Best of Boston Home 2016

Celebrating 67 of the region’s finest architects, designers, builders, showrooms, shops, and craftspeople.


Family Matters

Designer Kristine Irving brings her soft and modern aesthetic to a South End townhouse.


Lighting the Way

New Hampshire’s Northeast Lantern is a family-run business that hand-builds beautiful fixtures guaranteed to last.

Also In This Issue

Found Art: Fruits of War

Check out explosive photography by Matt McKee.

Editors' Picks: Smooth as Velvet

Give your home the royal treatment this winter with these plush accents.

Spaces: Melting Pot

Interior designers Brad and Kendra Dufton of ColorTheory Boston reimagine a chef’s Medfield home office.


Where to go and what to read for your winter design fix.

Accents: Alpine So Fine

Décor this winter takes a cue from the swanky cabin hideaway.

A Perfect Ten: Upon Reflection

We celebrate gorgeous glass and crystal decanters with a still life inspired by Josiah McElheny’s famous installation at the MFA.

Weekender: Paris

The City of Lights sparkles brightest in the winter.

Boston Landmark: The Mapparium

Deep within the headquarters of the Christian Science Publishing Society, the Mapparium showcases a world forever trapped between the 20th century’s two great wars.

Treasure: Bowled Over

Landscape architect Gregory Lombardi, principal of the eponymous Cambridge firm, shares the story behind a precious heirloom.

Mario Russo

Cultured Coiffeur

A peek under the hood of local hairstylist Mario Russo’s art-and-fashion-filled life.