Boston Design Guide

Because Boston has a style all its own.

  • Which Gas Fireplace Is For You? A Starter Kit

    Which Gas Fireplace Is For You? A Starter Kit

    As a society, we have long been drawn to fire, and captivated by the dance of flames. Plus, let’s face it, during the big chill of winter, especially here in New England, the room with a fire is...

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  • Architecture and Construction: Simplified with Polhemus Savery DaSilva

    Architecture and Construction: Simplified with Polhemus Savery DaSilva

    What happens when you hire an experienced and highly collaborative team of licensed architects and contractors, landscape architects, construction managers, cost estimators, and master...

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  • Safe and Sound: Smart Home Security, Mockupancy & More

    Safe and Sound: Smart Home Security, Mockupancy & More

    “A lot of people think of TV and music when they think of Control4,” says Director of Sales & Development Dave Noland of Sounds Good. “The security side is overlooked.” The Waltham-based tech...

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  • New Year Resolutions for the Home

    New Year Resolutions for the Home

    Ringing in a new year often brings lists of personal resolutions and goals to conquer. But what about the home? It is, after all, the place we spend most of our time with those closest to our...

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  • Tour & Pour: Trade Event at LeaMar Industries January 30

    Tour & Pour: Trade Event at LeaMar Industries January 30

    Calling all members of the trade! Join Cape & Islands Design Guide for the Winter Gallery Tour at LeaMar Industries on January 30th. Enjoy a night out and tour the hand selected, one-of-a-kind...

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  • Pantone Declares “Classic Blue” as the Color of 2020

    Pantone Declares “Classic Blue” as the Color of 2020

    For over twenty years, the Pantone Color Institute has declared a fresh, vibrant shade as the Color of the Year. Every year, the Institute’s color experts travel the world, analyzing trends and...

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  • Damage to your Stone? 3 Surfaces Get a Makeover

    Damage to your Stone? 3 Surfaces Get a Makeover

    Did your holiday festivities leave a mark on your surfaces and countertops? We all love a house full of family and friends, but we can do without the etch marks, scratches, nicks and ring marks...

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  • Work in Progress: A Marblehead Renovation in the Making

    Work in Progress: A Marblehead Renovation in the Making

    A traditional oceanfront home, located right on the coast in Marblehead is going ultramodern within. Groom Construction has been hard at work renovating a neo-Georgian oceanside home in Marblehead...

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  • First Impressions: 6 Projects with Instant Appeal

    First Impressions: 6 Projects with Instant Appeal

    What better day than the first of the year to reflect on the instant appeal of the homes and scenes crafted, designed or treated by top Boston professionals. We know that generally we shouldn't...

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  • BDG's Top Nine of  2019

    BDG's Top Nine of 2019

    2019 marked another year full of incredible projects and spectacular inspiration. We were fortunate to once again feature the industry’s top professionals and tradespeople and to be welcomed into...

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  • Five Rockin' Wine Cellars!

    Five Rockin' Wine Cellars!

    The wine cellar: it’s where all great New Year’s celebrations begin and end. As we prepare to usher in not only a new year but a new decade, we raise a glass to five extraordinary designs....

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  • Longfellow Design Build: Smaller Footprints, Grand Ideas

    Longfellow Design Build: Smaller Footprints, Grand Ideas

    If what makes a house an exceptional home pivots on customized, well-executed and beautiful design—not extravagant square footage—then Cape Cod’s Longfellow Design Build has it down. “So many...

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  • Get Smart: Inside Systems Design & Integration's new Experience Showroom

    Get Smart: Inside Systems Design & Integration's new Experience Showroom

    Though Systems Design & Integration, Inc. has designed and installed audio video systems in businesses and residences for over 10 years now, performing work in Boston, Cape Cod and the New England...

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  • Snow and Jones supports the new CCALS Retreat Center

    Snow and Jones supports the new CCALS Retreat Center

    When Snow and Jones, Inc. was asked to support the plumbing for CCALS’ (Compassionate Care ALS) new Retreat Center in Falmouth, they were honored but not surprised. In business since 1952 as a...

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  • Season's Greetings from the Gardner!

    Season's Greetings from the Gardner!

    Isabella Stewart Gardner created her Boston museum in the Back Bay Fens in 1899 because America didn’t have anything like it—and there is nothing like it. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is...

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  • Looking for Last-Minute Christmas Decorations?

    Looking for Last-Minute Christmas Decorations?

    If you’re hosting Christmas this year and are frantically looking for stunning holiday décor with little time to spare, look no further than Stonegate Gardens for all of your indoor and outdoor...

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  • Holiday Ready: Best-Dressed New England Homes

    Holiday Ready: Best-Dressed New England Homes

    Here at BDG, we believe that nobody wears holiday finery and decorations quite as well as the homes of New England. Our region’s classic properties were tailor-made for garlands of pine and...

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  • Seasons Four: Holiday Highlights

    Seasons Four: Holiday Highlights

    With Christmas right around the corner, people are searching for last minute decorations to effortlessly dress up their home for the holidays. Whether you’re searching for decorative pillows,...

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  • Town & Country with Michael Carter

    Town & Country with Michael Carter

    A dynamic unit in One Dalton, Boston's chicest new address, and its antithesis—a New Hampshire lodge where time stands still—reveal the artistic range and talent of interior designer Michael...

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  • The Great Divide: An Enlightened Penthouse Renovation

    The Great Divide: An Enlightened Penthouse Renovation

    A developer, who had converted a South End church into high-end city residences, was vexed at how to configure the second floor of a penthouse suite blessed with sloping roofs and a great...

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