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NEW ENGLAND I N T E R N AT I O N A L F U R N I S H I N G S A N D D E S I G N A S S O C I AT I O N

SUMMER ISSUE | 2019

Making a statement ADDING PERSONALITY TO A RENOVATION

art that could save the world MEET A STORYTELLING ARTIST AND ACTIVIST

Luxe on the hill A BOUTIQUE COLLECTION OF CONDOMINIUMS

International Platinum Sponsors


TABLE OF CONTENTS UPCOMING EVENTS

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INSPIRATION BY INNOVATION

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ART THAT COULD SAVE THE WORLD

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LUXE ON THE HILL

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MAKING A STATEMENT

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OUT WITH THE OLD AND IN WITH THE NEW

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FABRICATORS WITH A MISSION

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NEW ENGLAND HOME APPOINTS NEW EDITOR

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ARTEFACTHOME|GARDEN PREMIERESSECOND LOCATION

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A NEW WAY TO HELP CLIENTS ENVISION YOUR DESIGN

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PERSIAN GABBEH

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STUDIO VERTICALE IS TURNING HEADS

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letter from the

President

Dear Fellow Members of IFDA-NE, What a great beginning our flourishing chapter has had to 2019. I’d like to start by welcoming Director of Public Relations at JD Communications, Nicole Defrancesco to the IFDA-NE Board of Directors. She’s taking over as the VP of Communications for Chris Saad of DC Homes. Thank you Chris for your tireless dedication and service, Nicole has some big shoes to fill! I’d also like to welcome the following 2019 new members: Paul & Melissa Bunis, owners of Boston Stone Restoration; Kevin Cradock, President and CEO of Kevin Cradock Builders; Ryan Kelley, Owner and Artist at Wire By Ryan; Amy Fischer, Director of Marketing at Modern Luxury Interiors Boston; and Rachel Backstrom, Brand Ambassador for Marvin at 7 Tide. I can’t wait to see you all at our upcoming events and getting to know you better. We kicked off the year with a fun event by sharpening our target skills at Urban Axes in January. Next up was some very informative continued education at AVD and Marble & Granite which was followed by networking at the beautiful Metropolitan Cabinets showroom. April was busy for the chapter with three fantastic occasions. We started the month with our Design Week event- an educational seminar by Refine & Focus, titled “Design Thinking,” which was a sold out show. Next was our Annual Charity Paint-a-thon, wonderfully put together by VP of Community Service, Jacqui Becker. More details on that extremely successful undertaking which I am so proud to be a part of every year, later in this issue. We rounded out the month with a fantastic networking event “Time to un-Wined” at Poggenpohl. A great time was had by all who attended. We hope to see everyone at our exciting upcoming events. I am delighted to say that turnout grows stronger with each passing event this year. As always, please be encouraged to reach out to myself or any board member with ideas, questions, or feedback that you feel can help strengthen our great chapter. Best Regards,

John Nicholas John Nicholas Chapter President IFDA-New England

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CALL FOR ENTRIES

2019 DESIGN AWARDS

Calling all New England Designers, Members of Interior Design Teams and Students:

Annual Sponsors International Platinum

New England GOLD

You are invited to enter your best design projects to the 2019 IFDA-NE Design Awards! IFDA-NE Design Awards is a regional, juried competition for interior design. Entries from professional and student members are welcome. The entries are judged in a blind review by a panel of leading industry professionals.

New England Silver

SUBMISSION DEADLINES Designers, members of interior design teams or students must submit their entries by midnight on October 25, 2019, in order for their award to be considered. AWARD WINNER RECOGNITION Winner of each category including the student design project will be selected and announced prior to the IFDA-NE Designer Awards Gala. One “showcase� image from each entry will be on display at the event with promotion of winners on IFDA-NE internal/external promotion vehicles. For more info, visit www.tinyurl.com/2019IFDA

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New England Bronze


UPCOMINGEVEnts 15.AUGUST 2019

18.September 2019

17.October 2019

The Stories Behind the Paintings Tour at Coply Square Hotel’s Square Gallery | Boston, MA RSVP: nedret@nedretandre.com

BRAGB + IFDA-NE Cookoff Trillium Brewing Co | Boston, MA Visit bragb.org/events for more info.

Innovations & Design Panel The Inspired Bath | Waltham, MA Visit ifda-ne.com for more info.

21.October 2019

25.October 2019

December 2019

Design Edge High Point Market | High Point, NC To register and learn more info, visit ifdaef.org/designedge

IFDA-NE Annual Awards Submission Deadline Visit ifda-ne.com for more info.

