A GUIDE TO LOCAL DESIGN AND DECOR PROFESSIONALS
Award-winning Classic Tile & Stone has been helping to make homes beautiful on the South Shore and beyond ever since 2003. Owners Julie Ryan and Kristin Henaghan are tile industry experts who believe that each home project is unique and should be a direct reflection of the people who live in it.
“We work with home owners and designers alike. They can come to us with specific ideas or a general feel for what they want. Clients can rely on us to put together a selection of materials that meets their needs. No two homes should look alike so the combinations of products we put together are constantly changing.”
As hard surfaces continue to evolve, tile has become an integral part of a home’s aesthetic. Because of this shift, Classic Tile & Stone continually seeks out products that are exclusive and not widely available and offer several handmade, artisan lines of tile manufactured in the United States. Although located on the South Shore, Classic Tile & Stone has worked on residential and commercial projects throughout the United States. Primary residences, vacation homes, restaurants, health spas and even subway stations
fill their portfolio. Their vast array of resources and years of experience allow them to provide fresh, unique, oneof- a-kind materials for all areas of the home both inside and out. From a primary bath oasis or a jewel box powder room to glass clad swimming pools and stone patios, Classic Tile & Stone offers a wide and varied selection of products that are sure to satisfy all styles and budgets.
Leveraging over nine decades of residential cabine-try design and build experience, The Design Studio features the Boston area’s top cabinetry design and build talent. The ownership team, designers and craftsmen at The Design Studio have honed their skills by creating functional and beautiful spaces and they love making projects come alive, uncovering the architecture and style that brings their clients’ dreams to life.
Whether working on a new cabinetry installation or a complete room remodel, each project has many variables to be worked through. Cabinetry has the power to trans-form the look and feel of a space, from an open-concept kitchen or luxurious master bath to a bright and cheery laundry room or efficient and task-oriented home office. The Design Studio offers bespoke and custom and durable semi-custom cabinetry, making it possible to meld differ-ent styles, budget points and materials to creatively meet individual client goals.
“Our favorite moment isn’t showing the final product to a client–it is the moment that a client shows their space to the people they love and our clients overflow with joy as they share what we’ve designed and built together.”
Good Life New England specializes in custom cab-inetry and residential design, with a refined focus on space planning. This unique combination allows the design team to offer a wealth of expertise and added value to clients. Projects range from new construc-tion to full-scale remodels, from individual room revamps to complete space redesigns, and from interior transforma-tions to outdoor living projects.
“We find that the most successful way to approach a project is to fully understand the clients’ goals, lifestyle, and per-sonalities, so we start our process with an in-depth meeting during which time we ask the right questions.”
Good Life New England also assists clients in the selection of finish colors, hardware, appliances, lighting and tile. Their robust 3D modeling software allows thems to give clients a true feel for their space and makes it possible to extend their services far beyond the South Shore, seamless-ly providing virtual design services and safely delivering cabinetry to clients across the country. Wherever you call home, Good Life New England looks forward to working with you on your next project.
An artist, designer, furniture maker, master custom art framer and author, Diana Cousineau Aveni is an expert at getting homes to look their best, especially when it comes to one of the most challenging aspects of decorating: wall art and mirrors. For 20 years, Aveni and her design team at Hingham Furniture & Design, home of Framing Concepts, has been providing style consultations and crafting personalized furniture and fine art to suit varying tastes. A member of the American Society of Interior Designers, Aveni has perfected the art of framing grand-scale mirrors, artwork, canvases, and wall art, and works closely with builders, designers, and clients to design elegant spaces.
Hingham Furniture & Design’s headquarters and re-tail shop is located within a stately historic building on Hingham’s North Street. Lovingly restored by Aveni, the building is a beautiful example of Aveni’s design talent and imagination. Each fully-appointed room inspires visitors with extraordinary textures, products and colors. All of the items are available for purchase, from furniture, mirrors and sculptures, to pillows, blankets, paintings and pottery.
“When I visit a home, I can see the whole room in my mind. I draw my vision for the client and then create it. I get to know the person and can give them a space that suits them and pro-vides that zen dynamic they didn’t even know they needed.”
An award-winning kitchen and bath design company, Renovisions provides a personalized one-stop shopping experience at their beautiful showroom, located at Hanover’s Four Corners. The design team spends extra time with every client to ensure that everyone agrees on the scope of the work and they pay close attention to every design detail to ensure every project is a success.
Cathy Follett, owner of Renovisions, has a passion for remodeling and holds a Construction Supervisors License, Universal Design Certification, and Home Improvement Contractor Registration. She is also the president of the Massachusetts chapter of Professional Remodeling Organization of New England, (PRO-NE), a group of industry businesses and vendors committed to raising the bar for remodeling industry standards, while sparking interest in future younger members. Working alongside Cathy is Ed Spooner, who holds a Construction Supervisors License and Sheet Metal License. He is also a Certified Lead Carpenter who brings a natural artistic talent and passion for woodworking to the business.The Renovisions team is known for their professional expertise, unique systematic approach to the sales process and their ability to handle all aspects of a job, including any unforeseen construction challenges. Customers love being able to collaborate directly with the owners, from concept to completion.
With 50 years of experience in the industry, Seoane Landscape Design is a leading landscape
design and construction company serving the South Shore and Metro Boston area. The company’s skilled designers and highly experienced craftsmen work collaboratively with clients to create spectacular outdoor spaces that are both functional and aesthetically appealing.
Seoane Landscape Design has earned many awards and recognition over the years and their turn-key operation means that whether they are constructing stone walls, installing backyard poolscapes, laying a bluestone patio or planting specimen trees, each project element is designed and completed in-house. The landscape design team provides clients with detailed designs and precise execution on every project. They take the time to listen to each client so they can reach a clear understanding for their individual property needs and goals. From the initial consultation to the final reveal, Seoane Landscape Design takes pride in making each landscape design project a success.
Don’t forget to stop by Seoane’s spectacular 8-acre garden center located in Abington where spring really comes alive. In addition to decorative shrubs, trees and rows of blooming annuals and perennials, shoppers can find great garden accessories, water features, garden statues and seasonal decorations.
Based in Hingham, van der Kieft Designs is full-service design studio dedicated to creating living
spaces that are functional, classic, and thoughtfully curated. Principal and lead designer Christine van
der Kieft specializes in coming up with creative design concepts that suit each client’s individual taste, project goals and lifestyle.
Van der Kieft’s team offers a tailored and customized approach to interior design. With a true love for color and pattern, and access to a wide array of trusted vendors an product lines, her team strives to bring a fresh vision to each space they work on. Van der Kieft takes the time to understand each client’s individual priorities and maps out clear, purposeful plans that include custom mood boards and sourcing for a variety of elements including fabrics, wallpapers, fixtures and furnishings. Her comprehensive design process ensures that no detail is overlooked, and that the finished product is the best reflection of the homeowners’ individual style.
“What I love most is helping people create beautiful, timeless spaces within their homes. I work with clients to create and implement a vision, all the while ensuring that they feel excited and ‘at home’ in their transformed space.”