Design Notebook

New England Home
Magazine Blog

Stonington Victorian with Pool
January 8, 2015
Our recent cold spell makes it hard to imagine swimming in a backyard saltwater pool or sunning on your own private beach, but with the deed to...
cleaning apron
January 7, 2015
By Lynda SimontonOf course it is cliché to get organized in the New Year, but we just can’t avoid the urge to organize, purge, and rejuvenate...
Closet & Storage Concepts Mudroom
January 5, 2015
How much time have you wasted spent looking for homework, or the teacher’s note about the field trip, or the dreaded, disappearing sneaker?...
Craig Tivolitz Living Room
December 30, 2014
By Paula M. Bodah  Interior designer Craig Tevolitz, of Platemark Design, and Richard Baiano, co-owner of Childs Gallery, share a home that...
Urn with moss balls
December 29, 2014
By Karin Lidbeck BrentWith the excitement of the holidays behind us, the thought of the bleak winter ahead can dampen the spirits. Don’t...
Phil Nelson Lake Champlain
December 22, 2014
All images courtesy of Phil NelsonBy Maria LaPianaWhen Phil Nelson is criticized for compromising “pure” images in his work, the...
Robert Couturier
December 18, 2014
By Lynda SimontonMy sister and I have stumbled on a holiday tradition where we both gift each other a design book for Christmas. At first it was...
Bathroom with freestanding bathtub and neutral tile
December 17, 2014
How do you answer when someone asks, “How are you?” If you’re like most of us, it’s something like, “Busy, busy, busy...
gold coffee scoop
December 15, 2014
By Cheryl KatzNo matter how practical I try to be 11 months of the year, come December I yearn for excess. In that spirit, I’ve decided that...
vani sayeed holiday table setting
December 12, 2014
Cozy family time, sparkly lights, and stories shared around a warm, inviting fire are the embodiment of the holidays. There are many reasons to...