IFDA-NE Annual Holiday Party Location and date to be announced. Visit ifda-ne.com for more info.

IFDA-New England Annual Awards December 4, 2019 Call for Submissions is now open through October 25th, 2019. As many as seven category winners and one student winner will be selected and announced prior to the gala. One “showcase” image from each entry will be on display at the event with promotion of winners in IFDA-New England magazine. Modern Luxury is the media sponsor and will promote the winners online. Sponsorships are now available for added visibility. Visit tinyurl.com/2019IFDA for more info.

IFDA-NE| Board of directors President John Nicholas VP of Education and Education Foundation Jessica Chabot

VP of Communications

VP of Awards

VP of Member Retention

Nicole DiFrancesco

Arnold H. Lagueux

John Speridakos VP of Membership

VP of Programming

VP of Special Events

Kyle Tripp

Larissa Cook

John Trifone

Recording Secretary Laurie Gorelick

VP of Community Service

VP of Social Media

VP of Annual Sponsorship

Treasurer

Jacqueline Becker

Allyson Forrister

Robert Grossman

Karl Ivester

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INSPIRATION BY

INNOVATION

This staircase floats from one level to the next in a new Fenway residence by integrating glass with millwork to achieve a truly frameless, floating look. Seam locations and alignment are critical in glasswork. Using a 3D Laser Scanner to precisely scan the openings and manipulate the design in CAD, Allstate Glass was able to adjust and customize the glass for the stairway. To meet code for a frameless stairway, a tempered laminated glass with an engineered interlayer was required.

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ART THAT could SAVE THE WORLD Ocean Life: May 8- Sep. 8, 2019 Art Square Gallery at Copley Square Hotel 47 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02116

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Nedret Andre--an artist and an activist--is sharing her

that the marine-based plant is experiencing a

story through her art and her actions. Drawing on her

global decline due to sustained burden from

own personal experiences and travels, Andre has trans-

coastal development, poor water quality and

lated the plight of one of the most rapidly declining eco-

climate change. Andre’s paintings capture the

systems onto her canvases through her collection of oil

delicacy and the beauty of this venerable bio-

paintings, “Ocean Life”.

network.

Swirling in color, the marine world comes alive through

Telling the story on canvas wasn’t enough for

abstract shapes and fluid movement. At the center of

the artist. She felt compelled to actively par-

it all is always seagrass. Andre discovered the under-

ticipate in planting new seagrass beds on the

water flowering plant while snorkeling. She observed

ocean floor. She works side by side with scien-

it flourishing from the sunlight that poured over the

tists whose research inspires her. Together they

water’s surface. Seagrasses provide a safe habitat and

share a common goal in preserving ocean life.

food for thousands of sea creatures. The sad truth is

Andre is currently exhibiting her collection,


“Ocean Life” at Copley Square Hotel’s Art Square Gallery in Boston. In conjunction with her exhibition, she is hosting educational events to enlighten the general public about restoring and preserving marine natural habitats. Part of the proceeds from her artwork sales will benefit the seagrass projects. ------------------------

The Stories Behind the Paintings Tour Thursday, August 15, 2019 Copley Square Hotel’s Art Square Gallery | Boston, MA 5pm- 7pm Join Nedret Andre for a behind the scenes look at how her paintings come into being. Most of her work has concrete seagrass field work grounding that gets translated into paint. To reserve your spot, email nedret@nedretandre.com.

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LUXe On The Hill

Developer: Center Court Massachusetts Architect: The Architectural Team Interior Design: LDa Architecture & Interiors 10

Builder: Consigli


The archer residences boston, ma

RENDERINGS

Neoscape

Located in the already posh neighborhood of Beacon Hill, a boutique collection of 62 exquisitely designed one-to-four-bedroom condominium homes, dubbed The Archer Residences, is slated for completion in the Spring of 2020. Complete with underground valet parking, onsite fitness, 24/7 concierge, and a chic roof deck, the residences are a combination of two buildings (The Archer and The Donahue) both previously owned by Suffolk University – into one large residential building. The Archer, which was originally constructed in 1920, is being restored to maintain its original architectural character. The Donahue, a mid-century addition that was completed in 1966, will be scaled into a residential structure

Lobby

Dining room

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Contemporary styled living space designed by LDa Architecture & Interiors

