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Who would have guessed that North Adams, Massachusetts would become the art capital of New England? When Sprague Electric Company closed its factory there in 1985, the small but quaint town saw a sad exodus. In 1999, MASS MoCA set up residence inside Sprague’s sixteen-acre industrial complex of redbrick buildings, and recently doubled its exhibition space with the unveiling of Building 6. The 130,000-square-foot wing was designed by architecture firm Bruner/Cott & Associates, and will host expansive long-term exhibitions of works by artists including James Turrell, Jenny Holzer, and Louise Bourgeois. (Visit Visitors can stay at Tourists, a forty-eight-room boutique hotel designed by Lake|Flato Architects and decorated by Hank Scollard, opening this fall. The property includes a suspension bridge that leads to thirty acres of trails. (Visit

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The modern farmhouse kitchen is a trend that takes cues from the past and streamlines them for today’s farm-to-table cook. Apronfront sinks, with their hardworking history, resonate with the familiar comforts of home. Marble countertops and polished chrome faucets add visual interest and a touch of classic elegance, while furniturestyle cabinetry in muted greys adds architectural interest to serene and sophisticated work spaces.

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Splash is the first boutique kitchen and bath showroom in New England. The Splash team works with homeowners and industry professionals to build bathrooms and kitchens that are comfortable and compatible with your lifestyle. Stop by Splash to experience working displays and the most up to date products to complete your dream bathroom and kitchen, now featuring Gessi’s Fascino collection.

THE SHOWROOM THAT TAKES YOUR BREATH AWAY, WITH PRICES THAT LET YOU BREATHE KITCHEN & BATH SHOWROOM Appointments Welcome 800.696.6662 Affiliated Spritzo Showrooms Worcester, MA• Saco, ME • Providence, RI

ID Boston Vol. 9  

The magazine of Boston Design Center.