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Tuesday May 3rd 2022

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Gibson House in  a Global World

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM


The Gibsons in a Global World

While the Gibson House Museum is a space firmly rooted in Boston, it draws upon the cultural and economic influence of many other places, including the Caribbean, Europe, and East Asia. In this tour, led by Curator Meghan Gelardi Holmes, we will consider the nineteenth-century context of the museum's artwork and decorative objects, as well as how we might view and understand them differently today.  $15, $12 seniors & students (12 people maximum)  Tour lasts 45 minutes and will go up and down three flights of stairs.  Read more... 

Sponsored by F.H. Perry Builder

Living in Colour with Farrow & Ball


2:00 PM


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Living In Colour with Farrow & Ball and New England Home

Farrow & Ball’s International Brand Ambassador Patrick O'Donnell and New England Home Editor-in-Chief Jenna Talbott will host a live panel discussion with leading Boston-area designers on the use of colour indoors and out, regional palettes, the creative process, and more.  Join us as Farrow & Ball - the UK’s leading heritage paint brand - opens the doors to its new Boston Design Center showroom for an in-person panel discussion with three of Boston’s best-known creatives: interior designers Erin Gates (Erin Gates Design) and Christine Tuttle (Christine Tuttle Design), and landscape architect Matthew Cunningham (Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design). Read more... 

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Slope Styles

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM


Slope Styles

Presented by Slocum Hall Design Group, Concept Building and Symbio Design

New England has some of the most diverse terrain – from the highest mountain regions of western New England, to the wetlands, marshes and beaches along the eastern coastlines. In Greater Boston alone, elevation can vary between 300ft, all within a few mile radius, making designing and building a home challenging.  While some opt to even out their land to build, others embrace the "Slope Style". While some opt to even out their land to build, others embrace the Slope Style. In this panel, we’ll discuss the unique and innovative ways to build, design and landscape a home on uneven terrain, and considerations when it comes to proper drainage, foundation work, soil and more!  Read more... 

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Sustainable Style

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Sustainable Style

Buying at auction is a sustainable, environmentally friendly way to decorate. Please join Skinner Auctioneers  for an open house featuring select furniture, decor, and fine art that demonstrate how antique and vintage items work within various styles and budgets. Leah Kingman and additional specialists will be on hand to discuss decorating and repurposing objects with pieces found at auction, the auction process itself, and answer participant questions. Refreshments and light fare served throughout. Free and open to the public. RSVP to let us know you will be attending. Read more... 

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Illuminating Boston


5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM



Illuminating Boston: Light Boston’s Diamond Necklace Project -  Revisit / Refresh / Refocus

Light Boston helps our City respond to the rapidly evolving second shift economy. We are the trusted non-profit and non-partisan partner organization for civic illumination. We advocate. We educate. We illuminate. Our panel discussion will provide an enlightening overview of what we’ve accomplished over the past 20 years. Are you passionate about creating safe and inviting nighttime spaces for people in your community?  Are you interested in being involved Boston’s neighborhood vision? Are you a history enthusiast that is interested in Boston’s rich history, art, and culture? Join us in reimagining and redefining Boston’s skyline! Read more... 

The Window Into Design

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM


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The Window into Design

Join Lizzy Antonik, Lead Designer of Oak Development & Design, and Rachael Bartlett, Manager of Marvin’s Brand Experience Center, as they discuss window and door design trends in the home—including the ways in which windows have become an integral part of interior design. The panelists will discuss how to balance natural and artificial light, creating privacy despite large windows and the use of windows as architectural and design features. Marvin will feature several design innovations such as their Skycove Window, Bifold doors and more.  Read more...