Winter 2011 Issue

Our annual guide to the area's finest building and design resources.

In our quest to compile the ultimate guide to design and construction, we did our research just the way you would — by polling trusted […]

Home & Property

Best of Boston Home 2011

In our quest to compile the ultimate guide to design and construction, we did our research just the way you would—by polling trusted industry pros, checking and cross-checking references, and pounding the pavement.

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Our annual guide to the area's finest building and design resources.

In our quest to compile the ultimate guide to design and construction, we did our research just the way you would — by polling trusted […]

Home Design

A Nashoba Valley company revives a paint formula of yesteryear.

THE OLD-FASHIONED MILK PAINT company happened almost by accident. In the mid-1970s, Groton-based furniture maker Charles Thibeau couldn’t buy a genuine finish for the 17th- […]

From the sculptural works of Isamu Noguchi to the whirlwind visuals of Bollywood musicals, almost anything can be creative inspiration for Paul Niski.

TEN YEARS AGO, PAUL NISKI, the former creative director for the Gap, moved from New York to Boston for a consulting job and ended up […]

Artist Randall Darwall's 19th-century Harwich home is as vibrant as his legendary textiles.

AS ONE OF AMERICA’S PREMIER weavers of wearable art, Randall Darwall is a color virtuoso. Whereas most fabric artists might work with five shades, Darwall […]

From glass railings to zigzag pillows, 11 ways to inspire your own home.

Photography by Michael Casey

Short winter days make us yearn for more light – but choosing a table lamp involves more than just a flick of the switch.

WHEN THOMAS EDISON put the finishing touches on his incandescent bulb, he couldn’t have known how radically the radiant orb would change the way we […]

An antique North Shore home gets the European treatment.

THE TINY, ANCIENT HOUSE sits on a back road in a small town. It’s uncomfortably close to the street, the way houses built almost three […]

After years of neglect, a Cambridge home glitters once more.

A STROLL ALONG HISTORY-rich Brattle Street — where this 1880s Tudor Revival sits proudly on a corner lot — reveals house after flamboyant Victorian house. […]

How a rundown carriage house was transformed into an artist's sanctuary.

DESIGN IN BOSTON has always involved a certain struggle between the historical and the progressive. It’s this tension that has attracted artists to the city […]

Dining In: More or Less

More: $74,145   1 Crystal four-arm lamps, $5,000 for the pair, Antiques at 80 Charles. 2 Sacred 2 by Damien Hirst, $27,500, DTR Modern Galleries. 3 […]

Natural Beauty

Tired of being forced to choose between beauty and the environment, interior designers Roisin Giese and Miggy Mason decided to open their own shop, where […]

Bowled Over

BOSTON-BASED CERAMICIST JILL ROSENWALD has created some exciting pieces lately, but our favorite is this dramatic suzani-inspired bowl. To contemporize the traditional pomegranate motif found […]