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European style furniture in New England
Posted Oct 10 at 4:04 PM in Inspiring, Resourcing, Shopping by Sandy Giardi
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Those looking to include a taste of the Continent in their stateside abodes— without committing to a full overhaul—have inspired new offerings to consider…. “Bois et Couleur” at Dowel Furniture Custom furniture maker Dowel Furniture, who has crafted bespoke wood and upholstered chairs and end tables for over 30 years, has recently partnered with interior designer Barbara Elza Hirsch of Elza B....
inspirational design inspired by travel
Posted Oct 9 at 2:02 PM in Inspiring by Sandy Giardi
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Wander Lust Sometimes we're so enamored of a locale that we want to bring it—or a slice of it—home. We love the style of that particular place, the feeling it conjures and, of course, the memories. Kudos to the creators who are making these joys daily experiences. The following designs are steeped in a sense of place—whether reflecting favorite vacation spots, personal journeys or a bit of both....
metallic design trends for fall
Posted Oct 7 at 1:21 PM in Inspiring, Trending by Sandy Giardi
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5 Hot Fall Fashions in the Home 5. Metallics On the fashion front, metallics are everywhere—and bringing looks that range from the chic and elegant to the edgy and futuristic. Designers like Christopher Kane are trotting out outfits in head-to-toe silver, as is Chanel, though, at times, Creative Director Karl Lagerfeld opts to tone down the glitz a tad by pairing statement-making glitter boots...
glamorous home design for fall
Posted Oct 6 at 1:15 PM in Inspiring, Trending by Sandy Giardi
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5 Hot Fall Fashions in the Home 4. Glamour! Prada Last year’s trend toward glamour is back and stronger than ever. Designers from Miuccia Prada to Saint Laurent to Givenchy have taken a shine to lavish beading, fringe, sequins, and, yes, even feathers. These embellishments are adorning everything from slip dresses and gowns to denim and hats. LDa Architecture & Interiors; Photo by Sean...
high-end fashion home design trends for fall
Posted Oct 5 at 1:15 PM in Inspiring, Trending by Sandy Giardi
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5 Hot Fall Fashions in the Home 3. Hot Chocolate This year’s basic black, deep brown is a little bit softer, a little bit richer and to us, just says, autumn. It strikes just the right chord this time of year and works beautifully whether paired with toasty shades like oatmeal and mustard, demure hues like pale mauve or alongside natty naturals like ivory, tan and toffee. For the award-winning...
fall 2017 fashion trends
Posted Oct 4 at 1:14 PM in Inspiring, Trending by Sandy Giardi
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5 Hot Fall Fashions in the Home 2. Vintage Florals Who says the houses of haute couture should sideline florals until their spring collections? Vintage blooms are defying an autumnal and winter slumber and coming up roses on everything from casual tops to mid-length skirts to metallic sheaths, gowns and frocks. Rachel Reider, principal of Rachel Reider Interiors explores the vintage floral trend...
fall trends for home
Posted Oct 3 at 12:30 PM in Inspiring, Trending by Sandy Giardi
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Every fall, we scour fashion magazines and the latest runway collections to see how the styles of top designers are finding expression in the home. We find that there is often a direct correlation between what is trending in our homes and what we are coveting for our closet. We bring you the first of five fashion installments.... 5 Hot Fall Fashions in the Home 1. Seeing Red Without question,...
high-end condominium design in Boston, MA
Posted Sep 26 at 2:12 PM in Inspiring by Sandy Giardi
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Haute in the City An impeccably chic, modern unit in a luxury building began as a blank canvas. When Sea-Dar Construction first began work, “all we had was the outside shell of a building,” maintains Vice President/Principal Tony Salem. There were no partitions, the floor was uneven, and yet, in just 11 months time, that space would be transformed into a hip, high-style apartment to rival New...
vacation homes in Cape Cod
Posted Sep 20 at 8:54 PM in Inspiring by Sandy Giardi
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See You Next Year! We’re not sure there’s anything more exciting than watching your summer home take shape, which is why we were pleased that Longfellow Design Build shared its progress on a complete teardown and rebuild on Falmouth’s Surf Drive. The property is slated for completion in late 2017, and located directly across from Surf Drive Beach, overlooking the vast blue expanse of Vineyard...
women in the building industry
Posted Sep 19 at 2:08 PM in Inspiring, Sharing by Sandy Giardi
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Breaking Ground Top (L-R): Sarah Lawson of S+H Construction; Allison Iantosca of F.H. Perry Builder; Bottom (L-R): Renée West of Kistler & Knapp Builders; Kate Durrane of Columbia Contracting Corp.; Cara Meneses of ARCHWRIGHT | Fine Home Builders; Eleni Kaplan of E.K. Sanford Builders SARAH LAWSON has always had "a love for houses and design," as well as an appreciation for the technical side...

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