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reading nook

Reading Nooks – Fun, Cozy, and Architecturally Underrated 

The reading nook is a wonderful little creation that takes odd spaces and creates something useful and comforting. By definition, the reading nook should be a space that radiates a sense of calm. Bright and welcoming – without taking up much space.  Recently, we’ve worked on several projects featuring reading nooks. Here are some of our favorites: This cozy little...

all things modern

All Things Modern

On May 16th, David Boronkay participated in a panel discussion hosted by Boston Design Guide at the beautiful Lazzoni Showroom in Newton on All Things Modern. The lively discussion focused on defining modern design and how to incorporate elements of it into your home.  Panelists joining David included Alan Mayer of Mayer & Associates Architecture + Interior Design; Pierre Matta...

Cover of March 2021 Issue of Qualified Remodeler Magazine

A Tale of Two Homes 

On March 27th, David Boronkay presented “A Tale of Two Homes” via Zoom to the BSA. The presentation highlighted the exploration into the process of designing for the luxury market, taking a close look at comparably sized projects with similar budgets, and vastly different goals.  The two projects he explored were the Residence on Bellevue, an award-winning historic home that...

Needham new construction

Follow the Build: New Construction Home

Welcome to our latest project! We are thrilled to bring you along as we follow the build of this new construction. Video 1 David walks us through the U-shaped layout that encompasses all of our client’s wants and needs for their forever home. Currently, framing is wrapping up, windows are installed, ice and water shield is going on the exterior, and the roof is...

acoustic design

Acoustic Design – Architectural Soundproofing Considerations

Modern homes are abuzz with activity and sound. A workout room may be adjacent to a home office, and a study may be near a home theater. Architects from the top Boston architectural firms work to meet homeowners’ desires and keep the sound of one room from spilling into the other; the need for soundproof sanctuaries has increasingly become a...

kid spaces

Our Favorite Kid Spaces 

A home is built for every family member, from gathering spaces like the kitchen and living areas to primary suites, where parents can escape to their personal oasis. Perhaps the most important spaces are ones for the kids to call their own. Kids’ bedrooms should reflect their interests and be a comfortable place to spend time, regardless of age. Below...

kitchen island design

Kitchen Island Design – Matching Tastes and Lifestyle

With contemporary kitchen design, one element stands out as the cornerstone of functionality and style: the kitchen island. From bustling family gatherings to quiet mornings with a cup of coffee, the island serves as the epicenter of daily life. If the space allows, most homeowners want an island designed for their kitchen.  Here, we discuss the architectural considerations that shape...

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...

Victorian Home Renovation – Honoring 19th-Century Beauty

In the historic Boston-area neighborhoods of Newton, Brookline, Cambridge, Somerville, and beyond, you will find architectural achievements on almost every corner. Amongst the streets and “Instagramable avenues,” Victorian homes proudly stand as elegant living pieces of art and history, their ornate facades and intricate details a testament to the craftsmanship of yesteryear. Knocking one down would feel like a crime...