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The Best TV for the Big Game
Posted Feb 1 at 3:55 PM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
"You’d think that given that the Patriots have gone to the Super Bowl nine times in the Brady-Belichick era, homeowners would already have their Big Game-worthy TVs," says founder of Elite Media Solutions Brian Gibson. Turns out that even though we’re blitzing for six, getting the ultimate TV beforehand is still very much a thing. Why? Because the technology keeps getting better and the prices on...
Sudbury Design Group is ready for the Super Bowl
Posted Feb 1 at 1:28 PM in Events by Sandy Giardi
Sudbury Design Group has the competitive spirit and is cheering on the New England Patriots from their office rooftop. SDG’s Matt Sullivan reported that the landscape architecture firm scaled the Pats' logo from a drawing, blew it up and then filled it in with glowing red, blue and white Christmas lights.  Though they generally deal with turf, raising the roof isn’t as big a leap as one might...
Following Melanie: BDG Publisher Tours 7 Tide
Posted Jan 31 at 3:12 PM in From the Publisher by Melanie Perillo
BDG Publisher Melanie Perillo is always on the move—whether in showrooms, workrooms, construction sites, quarries, shops or private homes. This first installment of a regular video series takes her to 7 Tide in the Boston Seaport, an under-one-roof “design adventure” that should be on the radar of every home design lover and pro in the area. There, she meets up with Sean Clarke, general manager...
Provincetown renovation with period details by Bannon Builders
Posted Jan 30 at 12:00 AM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
When a client from Manhattan sought to revive and add to a historic home on Provincetown’s Commercial Street, one of the seaside destination’s most coveted thoroughfares, they looked to Bannon Custom Builders. It wouldn’t be an easy job. Though the property reads like a single colonial home from the street, it is actually a four-unit condominium. The home receiving the rehab is the majority...
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams In-Store Floor Sample Sale through Feb. 10
Posted Jan 28 at 3:09 PM in Shopping by Sandy Giardi
Calling all lovers of home décor and bargains! Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams stores are making way for their 2019 spring collections (slated to arrive late February!), and holding an epic Floor Sample Sale through Feb. 10. This means big savings on the all-American brand’s comfortable yet stylish furnishings, accents and accessories. MG+BW's in-store Floor Sample Sale has items from the fall...
Pebble terrace on Ernie Boch Jr.'s garden pavilion
Posted Jan 22 at 9:20 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
Interior designer Anthony Catalfano, who has worked with Ernie Boch, Jr. on his home and on the many structures throughout his property, calls the grounds of Boch’s estate, “the most beautiful garden you’ve ever seen. [The Pebble Terrace] is made of black and white stones that make a pattern,” he continues. “It’s crazy beautiful.”  Comprised of contrasting Mexican beach stones, the Pebble Terrace...
Ernie Boch Jr. gives a video tour of his Garden Pavlion
Posted Jan 18 at 2:22 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
President and CEO of Subaru of New England, arts advocate, musician and philanthropist Ernie Boch, Jr. gives us the grand tour of his breathtaking garden pavilion, where members of his family are interred and where he plans to be laid to rest one day.  This two-floor sanctuary—hand crafted by the best of best in the New England design and construction community and located in his very own...
Metropolitan: Benjamin Moore & Co. Color of the Year 2019
Posted Jan 17 at 11:26 AM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
Apparently subtle, heathered grays in home décor aren’t going anywhere…just yet. Last year, Benjamin Moore & Co. named the highly saturated red Caliente its Color of the Year, and the Pantone Institute just announced the bright and beautiful Living Coral its hue of the moment for 2019. By making Metropolitan AF-690, which has been part of the Affinity Color Chart for three years, the 2019...
A look inside a traditional new home in Wellesley
Posted Jan 11 at 10:00 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
Jeff Birnbaum, President of Pioneer Construction, takes us inside a beautiful new build in Wellesley to show us some of his favorite spaces. As owner, Birnbaum has his hand in every detail. He keeps his firm “boutique” in scale, for lack of a better word, to ensure that he not only has an easy rapport with the full design team, which, for this home, includes architect Tom Catalano, interior...
Image suggesting Alexa is recording our conversations
Posted Jan 10 at 2:16 PM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
With the introduction of the newest voice-activated 5.8-inch employee, who plays music and places paper towel orders, we’ve become increasingly concerned that Alexa is recording our conversations. And our team is not alone. As more incidents of recorded conversations surface, many people are worried about the vulnerability of these devices. With 50 million Amazon Alexas sold as of August, we...

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