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A Practical, Homey Kitchen in Newton

For two avid cooks in Newton, a kitchen outfitted with Corian countertops, cheap cabinetry, and a misplaced laundry area was anything but ideal. So the […]

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This 1870s Somerville Home Got a High-Drama Makeover

Call us crazy, but wouldn’t you think a historical home would look, well, historical? Such was the conundrum with this circa-1877 Somerville house, dubbed “The […]

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A Weston Couple Trades Suburbia for a Peaceful Seaport Condo

In anticipation of their empty-nester status, Patrick Planeta’s future clients, a Weston couple who had lived in the same Colonial for 20 years with three […]

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3 Big, Bright, and Beautiful Summer Plants That Are (Almost) Impossible to Kill

Every neighborhood has it: the garden full of gorgeous summer plantings that catches the eye of everyone passing by. The bold colors and intoxicating aromas […]

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Digs Design Company Turned This Dark Bedroom Into a Soothing Purple Oasis

The Problem Seeking a relaxing retreat for their DC-based family, a pair of Brown University alums were thrilled to snag a shingle-style manse along the […]

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Eight Rainbow Home Accessories to Brighten Your Space

1 Arturo Erbsman “Chroma” floor lamp with steel frame, $3,755, Roche Bobois. 2 Patricia Urquiola for Cc-tapis “Double Slinkie” cotton-wool rug, $10,256, Casa Design Group. […]

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10 Modern Cork Accessories That’ll Help You Go Green

1 Built by Newport “Lync” cork storage box, $30, Room & Board. 2 Ka-Lai Chan for Puik “Boeien” glass-and-cork salt-and-pepper shakers, $30 for set, Design […]

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Nine Space-Saving Accents for Your Patio or Porch

1 Gloster “Bells” powder-coated aluminum side table with teak top, $1,040, Casa Design Group. 2 Metal spades and hoe with leather handles, $147 for set, […]

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This Bay State Artist Calls on an Unusual Material to Craft His Sculptures

Ryan Kelley spent many childhood hours playing in his Massachusetts backyard, often running through a rocky brook where roots and greenery sprouted at his feet. […]

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Five Art and Design Books for Your Summer Reading List

Prix Pictet 08: Hope, edited by Stephen Barber and Michael Benson Since 2008, the coveted Prix Pictet award has recognized photographers for raising awareness of […]

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This New England Ceramicist Crafts Beautiful, Functional Pottery

After tying her apron in a bow behind her back, Elizabeth Benotti picks up a rolling pin from a dusty wooden table. A metal whisk, […]

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Designer Bob Paladino Developed a Sprawling Nantucket Outdoor Space

The Problem Plans for a couple’s sprawling ACK estate included everything they’d ever dreamed of—except a central outdoor space where they could gather with their […]

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Designer Jeff Swanson’s Living Room Strikes a Balance Between Two Contrasting Styles

When Jeff Swanson first stepped foot into the living room of an old schoolhouse turned condominium on Beacon Hill, he was merely a visitor. The […]

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Redesign Your Patio with Inspiration from Cocktail-Inspired Mood Boards

Updated Classic Beige and Bleu Design Studio principals Morgan Mackintosh and Nicole Noonan used a fruity gin and tonic as the starting point for their […]

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This Dreamy Rooftop Terrace Overlooks the Public Garden

How do you possibly up the wow factor of a rooftop terrace that overlooks the Public Garden? You bring on Zen Associates to give it […]