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Custom Pergola design
Posted Nov 15 at 12:49 PM in Tips & Trends by Carly Stewart
Colonial Fence custom designs and fabricates original pergolas in-house for any size. The photographs represent a custom pergola recently designed and installed for a homeower in Dedham. The client was looking to match the posts to the facade of their new garden room. Pergolas are made out of Azek - Solid Cellular Vinyl and painted any color the client wishes. The designs and construction of...
art your search for the perfect stone at this wholesaler and resource center
Posted Nov 15 at 11:13 AM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
Marble and Granite, Inc.: Westwood’s Best-Kept Secret for Natural Stone. Start your search for the perfect stone at this wholesaler and resource center. Gone are the days of envisioning how a diminutive marble sample will translate to the sweeping polished surfaces that will transform your kitchen, bathroom or living room. Westwood’s Marble and Granite, Inc. has seen to it. The pros at this...
Steam Ovens Holiday Season Crane Appliance
Posted Nov 14 at 12:22 PM in Tips & Trends by Anonymous
With fall in full swing, the holiday season is just around the corner. And with it comes a multitude of challenges: cooking for large (and picky) crowds, resisting sinful offerings, and presenting a beautiful holiday table. To keep time to a minimum and taste at a maximum, we spoke to Janne Mahan at Bosch/Thermador about steam appliances and how they can transform your holiday feast. Imagine...
Home Ceiling Design
Posted Nov 10 at 4:36 PM in Tips & Trends by Carly Stewart
Look up! We’re bringing you some of our favorite ceiling designs produced for the home. Check out the Michelangelos of New England in the form of architects, builders and home professionals. It is certain to say that ceiling expertise is an art! [Main Image: Designed and built by Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders; Photograph by Brian Vanden Brink] Architecture by Pisani + Associates...
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...