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Boston Home Issue

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Best of Boston Home 2023

We live in a region where design talent is endless. Here, you’ll find master builders, seasoned specialists, and craftspeople deeply committed to their trade. We’ve got showrooms and décor shops that will make you dizzy with delight and some of the leading architects and interior designers in the country. With so many top-tier individuals, teams, and firms around us, choosing the winners for these categories is always a challenge—yet it’s a task we here at Boston Home relish. The following pages showcase our deeply considered, highly researched, and mulled-over selections
for those that shined the brightest over the past year.

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Kitchens Guide 2022: Hub Spot

Here, we profile six distinct kitchens, each with its own essence, detail, and dimension.

Feature

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Free Reign

When the homeowners relocated with no furniture and few design directives, Mariette Hedeshian set about creating a modern and vibrant haven filled with art and warmth.

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Going Down

A couple reclaims the lower levels of their South End townhouse to create a family-friendly home that exudes modern elegance.

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Stealing Away

An elegant city pied-à-terre designed by Lisa Tharp provides a decadent respite from the daily grind.

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Play On

With reverence to its origins as a cattle homestead, a centuries-old barn in New Hampshire evolves into a multifaceted recreational retreat.

Department

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Editors’ Picks: Evergreen Essence

Woodsy, forest green furnishings are a cozy way to bring the outside in—just when you need it most.

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Editors’ Picks: Curve Appeal

Scallop edges appear on a range of products these days. While the wavy curve is a timeless, classic motif, these items show that the detail presents plenty of modern flair, too.

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Editors’ Picks: Table Service

For your next dinner party or holiday gathering, your guests will enjoy these dishes as much as the fare served upon them.

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Dining by Design: On the Contrary

The Seaport’s buzziest new restaurant is a masterclass in dichotomy.

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Reading List: By the Book

The greatness of green, road tripping across America, and baking with Pain d’Avignon.

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Lodging: Rustic Elegance

Menswear designer Todd Snyder revives Hidden Pond’s forested bungalows with hints of luxury and an emphasis on Maine’s varied landscape.

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Local Knowledge: Full Circle

Inspired by the architecture around which he grew up, Kevin Cradock has created a solid business based on high-quality craftsmanship, preservation, and paying it forward.

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Landmark: Historic Interpretation

An opulent 1902 Back Bay mansion with interiors designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany is virtually reimagined by Hacin + Associates for modern family living.

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Renovation: The Perfect Blend

Kate Maloney Albiani fashions a fresh look steeped in tradition for a Somerville couple with competing tastes.

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Spaces: Seeing Stars

In a Weston kids’ bedroom, designer Tricia Luong nods to the night sky.

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My Favorite Things

Interior designer Rachel Reider shares some furnishings that have recently caught her eye.

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Brick & Mortar: A New Chapter

Beacon Hill Books & Café not only fills a niche in the market—its layered aesthetic appeals to design enthusiasts and book lovers alike.

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New England Made: Ticket to Ride

At Madhouse Motors, owner J. Shia relies on history while tapping into her innate creativity and photographer’s eye to restore vintage motorcycles and build custom ones.

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Commercial Grade: Baker’s Delight

Boston-based food blogger, Sarah Crawford, creates her dream studio in South Boston with the help of Rebel Builders.

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Brick & Mortar: New Digs

A former bank in the Back Bay is transformed into an inviting new Roche Bobois showroom.

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Heading Home: Labor of Love

A husband-and-wife team of architects update their kitchen to contemporary while seamlessly merging it with their home’s historic past.

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Obsessions: Best Buds

Crystal Mills and Colleen Dunleavy of Southie’s Love Child talk about blooms, booze, and the art of the pivot.

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New England Made: Taking Shape

Orleans-based Vec Surfboards crafts bespoke, hand-shaped boards for every kind of wave.

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Heading Home: Bite Sized

Interior designer Annie Hall freshens up the breakfast nook within her stylish townhouse.

Home Design

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Editors’ Picks: Evergreen Essence

Woodsy, forest green furnishings are a cozy way to bring the outside in—just when you need it most.

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Editors’ Picks: Curve Appeal

Scallop edges appear on a range of products these days. While the wavy curve is a timeless, classic motif, these items show that the detail presents plenty of modern flair, too.

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Editors’ Picks: Table Service

For your next dinner party or holiday gathering, your guests will enjoy these dishes as much as the fare served upon them.

Arts & Entertainment

Found Art: Re-Mastered

Maine-based artist Elise Ansel finds alternate meaning and joy in the Old Masters.

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Dining by Design: On the Contrary

The Seaport’s buzziest new restaurant is a masterclass in dichotomy.

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Property: Mountain Magnificence

With sweeping views of Stowe Mountain Resort and Mount Mansfield from every room, this expansive retreat is a ski lover’s dream.

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Free Reign

When the homeowners relocated with no furniture and few design directives, Mariette Hedeshian set about creating a modern and vibrant haven filled with art and warmth.

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Lodging: Rustic Elegance

Menswear designer Todd Snyder revives Hidden Pond’s forested bungalows with hints of luxury and an emphasis on Maine’s varied landscape.

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Spaces: Green With Delight

A primary bedroom becomes a refined retreat, enhanced by the homeowner’s favorite hue.

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Local Knowledge: Full Circle

Inspired by the architecture around which he grew up, Kevin Cradock has created a solid business based on high-quality craftsmanship, preservation, and paying it forward.

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Landmark: Historic Interpretation

An opulent 1902 Back Bay mansion with interiors designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany is virtually reimagined by Hacin + Associates for modern family living.

