Fall 2007 Issue

Home décor guru Fernanda Bourlot keeps things clean, fresh, and dazzlingly white.

Designer Fernanda Bourlot loves white so much that she named her South End–based home accessories store Simplemente Blanco, which translates from the Spanish as “simply […]

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A New York designer shares her secrets for creating a warm, sophisticated vibe.

Christine van Deusen didn’t have much to work with in her client’s new condo at the Residences at the InterContinental. “It was basically a white […]

Architects bring a decidedly ’70s kitchen into the 21st century.

“Here, protected by a majestic elm, reposes this little home, defying classification but claiming a character all its own,” wrote the editors of Better Homes […]

How do you know when to build a real storage space for your wine? If you've got bottles stashed on top of the fridge, piling up in the garage, or even, heaven forbid, stowed in a stuffy attic, it's way past time.

How do you know when to build a real storage space for your wine? If you’ve got bottles stashed on top of the fridge, piling […]

Hemmed in by behemoth homes, we may start to realize that bigger isn’t always better. Unfortunately, these leviathans won’t go away quietly.

Say what you will about our throwaway culture, at least we can dump our faddish buys when they become embarrassing. That bolero tie we wore […]

On our radar this season...Contemporary designers reference the past to create whimsical accessories; two books that challenge our notions of space and place; a funky antique chair; and a knife with a 10-speed grip.

On our radar this season…Contemporary designers reference the past to create whimsical accessories; two books that challenge our notions of space and place; a funky […]

Heidi Pribell’s fusion of bygone opulence and modern liberties yields refreshingly sensual designs.

Stepping into designer Heidi Pribell’s Cambridge home is like walking into a dream created by a quixotic mind. Her style, call it Baroque-contemporary, is characterized […]

In coaxing a neglected property back to life, Wenham designer Sebastian Carpenter brings its rural grace to the fore.

In coaxing a neglected property back to life, Wenham designer Sebastian Carpenter brings its rural grace to the fore. No one wanted this house. “The […]

Home décor guru Fernanda Bourlot keeps things clean, fresh, and dazzlingly white.

Designer Fernanda Bourlot loves white so much that she named her South End–based home accessories store Simplemente Blanco, which translates from the Spanish as “simply […]

After years of building other people’s dream houses, one local contractor finally does it for himself.

David Hornstein knows a thing or two about construction. Before he founded his home design firm Light House Design, before he had 350 projects under […]

A Waltham decorator calls on a vibrant palette to reenergize—and personalize—her 89-year-old Colonial.

A Waltham decorator calls on a vibrant palette to reenergize—and personalize—her 89-year-old Colonial. Interior designer Kathie Chrisicos had no problem leaving her skylit Chelsea condo […]

Worried we’d slept through the latest in alarm-clock technology, we put five new ringers to the test.

Worried we’d slept through the latest in alarm-clock technology, we put five new ringers to the test. My alarm clock was the traditional beeping kind—a […]

Two local oenophiles share their top collection-starters.

Two local oenophiles share their top collection-starters. Andrew Deitz, general manager, Brix Wine Shop 1284 Washington St., Boston, 617 542-2749, brixwineshop.com. [sidebar] Reds2003 Bodegas Aalto […]

Can’t swing a full-fledged cellar? Give these high-tech fridges a try.

Can’t swing a full-fledged cellar? Give these high-tech fridges a try. There comes a point in every adult’s life when Two-Buck Chuck no longer passes […]

Three local designers put living spaces to work.

Three local designers put living spaces to work. When square footage is tight, finding space for a home office presents serious challenges. The answer: Instead […]

Lighten Up

A designer turns us onto an illuminating trade. Doreen Le May Madden glows as she talks about her work. Or maybe she’s just sitting under […]

Fridge drawers save space—and energy.

Standard refrigerators: They overwhelm kitchens, take up precious space with their depth and width, and lurk like elephants in even the largest rooms. Architects hate […]