stewart
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Every year, the Concord Museum reaches out to designers in the Boston Area to decorate stately Concord homes for the holidays. Tickets are sold to the public and the proceeds benefit the Educational Program at the Museum. This year, on December 3rd, there were 950 attendees. Barbara Elza Hirsch of Elza B. Design Inc. decorated a 1900 Arts and crafts home. She created a rustic and organic...

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