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with a new, detailed façade and ribbon windows that meld classic Beacon Hill architecture with a modern twist. Residents arrive through a new main entrance across from historic Temple Street Park that opens into a sophisticated lobby adorned with artwork curated by Boston Art, and a custom-made concierge desk with a bronze waterfall countertop. In addition to the landscaped roof terrace, other amenities include a club room with private dining space, a playroom, a pet spa and bicycle storage. Inside the units, LDa designed two separate styles for potential buyers, a contemporary design and a more transitional look. The contemporary kitchens are centered on a sleek marble waterfall island, with stained gray oak cabinetry and a minimal, sophisticated palette of gray and white tones with chrome accents. The transitional concept introduces warmer hues with walnut cabinetry, detailed millwork and copper hardware. As with the common areas, the interiors are designed to balance the historic sensibility of the renovated area of the buildings with the integrated new construction, showcasing the high ceilings and abundant natural light. Old world materials such as bronze, marble and oak were selected for their old�world richness, but interpreted in modern applications � creating a uniquely residential environment connected to the rich history and urban culture of the surrounding neighborhood. To learn more about The Archer Residences, visit thearcherresidences.com.

Living room

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making a statement Interior Design: Barbara Elza Hirsch of Elza B Design, Inc

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PHOTOGRAPHY

Michael J. Lee

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After purchasing a custom home built in the 90’s, a young family was challenged with modernizing the interiors while making their own personal statement in their new residence. They researched their options and landed on Interior Designer, Barbara Elza Hirsch after spotting her profile on Dering Hall. Hirsch was able to streamline and update the interiors by selecting and showcasing her unique design elements within each room. Whether a splash of color, a striking piece of furniture or a clever arrangement of a room’s components, Hirsch set out to grant the wish of her clients. Her placement of furniture, artwork and found objects make a bold statement as she visually steers the eye around the room with a thoughtful arrangement of color and design elements. She started with the kitchen, the lighting, carpeting and a total replacement of the home’s existing built-ins and shelving systems. All the kitchen lacquered white cabinets and drawers were updated with new custom bar pulls. A new sink, faucet, hot water dispenser was installed and appliances updated. Hirsch replaced bulky, dark, pink granite countertops and wood burning fireplace with a slimmer, custom designed modern fireplace to allow for more movement in the kitchen. She covered the fireplace wall in a light ceramic wood tile. Roman shades in a linen print give the kitchen a pop of color as does the landscape oil painting by Hirsch’s mother, Ghetta Hirsch. The dining room is a more formal space, as requested by the homeowner who wanted crystal chandeliers and more classical lines. The large oak farm table offers multiple seating options and can open up to accommodate numerous guests thanks to its additional leaves. An easy care indoor outdoor rug in a diamond pattern was introduced to offset stains with young children. A glass and brass plant table with pop and organic planters, continuing the natural theme in this room. Throughout the home, light fixtures were replaced and all

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making it personal


making it bold

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new custom cabinetry was designed by Hirsch and master carpenter, Ben Upton. A wall of cabinetry was introduced in the master bedroom with a custom banquette, while the music/playroom got a full wall of shelves and cabinets with backs painted in Sailcloth. In the living room, which the family uses as a family room, a wet bar and its symmetrical liquor cabinet were wallpapered with a zig zag pattern. The sliding doors can disappear inside the shelves when opened. Hirsch had the backs of the shelves painted in Sea Salt and then adorned them with interesting accessories and family heirlooms to give the built-in personality and make it into an accent wall. The music/playroom offers a whimsical environment to inspire play, music and art activities. Carpet tiles under the craft table make up the fun cow hide-like pattern and are replaceable in case of stains. Blue felt ottomans with removable trays face the sofa seating area reserved for parents as they interact with their children in the room. Yellow leather Moroccan poufs serve as extra seating for all. Fun cloud and sparrow decals displayed on the walls tell a story that transports and delights parents and children alike. The master bedroom hosts a plush, wool rug and patterned wallpapered accent the walls with lotus leaves in hues of lavender and grey. An opaque beaded chandelier contributes to the soft, romantic atmosphere in the bedroom. Hirsch added slight touches to the children’s bedrooms to enhance the dÊcor. These include fun wall decals, themed table lamps and bright colored hampers and bins, along with their bedding, a sequin canopy, drapes and area rugs.

No stone was left unturned and Hirsch left behind a statement in every room.

