Wednesday May 5
Today's Featured Events:
Designing The Ultimate Getaway
Presented by Eleven Interiors and b Architecture Studio
This past year, the term “cabin fever” took on a whole new meaning! The upside of being cooped up? It helped to fast-track plans for creating the perfect escape many of us have put off for years! Whether it’s a seaside cottage, a lake house, a cabin in the woods, a slope-side chalet or 10 steps out your back door, our panel of design experts will share their tips and tricks for designing your ultimate getaway spot. Moderated by Jenna Talbott, Editor-in-Chief of New England Home, panelists include Michael Ferzoco, principal of Eleven Interiors, Chris Brown, principal of b Architecture Studio and Andrea Nilsen Morse, principal of Nilsen Landscape Design. Read more...
Designing the Ultimate Getaway
Building Equitable and Inclusive Places
Presented by Congress for the New Urbanism, New England
Join us in a virtual Panel Discussion featuring CNU New England’s 2020 Urbanist Award Winners: Union Studio, Utile Inc, Goody Clancy, Lifecare Design Inc, and Principle Group. This year’s awards were judged on their ability to create places that are inclusive, inviting and equitable for the diverse populations of our region. The discussion moderated by Francis Goyes Flor of MassHousing will focus on the vision, process and creative efforts needed to make these places living and thriving realities. Read more...
Building Equitable and Inclusive Places
Kitchen Design With The Experts
Presented by Scavolini and Modern Luxury Interiors Boston
If 2020 taught us anything, it is that the kitchen is one of the most important rooms in our homes. Whether you are renovating an existing kitchen, building a custom home, or buying a condominium with a finished kitchen, what are the questions you need to ask to avoid the most common problems with kitchen design? How can you help ensure that the investment you are making will add up to the kitchen of your dreams? We will take a look at the do’s and don’ts of kitchen design from the perspective of a developer, an interior designer, an architect and a kitchen specialist. Bring your questions for this panel of experts and a lively exchange of key information!
Panelists: Alisha Serras, Owner, Scavolini Boston; Doreve Nicholaeff, Founder, Nicholaeff Architecture; Shari Pellows, Founder and Principal, Shari Pellows Interiors. Moderator: Michael McCarthy, Editor in Chief, Modern Luxury Interiors Boston. Read more...
Kitchen Design With the Experts
Medici Revisited: Tuscan Villas and Transplanted Englishmen
Presented by the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, NE
Join the New England Chapter of the ICAA in partnership with The Magazine Antiques for this lecture by Cece Haydock, which details the fabulously wealthy Medici bankers towered over Tuscany during the Renaissance. With their riches, the princes built large villas with elaborate gardens just outside Florence. Medici, Castello, and Petraia are a few of the early country estates built in the 15th and 16th centuries. Four hundred years later most villas remained although in need of repair. New money arrived in the Tuscan hills as the expatriate Englishmen busied themselves renewing and creating magnificent gardens such as Gamberaia, La Pietra, I Tatti and Le Balze. Learn the history of Renaissance garden making and how it was interpreted by English gardeners of the early 20th century. Read more...
Sponsored by The Magazine Antiques
"Inside & Out" with Christopher Spitzmiller & Clinton Smith
Presented by New England Home
Join noted ceramicist, tastemaker and author Christopher Spitzmiller and New England Home Editor at Large Clinton Smith for a lively chat on the art of living well, both indoors and out! Christopher’s new book, A Year at Clove Brook Farm is both a visual delight, as well as a road map to great gardening, al fresco entertaining, interior and exterior decorating, and more. Join them as they discuss timely (and timeless!) farm-to-table ideas and inspiration—just in time for summer! Read more...
"Inside & Out" with Christopher Spitzmiller
Land/Shape: Design for Outdoor Spaces
Presented by Skinner Auctioneers & Appraisers
Outdoor Decor - Classic elements, contemporary sculpture, and antiques can add design, whimsy, and intrigue to outdoor spaces transforming the ordinary into delightful areas that reflect your style. Whether space for al fresco dining, outdoor entertaining, or a unique focal-point, hear from Skinner experts about the type of one-of-a-kind items available at auction to meet every taste and budget. Read More...
Design for Outdoor Spaces
Partnerships and Placemaking in the Time of COVID
Presented by the Esplanade Association
This virtual panel, hosted by the Esplanade Association, explores the goals, public-private partnerships, and multidisciplinary design principles behind Hatched: Breaking Through the Silence, a 30-night illumination experience brought to the DCR Hatch Shell in January 2021. Learn how this pioneering women-led project team directed over a dozen local creatives to compose new music, design customized visuals, and build an autonomous, weatherproof set-up, dazzling an estimated 30,000-40,000 visitors with a quietly compelling, family-friendly, and physically-distanced celebration of EA’s 20th anniversary. Read more...
Photo: Aram Boghosian