Home Design

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In with the New

For generations, if you wanted others to know you’d made it in this town, you decorated in the stuffy Brahmin style. Not anymore.

Boston Home Kitchens

What’s hot in culinary design these days? Soapstone, butler’s pantries, and, of course, plenty of counter space. Explore five thoughtfully crafted kitchens that will no doubt inspire your own renovation…and get you cooking.

Urban Pioneer

Folk-art details and complementary hues create an inviting culinary setting in Cambridge.

On Holiday

Created for a young couple that loves to entertain, this vacation home in Kennebunk boasts a generous kitchen with exquisite millwork.

Red and Ready

The kitchen goes glossy in a sunny East Cambridge loft brimming with music and art.

Summer by the Sea

With its stone-faced walls, heavy exposed beams, and large farm table, this seasonal kitchen takes its cues from Provencal homesteads.

Modern Embrace

A slick addition featuring Italian cabinetry works surprisingly well in this 19th-century Duxbury home.

Family Bonds

A young couple breathes new life into a Colonial Revival in Brookline.

The Artisan Next Door: Geek Chic

A Somerville duo turns science into stunning accessories.

Culinary Art

In the modern kitchen, natural materials rule the roost.

Found Art: Fish Story

Learn about gyotaku, the Japanese art of fish printing, and how one kayak fisherman is using gyotaku to create pretty fish prints.

One Great Room: Parlor Games

Using a Steinway grand piano as inspiration, Jeff Klug of Butz + Klug Architecture reimagines a South End sitting room as an elegant, multifunctional space.

Mod Squad

Home store Room 68 in Jamaica Plain showcases well-made modern furniture. Local designers get center stage at Jamaica Plain boutique Room 68.

At the Ready

Unique grooming accessories add a touch of elegance to the vanity.

A Perfect Ten: Steep Well

What’s for tea, dear? Oolong, rooibos, and Earl Grey in the most enchanting china patterns.