Dreaming of Bali

A creative renovation transforms a master suite while improving access to an artisan workshop. By Kathleen McKenna Photography by Danielle Robertson  It all started with access—or rather, lack of it. When Joyce and Russell Weiner moved to Hingham in 2019, they knew they wanted to make a few updates to their Cape-style home. A talented … Read more

A Duxbury Home With Award-Winning Design

A distinctive contemporary home blends seamlessly with the Duxbury landscape. By Jennifer H. McInerney Photography by Michael J Lee Photography Nestled into a sloping hillside along the tidal salt marshes of Duxbury’s Back River, the street-side façade of this newly constructed custom home appears like a single-story residence. Upon further inspection, however, the house reveals … Read more

Fabric of Life

A Hingham couple’s designer bedding brand is both beautiful and built for everyday living. By Maria Allen Photography by Kate Rogan The average person will spend close to one third of their lifetime sleeping. For Hingham residents Abi and Joanna Sood, this is more than just an intriguing statistic–it’s a motivating factor that helps drive … Read more

Preserving the Past One Home at a Time

A local couple’s passion for saving historic homes inspires a new hit television show. Written by Jennifer H. McInerney Photography by Jack Foley and Nicole Gowan For a decade now, Plympton residents Jen Macdonald and Mike Lemieux have been saving historic South Shore homes from demolition and restoring them to their former glory. The co-owners … Read more

Homemade Holiday

Take your decorating up a notch this year by creating an evergreen yule ball with fresh greenery from your backyard.   By Maria Allen, Photography by Kate Rogan Landscape designer and flower farmer Elise Freda is best known for cultivating spectacular dahlias and other summertime blooms in the fields at Crooked Barn Flower Farm. As the … Read more

Riverfront Revolution

A Norwell home gets a first-floor update. By Jennifer Sperry, Photography by Derrick Zellmann Gordon and Annellen Pulsifer have owned their Norwell property on the North River since 1999. “We knew right away it was a special place, with water views from every room,” explains Gordon. Over the years, while raising their two sons, they updated … Read more

Stress-Free Thanksgiving

10 Tips and tricks to make your holiday dinner easy as pie. By Sarah MacDonald As a chef, I understand how stressful it can be to prepare a Thanksgiving dinner for a crowd. Finding a way to entertain guests while juggling oven space and perfecting the turkey is a challenge shared by chefs and home … Read more

Entertaining With Elegance

Duxbury interior designer Jessica Rogan shares simple ways to outfit your home for an unforgettable summertime brunch. Story and Photography by Kate Rogan Florals by Consider the Lilies  Glassware and decor accessories from Darilynn’s Longing to live near the ocean and be closer to family, Jessica Rogan and her husband James made the decision to … Read more

Panoramic Perfection

Dreamy ocean views inspire the design of a custom home at The Pinehills. By Maria Allen Photography by Dan Cutrona Gazing through the floor-to-ceiling windows at Anne and Gordon O’Donnell’s custom home, it’s hard not to hold your breath for a moment as you take in the spectacular scenery. Situated atop one of the highest … Read more

Tile With Style

Expert tips and trends to breathe new life into your home’s interior design. By Maria Allen  Photography by Jack Foley Few materials have the power to transform the look of a room the way that tile does, especially in a kitchen or bathroom. In addition to being a durable surface—resistant to scratches, stains and water … Read more

Hydrangea How-To

One of the showiest and ubiquitous of summertime blooms, hydrangeas are a popular choice for South Shore residents looking to add a pop of color to their yard. Here are a few tips from local master gardeners for keeping hydrangeas happy and cultivating bountiful blooms.   Consider Color “Hydrangeas have the widest range of colors … Read more