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Moody Mudroom Design

Color is officially in! Gone are the days when white walls and cabinets were the norm – bold and moody colors are having their moment in all different spaces of the home, from the kitchen to the bathroom and especially in mudrooms!  We’ve completed several projects recently where blue is the color of choice in mudroom spaces. Here are three...

Contemporary Fireplace Designs for Different Tastes

Contemporary Fireplace Designs for Different Tastes

During the winter, when the weather is bitterly cold and light is scarce, we all desire our “creature comforts.” There’s nothing quite like the warmth and glow emanating from a fireplace; it’s pure bliss.  Fireplaces stand out as a functional and aesthetic architectural piece. Long after they were used as the sole source of heat in homes, fireplaces have become...

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Our Favorite Places to Ring in The New Year 

And just like that, we say goodbye to 2023! As we look ahead to the New Year, we’re reflecting on some of our favorite places we’ve designed for clients to ring in the new year. In the Sun… For some, the perfect way to ring in the new year is in the warm sun with the ocean breeze. Our clients...

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Gambrel Roof Design – They’re Not All the Same!

Dutch Colonials are often mistakenly cited as the only type of homes outfitted with a gambrel roof, but this is not the case. The gambrel roof, which is defined as a symmetrical two-sided roof, has transcended its original roots to grace various architectural styles. There are examples of this all around Boston, as well as in the coastal regions of...

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Our Favorite Fireplaces 

During the winter months, as the outdoor air turns crisp and cold, we gravitate to spaces filled with warmth and light whenever we can. Nothing evokes that cozy feeling better than a fireplace. For design purposes, a fireplace provides a lovely focal point for a space, whether intended as a place to curl up with a good book or one...

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The Uptick in Adaptive Reuse Architecture in Boston

Boston is a city rich in history and architectural heritage. No street corner in the city proper has a building without a storied past. But sometimes, what was useful in centuries past must be repurposed to serve the needs of today. This design strategy is called adaptive reuse architecture, transforming existing structures into vibrant residential, communal, commercial, and municipal spaces....

South End Loft Conversion

A South End Loft Conversion – Maximizing Space and Style

In Boston’s prestigious South End, where great restaurants and cocktail lounges are seemingly on every corner, and square footage is a precious commodity, Slocum Hall Design Group had the opportunity to create a loft conversion on Washington St. This remodel is a great example of how Boston architectural firms must strike a balance between styling and space-saving functionality, especially when...

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VR in Architecture – How Will Tech Change the Industry?

Technological advancements always precede changes within different industries; sometimes it’s scary, sometimes it’s exciting, and today, it is undeniable that the advent of consumer-grade Virtual Reality (VR) has started a paradigm shift for architecture firms. Emerging VR technologies are poised to change the design process, enhancing the experience for architects and clients alike.  In this article, we will look at...

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Windows of Opportunity 

Windows, with their relatively simple design of frame and glass, are having their moment.  No longer just a necessity, they can transform even the most ordinary of rooms into something extraordinary.  Windows make the smallest of spaces feel large, adding stunning decorative beauty while, at the same time, providing practical protection from cold air in the winter and warm air...