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Best of Boston Home 2022

Whether you’re pining for a whole-house makeover or a sprightly new look for a tired room, you’ll find all the inspiration you need in our annual guide to the region’s top design pros, craftspeople, and shops.

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Come Together

Belhaakon creates the ultimate entertaining space for a couple in the Back Bay.

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Imbued with Blue

Tharon Anderson presents a fresh interpretation of New England’s favorite color scheme in a traditional Nantucket home that doesn’t try too hard.

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Aged to Perfection

A couple with a taste for the traditional return a South End brownstone to its Victorian roots.

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Elements of Surprise

Interiors whiz Ana Donohue creates a fun family home with unexpected touches at every turn.

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Kitchens Guide 2021

These six local kitchens are in a league of their own.

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Just Keep Swimming

With the pool business booming, there’s no time like the present to start building your own little slice of backyard heaven. Here, three local homes show us how it’s done.

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Sweet Serenity

Studio Watt O’Keefe fills a sprawling Beacon Hill penthouse with peace and sunshine.

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Obsessions: New Moon, New Beginnings

The stars aligned when Dava Muramatsu reopened Matsu, the apparel and home-accessories boutique she co-owns on Beacon Hill.

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New England Made: In the Reeds

Vermont-based weaver Alexa Rivera fashions classic baskets and contemporary vessels in her Burlington studio.

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Heading Home: Harnessing Potential

Interior designer Kate Kelley transforms a backyard barn into a family-friendly gathering place.

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Obsessions: Wine Trailblazers

Urban Grape cofounders Hadley and TJ Douglas are shaking up the wine industry—one bottle at a time.

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New England Made: The Magic Touch

Metalworker Erica Moody crafts singular serving pieces from her antique barn in Maine.

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Heading Home: Having a Blast

Interior designer Robin Anderson plays with color and quirk in her family’s three-bedroom condo.

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Setting Up Shop

Style director turned entrepreneur Donna Garlough realizes her dream of launching a home-goods boutique.

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Heading Home: A Place in the Sun

Plant guru Amy Martin reveals how she transformed her drab backyard into a vibrant oasis.

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Q&A: Best in Show

Interior designer Kristina Crestin dishes on her new TV series, favorite podcast, and the satisfaction of doing work you love.

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Shuck It

East Boston Oysters’ Alexis Cervasio finds a way to keep the party going.

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Heading Home: Shelter From the Storm

Architect Will Ruhl details his modern take on a porch space in his redesigned oceanside home.

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Editors’ Picks: Storybook Style

Everything you need to build the ultimate reading nook.

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Perfect 10: Raise Your Glass

Toast to health and happiness this season with these booze-ready beauts.

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Palettes: Fun Zones

Carve out a space just for the kiddos with playroom ideas from these three mood boards, curated by local designers.

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Renovation: Brick, Beam, and Very Clean

Ideate Design Studio conjures a modern aesthetic in a Union Wharf condo.

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Spaces: Changing Tides

Beyond the Common’s Lianne Leventhal gives her toddler’s bedroom a fresh look.

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Editors’ Picks: Tuft Love

Taking cues from the classic upholstery style, the season’s chicest wares are a shapely addition to any room.

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Perfect 10: Glow On

From glassy, Japanese-inspired beauties to sculptural numbers made with marble, these locally sourced lamps are sure to dazzle.

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Spaces: Rising to the Occasion

Blue Jay Design wastes no space in this multi-functional spare bedroom.

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Renovation: Taking the Edge Off

Dane Austin brings balance and softness to an industrial loft in Fort Point.

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Palettes: Fancy Feasts

Give your dining room a fresh look with help from these eclectic mood boards, cooked up by local pros.

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Editors’ Picks: Cane, Reimagined

A staple of ’70s décor, the plant-based beaut gets a modern upgrade.

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Perfect 10: Garden Glam

When you’re toting one of these local gems, watering plants feels downright luxurious.

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Spaces: Made for Discovery

A riverside property on Cape Cod goes from prosaic to poetic with careful siting and casual plantings.

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Palettes: Destination Design

Not ready to hop on a plane just yet? Satisfy your wanderlust with a visual journey through these vacation-home-ready mood boards, each inspired by an exotic locale.

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Renovation: Blame it on Bermuda

Mattye Dewhirst dresses up a Seaport condo for an out-of-town homeowner with a taste for island style.

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Editors’ Picks: Botanical Bliss

Invite the outdoors in this season with nature-inspired wares.

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Perfect 10: Buzzworthy Brew

With these barista-approved tools in tow, homemade espresso drinks are just minutes away.

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Reading List: By the Book

Behind the lens with celebrity photographer Terry O’Neill, the power of color, and auto amore.

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Destination: Quebec City

Meandering cobblestone streets, swoon-worthy architecture, and a thriving cultural scene await in this centuries-old Canadian metropolis.

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Destination: The Catskills

Design-forward digs, locally sourced cuisine, and all the nature you can handle set the stage for a weekend of R & R at this buzzy New York hideaway.

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Reading List: By the Book

Legendary album covers, free-spirited interior design, and a new generation of homes on Martha’s Vineyard.

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Found Art: Out of the Blue

Photographer Susan Murie experiments with an antique printing method.

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Reading List: By the Book

Cities unseen, a groundbreaking artist’s 60-year career, and nature as an element of design.

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Reading List: By the Book

Visionary architecture, art-filled interiors, and a timely look at a landmark photo essay.

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Found Art: Spheres of Influence

Artist Stephanie Christopher adopts an unusual technique.