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Custom high-end Maine home by Slocum Hall Design Group
Posted Dec 6 at 3:50 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
We’d gladly make tracks to these wonderful, wintry retreats in the mountains... Dream of a Post and Beam Photo by Daniel Nystedt A client of Slocum Hall Design Group purchased an abandoned post and beam structure in Stowe, Vermont, with the intention of transforming the original mixed-use building (it had previously housed a small business and residence) into an inviting year-round retreat. The...
High-end kitchen renovation using the Kallista Multiere Stainless Steel Sink, available at Splash
Posted Dec 6 at 2:36 PM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
Robin Shor, Builder Liaison for Splash, the state-of-the-art kitchen and bath showroom located in Newton, has long been a favorite among contractors for both her insight and energy. And when Boston Design Guide publisher Melanie Perillo embarked on her own kitchen and laundry room renovation, it was easy to see why. Robin has an amiable, get-it-done attitude that is refreshing when you’re in the...
Mac Davis Flooring custom European oak flooring
Posted Dec 5 at 1:54 PM in News by Sandy Giardi
Mac Davis of Mac Davis Flooring knows the importance of laying the groundwork and building relationships. He grew up in the flooring world, working under his father, and has brought that education, as well as what he’s gleaned from his continued studies as a certified installer and finisher through the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA), to his own hardwood flooring business, which is...
Holiday Trunks Shows Dec. 7 and 8 at ARTEFACT Home
Posted Dec 4 at 4:49 PM in Shopping by Sandy Giardi
Calling all shoppers! ARTEFACT Home is hosting holiday trunk shows at both locations this weekend. Head to ARTEFACT HOME | GARDEN in Belmont December 7, from 11am-5pm, for bubbles, bites, giveaways and of course ARTEFACT’s elevated array of home décor and gifts. Customers can explore the unique wares of top-tier artisans, from unique and natural holiday floral arrangements (Privet Floral) to...
DiFoggio Electric, a full-service electrical contracting company in Boston
Posted Dec 4 at 2:18 PM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
Founded by President and Electrical Consultant Larry DiFoggio in 1973, DiFoggio Electric, a full-service electrical contracting company serving the residential and commercial markets, has been powering Boston for over 4 decades.  From townhomes in historic Louisburg Square to Back Bay icons like the Four Seasons to burgeoning new builds in the Seaport District, serving Boston residents has become...
A large-scale custom renovation of a Georgian colonial in the Boston area
Posted Dec 3 at 9:10 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
A couple had long admired a gracious Georgian estate in Wellesley. They were taken with its streetside presence and imagined raising their family there. And though they weren’t looking to move, when they learned the home had been put on the market, they jumped at the chance to make the dream a reality. Suddenly talk of “if only” became a matter of “when,” and there was a new conversation—how to...
Jeff Soderbergh Sustainable Furnishings & Fine Art Grand Opening in Portsmouth, RI
Posted Dec 2 at 5:02 PM in Events by Sandy Giardi
Jeff Soderbergh Sustainable Furnishings & Fine Art is celebrating the grand opening of a new studio and showroom in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, December 7. Stop in from 3-6pm for holiday bites and sips (including a sushi truck if you get there early!), and see the realization of a dream 20 years in the making. Custom furniture maker and sustainable artist Jeff Soderbergh shares that he had been...
Duravit Dream Bath Competition Winning Bathroom by Paris K Designs
Posted Nov 27 at 4:31 PM in News by Sandy Giardi
Duravit USA names the winner and the distinguished runners-up of its 7th Annual Designer Dream Bath Competition and BDG was honored to play a part. Duravit USA teamed with sales partner Frank Webb Home to scout the hottest bathroom designs in the Northeast incorporating Duravit’s timeless yet cutting-edge products. Designers hailing from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New...
Custom Camp-Style Fire Pits to Benefit the Leo Project
Posted Nov 26 at 2:24 PM in News by Sandy Giardi
Nick O’Hara of O’Hara & Company is donating 100 percent of the sales of his fun, rustic stone fire pits to The Leo Project. An initiative close to his heart, The Leo Project is a non-profit organization that was started in honor of Nick’s daughter, Caitlin, who passed away in 2016 following a double lung transplant. It’s the vision of Jess Danforth, another extraordinary young woman who vowed...
Custom high-end renovation for a Cape Cod home by Salt Architecture
Posted Nov 25 at 5:16 PM in Inspiring Projects by Edie Ravenelle
A Scraggy Neck island house in Bourne had coastal views and good bones, yet neither were being featured well. So, Alissa Hike Harris and Chris Harris, co-owners of Salt Architecture Inc. in Falmouth, launched a renovation to fix the home's impediments. "We opened up water views from a kitchen that had been set back and walled off from the view," explains Alissa, "in addition to enlarging the...

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