Trends and Ideas

Rooms with A View

Beauty and beneficence go hand in hand at Southport’s annual Rooms with a View.

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5 Ways to Create Meaningful Spaces

Homeowners are surrounded by beautiful design recommendations daily. However, many homeowners crave more than beauty; they are

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Rising Star: Alina Wohlhardt

Designer Alina Wolhardt is the force behind the look and feel of some of Boston’s most distinctive new condo buildings.

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Tour The Hawthorne Inn in Concord, Massachusetts

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

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Interior Design: TV versus Reality

An interior design veteran sheds light on common myths proliferated by the decor media. Thanks to the explosion of design-centric…

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A Virtual Reality Where Architecture is the Name of the Game

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

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Stylish Boutique Hotels on The Cape and Islands

The vintage sea captain’s home, meticulously preserved and unrivaled as the standard for luxury lodging on Cape Cod, is facing…

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Put the Finishing Touches on Your Client’s Home

There are two things every seasoned interior designer knows. First: when it comes to turning a house into a beautiful,…

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How to Choose a Wood Floor That Stands the Test of Time (and Style)

  If you’re currently in the process of choosing wood flooring for your home, Mac Davis, owner of Mac Davis…

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At Connecticut Stone, Design Trends Spark New Fireplace Designs

  Fireplaces have been a centerpiece of New England homes for centuries. We’ve devised much better ways to cook our…

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A New Way to Create Beauty and Peace of Mind

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

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The Light You Deserve – Make the Most of It

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

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A Guide to Historic Home Restoration

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

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2017 Trends and Tastemakers

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

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Trends and Tastemakers 2016

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?

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