Tips & Trends
Posted Jan 7 at 10:26 AM in Tips & Trends by Jen Harvey
Pantone for the first time ever has chosen two colors as the color of the year. For 2016 they chose Rose Quartz (Pantone 13-1520) and Serenity (Pantone 15-3919). The two colors come at a time when balance and tranquility have become important factors in every day life. The Pantone website states that with modern stresses, these welcoming colors are designed in a way to fulfill our yearning for...
Posted Dec 16 at 3:56 PM in Tips & Trends by Anonymous
MAISON&OBJET 2016 is coming up on January 22-26. This year's show is divided into 3 lifestyle sections: Maison (Home fashion) - Objet (Designer Objects) - Luxe, Design & Architecture d'interieur (Luxury, Design and Interiors). "WILD" will be the theme for the Inspiration area, where new and innovative trends will be unveiled. Free shuttles will be operating from Porte Maillot (metro)...
Posted Dec 4 at 2:15 PM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
(Patrick Ahearn Architect) Is your home truly ready for the cold? This is the list you should be checking twice. It’s no secret that last year Old Man Winter really packed a punch. Many New Englanders regretted not taking the necessary steps to ready their homes for the arctic blast we endured. This year, we’re doing our part to limit the shoulda, woulda, couldas and help you get your gloves up...
Posted Nov 18 at 4:27 PM in Tips & Trends by Anonymous
On Thursday November 19th, Restoration Resources, located in Boston’s historical South End and Boston’s only Architectural Salvage business, will host “Architectural Salvage: Tour, Tips, Demo, Design, Projects & More”, exclusively for attendees of ABX, who will also earn 2.5 continuing education and AIA (American Institute of Architects) learning units. ABX is the leading building industry...
Posted Nov 17 at 1:47 PM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
Chloé For late fall/ early winter, many fashion lines are making a subtle variation to classic winter white this year by adding just a hint of golden yellow or taupe to their pieces. The look is rich, classic and captivating both on the runway and in the home. LDa Architecture & Interiors, photo by Sean Litchfield When treated with a minimalist hand, cream is particularly alluring. Chloé...
Posted Oct 26 at 2:44 PM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
Valentino This year, we identified some of the hottest looks for fall—romantic frocks, Victorian influences, statement jewelry—and asked our team of interior designers to do some trend spotting in their home designs. They happily complied, and with more than a few similarities. The best part? These looks don’t require a size 0 frame. The Language of Romance There’s a heady air of romance in many...
Posted Oct 26 at 2:12 PM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
Duro Olowu Gone are the days when florals are strictly for spring. This season, high fashion is coming up roses, as well as an array of other posy-minded patterns. Interior designers have long known that colorful florals, with their interesting tangles of vines and blooms, lend grace and opulence to the home. It appears that fashion houses have followed suit. Burberry Carter & Company...
Posted Oct 21 at 2:07 PM in Tips & Trends by Anonymous
Timberlane Shutters gave us major Halloween inspiration with this gorgeously festive front porch. With beautiful October days and peak leaf-peeping season upon us, here's what the Boston Design Guide community has been up to. Pellettieri Associates has the right idea with large corn stalks, multiple pumpkins, and mums in all colors to make this entryway all about autumn. a Blade of Grass...
Posted Oct 16 at 2:48 PM in Tips & Trends by Anonymous
Visit Select Horticulture in Lancaster, MA or Greenwich, CT for a beautiful selection of premium autumn plants. 1865 Main Street, Lancaster MA 01523
Posted Oct 15 at 2:53 PM in Tips & Trends by Anonymous
The upcoming Builder/Architect/Designer talk will explore the topic War Stories: Could We Have Handled Things Better? Featuring Doreve Nicholaeff of Nicholaeff Architecture + Design, Liz Caan of Liz Caan Interiors, Kevin Lagasse of The Lagasse Group and Gregory Lombardi of Gregory Lombardi Design. Sometimes, projects don't go as planned. This B/A/D Talk will explore frustrations,...