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home automation technology
Posted Oct 23 at 12:36 PM in News by Carly Stewart
Living Made Easy with Home Automation Growing in Popularity Inside many homes, home automation technology is continuing to be found and used to benefit homeowners in a multitude of ways. Tom and Tara Meissner’s Portsmouth home is one that has conveniently transformed due to the incorporation of home automation, and now acts as part of their everyday routine has become almost unimaginable. The...
smart home integration award winning firm
Posted Oct 23 at 11:48 AM in News by Carly Stewart
On October 12, 2017, Audio Video Design was recognized for professional excellence with a coveted Gold PRISM Award. AVD is a concierge firm for smart home technology, automation and integration. Audio Video Design won the award in the category Best Use of Smart Home Technology and was recognized as trailblazer in their field. Project Credits: Audio Video Design; Encore Construction; Kotzen...
designer show house
Posted Oct 18 at 12:28 PM in Events by Carly Stewart
October 7 - November 5 The Junior League of Boston announces its partnership with the Belmont Woman's Club to host the 2017 Designer Show House. This premier design showcase will feature the creative talents of the Boston area's top designers and landscapers. The Master Bedroom/Afternoon Retreat before it is transformed by Robin Gannon of Robin Gannon Interiors. Image by Elaine Fredrick The...
Rock pond kitchens
Posted Oct 12 at 4:42 PM in Tips & Trends by Jen Harvey
Article by Paul Lazes of Rock Pond Kitchens There are certain design choices that are nearly always right: black dress, black suit, white kitchen. There’s value to keeping things simple. Less can be more. Everyone knows a woman who wears black with a set of earrings or other jewelry has a complete look. It’s similar with a white kitchen. It’s classic and what makes it individualized are the...
European style furniture in New England
Posted Oct 10 at 4:04 PM in Shopping by Sandy Giardi
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....
 Lavish Collection JD Staron Home Life Rose Ann Humphrey
Posted Oct 10 at 7:49 AM in Tips & Trends by Jen Harvey
JD Staron is a favorite floor covering resource for Home Life. Founder of Home Life Rose Ann Humphrey is excited to share their new Lavish Collection. She explains, “Their coverings are fantastic, beautiful and even romantic!” The Lavish Collection is JD Staron’s first collection that uses three textural fabrics weaves along a single needle yam insertion. This allows the fabric to stay intact...
inspirational design inspired by travel
Posted Oct 9 at 2:02 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
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....
table settings for fall
Posted Oct 9 at 10:15 AM in Lifestyle, Shopping by Carly Stewart
This white pumpkin floral arrangement brings a fun and creative sense of elegance to any table top. Keep the contrast with a color coordinated arrangement of green-toned gourds. Incorporating a combination of richly colored plants and flowers beside some candles and metal silverware make for a luxurious and festive table setting. A touch of eggplant purple is the finishing touch to this...
metallic design trends for fall
Posted Oct 7 at 1:21 PM in Lifestyle, Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
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 Lifestyle, Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
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...

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