This Old House Project Spotlight

This Old House Project Spotlight

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We’re so excited to have had the opportunity to work with the iconic local PBS program, This Old House. Brian Bechard, our Visual Merchandiser, and Erica Tubman, Communications Director, give us the inside scoop on what it was like to be featured on This Old House. He says of the project, “We had worked with This Old House 10 years ago on a couple of different projects. When this house came along they thought of us because they knew we have mid-century modern pieces in our collection.” The furniture selection process The house, in Brookline, features mid-century modern architecture and our goal was to have the interiors to reflect that style. Brian chose and arranged furniture for the living room, the loft, the dining area, the master bedroom, and the…
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Top 5 Reasons to Shop Local

Top 5 Reasons to Shop Local

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As a local company, we are very invested in our community, and naturally, big supporters of shopping local. The reasons for shopping local go far beyond what can be covered in an article and they also go far beyond the statistics and facts.   Chances are you already know how the community builds and grows around local shops! Does your hometown have a locally owned store where the owners have become your friends? Or a local restaurant that gets involved in community events? These stores are what makes a town a community. Here are our top reasons why shopping local is so important. Minimizes Ecological Footprint The first reason to shop local? It’s so much better for the environment. The longer the transportation between factory and consumer, the more waste,…
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Boston Design Week 2019: Everything You Need to Know

Boston Design Week 2019: Everything You Need to Know

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The Sixth Annual Boston Design Week 2019 is taking place from March 27th to April 7th, spanning 12 days of events and activities surrounding design in the Greater Boston area. There will be events on the topic of graphic design, fashion, interior design, technical design, historic preservation, and architecture. We spoke to Meaghan Flaherty from Fusco and Four, about the inspiration behind Boston Design Week and what she’s excited for this year. About Boston Design Week Boston Design Week was held for the first time in March 2014, although the idea for it had been in the works for years prior to that. Meaghan describes, “Boston really needed a celebration of all aspects of design. We wanted to create an event that was accessible to everyone. A lot of people…
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Styling with Houseplants: Adding Balance, Color, and Texture

Styling with Houseplants: Adding Balance, Color, and Texture

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Houseplants are trending right now. And for good reason! Not only are they beneficial for your health and the air quality in your home, but they’re a stunning addition to your home décor. Catherine Willey, our store manager in Framingham, loves houseplants for the life they breathe into your home. And besides looking beautiful, houseplants play an important role in your home design by adding balance, color, and texture to your room plan. Balance Balance is key in interior design. And it’s one of those somewhat indefinable elements of design. Without it, your room will look off but you may not know why. Using houseplants to create structural balance in your home is a unique and fun way to create interest in a space. For example, placing a tall floor…
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Cozy Reading Nooks: A Book Lover’s Dream

Cozy Reading Nooks: A Book Lover’s Dream

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Book lovers all over the world dream of having perfect reading nooks in their homes. Sometimes, it seems as if these are a privilege of the wealthy, but thanks to DIY creative ideas, making your own reading nook is becoming a global trend. There are many benefits of having an isolated, comfy, and relaxing place that never stops tempting you to grab a book and engage in endless reading. Here are some tips and tricks on how to make your reading nook the dreamiest place ever. Surround the reading corner with bookshelves With bookshelves surrounding your reading place, you're guaranteed to be protected from disturbances. By placing bookshelves around your reading nook, you're sending a clear message – this is a place for reading. Start small, and don’t be put…
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Houseplants 101: Cost, Care, and More

Houseplants 101: Cost, Care, and More

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Bringing plants into your home is beneficial in so many ways. Countless studies, including one from NASA, have been conducted about the stress-relieving, soothing, and purifying properties that plants have in the home. And from a design perspective, the appeal is clear: houseplants bring the outdoors in and add texture, dimension, and color to your home. We also know that learning to take care of plants in the home can be a challenge. We spoke with Lindsey Swett, the owner and founder of Niche Urban Supply Plant shop to get her expert take on bringing plants in the home as a beginner. Let’s start with the basics Why should you bring plants into the home? Lindsey says, “We believe plants support your creativity and allow you to experiment and embrace…
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Community Connections: Pembroke Art Show

Community Connections: Pembroke Art Show

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We make a constant effort to create connections within our community. Recently, we hosted an Art Show Brunch in our Pembroke location, inviting local artists to display their work. The art show was the brainchild of Lucia Ventura, our manager in Pembroke, who, as an artist herself, wanted to host a new kind of event in the store. I spoke to Lucia and the artists to hear their perspective on this outstanding event. How it came together The idea came about when Rita Berkowitz, an artist and old friend of Lucia’s, dropped by the store to buy furniture. Together, they came up with the idea of an art show, and the rest came together naturally. “It all fell right into place, and all of the artists that I spoke to…
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