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Outdoor porch with TV, fireplace and heaters by Land Design Associates
Posted Nov 16 at 12:06 PM in Lifestyle by Sandy Giardi
Outdoor heaters are helping to take the shoulder season to extremes, and, thankfully, extending opportunities for gathering outdoors. But being outside doesn’t have to leave you and your family cold. BDG recently polled our Instagram followers for their favorite among these five heated outdoor spaces. Land Design Associates’ inviting outdoor pavilion (pictured above) won the popular vote. Where...
Custom pool and spa
Posted Nov 13 at 2:43 PM in Lifestyle by Sandy Giardi
Ten days before a scheduled trip to Hawaii for a spring vacation, an athletic young family moved in to a custom new dream house surrounded by woodland. Just as the residence began to feel like home, the COVID-19 crisis struck, trip plans were cancelled, and the family, like those everywhere, was suddenly housebound. The build was fortuitous, as the all-American Colonial Revival—designed by...
Winterizing tips for gunite pools from SSG Pools & Spas
Posted Nov 12 at 10:13 PM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
According to South Shore Gunite Pools & Spas, Inc. there’s no reason you can’t enjoy your pool right up until Thanksgiving—and with recreational opportunities being as limited as they are, we say you glean every ounce of pleasure out of the amenities you have in your own backyard.  When a homeowner has a gunite pool in New England, they are advised to have a heater. And, so long as you are...
The Galley at Clarke Showroom
Posted Nov 11 at 3:42 PM in Shopping by Andrea Mingels
According to the professionals at Clarke, The Galley workstation is a game-changer! “With so much changing in the way we create health and happiness in our homes, it’s time to re-evaluate the traditional kitchen triangle and create a kitchen that is livable for today’s lifestyles,” shares the team at New England’s official Sub-Zero Wolf & Showroom.  Homeowners and interior designers alike are...
Colorful home office by Eric Haydel Design
Posted Nov 10 at 5:21 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
Interior designer Eric Haydel, principal of Eric Haydel Design and owner of the Eric Haydel Showroom at the Boston Design Center, wants to know what you’re comfortable with. That way, he can “push you towards the uncomfortable,” he says, and you’re going to love it. It’s not that he won’t listen. Quite the contrary. In fact, he believes that when working with a designer your voice should be heard...
High-end master bath custom designed by Betsy Bassett Interiors
Posted Nov 9 at 9:11 PM in Inspiring Projects by Andrea Mingels
Betsy Bassett Interiors has a hand in every aspect of a home’s interior space—from the interior architectural details and furnishings to the finishing touches. While renovating an outdated bedroom, Principal Betsy Bassett designed custom cabinetry, specified trim details and worked directly with artists to develop custom wall coverings and one-of-a-kind furniture to ensure a perfectly ...
Nickel gap wood paneling lines a custom hallway by McCormack Builders
Posted Nov 5 at 12:56 PM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
Coin shortage? What coin shortage? Homeowners everywhere are loving the look of nickel gap wood treatments. While this type of cladding looks similar to shiplap, it’s a little different in that it uses tongue and groove boards that conceal nails for a smoother overall look. The gap between each board is consistent and, you guessed it, about the width of a nickel.  Construction by Costello Fine...
Custom fireplace design by Sudbury Design Group
Posted Nov 3 at 8:04 PM in Lifestyle by Sandy Giardi
Outdoor fire features have been a saving grace during COVID and continue to be. In this season of staying home, fire pits and fireplaces have served as destinations on our own properties and as a breath of fresh air from the confines of home. These soul-warming fireside designs are among our favorites…. Holy Smokes! Masonry by BrickStone Design + Build; photo by Keitaro Yoshioka This wood-...
New England Shutter Mills
Posted Nov 2 at 4:06 PM in Inspiring Projects by Andrea Mingels
While shutters were originally invented for protection against weather and storms, they have remained a popular choice among homeowners due to the aesthetic appeal and character they instantly provide a home. New England Shutter Mills ensures that all of the shutters they install are historically accurate and fully functional while still providing the polished look and feel that homeowners seek....
Interiology Design Studio Co. showroom and custom kitchen
Posted Oct 29 at 3:07 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
When we asked to profile Certified Master Kitchen and Bath Designer (CMKBD) Mark Haddad in his element, he naturally chose Interiology Design Co.’s Experience Studio in Watertown as the setting. The owner and his team work amid the studio’s curated, comprehensive displays, a space brimming with design solutions for the whole home as well as one-of-kind accessories, upholstery, art and case goods...

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