Shingle Style on The Bay

A decade’s worth of summers had given the couple ample opportunity to reflect on what they loved—and didn’t—about their...

Tour a Light and Airy Cape Cod Coastal Home

When architect John MacDonald and his team began discussing how to replace their clients’ vintage 1970s waterfront property on...

Classic on Cape Cod

True, it’s a well-used adage, but sometimes the apple really doesn’t fall far from the tree. Architect Richard Wills,...

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An Delightful Entertaining Space on The Gold Coast

An Delightful Entertaining Space on The Gold Coast

A front door the color of a daffodil? A bright yellow Bronco in the driveway? The French are renowned for their sense of style. And Gaelle Dudley was born and raised in France, so it’s in her DNA. Dudley, who calls herself an interior/exterior designer, is adept at creating both beautiful rooms and fabulous gardens. But then there’s also

An Outdoor Space for a Family That Plays Together

An Outdoor Space for a Family That Plays Together

It was an interesting conundrum: classic, stately New England brick home; homeowners with contemporary tastes; and a blank canvas of a yard to marry the two styles seamlessly. The owners, who are originally from Brazil, had a robust and exacting outdoor vision to reimagine the standard developer’s

Special Focus: Kitchen & Bath Design Connecticut 2018

Special Focus: Kitchen & Bath Design Connecticut 2018

Inner Space When Denise Davies’s clients, a German CEO and his American wife, relocated from Boston, they bought a Westport center-hall colonial—a traditional home squarely at odds with their modern sensibilities. It’s a design dilemma Davies is increasingly familiar with. “The next generation is moving from

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5 Keys to Enjoying the Coastal Breeze, Views and Easy Living

5 Keys to Enjoying the Coastal Breeze, Views and Easy Living

Sweeping vistas of the horizon, inspiring ocean sunrises, light-filled rooms and the intoxicating aroma of salt air. New Englanders love their coastal homes and whether that means a condo on the harbor, cottage on a cove or beachfront shingle-style home, selecting appropriate windows

Shopping RISD in Person and Online

Shopping RISD in Person and Online

The prestigious Rhode Island School of Design is a regional treasure, with alumni who create world-class art and crafts, but how does one go about taking advantage of their talent? Lucky for us there are several ways to shop for goods created by RISD

Renovating Your Kitchen? Here are 5 Key Things to Consider First

Renovating Your Kitchen? Here are 5 Key Things to Consider First

As a homeowner, there are few renovation projects that are more exciting, transformative, or satisfying than a complete kitchen remodel. But there are also few projects with higher stakes. A kitchen remodel is not only a major investment of both time and money, it’s a job that must seamlessly

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Style Scheme: A Kitchen Inspired by The Sea
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Style Scheme: A Kitchen Inspired by The Sea

August 15, 2018

Love the feeling of spending time by the ocean? Nina Hackel, the owner of Dream Kitchens, has a recipe for creating a kitchen that evokes the beauty of the sea, so you can get your ocean fix even if you are landlocked. Glass is a key element in Hackel’s design, with a mosaic backsplash featuring watery blues and grays and bespoke glass

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Shop Visit: Florijn Home
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Shop Visit: Florijn Home

August 14, 2018

Shopping—perhaps with a stop for lunch—in tony Wellesley, Massachusetts, has long been a favorite pastime. The charming downtown is chock-full of interesting stores. For design aficionados, the first stop is always Florijn Home, right in the middle of the action on Central

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August Events for The Design Minded
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August Events for The Design Minded

August 02, 2018

Nantucket by Design August 1–4 The four-day event presented by the Nantucket Historical Association features lectures and social events celebrating creative and inspiring interior design. A luncheon panel, moderated by Sophie Donelson, editor-in-chief

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July Events for the Design Minded
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July Events for the Design Minded

June 30, 2018

Designing Beauport, Room by Room July 7 Explore the beautiful summer home of early 20th-century interior designer Henry Davis Sleeper at this special tour that provides access to rooms rarely seen. Marvel at his use of light and color, and explore the

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June Events for the Design Minded
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June Events for the Design Minded

June 01, 2018

Concord Museum Garden Tour June 1–2 Attendees of this annual event are sure to be inspired to create their own outdoor oases by visiting some of the most beautiful gardens in Concord, Massachusetts. 9 a.m.–4 p.m. $30 Concord Museum members in

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