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high-end custom mudroom
Posted Feb 7 at 6:12 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
In New England, mudrooms are a necessity, especially this time of year. These hardy rooms, often with slate, stone or tile flooring, are a gateway between the indoors and out, a space where a little grit, salt and sand is OK and we can shed our snow-soaked coats, shoes or boots (any signs of the elements, really) without dirtying our main home. Kenneth Vona Construction Mudrooms have also taken...
Freestanding custom closet
Posted Feb 6 at 4:20 PM in Shopping by Sandy Giardi
This time of year many of us feel compelled to get organized—and your wardrobe is a great place to start. IL Décor makes it easy (and fun!) to get your clothes and accessories in order with the Varius closet from Presotto Italy. Part of its new 2018 Floor Collection, the Varius allows everyone to have a sophisticated modern walk-in closet or wall unit, regardless of space and without altering the...
Boston Design Guide
Posted Feb 6 at 1:36 PM in Events by Jen Harvey
Build with Confidence: Homeowners’ Workshop and Panel DiscussionMarch 8th | Save the Date! If you’re considering a building or renovation project, you won’t want to miss this!  A panel of the region’s top professionals in the homebuilding industry will come together at Roomscapes for a one-night, complimentary workshop.Moderated by Melanie Perillo, publisher of Boston Design Guide, this...
Posted Feb 6 at 12:52 PM in News by Jen Harvey
New home listings in Concord and Carlisle by The Senkler Team, Coldwell Banker.  175 Monument Farm, Concord $3,985,000 Impeccable design and finishes. Gorgeous setting. Immersed in natural beauty, this magnificent French Country Estate is surrounded by 5 enchanting acres. 41 Lowell Road, Concord $1,950,000 This renovated and revitalized landmark home is a perfect blend of historic details...
snow and jones new showroom addition party
Posted Feb 6 at 11:43 AM in Events by Jen Harvey
You’re Invited!  Join us for cocktails and heavy appetizers to unveil Snow and Jones’ beautiful new showroom addition. See the latest trends from luxury vendors such as ROHL Luxury Faucets & Fixtures, KOHLER, California Faucets, Fairmont Designs, Waterstone Faucets, Oceania, Bertch Cabinets, and more.  The night will include terrific raffle prizes as well. Open to the trade and retail clients...
Louver shutters on a farmhouse
Posted Feb 5 at 12:38 PM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
Looking to up your home’s curb appeal? Custom premium shutters can change the look—even the personality—of your home considerably. Take a look at how Timberlane Shutters transformed a rustic stone farmhouse. Initially, the exterior façade of the picturesque home came off as cold and a bit austere. Once the honey-colored stained louver wood shutters were installed, however, the home took on a new...
Splash Showroom
Posted Feb 2 at 1:21 PM in News by Sandy Giardi
In July of 2013, an electrical fire ravaged Splash, the premier bath design center and flagship showroom for Kohler and Kallista, on Newton’s Needham Street. No one was hurt, thankfully, but the devastation fast-tracked a renovation and broadened its scope considerably. “We had planned to make our showroom a working showroom,” explains Director of Retail Operations Donna Zinckmoore, one that...
Valentine's Day gifts
Posted Feb 1 at 3:07 PM in Shopping by Sandy Giardi
Unique gift ideas to dazzle and delight your Valentine… Toast your enduring love with Christofle’s red crystal champagne flutes. The GRAPHIK line has a contemporary flair and celebratory vibe. $190.   Etched with hearts, flowers and phrases like “Je t’Aime,” Christofle’s silver plated GRAFFITI tray will appeal to the younger set as well as pop art devotees, and can be used as a display or...
Posted Feb 1 at 11:03 AM in Inspiring Projects by Jen Harvey
This classic Mid-Atlantic Georgian home was designed by Charles Hilton Architects. The home’s entrance has antique wrought iron entry gates surrounded by new brick piers with limestone caps. As you enter through the gates, the home gracefully sits on a rise in the land. The Flemish bond brick Georgian features a curved Doric entry portico with a Palladian window above, and complimentary side...
Valentine's Day Meal
Posted Jan 31 at 10:34 PM in From the Publisher by Melanie Perillo
Make the people in your life feel special this Valentine’s Day. Treat them to a heartfelt dinner made with love. I’m preparing an old-fashioned favorite with a Valentine’s Day spin, and plating individual heart-shaped meatloaves as my main course. The entrée is homey, but a bit more special.  Make an event of it by chilling champagne, setting out your best china, roses and scattering conversation...

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