Rachel Slade

Rachel Slade

Executive Editor

Rachel arrived at Boston magazine six years ago, fresh from a career in architecture, to helm its design quarterly, Boston Home, and she continues to run that publication while writing and editing long-form pieces for the monthly. As articles editor, Slade seeks stories that tell us about our city through those who call it home, and she is particularly drawn to people with singular passions, from selling condos to millionaires to mucking about in city politics to practicing percussion 20 hours a day for a shot at the BSO. Not one to sit still for long, she'll happily hop on a horse, motorcycle, plane, or bike, if it'll help the story along, and in her time here, she's done all four. Rachel earned a B.A. in political science from Barnard College, an M.Arch. from the University of Pennsylvania, and built up her writing chops while shelving books at Shakespeare & Co. in NYC, back when that city was nice and gritty.

Rachel Slade'S latest stories

Home Economics: Yes You Can

Learn how to make apple-cranberry preserves.

Get the Look

These contemporary pieces capture the ’60s spirit, but are decidedly styled for the here and now.

Sixties Redux

Fifty years ago, the world was introduced to the Beatles, the Touch-Tone phone, and ZIP codes. Closer to home, architecture and home décor went modern—an approach that continues to enchant us five decades later.

Let It Be

A family keeps tradition alive in a rambling North Shore summer home.

Coming Up Roses

Master the art of flower arranging with these step-by-step instructions.

The Authority

It's time for the Boston Redevelopment Authority to go.

In with the Old

On the market: a quirky multilevel home in the Charles Street Meeting House.

Living Large

Rachel Slade's off-kilter take on hub dwellings.

Golden Years

A Gilded Age Federal-style masterpiece in Newton.

The Slade Index

What’s hot and not in Boston home design.