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High-end custom builders Cape Cod
Posted Jan 30 at 8:58 PM in News by Sandy Giardi
Colonial Reproductions, Inc. of Edgartown is proud to announce they are celebrating 40 years of business on Martha’s Vineyard. Owner and President Norman Rankow started the business in 1978 after moving with his wife, Margaret, to the island from his New York City roots. Norman is estimated to have built over 100 new homes and renovated 40+ homes throughout the island. The company went from a...
sanford custom builders
Posted Jan 30 at 4:00 PM in Inspiring Projects by Jen Harvey
A custom built home in a town just outside of Boston, MA was designed to fit the lifestyle of an active family.  The backyard is perfect for entertaining all year round with a covered outdoor kitchen and eating area.  Inside, the double island kitchen provides plenty of room for dining and gathering.  A spiritual room is incorporated for the owner to practice Reiki and meditation in her very...
Boston Design Guide
Posted Jan 26 at 2:36 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
Your neighborhood watering hole could be a whole lot closer. Thirsty homeowners are pulling up barstools at home and incorporating custom wet bars into living rooms, great rooms, game rooms and more. We raise a glass to high-end wet bar designs conceived by the area’s top interior designers and architects and constructed by the area’s top custom builders. No Uber required.  E.W. Tarca...
in-home bowling alley
Posted Jan 24 at 2:20 PM in Inspiring Projects by Melanie Perillo
Winter blues? Not here. Boston’s premier builders, architects and specialists have conceived some pretty amazing ways to embrace the great indoors—and we’re looking to them for inspiration. Now, we’ll grant you that the projects featured below are pipe dreams for most, but they sure are fun to look at, and got us thinking about real-world solutions to combatting a midwinter funk.  #1) Work on...
boston design guide
Posted Jan 24 at 1:28 PM in Inspiring Projects by Jen Harvey
Cozy on up with family and friends with a great sectional sofa. Whether you're hosting a small get-together or you're doing a solo Netflix marathon - the right sofa is key to relaxation and recreation. Here are a few of our favorites to complete a room of any style:  (Top photo: Interior Design by Heather Vaughan Design; Greg Premru Photography)  Built by Columbia Contracting Corp.; Brian Vanden...
Sofa protection, pet throw
Posted Jan 23 at 3:46 PM in Shopping by Sandy Giardi
Home furnishing gurus Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, who have hearts of gold and a soft spot for dogs, have announced a new line of exclusive pet throws. Homeowners now have a fashionable way to protect their sofas, chairs and lounges from the dog hair, stains and wear created by our four-legged friends. During the winter and headed into mud season, pet throws are a must, and mean that we don’t...
Historic kitchen renovation
Posted Jan 22 at 11:37 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
Here in New England, we prize our antique homes—particularly those that line the main streets of our most picturesque towns. But remodeling them can be tricky. Homeowners want to preserve all of the charm of yesteryear, but they don’t want their interiors to feel dated. It takes a savvy hand and respect for detail to freshen up an antique while protecting its pedigree. Roomscapes Cabinetry &...
Landscape architecture
Posted Jan 19 at 4:22 PM in News by Sandy Giardi
Congrats to Jason Harris and Troy Sober ASLA, PLA of Gregory Lombardi Design, Inc. (GLDI) for their new appointments to Principal. These promotions are the first of their kind for the lauded landscape architecture firm and recognize Jason Harris and Troy Sober for their significant contributions to the growth and excellence of the GLDI brand. Jason Harris - As the resident MBA in the business,...
Custom Boston Builder
Posted Jan 18 at 2:39 PM in News by Sandy Giardi
The Lagassé Group has just unveiled a new website.... Check out their beautiful custom-built homes, their approach and team, led by husband-and-wife duo Executive Vice President Kevin Lagassé and President and General Counsel Nancy Lagassé. The Lagassé Group is a “different breed of builder,” shares Kevin Lagassé, one equally at ease constructing city high-rise condos (thanks, no doubt, to an...
How to arrange a bookshelf
Posted Jan 16 at 5:05 PM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
Creating a great-looking bookcase may come naturally to those in the design world, but to most of us it is not an inherited trait. The placement of showcased items should be thoughtful, not arbitrary, and done with an eye for balance and beauty. LDa Architecture & Interiors; photo by Greg Premru BDG connected with two industry insiders—an interior designer and an architect—to learn their...

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