A Boston Brownstone Gets a Thoughtful Renovation

That classic tune about how you can’t hurry love holds true in design, too. When it comes to long-lasting...

Industrial Chic on Boston Harbor

They are a bi-coastal couple, but not along the usual New York-to-Los Angeles axis. Rather, they divide their time...

Mountain Makeover

“Who knew?” asks Kerry Berchem, as she smiles and recalls how the modest renovation she and her husband, Craig...

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A Classic Cape-Style Home Reimagined

A Classic Cape-Style Home Reimagined

John and his wife, Annmarie, had been searching for a new home for months. Having given up on finding a lot on which to build, John found himself in Boxford, Massachusetts, standing at the door of yet another colonial, yet another house that just didn’t match his idea of a home. Then he turned and saw the house across the cul-de-sac. The expanded Cape-style home was just what he and Annemarie had been looking for. It wasn’t for sale, but when his agent approached its empty-nester owners, they agreed to let John have a look inside. “I opened the door and said, ‘I’ll take it,’ ” John remembers. The traditional style and the bright, unpretentious interior spoke to him immediately. And it said, “home.” A dozen years and three children later, the couple still loved their house. But it hardly looked different from when they had first moved in. The furniture felt uninspired. The red and gold color scheme they favored had begun to look dull and repetitive. “They were stuck,” explains designer Jenn Sanborn. “Sometimes when you don’t know where to start, you don’t do anything.” Like her clients, Sanborn appreciated the home’s positive features. But as someone whose ability to pick up on architecture gone wrong borders on a sixth sense, she knew the house needed more than a coat of paint here or a potted plant there. “It was a well-built house and it had very good bones, but there were things that absolutely did not work,” she says. Architectural missteps included an oddly angled wall in the dining room and a host of troubles in the great room, among them a partially vaulted ceiling that clashed with the room’s graceful Serlian window. Smoothing out these architectural glitches would be the first step in making those rooms…

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Contemporary Classic in Vermont

Contemporary Classic in Vermont

After falling in love with and buying what the husband calls “easily one of the most beautiful lots in Vermont,” this New York City–based couple explored every inch of its twenty acres of rolling meadow. They marveled at

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Absolutely Luxurious Bath Accessories

Absolutely Luxurious Bath Accessories

It’s hard to say exactly when the “necessary room” became a necessary luxury, but we’ve been giving our bathrooms the spa treatment for some time. They’re retreats now, rejuvenation rooms, sanctuaries—

Vintage Vinyl®: A New Era in Flooring

Vintage Vinyl®: A New Era in Flooring

In home decor, it’s a beautiful (but all too rare) thing when form and function meet smack in the middle; especially in an instance where both are of equal importance, like flooring. But that’s precisely what you get with

The evocative Moon light

Double Vision: Ben and Aja Blanc

If you live and work together in a creative industry, inspiration can come when you least expect it. Maybe you’re on the back deck coloring with your two daughters when you realize you’ve just sketched an

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Style Scheme: A Luxurious Lounge
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Style Scheme: A Luxurious Lounge

January 19, 2018

Imagine waiting out winter in this sophisticated lounge designed by Duncan Hughes. Rich, luxurious fabrics—mohair and velvet—in deep jewel hues, warm wood tones, and artwork that elevates the room all add up to a warm and welcoming space.

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Christmas by the Sea
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Christmas by the Sea

December 20, 2017

Every year family and friends of Carey Karlan eagerly await their invitation to her annual Christmas party.The interior designer imagines a new party theme each season and transforms her 1920’s cottage for the holiday. In past years she has featured a Scottish Christmas,

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