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Home & Property

One Couple’s Warm Warm, Welcoming Haven

In case you need a refresher: Early spring 2020 in Massachusetts was not normal. It was the 19th coldest April Boston had seen since 1872. […]

Home & Property

This Homeowner was Inspired by an All-Black Kitchen on Instagram

“What was my big inspiration?” the owner of this Hingham home asks. “I’ve followed designer Athena Calderone on Instagram forever [her handle is @eyeswoon]; I […]

Home & Property

A Charming Antique Kitchen Gets a 21st Century Update

Interior designer Dane Austin’s redesign plans for the kitchen of his 1905 gambrel shingle-style residence in Dorchester initially included a reconfigured layout. But ultimately, he […]

Home & Property

Sage Green Brings a Naturalistic Feel to This South End Kitchen

When Jill Goldberg was tapped to spearhead the interior design of this South End kitchen, she took cues from the homeowners’ beloved vacation home in […]

Home & Property

Aurora Porter Designs a Refined Yet Contemporary Kitchen

Aurora Porter infused a European sensibility into her Back Bay condo kitchen and dining area, which lacked character, despite its 1871 provenance. The designer drew […]

Home & Property

Two Kitchens Featuring Original Wood Beam Vaulted Ceilings

Staying true to the architecture of a historic home while modernizing it for practical (and stylish) daily use is no easy feat. Designer Jill Litner […]

Home & Property

Inside Roche Bobois’ New Back Bay Showroom

Inspired by the designs of the Bauhaus and other modernists, the French furniture line Roche Bobois creates pieces that are refined and detailed; furnishings are […]

City Life

Why Is Marblehead’s Mascot a Magician?

I’ve lived in Marblehead for eight and a half years, and even though I still don’t have a boat hull on my front lawn, I […]

Home & Property

This Renovation Resulted in a Light and Function-Filled Home

“Karen always wanted to get her hands on our kitchen,” laughs kitchen designer Karen Swanson’s client and longtime friend. She and her husband, now empty […]

Home & Property

11 Stylish Cannabis Accessories for the Home

1 “The Land Yacht” ceramic bong, $275, Summerland. 2 “Stashtray” gold-plated smoking bundle, $795, Myster. 3 Jonathan Adler x Higher Standards “Smolder” porcelain coasters, $80 […]

Home & Property

This Kitchen Went From Cramped and Confused To Large and Bright

After years of existing with a cramped, confused kitchen in their historic Cambridge condo, Boston-area architects Belinda Watt and Michael O’Keefe were looking to create […]

Home & Property

Either-Or: A Waterfront Colonial in Quincy vs. a Mid-Rise Back Bay Condo 

Listing agents: Alex Walsh/Access Real Estate (Quincy); Karen Christie/Douglas Elliman Real Estate (Boston) Photographs: Luxe Life Productions (Quincy); Courtesy of Douglas Elliman (Boston) 124 Crabtree […]


The Case of the Vanishing Harvard Dorm Crew

My first taste of the so-called Harvard experience occurred the week before school started. I stood in a line of fellow giddy 18-year-olds who, at […]


Boston Diamond Company Moves from Downtown Crossing to Newbury Street

For Stephanie Binder, opening a new Boston Diamond Company showroom in the Back Bay doesn’t just signify an important milestone in the evolution of her […]


Classic Sneakers, and Five Other Things Jean Wang Is Loving Right Now

1. The Kicks “I used to be all about heels, but with two little ones to chase around the city, I reach for these sneakers […]