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Thursday May 2nd 2024

Preserving and Celebrating Historic Homes


11:30 AM 

Preserving & Celebrating Historic Homes

Presented by Serena & Lily

220 Boylston Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467


Preserving and celebrating historic homes is about honoring the stories, craftsmanship, and cultural significance while ensuring functionality and relevance for modern living. With a unique geographic perspective, our panel explores this delicate balance – not only to inspire appreciation for these homes throughout Boston, the Cape and Islands, and beyond, but also to foster a dialogue on preserving their legacy for future generations. Moderated by Jaci Conry, Editor-in-Chief of Boston Home. Read more...

A Full Afternoon of Events in SoWa

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

VALUE the Things you LOVE!

Free Appraisal Day and Restoration Clinic

Presented by Manzi Appraisers & Restoration

SoWa Art & Design Center Lobby, 500 Harrison Avenue,

Boston, MA 02118 

FREE - No RSVP Required, Stop in anytime 12-5.

Email if you have questions or photos you want to share in advance.


David Manzi, Founder, Manzi Appraisers & Restoration will be hosting the 2nd Annual Boston Design Week Appraisal Day at the SoWa Art + Design Center. Bring your or your clients’ heirlooms, collectibles, furnishings, and artwork for a verbal market evaluation. Limit 2 items per person. Hand carried items only. For large pieces, bring photos that pay attention to details. Verbal restoration estimates. Numerous other showrooms will be open to the public the same afternoon.   Read more... 

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Open Houses

Simply Windows and Chatham Interiors

SoWa Art & Design Center, 500 Harrison Ave., #3R  FREE

Simply Windows is a fabric and custom window treatment showroom open to the public.

Chatham Interiors is an Interior Design showroom with furniture, lighting and accessories also open to the public.

PID Floors

SoWa Art & Design Center, 500 Harrison Ave., #106  FREE

PID Floors provides both engineered & Solid wood flooring, pre-finished or unfinished. We work closely with Architects, Interior Designers, Builders, Developers and Homeowners. 


SoWa Art & Design Center, 500 Harrison Ave., #4F  FREE

Hacin is an interdisciplinary architecture, interior design, and visual identity studio located in Boston’s South End since 1993, with a wide portfolio of private residential, housing, commercial, retail, hospitality, and preservation projects.


Innovation Through Tradition

12:30 PM - 2;30 PM

Innovation Through Tradition:

The NEW Hand Knotted Rug Experience

Presented by First Rugs, SoWa Art & Design Center

500 Harrison Ave,#107, Boston, MA 02118 


Presented by a NEW chapter of Interior Design Society (IDS) in New England and First Rugs in SoWa.  Enjoy a colorful, textural and informative immersion in the newest inclusions and design techniques in contemporary, inventive, hand knotted rugs from one of our country's premier producers Sarad Sigdel, President of Rug Imports, with looms in India and Nepal. First Rugs is the exclusive custom rug outlet for Rug Imports in Boston. Read more...



2:30 - 4:00 PM

How to Stand Out on Social Media in 2024

Presented by Metter Media

at Paris Ceramics, SoWa Art & Design Center

500 Harrison Ave,#104, Boston, MA 02118 


What’s trending on social media for the design industry in 2024? Boston-based, women-owned social media agency Metter Media has been working with the design community on their social strategy for over a decade. In this workshop, gain tips + ideas for types of content that will make your business stand out from your competitors on social. Light refreshments and drinks will be provided.  Read more... 

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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Narrative Home Design:

Crafting Spaces that Tell a Human Story

Panel + Book Signing Hosted by: Modern Luxury Interiors Boston, Christopher Peacock, & Hutker Architects

at Christopher Peacock, SoWa, 520 Harrison Ave., Boston MA 02118



Join Modern Luxury Interiors Boston and the team at Hutker Architects for a panel and book signing at Christopher Peacock’s Boston showroom. Christopher will join the Hutker Architects team, along with esteemed design writer Kyle Hoepner to discuss storytelling in home design in celebration of Hutker Architects’ latest book: New England Coastal. The panel will be followed by delicious wine, lite bites, and a book signing.

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More Events Thursday May 2 2024

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Design Redefined  

Presented by MIT Morningside Academy for Design

Co-hosted by MIT MAD and Innovators for Purpose

Gambrill Center, 314 Main St, Cambridge, MA 02142

FREE with Museum Admission

Design Redefined is series of events that engages high school, undergraduate and graduate students, and design professionals in conversation to transform their collective understanding of design from a process of enhancing aesthetics, usability, or marketability to a powerful tool for change. In this session, we will explore the key to inclusive third places. Join us for a panel discussion delving into the ways design can foster equal access and a sense of belonging in communal spaces. Afterwards, participate in a maker activity and networking opportunity


Kohler After KBIS

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Kohler After KBIS Regional Product Tradeshow

Presented by Kohler

Envision Hotel and Conference Center, 31 Hampshire Street, Mansfield, MA 02048


Get ready for the ultimate regional tradeshow, where Kohler will showcase their latest innovations from KBIS.  Join us at the Burlington Marriot Hotel in Burlington to see a variety of new products. We will have marketing managers from Kohler, Wisconsin to show you all the exciting additions to our product portfolio. There will be food and drinks available. Reserve a spot!  RSVP:


Vanity & Company 

6:00 PM 

From Design to Product: A Journey of Making and Selling Product Vanity & Company 

Presented by Vanity & Co. Hosted by Kevin Cradock Builders

1476 River St, Boston, MA 02136 


Please join the Vanity and Company team, including founder Katie Rosenfeld, Jess Chabot, Kevin Cradock and Doug Rosenfeld as they share an honest and informal conversation about the trials and tribulations of going from a service business to selling products. Katie and team will field your questions by sharing a few lessons learned. A robust selection of Vanity and Company products will be on site to explore, as well as a preview of their e-commerce launch plans.  Read more... 

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