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Woodland landscape setting by LeBlanc Jones Landscape Architects
Posted Jun 14 at 3:56 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
While it’s true that petals have power, area landscape architects are also cultivating woodland and contemporary gardens that are devoid (or nearly devoid) of flowers. Instead, these high-end Boston and Cape Cod landscape professionals are using contrasting swaths of green, playing with the height and sway of natural grasses and shrubs, and making a statement with stone.    a Blade of Grass In...
Waterside Fire Pit Terrace by Boston Area Landscape Contractor Schumacher Companies
Posted Jun 13 at 10:18 AM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
There is outdoor living, and there is outdoor living. For about nine months now, we’ve all yearned to be in spaces that soak up the sun, the sky or the sea. We take a look at some incredible outdoor spaces by Boston and Cape Cod’s top landscape professionals, architects and builders.  Nantucket Playground Landscape architecture and outdoor furniture by Gregory Lombardi Design Incorporated;...
Cape Cod Builder/Architect Polhemus Savery DaSilva Wins Chatham Preservation Award
Posted Jun 12 at 7:35 PM in News by Kendra Keelan
Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders (PSD), a fully integrated architecture, construction, landscape architecture and property services firm, was honored with a Chatham Preservation Award on May 19th at the Wayside Inn. This award, sponsored jointly by the Town of Chatham Historical Commission, the Town of Chatham Historic Business District Commission and The Chatham Historical Society, is...
Custom Building in Boston, Adams + Beasley Associates
Posted Jun 11 at 9:22 PM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
"Building in the city is not for every contractor," says co-founder Eric Adams of Adams + Beasley Associates. "There's a huge amount of risk and liability to manage projects in the urban context gracefully." Building successfully in the city requires planning that’s as finely tuned as a Swiss watch. It means securing parking permits for cranes and lining up police details (even when the city has...
Newport Secret Garden Tours,  June 14-16
Posted Jun 6 at 5:10 PM in Events by Kendra Keelan
Newport, Rhode Island, is known as one of the Northeast’s best walking cities, and its Newport Secret Garden Tour is a seasonal highlight. This annual, self-guided walking tour June 14-16 takes garden enthusiasts through the private oases of Newport’s historic Point section, which is known for its classic architecture and old-world sensibility.     Featured in June’s Fine Gardening magazine,...
Hawthorn Builders Master Bathroom with Palmer Sink Legs
Posted Jun 4 at 9:00 PM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
Van Halen sang about them, but we're guessing David Lee Roth wasn’t referring to Palmer custom sink legs when he was belting out the rock anthem “Drop Dead Legs.” We’d contend, however, that this new bathroom staple, available at Moniques Bath Showroom, among other locales, is heavy on sex appeal. Lately, the statuesque sink legs are popping up in powder rooms and in master baths everywhere and...
Contemporary Kitchen Transformation by Roomscapes Cabinetry & Design Center
Posted Jun 3 at 4:57 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
Roomscapes Cabinetry & Design Center gave a ho-hum kitchen from the ’90s a chic and contemporary new look. This gourmet kitchen and bar now has a rich chocolate vibe, thanks to its warm, wide-plank walnut floor, Wood-Mode quarter-sawn oak Shaker-style cabinetry with an ember stain and its leathered quartzite “Fantasy Brown” countertops. Roomscapes’ designer swapped a slender, cashew-shaped...
Boston courtyard design by Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design
Posted May 30 at 3:30 PM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
Top designers and builders embrace the beauty and warmth of this prized material - inside and out!  In the rec room...For a harborside oasis in Marblehead, Groom Construction Co., Inc. layered an entertainment center in quartersawn white oak. The material is blong and beautiful within the contemporary cabinetry, shelving and built-ins and in the arched slotted designof a dramatic barrel ceiling....
Posted May 23 at 11:52 AM in Events by Kathleen Parente
7 Tide, New England’s newest design destination in Boston Seaport, will host a launch party on Thursday, May 30th to kick-off the new season of New England Living on CBS Boston and provide a sneak peek of the new issue of New England Living magazine. Guests of the exclusive event will enjoy an evening of food, fashion and fun.  Attendees will have an opportunity to meet Anna Rossi, television...
Peter Sachs Architect custom renovation with Pella Windows
Posted May 20 at 3:25 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
An adventuresome client with a Tudor house in Newton came to Peter Sachs Architect with an unusual request: to create an addition featuring a family room, kitchen and mudroom, three bedrooms and a three-car garage that “would de-Tudorize” their dark home. Principal Peter Sachs knew what the homeowner was getting at; though picturesque, “the Tudor style has a tendency to look inward,” he explains...

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