Trends and Ideas
If you want to stand—or sleep, or eat homemade granola—at the crossroads of American literary and revolutionary history, there’s probably no better place to do it than the Hawthorne Inn in Concord, Massachusetts. The bed-and-breakfast sits on former farmland owned in turn by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Amos Bronson Alcott, and
You can’t walk into a house that hasn’t been built. That’s a fact. But in today’s reality—today’s virtual reality, that is—you can have an experience that’s pretty darn close. In recent years, virtual reality—a computer-generated simulation that places users in an interactive, three-dimensional
We all know the feeling. You’re an hour from home on your way to a relaxing weekend at your beach house when that doubt starts to seep in. “I think I locked the sliding door to the deck. Yes, I am sure I did,” you try to
First came a focus on interior design, which continues to inspire innovative style statements. Then homeowners and designers turned their attention to outdoor living, however long or short the season may be in their region. New
If you’ve lived in New England for any period of time, there’s a good chance you’ve had at least a passing thought about restoring an old home. It’s a scenario that’s hard to avoid when a browse through the local real estate
Trends in style seem to be as natural as the annual cycle of the seasons, and tied into a deep human need for variety and change even in the midst of continuity. Evolving trends may
Can it be true that New England was once a design backwater? That architectural excitement happened elsewhere, while stodgy Brahmins made do with their grandparents’ houses and furniture, quietly proud of the threadbare rugs?