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Future Proof

Climate change is one of the most pressing issues of our time. Over the past decade, we’ve witnessed dramatic changes in weather patterns and the devastating effect on communities across the globe. Its impact on the building and design industry, especially in coastal cities like Boston, is profound. On October 8th, Slocum Hall Design Group was part of a Boston...

Walls Vs. Open Floor Plans

The quiet coziness of clearly defined rooms or the bright and airy feel of an open floor plan? This age-old debate remains a hot topic of conversation right now. While there are pros and cons to each, what works for you and your home depends on the way your family, your lifestyle and the way you want to live in...

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Creating Spaces: Back to Virtual School

The arrival of September in Boston usually conjures images of brick buildings and school bells, and sometimes U-Haul trucks stuck under the many bridges on Storrow Drive. This back-to-school season brings a vocal debate over how kids will return to the classroom. Will there be in-person classes? Will towns embrace remote learning? While many schools are opening back up in...

Architecture & Interior Design: A Harmonious Partnership

It’s no secret that our firm values good trade partnerships. Our recent social media campaign and last blog post paid tribute to the many professionals we’ve had the pleasure of working with over the years. These relationships are crucial to the success of a project, and while everyone plays a significant role, the connection forged between the architect and interior...

Great Partners = Great Results

Over the years, we have collaborated with some of the top professionals in the design and construction industry. While we have always appreciated these relationships, the past few months have given us some time to reflect on the importance of strong partnerships. Clear communication, trust, and having like-minded people to work with, can make all the difference when developing a...

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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...