Mark Bombara on Grout Lines, Wall Colors and other Passions

Mark Bombara has been designing everything from high end residential, corporate and healthcare projects to trendy restaurants since the early 90’s. His sophisticated taste, warmth and personal approach gives all of his projects, from the East Coast, westward to the Rockies, a distinctive and memorable look. Name: Mark Bombara Company Name: Mark Bombara Interior Design   1.  […]

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Benjamin Moore 2011 Colors & Window Treatments, Part II

And now a continuation of Ben Moore’s vision for 2011. ESCAPE An escape from reality is at play here, with frosted pearl and satin finishes. It’s a retro feeling of elegance and fairy tales. Think pink! We envision soft colors for shades and blinds (imagine motorized shades closing in synch and creating a dreamy soft focus). White […]

Categories: Designers and Builders, Trends

Benjamin Moore’s 2011 Color Trends & Custom Window Treatments Part I

Benjamin Moore’s Color Trends and Custom Window Treatments We always look forward to Benjamin Moore’s color trend predictions to see what we’ll be matching our shutters, blinds and shades to in the coming year (we are, as you can imagine, fanatical about a seamless match). And while they’ve already come out with the 2012 predictions, we thought it would be […]

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Happy HO, HO, HOlidays from Back Bay Shutter Company

Ed “Santa Claus” Peters on his way to deliver thank you gifts to the best concierges and doormen in New England. While we are passionate to a fault about our shutters, shades and blinds, EVEN Back Bay Shutter Company, the persnickety, workaholic, overzealous bunch of us, do take off Christmas and New Year’s (only because […]

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Need Paint for Your Shutters, Walls, Trim? Make it Green.

Almost three decades ago the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began focusing on VOC’s, volatile organic compounds, and their adverse effect on health. “What the heck are those, you ask?” They’re compounds, found in many things, including the solvents in paint, which are not only harmful to people, but also to the environment. Paint companies began […]

Categories: Shades and Shojis, Trends

Shoji Screens — Back Bay Style

Stained Maple Shoji panels with a light filtering insert (made in Hawaii), installed with a custom white oak bottom track to match the floor. When it comes to window treatments, Shoji screens are one of the hardest working options you can choose. The soft glow of a Shoji screen can give a space multiple functions, create a […]

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New England Home Event (of the year!)

Kim Sancoucy of New England Home with our own Nancy Sorensen and Steve Kontoff.  Last week, we took time out from our number one priority— shutters, shades and blinds —to attend The Fourth Annual New England Home Hall of Fame Awards.  We were proud to be Silver Sponsors of this fabulous event. From Winston Flowers’ knockout arrangements […]

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