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Five Essential Elements for a Home that Nurtures the Spirit

What really evokes contentment in the places that you love? What is it, really, that enables you to feel happy and at ease when you cross that threshold? Cushman Design has some answers.

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An Urban Renaissance in Boston

Boston’s housing stock is undergoing a shift, thanks to young families sticking it out in the city for the long haul. Here are the biggest trends inspired by family life in the heart of Boston, from our partners at Catamount Builders.

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Wendy Wahl: Paper Trail

For Rhode Island artist Wendy Wahl, obsolete encyclopedias become fodder for a provocative discussion of contemporary knowledge.

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Pella Windows Opens Reimagined, Modern Showrooms

Window shopping is taking on a whole new meaning with Pella’s modern showroom concepts.

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Shop Visit: 22 Milk Street

Portland’s 22 Milk Street is a reflection of owner and interior designer Ariana Fischer’s curated style. Who doesn’t need a Buddha snow globe in their home?

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How to Build the Classic, Custom Cape Cod Home of Your Dreams

McPhee Associates designs for the long term.

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Mike Wright: The Wood Whisperer

With a little coaxing, Mike Wright’s salvaged planks and timbers take on a colorful life of their own.

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Design Trend: Semiprecious Stones

North Shore stone fabricator Cumar creates fabulous––and functional––statement surfaces from semiprecious materials.

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Diana James Offers Advice on Living Swell

If you walked into Living Swell, the Marblehead boutique owned by veteran designer Diana James, and didn’t want to leave,…

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Sculptor Richard Erdman: Cast in Stone

Sculptor Richard Erdman has had a passion for stone since boyhood, and there’s no sign he’ll tire of the medium any time soon.

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Mid-Cape Home Centers: A Century of Success

On the eve of its 125th anniversary, the team at Mid-Cape Home Centers reflects on more than a century of success.

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Chef’s Surprise: Jacques Pepin

Long renowned for his artistry in the kitchen, French chef Jacques Pépin turns his talents to a different medium these days—with equally delightful results.

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Hiring a General Contractor? These 5 Steps Ensure You’ll Choose the Right Person for the Job

Hiring a contractor to work on your home is a major decision. You’re not only trusting the person you hire…

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Lunaform’s Garden Containers

Maine-based Lunaform handcrafts concrete planters, fountains, benches, birdbaths, urns, prayer wheels and garden containers one by one in its coastal studio.

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Sparkle and Shine: Joanna Buchanan’s Home Accessories

Joanna Buchanan draws from her colorful personal history to create heirloom-worthy bejeweled home accessories.

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