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July 8, 2014
While hunting for my favorite summer entertaining items for the Perspectives section of the July-August issue of New England Home I came across...
new england design hall of fame
July 7, 2014
If you know an architect, interior designer, landscape architect, craftsman, or design specialist who is creating beautiful design in New England,...
willywaw printed textiles
July 4, 2014
Cheryl Katz, Contributing EditorFrom Diego Rivera’s inspiration at Prada to Pop Art prints at Chanel, Jill Sander, and Valentino, the...
Cape Cod Pool House
July 3, 2014
Photos by Gail O'RourkeI spent the last few days camping with my family in Ausable Chasm in upstate New York.  Okay, well it really wasn...
Orange and Green Family Room
July 2, 2014
By Paula M. BodahPolly Lewis and Maribeth Brostowki, of Lewis Interiors, took “country” to a sophisticated new level for the 1881...
choosing a paint color
June 30, 2014
By Cheryl KatzSomeone should have said, “Do not attempt this at home.” (At least at your own home.)But who would have thought that...
hydrangea bedding sdh
June 27, 2014
Maria LaPiana, Contributing EditorThe flowering hydrangea is the go-to shrub in many of the lovely gardens we feature in the magazine—with...
jamiaca plain italianate mansion
June 26, 2014
By Maria LaPianaHands down, this is one of the most imaginative restorations we’ve seen in a very long time. The Jamaica Plain property&rsquo...
Restoration Hardware Greenwich
June 25, 2014
By Stacy KunstelLast month Restoration Hardware opened their latest outpost in an architecturally significant space in Greenwich, Connecticut....
dakota jackson
June 23, 2014
By Lynda SimontonI'm embarrassed to admit this but I often find myself limiting the number of people I have over for dinner based on the size...