Boston Design Guide

Because Boston has a style all its own.

  • Introducing TA.DA: A Colorful New Home Store in Chatham

    Introducing TA.DA: A Colorful New Home Store in Chatham

    Great design that makes you say “Ta-Da!” That's the thought behind TA.DA, Melinda Headrick's newest Chatham-based interior design venture at 402 Main St. TA.DA is the retail division of Chatham...

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  • A Minimalist Cape Cod Pool Barn Creates Summer Central

    A Minimalist Cape Cod Pool Barn Creates Summer Central

    The moment homeowner/part-time designer Jill Morelli bought a salvaged soapstone sink from a Boston restoration store, she had a call to make. She phoned her husband to say, “I think we’re doing...

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  • Salute-Worthy Looks in Red, White and Blue

    Salute-Worthy Looks in Red, White and Blue

    We pledge allegiance to this built-in eating nook by Brookes + Hill Custom Builders, pictured above. The sturdy scarlet table anchors the white semicircular seating, cushioned by royal blue...

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  • Sizzling Outdoor Kitchen Designs and Pro Tips

    Sizzling Outdoor Kitchen Designs and Pro Tips

    Summer is in full swing, so it's time to make the most of every fair weather day we get. These outdoor kitchens do exactly that: They inspire summertime entertaining at its blue-ribbon best....

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  • A "Boat Bar" Anchors in Snug Harbor

    A "Boat Bar" Anchors in Snug Harbor

    When we first caught wind that Sand Dollar Customs was building a “boat bar” for the first level of a Snug Harbor home, we envisioned a small replication of a handsome wooden hull or maybe a...

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  • Publisher's Reno Project: Insulation Is In!

    Publisher's Reno Project: Insulation Is In!

    Headway is being made on the renovation of BDG publisher Melanie Perillo’s 1790s charming antique home in Sudbury. We’ve been following this process for awhile now, and it’s exciting to see the...

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  • Elevated Entertaining: Mark Sikes at Surroundings

    Elevated Entertaining: Mark Sikes at Surroundings

    “Mark Sikes is one of the biggest names in the design world right now,” says Katie Marshall, store manager for Surroundings Home, and she is thrilled to carry some of his products at their...

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  • Newport Flower Show June 21-23

    Newport Flower Show June 21-23

    The Preservation Society of Newport County presents the Newport Flower Show June 21-23. Each day, guests are offered wonderful opportunities to enjoy the most elegant horticultural and floral...

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  • Sub-Zero's Cool New Model: The PRO 36

    Sub-Zero's Cool New Model: The PRO 36

    Designers and homeowners have been asking for this for years, and now Sub-Zero has fulfilled their wishes with the new smaller version of their wildly popular PRO 48...the PRO 36! The boldest,...

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  • Flower-Free Gardens

    Flower-Free Gardens

    While it’s true that petals have power, area landscape architects are also cultivating woodland and contemporary gardens that are devoid (or nearly devoid) of flowers. Instead, these high-end...

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  • Incredible Outdoor Spaces

    Incredible Outdoor Spaces

    There is outdoor living, and there is outdoor living. For about nine months now, we’ve all yearned to be in spaces that soak up the sun, the sky or the sea. We take a look at some incredible...

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  • Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders Wins a Chatham Preservation Award

    Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders Wins a Chatham Preservation Award

    Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders (PSD), a fully integrated architecture, construction, landscape architecture and property services firm, was honored with a Chatham Preservation Award...

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  • What Does It Take to Build in Boston? Builder Eric Adams Answers....

    What Does It Take to Build in Boston? Builder Eric Adams Answers....

    "Building in the city is not for every contractor," says co-founder Eric Adams of Adams + Beasley Associates. "There's a huge amount of risk and liability to manage projects in the urban context...

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  • Newport Secret Garden Tour, June 14-16

    Newport Secret Garden Tour, June 14-16

    Newport, Rhode Island, is known as one of the Northeast’s best walking cities, and its Newport Secret Garden Tour is a seasonal highlight. This annual, self-guided walking tour June 14-16 takes...

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  • Trend Spotting: Palmer Custom Sink Legs

    Trend Spotting: Palmer Custom Sink Legs

    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...

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  • '90s No More: A Contemporary Kitchen Transformation

    '90s No More: A Contemporary Kitchen Transformation

    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,...

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  • Wonders of Wood

    Wonders of Wood

    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...

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  • 7 Tide to Host the Season's Hottest Party on May 30th

    7 Tide to Host the Season's Hottest Party on May 30th

    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...

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  • Makeover Mission: Lightening Up a Tudor

    Makeover Mission: Lightening Up a Tudor

    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...

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  • Roomscapes Cabinetry & Design Center Wins Three CotY Awards

    Roomscapes Cabinetry & Design Center Wins Three CotY Awards

    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,...

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