Editor’s Miscellany: Hall of Fame Time Once More

By Kyle Hoepner

Two weeks ago I complained about the number of design events happening this time of year. Today I’m back to push shamelessly for adding yet one more to your calendar. I wonder if this means I have a bright future in politics? But, all kidding aside, you really don’t want to miss the sixth annual New England Design Hall of Fame, coming up very quickly on Thursday, November 8. Seven more worthy souls are to be added to the august company of former inductees. These are the people at the top of their game, the people who define what residential architecture, interior design and landscape design in New England can be.

NEDHOF 2012 inductees Kathryn Herman, Morgan Dix Wheelock, Lyman S. A. Perry, Heather G. Wells, Nannette Lewis, Bruce Beinfield and James Doyle. Photo by Bruce Rogovin

 

Architect Bruce Beinfield mixes modernity and tradition in his own characteristic way. Photo by Jeff McNamara

 

Pure garden drama from Doyle Herman Design Associates. Photo by Ber Murphy

 

A very grand yet warm abode by Heather Wells. Photo by Hedrich Blessing

 

Rhythmic beams define a space by Nantucket architect Lyman Perry. Photo by Michael Partenio

 

Morgan Wheelock provides a coastal tableau.

 

Interiors by Nannette Lewis: classic and elegant, yes; boring, never. Photo by Michael Partenio

 

I should also mention that the Hall of Fame is simply the best industry party of the season. Both the cocktail hour (hosted this year on the newly renovated “Winners’ Mezzanine”) and the gala dinner and awards ceremony overlook the dining room’s spectacular double-height views of downtown Boston and the harbor, which will no doubt do their best—yet fail—to outshine the glittering panoply of design folk inside.

Top-notch cuisine, fine wines, killer views, and that extra something from Winston Flowers. Event photos by Tara Carvalho

 

Please join us! Sixth Annual New England Design Hall of Fame Thursday, November 8, 2012 6:30 p.m. cocktails / 7:45 p.m. dinner and awards at the State Room, 60 State Street, 33rd floor, in Boston Click here for tickets or call 800-609-5154 x722 to purchase by phone.

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