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Contractor: Charlie Allen Renovation Interior Design: Elizabeth Tanny Designs

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Out with the Old and in with the NeW A busy couple living a top a historic brownstone in Cambridge didn’t have time to interject their hectic professional lives, with home improvements but knew they were ready for a change. At the top of their to-do list were a kitchen and bathroom refresh. The kitchen, a small, enclosed utility space, featured dated tile flooring and backsplash and a cramped floor plan. The bathroom cried out for a new tub and a safer walk-in shower with bench seating. Elizabeth Tanny, a New York-based interior designer who is also the sister and sister-in-law of the homeowners, stepped in to help. She worked with the couple to select artwork and furniture, as well as paint colors. At the begining of the project, subtle changes stitched together the home’s living areas. Remodeler, Charlie Allen Renovation opened the wall between the kitchen and dining room, which had been mostly enclosed. The small kitchen had featured a traditional work triangle with refrigerator, stove, and a prep area along three separate walls. Unfortunately the room was too cramped for this particular layout. Instead, the stove and refrigerator were placed on the same wall, which allowed a larger opening to the dining room.

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The overhanging cabinetry in the kitchen was kept in place but replaced with a new unit that housed separate cabinets facing both the kitchen and dining room for extra storage opportunities. With extra countertop at the sink, the half-wall, and on either side of the stove, the homeowners now have plenty of prep space. In favor of a crisp white palette, pearl Omega cabinets were a perfect compliment to the room. A mix of brushed nickel and glass knob pulls offer a visual variety. The countertops, were dressed in an elegant white Quartz Calacatta Novus with a sophisticated dark wave pattern. The backsplash is Feather Gray Manhattan Field Tile. Refinished and repainted moulding allows for a seamless flow among the living spaces. The dining and living rooms, were dressed in Benjamin Moore’s Edgecomb Gray. The tile flooring was removed from the kitchen in favor of restoring the original oak hardwoods, uniting both rooms with the rest of the condo. In the bathroom, the tub was replaced with a curbless walk-in shower and built-in marble bench seating. A Vintage Studio’s Starry White wall tile and Bianco Carrera honed floor tile were installed along a new vanity with a Cambria Queen Anne marble top and Robern medicine cabinet. The end result is as graceful, as it is refined.

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fabricators with a mission The Pierce Boston is one of the city’s most impres-

one that delivered the award-winning result, was the glass floor and walls of

sive new high-rises to dot the skyline, and the proj-

the 30th floor dining area. The architect was looking to create the sensation of a

ect just won the Award for Glass Innovation from

water feature, but without the added expense and maintenance that an actual

Glass Magazine for the work completed by Oasis

feature would have required. He wanted glass that would have an appearance

Specialty Glass.

of water flowing down the wall and under the dining room floor.

Oasis collaborated with John Moriarty & Associ-

Oasis used kiln formed glass cast by Lucid Glass Studios to create this stunning

ates on the specialty glass design, fabrication and

water effect. This thick, multi-layered glass provided the appearance of water

installation for Fenway’s newest and tallest luxury

running behind the top layer of glass. Created by hand, the textured layers were

condo project. Standing at approximately 370-

kiln cast, where the glass sheet is heated in a giant kiln until it slumps into the

feet, the tower is the tallest building in Fenway

custom-made pattern. It’s then laminated with color films and additional clear

and one of the tallest buildings in Massachusetts,

glass for added depth.

west of Back Bay. It features a fitness center, yoga studio, and roof top pool, plus 20,000 sq. ft. of

The end effect can be finely tuned with the LED back-lighting, which is adjust-

retail space at street level. The Pierce houses 240

able to allow for warmer or cooler light temperatures, giving the floor its signa-

apartments and 109 condos. Oasis worked with

ture blue glow.

CBT interior designer Lois Goodell, and her team, to realize their vision for the project – a distinctive

Hot on the heels of its award-winning Pierce project, Oasis is not slowing down.

blend of urban sophistication, local artistry and

They’re currently working on 600+ frameless shower enclosures for the Encore

boutique elegance. The result is a truly inspiring

Boston Harbor Casino in Everett and hundreds more for the Echelon Seaport

and unique living space combining both style and

Residences.

elegance with safety and integrity. Visit any one of Oasis Shower Doors’ showrooms in Feeding Hills, Avon, WeyThe Pierce project’s greatest challenge and the

mouth or Peabody, MA to learn more or go online to oasisshowerdoors.com.

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“I’m thrilled to be taking the helm of New England Home and its family of titles, and getting to collaborate with a group of professionals who are just as passionate about all things home as I am,” Smith says. “Stretching from the Connecticut suburbs just north of New York City to the far reaches of Maine, the area is rich with a storied design history and a new, cosmopolitan vigor that holds an exciting future. That mix of 18th-century heritage and 21st-century verve is something the magazine will continue to champion and celebrate.”

