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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...
Roomscapes Cabinetry & Design Center Gold Winner CotY Award 2019
Posted May 17 at 4:58 PM in News by Sandy Giardi
Congratulations are in order for Roomscapes Cabinetry & Design Center for winning THREE regional Contractor of the Year (CotY) Awards, at a recent ceremony held at the Clarke Showroom in Milford, Mass. The coveted laurel—bestowed by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry of Eastern Massachusetts—recognizes the design efforts and craftsmanship of pros in its business, and often...
Private House and Walking Tour of Charlestown
Posted May 16 at 3:15 PM in Events by Kendra Keelan
Join the New England Chapter of the ICAA on a private house and walking tour of historic Charlestown this Saturday, May 18. Explore the elegant interiors and architectural details of 19th and early-20th century houses located within the areas of the Bunker Hill Monument, and Harvard (at Town Hill) and Winthrop squares that recall the charm of their time. Groups will be led by architect Eric Inman...
Clarke Wolf Grilling Seminars May 18 and June 8
Posted May 15 at 1:36 PM in Events by Kendra Keelan
With Father’s Day on the horizon, Clarke has the perfect gift idea for Dad: A Wolf Outdoor Grill. Considered to be the premium outdoor cooking tool for any family, this grill is designed to take barbecuing to a higher level. Previously ranked the #1 resource for tasteful homeowners in appliance and kitchen design, Clarke, New England’s Official Sub-Zero/Wolf/Cove Showroom and Test Kitchen, is...
Boston area landscape design by Matthew Cunningham
Posted May 14 at 9:37 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
There’s not much sweeter than springtime in New England, and it’s coming, we swear! Until it is here to stay, feast your eyes on these lush, lavish gardens. They are truly a sight for sore eyes…. The Schumacher Companies Bursting with bulbs, this cheerful residential garden tended by Schumacher Companies gives Holland a run for its money with its beds of sun-loving tulips, daffodils and...
Contemporary staircase by Kistler & Knapp Builders
Posted May 13 at 9:23 AM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
Far more than a means of access, staircases can be the home or office’s single largest statement maker, representing both the height of design and craft. Both functional and sculptural, the perfect staircase immediately commands the attention of all who enter, all but shouting the word “custom!” from the rafters. The following stairways are nothing short of, well, heaven. They are not just works...

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