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

Culinary Inspiration

Expert kitchen remodeling tips for every budget By Maria Allen The kitchen is the heart of most homes. It is the room where we prepare our daily meals, pack lunches for the kids and entertain our family and friends. After a while, even the most well-designed kitchens can begin to appear worn and outdated. While … Read more