Clinton Smith Joins New England Home as Editor in Chief

New England Home Magazine Appoints New Editor Clinton Smith recently stepped into his role overseeing the editorial

topics, including elegant entertaining, decorating with color, outdoor

content and strategy of all New England Home properties, which in-

design, and living with flowers.

clude the flagship title, as well as New England Home Connecticut, New England Home Cape & Islands, its most recent launch, rise, and its new publication coming this fall, next. Smith was formally introduced at the New England Home-produced Luxury Home Design Summit this past May on Cape Cod. An award-winning journalist, editor, and creative director who has been covering design and the art of living well for two decades, Smith most recently served as the second longest tenured editor in chief of VERANDA (2013-2018). Prior to VERANDA, he served as the editor in chief of New England Home’s sister publication, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles for

In addition to this role, Smith will maintain his own independent consultancy practice, Arcadian Projects, which provides strategic counsel and thought leadership for design professionals and businesses across the country. He will also continue to serve on the board of the Design Influencers Conference. “New England is as much a state of mind as it is an address,” says Smith. “The aura of the region emanates well beyond its six-state region, and its style and aesthetic resonates with people everywhere. Celebrating that unique sense of place, which makes it so special, truly excites me.”

11 years. Smith has also authored four books on an array of lifestyle

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Verellen’s “Paola” chair features an exposed-wood base and hand-hammered metal legs. Photo by Cody O’Loughlin

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ARTEFACT HOME | GARDEN PREMIERES SECOND LOCATION Artefact Home|Garden’s new Boston

Maureen and Sue Walsh, owners of Artefact Home|Garden of Belmont,

location will open early March at 1317

are pleased to announce the opening of their second shop at 1317 Wash-

Washington Street. The Belmont shop is located at 1000 Pleasant Street. Visit artefacthome.com.

ington Street in Boston’s South End in early March of this year. Known for their distinctly sophisticated collection of furniture, decorative accessories, rugs, tabletop and other ‘objects of desire’, Artefact is northern New England’s premier destination for the innovative Verellen furniture line. Renowned designer Tom Verellen has created a line of furniture with an haute couture level of attention to detail. The styles are at once both modern and timeless. Bench made in the USA by highly skilled craftsmen, the Verellen offerings include upholstered pieces, case goods and lighting. Artefact’s Boston shop, with over 2,000 square feet allows space to showcase even more of these sought-after handcrafted pieces. “We are excited to expand our partnership with Artefact Home as they open a second shop in the Boston-Metropolitan area,” says Tom Verellen. “Maureen and Sue effortlessly interpret and execute our vision. I am thrilled to have them be a part of our brand and tell our story to the New England market.” In addition to the expanded Verellen line, the new shop will feature an exciting collection of tabletop and decorative accessories, gifts and carefully curated pieces from local artisans and artisans from around the globe. “Our Belmont shop has a loyal following, but we realize it may not be as convenient for our Boston-based and south shore customers and trade partners,” states Sue Walsh. “A second location in the city just makes sense and also gives us a greater opportunity to introduce more of the Verellen line.”

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A new way to help clients envision your design Marvin at 7 Tide, an unprecedented 3,500-square-foot brand experience center located in Boston Seaport, helps Boston’s design community instill confidence in homeowners who are trying to imagine how windows and doors will enhance their space when remodeling or building a new home.

Marvin at 7 Tide was created by Hast-

This technology has drawn thou-

showroom. Visitors enjoy unique

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sands of visitors from throughout

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Marvin Windows and Doors in New

the region and earned Hastings the

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England and eastern New York.

top innovation award in the win-

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dow industry. As natural light and

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“We opened the country’s first

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Marvin Brand Experience Center,”

to the landscape beyond become a

ings to life. As a Brand Ambassador

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guides the conversation about how

keting Miana Hoyt Dawson, “after

helps to facilitate that discussion.

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looks, you see the windows appear on the wall exactly as they would be in a home or commercial building. Too tall? The wall projection changes instantly to inform the conversation.

