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Designing Your Livable Outdoor Space

Aaaaah. The sun is shining, the days are longer, and the grill is hot – summer is officially right around the corner. It’s time to move our at-home lives outdoors. When we design an addition or new construction project, the siting of the home on its property can be as important as the structure itself.  We consider ease of use,...

Creating Your Own Sanctuary

We’re all starting to come to terms with the fact that we’re home, many of us hunkered down for weeks. In January, we were leading busy, hectic, and fast-paced lives, which overnight became something quite different. So, when you can’t go anywhere, how do you escape without leaving your home?  Determine a Set Workspace and Set Relaxation Space A designated...

Reinventing The Prairie Style

Reinventing the Prairie Style: A Video Series

Slocum Hall Design, in partnership with Boston Design Guide, is pleased to present the “Reinventing the Prairie Style” video series. Get a behind the scenes look as we build and design this Modern Prairie Style home from the ground up, along with Concept Building and Briar Design. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and subscribe to our newsletter for announcements on...

Selecting a Design Style: Modern Farmhouse

As architects and interior designers, we often encounter clients who know what style they prefer, but unsure of how to execute it. This project is a prime example. Our clients knew what they wanted but needed guidance in selecting a design style. The homeowner described an open layout with space suitable for large-scale entertaining, yet cozy enough for quiet family...

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In Response to the COVID-19 Virus

Due to the recent developments of the COVID-19 virus, we have made the decision to postpone our Boston Design Week event in the best interest and safety of everyone. Given the amazing response, we are planning on rescheduling this event to a later date. We hope you will join us at that time. Please continue to check your email and...

Conventional Gas-burning Fireplace

Igniting the Flame: A Love Letter to Fireplaces

Throughout history, fireplaces have filled our homes with heat, light, a flame for cooking, and often, a gathering place for families. They were, and still remain, the heart and hearth of the entire house. In colonial New England, homes were typically built with multiple fireplaces all connected to one central chimney. They were the primary heat source keeping occupants warm...

Architectural Insights for the New Decade

Architectural Insights for the New Decade

From mid-century modern to new millennium neutrals to rustic industrial, the start of each decade brings a flood of the latest in architecture and design trends to various media outlets and across social media. There is, after all, a fashion to our business and what’s “in” and what’s “out” drives many of the decisions we make. While some trends may...

In With the Old Architecture Design

Restrictions and Opportunities for Restoring a Historical Home 

Historic homes are known for having unmatched architecture and that one-of-a-kind aesthetic that so many homeowners search for. If you are drawn by the charm and beauty of owning your own piece of history, then you will want to make sure you know exactly what restrictions as well as opportunities await you. Buying and/or restoring a historic home is no...

Green Architecture In The Age Of Climate Change

Green Architecture in the Age of Climate Change 

Climate change is a term that we are hearing everywhere: from the political debates to the hometown discussions at coffee shops across the country. The question is no longer, “Is it happening?” but rather, “What are we doing to avoid the catastrophic consequences?” As architects, we know that this climate crisis is the fundamental design problem of our time.  With...