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Farmhouse Pottery candle
Posted Dec 7 at 1:04 PM in Trending by Sandy Giardi
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Are you searching for a gift to bring to a Yankee Swap at an upcoming holiday party? What you bring can vary greatly, depending on whether you’re looking to elicit oohs and ahs or hoots of laughter when your gift is unwrapped. It also comes down to how practical you are. As we see it, there are three types of Yankee Swap Gifts. Choose wisely.  The Keeper If you’re looking to bring the gift that...
holiday decor bar cart furniture
Posted Nov 28 at 4:52 PM in Shopping, Trending by Carly Stewart
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Bar carts—like alcohol—are here to stay in style all year long!  Make sure to keep up with the holiday trends and accessories to have your bar cart looking both festive and fancy for all seasons. (The Cottage, Liam McInerney Photography) We are obsessed with this walnut bar cart design by The Cottage in Concord. The rustic, wooden structure is gorgeous enough that simple, clear glassware and a...
Small batch bourbon
Posted Nov 19 at 5:57 PM in Trending by Sandy Giardi
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The bourbon business is booming, and cocktail nation is relishing the corn-based all-American whiskey with a fervor that may not have been since, well, Prohibition. We’re seeing new craft distilleries, bourbon tastings, and eateries with bourbon on tap alongside their IPAs. Connoisseurs of all ages are sipping bourbon, and the industry is answering with inspired new riffs on the high-end spirit....
Bathroom trends
Posted Nov 14 at 9:55 AM in Trending by Sandy Giardi
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Matte is the new black. Homeowners and interior designers are thinking beyond brushed nickel and chrome and asking for matte black, as well as brass and bronze shades for their bathroom fixtures. Our sources at Splash, a boutique kitchen and bath showroom, contend that even the manufacturers who didn’t venture there before are diving into special finishes. Homeowners are relishing the new looks...
indian themed room design
Posted Oct 26 at 1:08 PM in Inspiring, Trending by Sandy Giardi
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Video of Inside Ernie Boch Jr.'s Indian-Inspired Home When auto scion, world traveler and culture seeker Ernie Boch, Jr. sought to channel a faraway land in an entertaining space on the top floor of his carriage house, he enlisted designer Anthony Catalfano of Anthony Catalfano Interiors, Inc. to weave magic. After they chose an Indian theme, Catalfano was given the freedom to...
residential ski houses
Posted Oct 24 at 3:54 PM in Inspiring, Trending by Carly Stewart
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1 Rob Bramhall Architects – trailside ski house 2 Ski House in Stowe, VTVenegas and Company; Photo by Michael J. Lee 3 Crown Point Cabinetry 4 Meadow View – Hingham, MALDa Architecture & Interiors; Venegas and Company; Builder: Michael Handrahan Remodeling, Inc.; Photo: Sean Litchfield 5 Wood & Clay, Inc. 6 Venegas and Company 7 Kochman Reidt + Haigh Cabinetmakers 8 Crown Point...
 Lavish Collection JD Staron Home Life Rose Ann Humphrey
Posted Oct 10 at 7:49 AM in Trending by Jen Harvey
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JD Staron is a favorite floor covering resource for Home Life. Founder of Home Life Rose Ann Humphrey is excited to share their new Lavish Collection. She explains, “Their coverings are fantastic, beautiful and even romantic!” The Lavish Collection is JD Staron’s first collection that uses three textural fabrics weaves along a single needle yam insertion. This allows the fabric to stay intact...
table settings for fall
Posted Oct 9 at 10:15 AM in Resourcing, Shopping, Trending by Carly Stewart
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This white pumpkin floral arrangement brings a fun and creative sense of elegance to any table top. Keep the contrast with a color coordinated arrangement of green-toned gourds. Incorporating a combination of richly colored plants and flowers beside some candles and metal silverware make for a luxurious and festive table setting. A touch of eggplant purple is the finishing touch to this...
metallic design trends for fall
Posted Oct 7 at 1:21 PM in Inspiring, Trending by Sandy Giardi
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5 Hot Fall Fashions in the Home 5. Metallics On the fashion front, metallics are everywhere—and bringing looks that range from the chic and elegant to the edgy and futuristic. Designers like Christopher Kane are trotting out outfits in head-to-toe silver, as is Chanel, though, at times, Creative Director Karl Lagerfeld opts to tone down the glitz a tad by pairing statement-making glitter boots...
glamorous home design for fall
Posted Oct 6 at 1:15 PM in Inspiring, Trending by Sandy Giardi
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5 Hot Fall Fashions in the Home 4. Glamour! Prada Last year’s trend toward glamour is back and stronger than ever. Designers from Miuccia Prada to Saint Laurent to Givenchy have taken a shine to lavish beading, fringe, sequins, and, yes, even feathers. These embellishments are adorning everything from slip dresses and gowns to denim and hats. LDa Architecture & Interiors; Photo by Sean...

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