Fall 2009 Issue

Everything (and everyone) you need to build your dream kitchen.

There’s no question about it: Designing or remodeling a kitchen can be the toughest, most complicated, and costliest home project you’ll ever encounter. Happily, it […]

Feature

Were money no object, we'd fill our fantasy kitchens (in our three fantasy homes!) with these irresistible new accessories and appliances.

South End LoftThe Hip Urban IdealIdeas for outfitting a brick-and-beam condo kitchen, complete with a modern induction cooktop for eco-friendly, ultrafast cooking. Back Bay BrownstoneThe […]

Everything (and everyone) you need to build your dream kitchen.

There’s no question about it: Designing or remodeling a kitchen can be the toughest, most complicated, and costliest home project you’ll ever encounter. Happily, it […]

Covet: Mikko Nissinen pursues the grandest piano

Settling into the Boston Ballet’s new performance home at the Opera House has kept Finnish-born artistic director Mikko Nissinen on his, ahem, toes. The historic […]

For ColorTheory's Brad Dufton, impressive design starts with an expertly chosen palette.

In the five years that Brad and Kendra Dufton have owned their 820-square-foot South End brownstone condo, they’ve painted the walls four different shades. It’s […]

John Ross, half of Cambridge-based design duo Patch NYC, shows two ways to do a library: one enviable, one affordable.

  $15,758 1. Vintage ship print, $115, Joanne Rossman. 2. Chevron print, $3,200, Don Carney Studio. 3. Pipe drawing, $1,300, Don Carney Studio. 4. Patch […]

This fall's burning issue? Cool accessories in fiery hues.

VIEW THE SLIDE SHOW!

Graphic Revival

When Waltham artist John Carrera was between semesters studying bookbinding at the North End’s North Bennet Street School, he happened upon an 1898 edition of […]

On Beacon Hill, a hint of Far East sophistication enlivens a brownstone condo.

A young family’s Beacon Hill apartment might be the last place you’d expect to find an abundance of 17th- and 18th-century Asian art. But after […]

Boston design duo Höweler + Yoon redefine the relationship among architecture, electronics, and art.

Eric Höweler and Meejin Yoon may be the next big thing in the architecture world, but they act more like ambitious grad students. “We joke […]

The Chestnut Hill emporium brings its charming mishmash of home décor and fashion to Dedham.

At first glance, longtime friends Marina Kalb and Kristina Hare Lyons had it all: two young children apiece, impressive jobs, lovely Brookline homes, and Pilates-toned […]

A savvy young couple turns a vast raw space into a warm and inviting showplace.

It was the early spring of 2006 when Wendy Grad’s Realtor showed her the cavernous single-level, 4,650-square-foot penthouse in the seven-story converted brick warehouse on […]

Just outside the Berkshires, a family finds peace and quiet—and 360-degree mountain views—in a contemporary summer house.

A weather-beaten boulder sits in a clearing high above the Berkshire Hills. Sharp field grass and cattails stand sentry by a nearby clover-shaped pond. Silence. […]

Two globetrotters bring adventurous style—and a trove of eclectic furnishings—to their Boston home. 

Gary Lazarus and Monte Levin didn’t waste time agonizing over how to decorate their new Back Bay abode. Returning to Boston after spending the past […]

South Boston's Guido Frames uses traditional methods to make gilded edges au courant.

Working with gold leaf is a perilous business. The 22-carat sheets are mere wisps, paper-thin and prone to instant disintegration. A small book of a […]

Ornate hardware reflects a neighborhood's evolution.

Benjamin’s pattern books, the unadorned knocker was as common as the boot scraper. When Boston became a center of wealth, homeowners sprung for fancier hardware. […]

Donna Garlough uses her head to re-imagine a dilapidated kitchen as the heart of her new Charlestown home.

The moment we set foot in the brownstone’s wreck of a kitchen we knew we could transform it. We hadn’t been looking for a project; […]

What do you need to gut and renovate an English cottage? Lots of know-how, patience, and a sense of humor.

THE BACKSTORYAfter bouncing around the country for nearly a decade, Sundar Srinivasan and Lara Bodie bought their first house, a five-bedroom English cottage in Brookline. […]