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Post and Beam Renovation
Posted Jan 15 at 2:25 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
A client with Floridian sensibilities approached general contracting firm Wood & Clay, Inc. to give their post and beam a whole-house renovation that would lighten up their Lakes Region home. While the client wanted a sunshine state for their Northern home and a “beachier” vibe, the dwelling’s new look is still a product of its New Hampshire setting. Along with white clapboard and gray tones...
Long Weekend Breakfast Recipe
Posted Jan 12 at 2:51 PM in Lifestyle by Sandy Giardi
For those of you who didn't resolve to eat healthy or go dry this month, we’ve got just the French toast recipe for you as you head into the weekend. The keys to this indulgent yet easy-enough recipe are the brioche, caramelized bananas and small-batch syrup. We used Fireking Baking Company’s out-of-this-world Cinnamon Bread, out of Braintree, Mass., (We’ve seen it at Brothers Marketplace, Roche...
Views from the East show at Three Stones Gallery
Posted Jan 11 at 1:55 PM in Events by Sandy Giardi
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 27 6:30-8:30pm Three Stone Gallery unveils its winter show "Views from the East." Curated by Jennifer M. Johnston and Shelley Drake Hawks, this new exhibit showcases the works of Yary Livan, one of the few master ceramists to have survived the Cambodian genocide of the 1970s. “Views from the East” also features paintings, photography, miniatures and mixed...
Patriots Game Tailgate
Posted Jan 10 at 1:57 PM in From the Publisher by Melanie Perillo
Never mind the forecast (what ice storm?), we’ve got just the post for those of you gearing up for the 2018 New England Patriots playoff game at Gillette this Saturday. Check out our 6 pregame tips for your tailgate, culled from our recent Christmas Eve outing at the Pats game. #1  Don that Gronk jersey and Brady-esque beanie. This is a no-brainer, but show your true colors by wearing Patriots...
Ultra Violet: Pantone 2018 Color of the Year
Posted Jan 9 at 9:00 AM in News by Sandy Giardi
Jimi Hendrix riffed on it, Prince wore it, U2 named a song for it, and now the Pantone Color Institute has dubbed it the 2018 Color of the Year. That’s right, the global color authority has tapped Ultra Violet: 18-3838 as the hue that both resonates and reflects the masses’ collective sensibility, mood and inspiration. Image via quartzy.qz.com Dubbed the color of the cosmos, of mindfulness and...
Restored antique pool table
Posted Jan 8 at 12:19 PM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
Talk about going the extra mile…. When billiards aficionado Paul Lohnes was in the market for Brunswick’s ‘Monarch’ pool table—arguably the most coveted antique pool table created by the leading billiard authority—he brought friend and owner Stephen Kelly of Boston Billiard Emporium with him to California to scope out the find prior to purchase. Monarchs, built back in 1865, are an investment...
Eclectic rug and furniture pairings
Posted Jan 7 at 10:46 PM in Shopping by Sandy Giardi
Without a doubt, today’s marketplace is highly decorative. Homeowners and interior designers alike are making bold and offbeat choices with furnishings and floor coverings that are wildly successful and unique. Homes are reflecting personalities, preferences and the travels of occupants. Heather Vaughan Design This out-of-the-box thinking results in some pretty electric and extraordinary spaces...
contemporary rugs and furniture
Posted Jan 6 at 5:24 PM in Shopping by Sandy Giardi
Contemporary rugs run the gamut and can range from shimmering monochromatic floor coverings to brilliant and bold designs. Geometrics figure in greatly to contemporary styles, and so do the tactile aesthetics of the weave underfoot. Often, designers integrate bamboo silks for a subtle shimmer or play with the pile length for a three-dimensional look. Atsu Gunther Interior Design For a modern...
Transitional rug
Posted Jan 5 at 12:00 AM in Shopping by Sandy Giardi
Transitional rug designs are going strong on the home front, with the most successful styles channeling ancient motifs and patterns in refreshed and inspired ways. Composition, color and texture are key for transitional spaces, and all are often manipulated for a diverse and exciting effect.  Heather Vaughan Design Principal Heather Vaughan of Heather Vaughan Design nails the transitional look...
Walk-in pantry
Posted Jan 4 at 2:55 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
Homeowners building new custom kitchens have a common desire: a walk-in pantry. In this age of gorgeous, clutter-free kitchens, homeowners still need a place to store their dry goods and staples, small appliances and serveware. Frequent runs to the store in the name of beauty aren’t the answer. What is? Walk-in pantries.  Clients of Riverstone Custom Builders have been clamoring for walk-in...

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