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Interior Designer Frank Roop Has a New Book

BOSTON-BASED INTERIOR DESIGNER Frank Roop has been called one of the best in the world at what he does by Architectural Digest France, so it […]

Traditional Blue and White Kitchen Accessories Get an Update

  Photographs by Joel Benjamin

Pamela Watts, owner of Reside, expands her vintage-furniture empire with a new Boston showroom.

WHILE THE DANISH MODERN style proved popular at Pamela Watts’s Cambridge store, her growing collection of Hollywood Regency–style wares needed a different audience. Her solution: […]

Catheline van den Branden puts an iconic 20th-century lamp at the top of her wish list.

AS PRESIDENT AND EXECUTIVE director of the French Cultural Center in Boston, Catheline van den Branden values both history and European design. No doubt that’s […]

Locally made candles and bold candelabras are the perfect match for autumn.

TEMPERATURES HAVE DIPPED, leaves are turning, and the air is crisp. When the days get shorter, we yearn for a hint of sparkle, and candles […]

A Portland artist transforms abandoned pianos into music for the eyes.

YOU CAN RECOGNIZE Louise Philbrick by the heavy-duty bandage on her right thumb. Like a pair of reading glasses or a favorite locket, it feels […]

A couple transforms an 831-square-foot apartment into a functional — and beautiful — pad fit for two. 

WHEN GRAHAM KOSTIC MOVED IN with his partner, Fran Taglia, they knew the bachelor pad was going to need tweaking. “We wanted to make sure […]

Miggy Mason and Roisin Giese find two ways to dress up a South Boston loft bedroom one extravagant, one affordable

MORE: $40,198 1 Vintage resin pendant lamps, $425 each, Twelve Chairs. 2 Chevron block print, $2,100, Patch NYC. 3 Porcelain vase, $775, Isabelle Abramson. 4 […]

Architect John Paul Dunn and Poggenpohl’s Rosemary Porto teamed up to design a family-friendly eat-in kitchen that welcomes light and laughter.

Photographs by Jamie Salomon Cabinets: DX202 light oak décor with aluminum edge and AL888 anodized aluminum, both Poggenpohl. Additional Cabinetry: Custom rift-sawn oak, Hawkes & […]

Stephen Terhune Woodworking designed and built this sophisticated kitchen to fit into an expansive living and dining area.

Photographs by Jamie Salomon Cabinets and Millwork: Custom maple painted with C2 “America’s Cup,” Stephen Terhune Woodworking. Cabinet Hardware: One-and-a-quarter-inch Aubrey knobs and four-inch Gilmore […]

This Back Bay penthouse’s modern chef’s kitchen, created by architect David Hacin and his design team, opens up to a formal dining room with seating for 12.

Photographs by Jamie Salomon Cabinets: Black: wire-brushed, ebonized rift-cut white oak. White: MDF cabinets with white gloss lacquer. Both Venegas and Company. Counters and Backsplash: […]

Designer Karen O’Brien created a dream kitchen of her own, inspired by the colors of Provence. The best part? Eating by an open fire on chilly winter nights.

Photographs by Jamie Salomon Cabinets: Painted: Crystal Cabinet Works. Mahogany: Kountry Kraft. Both Dovetailed Kitchens. Countertops: Honed Pietra Cardosa granite and Irish limestone, both Marble […]

Architects George Warner and Lisa Cunningham built in plenty of counter and book space for a Brookline couple that loves to cook and read — sometimes at the same time.

Photographs by Jamie Salomon Cabinets: Uppers: maple. Lowers: custom wood painted with Benjamin Moore “OC-50 November Rain.” Both M. F. Reynolds. Cabinet Hardware: Raybern Builder’s […]

A Boston architect adds to his family’s three-generation compound with the finesse of a modern master.

Photographs by Chuck Choi THE DRIVEWAY ENDS WHERE the path begins. Leave your car — from here, it’s all about nature. Smell the pine needles […]

Two antiques connoisseurs restore a 19th-century mansion to its original splendor.

Photographs by Eric Roth, styling by Stephanie Rossie IN 1814, WEALTHY SALEM BUSINESSMAN Benjamin Pickman transformed a modest 18th-century Lancaster farmhouse into an exquisite showpiece […]

If we could have the kitchen of our dreams, it would be beautiful, sleek, and ultra- energy-efficient (with plenty of counter space, of course).

Smart Moves: Innovative products and appliances hand-selected by the energy-efficiency experts at Next Step Living served as the jumping-off point for Leng’s design. LED Cove […]