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The Boston Shaker


The Boston Shaker has everything the imbibing sophisticate needs to equip his or her bar cart, from handblown tiki mugs to specialty ingredients like lavender bitters…Read More

2015 Best Tabletop Accessories



From Simon Pearce’s ceramic plates to ultramodern flatware by Alessi, Didriks’s unerring tabletop selections tend toward the sleek and the innovative…Read More

2015 Best Tile



Turn your backsplash into a bold statement by exploring DiscoverTile’s Spanish terra cotta, recycled glass, or elegant waterjet-cut marble…Read More

2015 Best Closet Systems



The master closet deserves as much consideration as the living room and kitchen, and while custom built-ins may look nice, few builders can match the innovative kit of parts offered…Read More

2015 Best Gifts



Good is an understatement here, where you’ll find maple cutting boards by Edward Wohl, Vermont-made Farmhouse Pottery, and delicate necklaces by Hannah Blount…Read More

2015 Best Linens



Whenever we touch Frette’s luxurious French linens, we think of breakfasting on fresh croissants in a five-star hotel with views of the Eiffel Tower, which makes the linens worth the…Read More

2015 Best Wood Flooring

Carlisle Wide Plank Floors


These extra-wide (up to 20 inches), extra-long (more than 12 feet) planks are handcrafted from mature forests and salvaged woods…Read More

2015 Best Midcentury-Modern Furnishings

Machine Age


No other shop in Boston, or in most of the country, carries such a comprehensive assemblage of authentic midcentury pieces. Certainly you’ll find an original classic Eames lounger here; but…Read More

2015 Best Textiles, Trade

Osborne & Little


Collaborations have resulted in cheeky, delightful collections, such as Nina Campbell’s monkey-festooned “Barbary Toile…Read More

2015 Best Rugs

Landry & Arcari


Gallery-like Landry & Arcari is packed wall to wall with piles of rugs ranging from antique Persians to unique animal hides to bold Moroccan weaves…Read More

2015 Best Art Gallery

Carroll and Sons


Every time we walk into this avant-garde Harrison Avenue gallery, we fall in love with yet another up-and-coming video artist, painter, or sculptor…Read More

2015 Best Urban Garden Supplies

Niche Urban Garden Supply


Even if your home garden is a window box of salad greens, Niche is your local source for the seeds, planters, and garden tools that you’ll need to keep them…Read More

2015 Best Asian Furnishings

Mohr & McPherson


Owner Kevin McPherson personally scours the globe to stock his Harrison Avenue showroom with antiques and home goods from China, India, and Japan. His thoughtful collection of live-edge dining tables,…Read More

2015 Best Wallcoverings



Why choose between the metallic pastel florals or the fuschia trompe l’oeil prints? If you’re like us, you’ll find a wall for them all…Read More

2015 Best Specialty Furnishings

Thos. Moser


Consider the beauty of wood—cherry, maple, walnut—then consider how rarely a piece of furniture revels in its materiality and construction. Each Thos. Moser handcrafted piece, made of carefully chosen woods,…Read More

2015 Best Fireplaces

Anderson Fireplace


Anderson Fireplace offers the full range of hearth options, from the traditional wood-burning fireplace to the sleek double-sided gas number…Read More

2015 Best Kitchenware

Kitchenwares by Blackstones


This 1,000-square-foot store is packed with culinary goodies including professional-grade knives, plus unusual finds like a milk frother and solid granite drink-chillers…Read More

2015 Best Consignment Furnishings

Garage Sale


This South End gem offers a constant rotation of high-end consignment finds, from vintage scores to gently used designer home accents. You’ll just as likely discover a vintage tricycle circa…Read More

2015 Best Bath Supplies



Waterworks boasts a gorgeous catalog of responsibly made and stylishly designed bathroom fixtures and accessories, from freestanding copper bathtubs and Carrara-marble vessel sinks to graceful accessories like art deco inspired…Read More

2015 Best Florist

LauraJean Floral & Event Design


LauraJean Pecci is a flower-wrangling genius, as evidenced by her minimal succulent bouquets, over-the-top centerpieces, and window boxes overflowing with posies…Read More

2015 Best Italian-Modern Furnishings



Before most Bostonians ever heard the words “Italian” and “modern” used in the same sentence, the owners of this venerable institution were scooping up New England exclusives on Europe’s chicest…Read More

2015 Best Outdoor Furnishings

Casa Outdoor


Owner Zhanna Drogobetsky travels to Europe seeking stylish modern outdoor furnishings such as Tuuci umbrellas made with UV-resistant fabrics, geometric resin Ramón Esteve planters, or airy rattan-woven sofas by Kenneth…Read More

2015 Best Textiles, Retail



Boasting the largest in-stock selection of fabrics in New England, Zimman’s offers textiles in an endless variety of textures and colors, many at discounts as high as 90 percent…Read More

2015 Best Lighting Fixtures



Whether you’re looking for a work of art by Bocci or traditional exterior lanterns by Fourteenth Colony Lighting, a visit to this Fort Point outpost promises to be illuminating…Read More

2015 Best French-Modern Furnishings

Roche Bobois


Teaming up with cutting-edge designers like Jean Paul Gaultier and Cédric Ragot, Roche Bobois produces joyous, ultramodern furnishings that are as fashionable as they are comfortable, whether it’s an oversize…Read More

2015 Best Home Accents



Design thrives in the ’burbs at Artefact, where Joe Cariati blown-glass table lamps compete with romantic white porcelain tableware by Yuka Uchida for your attention…Read More

2015 Best Antiques

The Barn at 17


Weave through the labyrinthine arrangement of hand-painted chinoiserie screens, velvet, and meticulously restored cut-crystal French chandeliers to discover a charming pair of painted ceramic Staffordshire spaniels for your mantel…Read More

