A Sense of Place

Ben Eggers was sitting in a graphic design lecture at college and feeling a little bored and homesick when he started working on a design that reminded him of the South Shore. He began with an image of the Powder Point Bridge in his hometown of Duxbury. Eggers has since created an entire series of … Read more

The Rise of the Backyard Office

By Maria Allen Photography by Kjeld Mahoney Staging by Laura Graziano Staging and Interiors ASP®, IAHSP® There are many perks to working from home (no dress code, shorter commute, ability to monitor your child’s remote learning), but the “new normal” also presents challenges. With increasing numbers of professionals and students working from home, there is … Read more

Charmed by Jewel Box Homes

The latest custom home trend sparkles at The Pinehills. By Jennifer H. McInerney Photography by Dan Cutrona and Eric Roth courtesy of The Pinehills Showcasing expert craftsmanship, top-shelf materials and high-end finishes, “jewel box” homes prove that bigger isn’t always better. While small in comparison to grand “McMansions,” these custom homes feature all of the … Read more

Fall Clean Up

5 Professional organizers share simple ways to tidy up your home. The change of seasons is always a good time to restore a sense of order to your home. Getting organized is a great way to clear your mind, reduce feelings of overwhelm and prepare you for the challenges that lie ahead.  While it can … Read more

Powerfully Petite

Local interior designers embrace dramatic patterns and colors to create memorable powder rooms. Written by Noelle Barbosa Powder rooms have long been a playground for interior designers. From vibrant wallpaper and bold paint colors to stylish lighting and accessories, these pocket-size spaces allow for limitless creativity and maximum drama. Here are a few South Shore … Read more

Outdoor Living By Design

Warmer weather is on the way, which means more opportunities to spend time outside. For this article, we asked local landscape and home design experts to share helpful advice for creating inviting outdoor living spaces. From state-of-the-art outdoor kitchens and pools to the best plants, natural stone and furnishings for a chic patio, deck or terrace, these … Read more

Peace, Love & Hygge

Peach, Love & Hygge

Interior designer Ashley Garelick creates inviting living spaces using cozy textures, natural materials and a neutral color palette. By Maria Allen   Photography by   Jessica Delaney, Ashley Garelick and Sarah Winchester In recent years, the Danish notion of hygge (pronounced hoo-ga) has taken the world by storm. The term, which does not have an exact English … Read more

The Rise of Rustic Marlin

Q+A with owners Melanie and Brian O’Neil By Maria Allen Product styling and photography by Ladybug Photography Portraits by Jack foley Specializing in hand-painted signs, decorative wood blocks and personalized home accessories, Rustic Marlin is mecca to seasonal decor lovers. The Hanover-based company is an inspiring made-in-America success story. We sat down with owners Melanie … Read more

Concrete by Design

A Hingham company breaks with tradition by transforming homes with highly customized concrete decor. By Laura DeSisto Photography by Jack Foley In a warehouse workshop just behind Derby Street Shops in Hingham, Peter Somers spends his days making all sorts of objects out of concrete–some practical and others whimsical. Somers never planned on becoming a … Read more

A Floral Affair

Written by Maria Allen   Photography by Rachel Buckley Weddings There is something magical about hosting an outdoor cocktail party or farm-to-table dinner and being surrounded by nature, whether it be in a beautiful garden, beneath a forest canopy or by the water’s edge. Last October, local event planner Jessica Hennessey of Jessica Hennessy Weddings in … Read more

Painting With Purpose

Betty O'Toole The Pink Frame

A Scituate artist discovers a love for art and a way to bring comfort to cancer patients By Jennifer H. McInerney Photography by Jack Foley In the devastatingly short span of three years, Scituate resident Becky O’Toole endured the “double lightning strike” diagnoses of breast cancer and acute myeloid leukemia, an aggressive cancer of the … Read more