Home & Property

Renovation: The Perfect Blend

Kate Maloney Albiani fashions a fresh look steeped in tradition for a Somerville couple with competing tastes.

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Spaces: Seeing Stars

In a Weston kids’ bedroom, designer Tricia Luong nods to the night sky.

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Shelter: Living in Layers

Designer Robin Gannon uses vivid colors, a range of patterns, and furnishings in a slew of styles to infuse this Lexington home with soul.

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My Favorite Things

Interior designer Rachel Reider shares some furnishings that have recently caught her eye.

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Brick & Mortar: A New Chapter

Beacon Hill Books & Café not only fills a niche in the market—its layered aesthetic appeals to design enthusiasts and book lovers alike.

Arts & Entertainment

Treasure: Calming Force

A captivating sculpture by Spanish artist Joan Miró is a revered symbol of constancy in Tiina Smith’s home.

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Best of Boston Home 2023

We live in a region where design talent is endless. Here, you’ll find master builders, seasoned specialists, and craftspeople deeply committed to their trade. We’ve got showrooms and décor shops that will make you dizzy with delight and some of the leading architects and interior designers in the country. With so many top-tier individuals, teams, and firms around us, choosing the winners for these categories is always a challenge—yet it’s a task we here at Boston Home relish. The following pages showcase our deeply considered, highly researched, and mulled-over selections
for those that shined the brightest over the past year.

Home & Property

Stealing Away

An elegant city pied-à-terre designed by Lisa Tharp provides a decadent respite from the daily grind.

Home & Property

Commercial Grade: Baker’s Delight

Boston-based food blogger, Sarah Crawford, creates her dream studio in South Boston with the help of Rebel Builders.

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Spaces: Gold Mine

A young family’s gilded Newton dining room serves as a gem for special occasions.

Travel

Destination: Connecticut Wine Trail

Grade-A wine country and vineyards are just a short (and scenic) drive away from Boston.

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Found Art: With Every Fiber

Mixed-media artist Lis Sartori crafts intricate textile art from salvaged materials.

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Editors’ Picks: Cast in Stone

Made of travertine, a highly durable limestone, these sophisticated and imaginative pieces will add striking dimension to any space.

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Happenings

Where to go and what to see for your fall design fix.

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Perfect Ten: Display of Confection

These cake stands catch the eye without stealing the show from the sweet treats they showcase.

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Play On

With reverence to its origins as a cattle homestead, a centuries-old barn in New Hampshire evolves into a multifaceted recreational retreat.

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A Place of Calm

Designer Holly Joe establishes an interior evocative of peace and serenity for a spectacularly sited spot on a pond.

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Going Dark

Matte black cabinetry served as the starting point for a high-contrast family kitchen with soul.

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Primed for the Present

A kitchen in the early 20th-century home is accentuated by antique fixtures, modern fittings, and luxe finishes.

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Natural Beauty

Elements that recall the setting of a family’s cherished haven are combined with finely honed detail in this high-functioning South End kitchen.

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Classic Form

An elegant Back Bay kitchen is rooted in European design.

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High Expectations

Vaulted ceilings are attributes of each of these kitchens, yet the rooms have distinctly different vibes.

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Brick & Mortar: New Digs

A former bank in the Back Bay is transformed into an inviting new Roche Bobois showroom.

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Palettes: Raise the Bar

Upgrade cocktail hour with these mood boards for the ultimate wet bar, courtesy of three local kitchen designers.

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Renovation: Light, Form and Function

A North Shore residence is revamped to include more usable space and ample opportunity to enjoy the views.

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Heading Home: Labor of Love

A husband-and-wife team of architects update their kitchen to contemporary while seamlessly merging it with their home’s historic past.

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Perfect 10: Raw Beauty

With warm weather finally upon us, why not host an oyster party? All you need is a bucket of bivalves, some nifty tools, and a themed serving platter or two, and you’ll be prepped to shuck and slurp like a pro.

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Editors’ Picks: Island Elegance

Start mixing some mai tais and transform your living space into a far-flung tropical oasis with retro-patterned fabrics, splashes of ocean blue and palm-frond green, and classic rattan.

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Found Art: Re-Mastered

Maine-based artist Elise Ansel finds alternate meaning and joy in the Old Masters.

Arts & Entertainment

Happenings

Where to go and what to see for your winter design fix.

Arts & Entertainment

Treasure: Calming Force

A captivating sculpture by Spanish artist Joan Miró is a revered symbol of constancy in Tiina Smith’s home.

Home & Property

Found Art: With Every Fiber

Mixed-media artist Lis Sartori crafts intricate textile art from salvaged materials.

Arts & Entertainment

Happenings

Where to go and what to see for your fall design fix.

Other

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Found Art: Re-Mastered

Maine-based artist Elise Ansel finds alternate meaning and joy in the Old Masters.

Arts & Entertainment

Happenings

Where to go and what to see for your winter design fix.

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Reading List: By the Book

The greatness of green, road tripping across America, and baking with Pain d’Avignon.

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Reading List: By the Book

Iconic designs past and present, a retrospective on an acclaimed modernist firm, and a primer for styling with objects already in your repertoire.

Travel

Destination: Connecticut Wine Trail

Grade-A wine country and vineyards are just a short (and scenic) drive away from Boston.

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Found Art: With Every Fiber

Mixed-media artist Lis Sartori crafts intricate textile art from salvaged materials.

Arts & Entertainment

Happenings

Where to go and what to see for your fall design fix.

City Life

Found Art: This Land Is Your Land

Julia S. Powell’s dreamy, nature-inspired works exist in a place only the viewer knows.

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Reading List: By the Book

French country chic, the power of protest art, and gardens that stir the soul.