Alyssa Giacobbe'S latest stories

Up in the Air

A South End family makes use of a sprawling Tremont Street townhouse—all six floors of it.

House of Curiosities

Two ex-urbanites bring their eclectic sense of style to a 19th-century Greek Revival in Newburyport.

Out of the Closet: Bottled Up

TJ Douglas’s home reflects a man with refined tastes—and a love of sneakers.

Black & Blue

Damien Echols spent 18 years on death row until the case against him was destroyed. Now he's attempting to rebuild his life.

Fresh Take

Alina Roytberg’s Brookline home is a study in contrasts.

Mixed Media

Portobello Road co-owner Kristina Lyons’s ­Brookline closet, much like her home, is a scrapbook of the places she’s been.

Fifty Shades of White

A lakeside New Hampshire cottage becomes one designer’s stunning blank canvas.

Pregnant Pause?

Striking numbers of expectant mothers are deciding that there's nothing wrong with the occasional drink of alcohol.

Found: The Perfect Corduroys

I’ve been looking for a pair of corduroys for years. Corduroys are inherently unflattering: a little bulky, saggy-seeming in all the wrong places. Sort of like sweatpants made to look like regular pants. Most stretch out within minutes of pulling…

Holiday Gift Ideas, Part 1: The Cat

As the hassles of the holidays begin to bear down, it’s important to plan your season wisely. And so this weekend, before the travel and relatives and debilitating amounts of food began, I set out intending to get a start…