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wright building company custom kitchen
August 26, 2014
We’ve built and renovated hundreds of luxury homes over the years. During this time, building styles and trends have changed, but one thing...
bird brooch
August 25, 2014
By Cheryl KatzIt’s true, that come fall—and with evening temperatures hovering near 60 degrees there’s no denying it’s on...
palm chandelier
August 22, 2014
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
By Karin Lidbeck BrentThe most important props in my closet are my collection of vases—modern, craftsmen, ceramic, silver, wood, paper, glass...