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palm chandelier
August 22, 2014
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Maria LaPiana, Contributing EditorMy favorite summer moment (so far): a refreshing wine spritzer enjoyed on the dock at my sister’s summer...
sherborn estate
August 20, 2014
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Looking for a hideaway, but one not too far off the beaten path? This may be it.  Constructed of stone and stucco in transitional/contemporary...
nantucket pool
August 20, 2014
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By Stacy KunstelIt seems like everyone is on vacation right now, trying to make the most of those last few weeks of summer. New England’s...
Philip Jeffries
August 18, 2014
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By Lynda SimontonIf you questioned whether or not wallpaper was “in” or “out” you don’t have to look further than New...
tracy glover inkwell
August 14, 2014
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Karin Lidbeck Brent, Contributing EditorSculpture can take on many forms. These diminutive sculptures of birds are made from mixing vintage...
newport boat house
August 13, 2014
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By Paula M. BodahKim Kirby has a thriving practice designing the interiors for any number of spectacular homes in Newport. One of her smallest...
fall container garden
August 12, 2014
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As we settle into mid-August, flowers and plants are starting to feel the influence of seasonal transition from summer’s direct heat and...
bird vase
August 11, 2014
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By Karin Lidbeck BrentThe most important props in my closet are my collection of vases—modern, craftsmen, ceramic, silver, wood, paper, glass...
Copper pendant
August 8, 2014
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Stacy Kunstel, Homes EditorOnce in awhile on my travels I'll come across a great copper pot in an antiques store and think about how wonderful...
west newton georgian
August 7, 2014
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By Lynda SimontonWe want to offer hardy congratulations to this year’s Bulfinch Award winners. The awards are presented by the Institute of...

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