2015 Best Kids' Furnishings

Circle Furniture


Brothers Richard and Harold Tubman parlayed their father’s penchant for beautifully crafted wood furniture into a thriving business that offers exclusive pieces made right here in New England. Sturdy wooden…Read More

2015 Best Custom Furnishings

Kochman Reidt + Haigh Cabinetmakers


While known for their custom kitchens, cabinetry, and millwork, Kochman Reidt + Haigh’s artisans’ ability to create unique custom furniture has become a powerful weapon in local designers’ arsenals. Recent…Read More

2015 Best Custom Outdoor Furnishings

Walpole Outdoors


Those seeking to add structure to their outdoor patios should look no further than Walpole’s customized pergola kits, complete with stately fiberglass columns and a retractable canopy to add dimension…Read More

2015 Best Design and Build, North

Carpenter & MacNeille


This team of carpenters, architects, builders, and designers has a deep appreciation for the New England vernacular—many of its custom homes look like they were built in another time. Take…Read More

2015 Best High-End Remodeling, West

F.H. Perry Builder


A discriminating clientele relies on F.H. Perry’s supreme craftsmanship and discretion; its high-end team of builders and woodworkers will not only produce flawless work, but will also gallantly appease concerned…Read More

2015 Best Stone Countertops

Cumar Marble and Granite


This massive temple to stone has one of the area’s largest selections of marbles, granites, onyxes, and travertines, helmed by Angelo “Ivo” Cubi, who descends from seven generations of Italian…Read More

2015 Best Design and Build, South

Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders

East Harwich

It’s no wonder this firm’s grand manses appear all over the Cape: Their architectural tool kit is fully geared toward capitalizing on seaside vistas. To wit: A recent Nantucket Sound…Read More

2015 Best Landscape Design and Build, West

Sudbury Design Group


Sudbury Design Group may have started out as a 10-person construction company, but this landscape design firm doesn’t dream small. Principal Michael Coutu and his team specialize in classic contemporary…Read More

2015 Best Landscape Design and Build, North

Gregory Lombardi Design/Parterre Garden Services


Landscape architect Gregory Lombardi has been the aesthetic auteur of this Cambridge firm since its founding. Lombardi thinks of his projects as living canvases, and when fully realized, his sumptuous…Read More

2015 Best Design and Build, West



Peter Feinmann knows what to restore (that grand entryway and staircase, perhaps?) and what to vanquish, starting with that 1970s kitchen addition. His resulting renovations are bright and on-trend—glass-and-cherry cabinets,…Read More

2015 Best Custom Home Builder, West

Kenneth Vona Construction


The phrase “cookie-cutter” isn’t in Ken Vona’s vocabulary. In keeping with his philosophy that building 100 fine homes is more rewarding than producing 500 templated McMansions, Vona’s team takes on…Read More

2015 Best Upholsterer

Crimson Upholstering Co.


Crimson Upholstering Co., whose custom furniture and reupholstered midcentury pieces adorn the rooms in the Ritz-Carlton Condominiums and Rowes Wharf, was launched nearly 40 years ago by Carmen D’Aurora and…Read More

2015 Best Custom Home Builder, South

Woodmeister Master Builders


What started 35 years ago as a two-man millwork shop has become a much-lauded 100-craftsperson business that’s still not too big for founder Ted Goodnow to be in the field…Read More

2015 Best Custom Kitchen Design

Venegas and Company


For contemporary and traditional kitchens with a distinctive touch, we turn to the gifted designers at Venegas, who clearly savor the details and aren’t bound to trends. Eschewing the classic…Read More

2015 Best American-Modern Furnishings

Room & Board


American made is Minneapolis-based Room & Board’s calling card, which is why we were thrilled when the company opened a showroom on Newbury Street last year. Its five floors brim…Read More

2015 Best High-End Remodeling, North

S+H Construction


This 37-year-old Cambridge company specializes in projects that balance the history of a home with the demands of a modern family. Under S+H’s guidance, a heavily partitioned two-family Brookline Victorian became…Read More

2015 Best High-End Remodeling, South

Sea-Dar Construction


Trusted by the region’s best architects, Sea-Dar excels at constructing complex residences that require extensive excavation, gutting, or new foundations—as their meticulous, extensive work on the South Shore, Cape Cod,…Read More

2015 Best Custom Drapery



For an elegant finish, Karen Gilman’s bespoke drapes, shades, and curtains bring an unparalleled sophistication to stately New England homes: Long, streamlined shades that break just above the floor—like a…Read More

2015 Best Staircase Design and Build



Polish meets precision at Payne/Bouchier, the firm responsible for many of the region’s grandest stairwells. Well versed in period details, modern engineering, and the vagaries of the ancient house, these…Read More

2015 Best Landscape Design and Build, South

R.P. Marzilli & Company


The Swiss Army knife of landscape contractors, Marzilli & Company delivers an upscale swimming hole right to your backyard with tree planting and pruning, irrigation systems, excavation, and custom masonry. R.P….Read More

2015 Best High-End Remodeling, Boston

The Holland Companies


Peer into any remodeled brownstone on Beacon Hill or in the Back Bay, and the Holland stamp is likely apparent. That’s because few companies are as adept at dealing with…Read More

2015 Best Custom Home Builder, North

Adams & Beasley Associates


Eric Adams and Angus Beasley’s first project together was constructing a latrine in the woods when they were high school freshmen. These days the pair is still building bathrooms—but on…Read More

2015 Best Hardware

E. R. Butler & Co.


Where else will you find exquisite, custom-made hardware like gold-plated hinges with decorative finials and cabinet pulls with agate cameo inlays displayed like jewelry in glass cases?

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