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In the Resource Pavilion, at a Smart Touch Table, visitors can actually design their own windows and doors. Through a proprietary interface, you can see the window design appear on the table, change the interior color, the exterior cladding, hardware and more, with each feature rendering instantly for consideration on the table surface. “We’re here to support the visitor’s design journey,” said Marvin at 7 Tide Manager Lauren Hokenson, “so everything at Marvin at 7 Tide is session-based, meaning any photo, rendering or sample that inspires you is saved by your Brand Ambassador and emailed to you at the completion of your visit. You can then review your selections and share them with family, friends and any member of your project team.” Plan Your Visit to Boston’s Most Exciting Design Destination Marvin at 7 Tide is open Monday-Friday, 10AM – 6 PM and Saturday 10AM -4PM. Designers and homeowners are welcome to browse. Scheduling an appointment in advance is recommended to maximize your time and ensure that a Brand Ambassador is available to discuss your project and guide you and your clients through the entire Marvin at 7 Tide experience.

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persian gabbeh Persian rugs have always been sought after--especially Persian

bed rolls originally by the Persians on the tent floor; thick wool-

Gabbeh.

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Newly constructed, a “Net Zero” project in Gloucester, Massachusetts ultimately turned into the perfect home for a Persian

the traditional weave which tends to display a subtle range of natural colors.

Gabbeh, since it conveniently falls into the same category.

Also available is a “medio” weave which is a popular, low-pro-

100% vegetable-dyed wool with a high lanolin content, the rug

file medium pile with graphic simple designs. Buyers, looking

presents a natural sheen. With their simple, patterned designs,

for a modern style rug, often are attracted to the medio weave.

Persian Gabbeh rugs have been a tribal tradition for hundreds of years.

Fine weave Gabbeh is a finely woven treasure that often has

First Rug of Danvers and Acton, Massachusetts offers different

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Studio verticale is turning heads Italian luxury furniture brand Baxter has arrived in Boston. Studio Verticale located at 105 Essex Street house a 1,500 square foot showroom featuring award-winning furniture designed by Baxter’s in-house design team. With five zones featuring unique leather furniture, accessories, and lighting from the Baxter Collection. In addition, Studio Verticale offers kitchens that are truly completely or partially concealed behind a functional façade of a different type of space, such as a living room. Moldulnova Concealed Kitchens feature cabinets with receding or co-planar doors keeping contents fully concealed, maintaining the illusion of the room. The closed concept of the kitchen appears as a sleek, modern piece of furniture that complements and enhances the environment and emotion that you have already established. Behind the façade, sits a fully developed kitchen that is cleverly designed to allow the kitchen and lifestyle to come together as one.

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In Review...

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Rob Henry, Teresa Burnett, Jacqui Larissa Cook, Allyson Forrister, Allyson Forrister, Diane Beezee Honan and Larissa Becker, Karen Dzendolet, Carolyn Diane Magliozzi, John Magliozzi, Lynn and Gary Cook I wantedMeek to thank you again for arrangingNicholas, the Paint-A-Thon with Rebuilding Together Boston. What a difference color makes in a life especially when , Chris Magliozzi, Cathy Chrisicos, Jessica Chabot and Rousseau, and Jessica Chabot dealing with hard realities of trying toChris change one’s life as many of these women are. I sent an email to those who signed up through the online Waynethe Southworth and Linda Mariani Magliozzi

waiver. I might have missed one or two if they did not sign up. Please share the thank you with them. We truly appreciate what IFDA accomplished on Saturday at the Phoenix House. - Karen Clay, Executive Director, Rebuilding Together Boston


The Third Annual IFDA New England Paint A Thon took place on April 13th, at Phoenix House in Dorchester Ma, a residential treatment program for women with young children that allows mothers and children to stay together while accessing support programs. In partnership with Rebuilding Together Boston, and with special assistance from board member John Speridakos of Cosmos Painting and donated paint from Sherwin Williams, we transformed hallways, the kitchen and offices with beautiful colors selected by board member Jessica Chabot of Hawthorne Builders.

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05 .Photo five 06. Photo six 07. Photo seven 08. Photo eight On behalf of Phoenix House, I want to add my thanks to you and all the IFDA volunteers for contributing your time, energy and skills toward making A small mountain of warm Dayian,atmosphere Beezee Honan, Rosemaryand Portochildren. and Gail You are truly Karen Dzendolet and Kyle in their Phoenix House Dorchester a more welcoming andNancy attractive for our mothers making a difference coats and winter boots Allyson Forrister and Larrisa Ravgalia Tripp lives! - Catherinecollected Denning, Development and Communications, Phoenix Houses of New England for Cradles to Cook Crayons of Boston

I also want to say thanks and tell you how beautiful the painting came out in the program. Both residents and staff were very excited and pleased with the paint job! It gave the program a more warm and home like environment. - Doris Brown, M.Ed, Director of Administration and Operations, Phoenix Houses of New England


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