Home Design


Editors' Picks: Pressbound

Call me a late bloomer, but I just recently discovered the greatness that is Etsy’s Shop Local option. I was so excited by my “find” […]

Milking It

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- […]

Global Agenda

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 […]

Woven History

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 […]

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Photography by Michael Casey


Product Review: olelo board game

By: Tanya Pai When it comes to playing games, it often feels like our Wii-centric culture doesn’t put a high premium on face-to-face interaction. But […]

All Aglow

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 […]

Aged to Perfection

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 […]

Return to Grandeur

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

The Rescuers

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 […]

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.


Merry Fake Christmas

By: Alexandra Hall Plenty of people look forward to the holidays as a time of meaningful authenticity. Me? I’ve been faking my way through the […]