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WMH Architects Turned a Ramshackle Maine Cabin into a Scenic Oasis

The Problem After decades of vacationing on Maine’s Mount Desert Island, a couple retired to their favorite locale and purchased a waterfront property with sweeping […]

Home & Property

Building With Joy: Transforming a Historic Barn Into a Modern Masterpiece

 You feel it the moment you walk in. The passion in every detail. The love of craft. The joy of transformation. A centuries-old barn […]

Home & Property

Before and After: The Secret Behind These 3 Stunning Kitchen Transformations

The kitchen is the heart of a home and where loved ones cook, gather, and spend the most time in the house. All of that […]

Home & Property

Challenges for This Builder? No Sweat!

The location was phenomenal; a shady sanctuary nestled in the Newton Highlands. It was the perfect place for a picturesque home, except for one huge […]

City Life

Is This “Open-Concept Bathroom” in JP a Dream or a Nightmare?

Ever wanted to sleep in a bathroom? First of all, what’s your deal? And second of all, congratulations! Because we found the place for you. […]

Home & Property

Peek Inside a New England Music Room Redone with Southern Charm

The Problem Settling into their North Shore residence, a family from Georgia yearned for a music room to house their Pramberger piano. And although the […]

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11 Botanical Accents to Freshen up Your Home This Spring

1 Porcelain tea jar, starting at $325, La DoubleJ. 2 Chris Wolston “La Ceja” aluminum and powder-coated steel mirror, price upon request, the Future Perfect. […]

Home & Property

Five Art and Design Books for Your Spring Reading List

Leonard Freed: Black in White America, edited by Michael Shulman and Tony Nourmand This important book revisits Leonard Freed’s Black in White America, a groundbreaking […]

Home & Property

East Boston Oysters’ Alexis Cervasio Shares Some of Her Favorite Things

Last March, when COVID-19 forced Alexis Cervasio to cancel East Boston Oysters’ coveted oyster and caviar parties—themed bashes thrown by her self-proclaimed “secret supper club”—she […]

Home & Property

This Modern Porch in Rockport Was Once a Crawl Space

Will Ruhl purposely bought a ranch in Rockport knowing he was going to renovate it. But in between the time he and his wife made […]

Home & Property

We Can’t Get Enough of These Handmade Homewares by John Francis Designs

More than two decades ago, John Welch and his peers sat around benches creating birdhouses during eighth-grade shop class. Today, he works atop one of […]

Home & Property

Three Elegant Mood Boards to Inspire Your Home Studio or Hobby Space

Subtle Splendor Pops of green enliven this studio-inspired scheme, where interior designer Donna Hochman paired lush textiles with metallic finishes. 1 Clarke & Clarke “Rhythm” […]

Home & Property

Woodwork and Wallcoverings Steal the Show in This Cambridge Victorian

When a Parisian couple was ready to lighten and brighten the historical Victorian they’d recently purchased in Cambridge, they knew just who to ask about […]

Home & Property

This Bohemian Bedroom Went from Cavernous to Cozy

When a creative, color-loving couple hired Cara Fineman of DAG Design to overhaul their home in Charlestown, one priority was to transform their blank canvas […]

Home & Property

Check Out the Secret Room in This Renovated Concord Home

Seeing how Concord was once the stomping ground for such celebrated writers as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and Louisa May Alcott, it only […]