Creative Window Treatments for Bay Windows

If you have a bay window in your home, you have a dramatic focal point that you can dress and accent to complement the room and make a stunning impact. Bay windows project from a building’s facade and create a square or polygonal bay in the interior (bow windows project from the building in an […]

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Kristin Paton, Back Where She Belongs

An example of Kristin Paton’s work is this beautiful cook’s kitchen, which is part of a historic home in Cambridge. Back from a decade in London, Kristin Paton has moved her design firm back to the states. And we’re bloody happy about that! Her extensive travel throughout Asia and Europe has influenced her beautifully edited […]

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The Wide and Wonderful World of Custom Roman Shades

Custom roman shades are an elegant and versatile solution to any home’s decor.  The name seems to come from shades used in the ancient Roman Coliseum, where long poles were extended from the edge of a seating tier and pleated fabric was hung to offer spectators some shade, and then retracted when not in use.  […]

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Gracyn R. Whitman, Interior Designer (and Banjo Player)

Gracyn R. Whitman of Marshall/Whitman Design With her clean lines and inspired style, we know working with Gracyn R. Whitman will always result in a beautifully designed space for our interior wood shutters, shades or blinds. Gracyn has been working in Boston and greater New England for the past 14 years and has won numerous awards. Her […]

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Automatic Shades: A Moving Experience!

There are countless reasons to install blinds in any home with rooms exposed to direct sunlight. The convenience of moving shades should be clear, but recent advances in technology have made automatic shades practical, efficient and affordable. From security and privacy, to child safety and energy efficiency, automatic shades are an elegant, versatile, and modern […]

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Perfectionist (and Dad) Jeff Burton, of South Shore Millwork

The next generation of South Shore Millwork, Grace Burton learns to drive the company truck, (right), while Brian Burton learns to unload it, (left). Jeff Burton, owner of South Shore Millwork, is a man who loves what he does. He’s passionate (like us), focused on the details (like us) and always makes sure to produce the […]

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Interior Wood Shutters — Any Window’s Dream

It’s that one window. You know the one — it’s awkward, not quite right.  Something about it is making the whole room feel a little… off. You walk in, and your eye goes straight to it. That’s not what’s supposed to happen — the magnificent chandelier deserves all the notice. The window is supposed to […]

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Ted Goodnow: Contractor & Funny Man

Ted Goodnow, owner of Woodmeister Master Builders When you see a Woodmeister Master Builders project, you’ll know it. They’re beautifully constructed and architecturally significant, with big attention paid to the tiniest detail. From new construction to renovation, to custom cabinetry, Ted Goodnow, owner of Woodmeister, founded in 1980, with offices in Boston, New York, Nantucket, and Newport […]

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