Boston Design Guide

Because Boston has a style all its own.

  • Good-Practice Guidelines for Electronics

    Good-Practice Guidelines for Electronics

    Larry DiFoggio, President and Electrical Consultant of DiFoggio Electric, the full-service electrical contracting company that, in large part, has kept Boston running for over 40 years, wishes he...

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  • Creative Ways to Use Shiplap

    Creative Ways to Use Shiplap

    While shiplap has been around forever, there is no doubt that the clean-lined application is the darling of home design. Homeowners adore the rustic yet refined “modern farmhouse” look, and...

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  • Sunday Baking: Family Approved Recipes

    Sunday Baking: Family Approved Recipes

    BDG Publisher Melanie Perillo has long been singing the praises of Sullivan Street Bakery’s No-Knead Bread, pictured above. It is one of the most popular recipes The Times has published, and with...

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  • Gorgeous Gardens that Soothe the Soul

    Gorgeous Gardens that Soothe the Soul

    Formal, carefree, historic or Japanese in spirit, these edens are carefully cultivated to delight the senses.... Landscape construction by Schumacher Companies; photo by Mitch Harper This slice...

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  • Make-At-Home Cleaning Hacks

    Make-At-Home Cleaning Hacks

    Citrus Cleaner Given that cleaning products are somewhat scarce these days, Kim Vuona at the Kinefac Corporation shared this do-it-yourself option for making an all-natural cleaning agent at...

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  • A Picturesque Farmhouse Designed for an Equestrian

    A Picturesque Farmhouse Designed for an Equestrian

    When one thinks of building a summer home in New England, Sudbury typically isn’t the first locale that comes to mind. But, for a dressage rider who lives, trains and competes year-round in...

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  • Home Office Designs for Every Taste

    Home Office Designs for Every Taste

    Working remotely is the new norm. These smart home office designs suit any style and are as varied as the individuals behind each desk.... Above, Adams + Beasley Associates carved out a polished...

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  • Five Cozy Spaces That Bring Comfort

    Five Cozy Spaces That Bring Comfort

    It is no secret that the global health crisis is seriously unsettling—COVID-19 has abruptly interrupted our daily lives with no clear end in sight. While we all wish we could actively contribute...

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  • Family Weekend Project: Design Your Outdoor Space

    Family Weekend Project: Design Your Outdoor Space

    While the showroom at Plymouth Quarries is currently closed, the sales team and yard staff is open for business and working hard to get homeowners and members of the trade samples, stone, pavers...

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  • Heart of Oak Launches Season 2 Featuring Oak Development & Design

    Heart of Oak Launches Season 2 Featuring Oak Development & Design

    A New England home renovation show, Heart of Oak follows PJ and Lizzy Antonik and their team from Oak Development & Design as they tear houses apart to turn them into beautiful custom renovated...

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  • Five Ways to Brighten Your Mood

    Five Ways to Brighten Your Mood

    Given that the professionals of the BDG community are exceptionally creative and have made homelife their business and passion, we reached out to members of the trade for some tips and diversions...

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  • Gardens Inspired by Art: Amy Martin Landscape Design

    Gardens Inspired by Art: Amy Martin Landscape Design

    As the days get longer and the weather begins to warm, we are reminded that spring is on the way and it is time to plan the landscape you’ve been longing for all winter. If you are dreaming of an...

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  • Reflections on a Pond Transformation

    Reflections on a Pond Transformation

    “We can never have enough of nature,” Henry David Thoreau famously said, and it seems that a client of Landscape Creations would have to agree. An environmentalist at heart commissioned the...

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  • A Successful Tour & Pour Event!

    A Successful Tour & Pour Event!

    Last month, LeaMar Industries and Cape & Islands Design Guide hosted the very successful Winter Gallery Tour & Pour event. Members of the trade enjoyed a night out at they sipped Italian wines...

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  • NOLA in the Northeast: Crescent City Style

    NOLA in the Northeast: Crescent City Style

    When we think of New Orleans, we think of that heady, hedonistic place that is a feast for the senses. Spanish moss, French Quarter architecture, Bourbon Street jazz, voodoo and Carnival come to...

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  • Six Stunning Indoor Pools and Spas

    Six Stunning Indoor Pools and Spas

    As Daylight Savings approaches, we are reminded that summer is on the way! Days are getting longer and the weather is warming. Most of us are dreaming of 80-degree days and relaxing poolside;...

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  • Coffee, Connections & Credit

    Coffee, Connections & Credit

    Calling all architects and interior designers! Join Cape & Islands Design Guide at Supply New England's Kitchen & Bath Gallery in Falmouth for a morning of networking and an opportunity to earn 1...

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  • Be Mine: Spaces Inspired by Valentine's Day

    Be Mine: Spaces Inspired by Valentine's Day

    This Valentine’s Day, devote your love and attention to the one place that fills you with joy and comfort like no other: the home! Who says you need a human to spoil on this holiday? Instead,...

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  • Modern Prairie: Meet the Team

    Modern Prairie: Meet the Team

    When Boston Design Guide first learned that Slocum Hall Design Group and Concept Building were collaborating on a custom home in a Boston suburb, we knew it was going to be extraordinary. Having...

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  • On the Move: JW Construction, Inc., Names Vice President

    On the Move: JW Construction, Inc., Names Vice President

    JW Construction, Inc., a Boston-based, full-service construction company recently announced the appointment of Andrea Brownell as Vice President. In this newly created role, Ms. Brownell will...

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