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08.02.19 Architecture & Details / Events & Happenings / Kitchen Design / Thoughts on Design
This past weekend I spent time revisiting and remembering one of our favorite projects, the renovation of the Forster – Leach House an 1804 Federal Period home in Manchester, MA, whose design is attributed to well known Salem architect, Samuel McIntire. Sally and I have been decluttering and cleaning the office because in the next...
08.15.17 Built In Cabinetry / Cabinetry & Millwork / Kitchen Design / Thoughts on Design
I know what you’re thinking. “Argh!” Not another *Best Kitchen Planning Tips* post!” But perhaps you’ve never seen an actual case study that shows you how an interior designer actually applies those tips to one of their own projects? If that’s the case, read on, while I illustrate each of the 7 best kitchen planning...
04.18.17 Architecture & Details / Built In Cabinetry / Cabinetry & Millwork / Historic Preservation / Interiors & Antiques / Kitchen Design / Thoughts on Design
Architecture & Details / Built In Cabinetry / Cabinetry & Millwork / Historic Preservation / Interiors & Antiques / Kitchen Design / Thoughts on Design
This coming Saturday, April 22, the Manchester Historical Museum will be featuring a restored 1804 Federal home, the Forster Leach House, on a historic home tour. This beautiful home is one Sally and I helped the current owners lovingly restore and we were delighted when they asked us to assist them in the guided tour of...
04.12.17 Architecture & Details / Historic Preservation / Interiors & Antiques / Lifestyle / Thoughts on Design
Architecture & Details / Historic Preservation / Interiors & Antiques / Lifestyle / Thoughts on Design
Last Thursday, I had the pleasure of attending a panel discussion at the Boston Design Center titled “The Continuing Relevance of Classicism in Contemporary Design” hosted by the New England Chapter of The Institute of Architecture and Arts, aka as ICA&A or #ICAA. With its roots grounded in empathy for the human scale and form, its rich...
08.04.16 Architecture & Details / Cabinetry & Millwork / Interiors & Antiques
Sally and I frequently receive calls from home owners who tell us they have purchased a newer home based on location, school system and or look of the home’s exterior, etc., but they don’t like the interior architectural detailing and decor. As one client related, “The interior has no gravitas.” And they ask us, “Can you help us...
12.10.15 Architecture & Details / Cabinetry & Millwork / Kitchen Design / Thoughts on Design
Toady was a day I’d been looking forward to for some time, and I admit, with a mix of anxiety, anticipation and excitement. Back in September, a client asked if WKD could design a hidden door for them. (You can see the preliminary design proposals in a previous blog post here.) I knew I had...
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