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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...

Spooky Architecture That’s Sure to Creep You Out 

The days are getting shorter, the nights seem darker and the calendar is heading towards the most supernatural night of the year, Halloween. As we approach October 31st, it seems like the perfect time to discuss spooky architecture including gargoyles, haunted houses, and everything in between.  When was the last time you saw a building or architectural component that gave...

How LEGO® Provides The Building Blocks For Architecture

From the time of its inception in the 1930s through to today, LEGOs® have inspired young minds to create and build. But let’s take a moment to really appreciate what this “toy” can teach minds, both young and old, about the building blocks of architecture.  Back when LEGO® kits were comprised of blocks of varying shapes, sizes, and colors without...

Our 5 Favorite Buildings In Boston 

Bostonians are known to: be well educated, fiercely loyal to their hometown, show reverence to the history of the region, be major sports fans, and be downright spoiled in the fact that there is no lack of iconic buildings lining the streets of their beloved “Beantown.”  We love walking the streets of Bay Back, downtown, and the surrounding communities to...