Week Two 10/7 - 10/10

Wednesday October 7


11am - Noon

How to Choose the Right Designer


Join the The New England Chapter of the Institute of Architecture and Art and the Boston Design Center in celebration of Boston Design week to hear an intimate group of architects, landscape architects, and designers share their experiences and secrets on how they might interview designers within their own field and how they recommend other professionals to their clients to be part of the larger team. The panel includes industry leaders, Suzane Kasler, Anne Fairfax, Janice Parker, Andrew Cogar and David AndreozziRead more...

1pm - 2pm


Parenting Through a Pandemic

Wallpaper designer and branding expert Sarah Von Dreele and award-winning interior designer Dwayne Bergmann speak with designer and business owner Brett Helsham on a topic relevant to many of us with young children: Parenting Through a Pandemic.
COVID-19 has not only upended many of our lives professionally, but has posed many new and unforeseen challenges to our lives at home - particularly where children are involved. These two industry leaders and mothers discuss the role of creativity has played in coping with the COVID-19 pandemic - and how lessons learned from their design businesses helped foster a sense of encouragement and security for their children during quarantine. Read more...

How To Choose The Right Designer
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Parenting Through a Pandemic

3pm - 4pm 


Universal Design Applied to the Bathroom and Kitchen


Presented by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), Northern New England Chapter.  Come join the NKBA-NNE Chapter to learn about universal design, and how it is applied to the bathroom and kitchen. Chris Fournier, Sr. Sales Executive for Kohler Co. and president of the NKBA-NNE Chapter, will present the newly approved CEU. Chris’s work with kitchen and bath professionals since 2001 offers an exclusive wealth of knowledge. There will be lots of fun and even prizes throughout the presentation!  Read More...


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Universal Design



The New, Elegance:

Designing Around the World with Timothy Corrigan

Please join New England Home's Editor at Large Clinton Smith in conversation with Timothy Corrigan. Throughout his career, Timothy has established an iconic look known for being layered, detailed, and suitable for modern living. He will be sharing images from his new book, The New Elegance: Stylish Comfortable Rooms for Today, which features 11 of his international projects. Learn about Corrigan's expert outlook on topics like successful decorating, scale & proportion, symmetry, architectural details, and more.  Read More...

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The New Elegance with Timothy Corrigan

5pm - 6pm

Artists For Humanity's Open Studios

A special kind of alchemy! Join us for our unprecedented Boston Design Week edition of AFH Open Studios. We are opening our virtual doors to our pioneering Youth Arts Enterprise—so don't miss the opportunity to mingle with our teen artists, designers and professional mentoring staff. Bring your inspiration. Check in on a live painting session. And exchange with our impactful teens creating a better future, today!  Read more....

Artists for Humanity's Open Studios
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Michael McCarthy


Meet The Editor-in-Chief

Presented by Modern Luxury Boston

Modern Luxury Interiors Boston and Boston Common have a new Editor-in-Chief: Michael McCarthy. With more than 20 years in publishing, including many years with national home and design magazines, Michael is an outstanding storyteller who eagerly learns about audiences and markets and helps tell stories that resonate with thousands of readers. So grab a drink, Zoom in with Interiors Boston Publisher Shannon Pastuszak, meet Michael and find out about his vision for the magazines in an informal and entertaining program where he will be interviewed by noted Boston interior designer Paula Daher.  Plus, enjoy a sneak peek of some inspirational tablescape designs for the holidays, presented by Winston Flowers.

RSVP here: http://modernluxuryevents.com/seasonofchange

Thursday October 8

11am - Noon

Sustainable Design in Today’s World

2020 Sustainable Furnishings Council Ambassador Anelle Gandelman of the New York-based interior design firm A-List Interiors will moderate a panel on "Sustainable Design in Today’s World". Panelists will include Melanie Perillo, Owner and Publisher of the Boston Design Guide; 2020 SFC Ambassador and sustainable designer Laura Hodges of Baltimore-based Laura Hodges Studio and Domain; and Susan Inglis, Executive Director of the Sustainable Furnishings Council.  Learn about current trends and discover new ways to incorporate sustainability into your design projects or into your own personal home décor.   Read more...

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Sustainable Design in Today’s World

1pm - 2pm

Tour America's First Trade School!

Virtual Tour of North Bennet Street School

Since its founding in 1881, NBSS has been a fixture of its North End neighborhood. Originally nestled in several small buildings within the interior of the community, the School moved to its expansive new home—the most prominent surviving example of Georgian Revival civic architecture in Boston—near the Rose Kennedy Greenway in 2013. Designed by noted architect John M. Gray, the Depression-era masonry structures were envisioned as a single civic complex with three distinct facades as part of the East Boston Tunnel project in 1934. Read more...

Tour America's First Trade School!

2pm - 3pm


Art Underfoot

Join us for the launch of a new rug collection that, according to Rug Insider Magazine, displays “unabashed style and charm.” Catherine Bertulli introduces her Artist Collection based on the work of significant New England artists. These works have been translated, in collaboration with the artists, who will join the presentation, from the walls of museums and galleries into uncommon rugs with sophisticated style. Moderated by Mimi Lynch of Mimi Lynch Interiors. Read more...

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Catherine Bertulli - Art Underfoot

4pm - 5pm


Future Proof:

Designing and Building for Climate Change


Climate change is one of the most pressing issues of our time, its impact felt throughout the building and design industry. How are our buildings vulnerable to changes in climate? What materials and systems do we need to employ for optimal resilience and efficiency? This important discussion, as part of Boston Design Week's virtual events, will focus on how professionals are approaching their projects in innovative ways, introducing new technologies and products that are inspiring the future of design. Read more...

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Future Proof

7pm - 8:30pm


Whose Standards? Racial Equity in Craft and Design (Part 1 of 2 - See Wed. October 14)


As white society wakes up to racial injustice, leaders in craft and design are called to struggle with their own racial reckoning. Whose standards define excellence and guard the gates? What do we need to embrace, give up, and change, in order to enrich craft and design with true anti-racist transformation? Join a conversation with Alison Croney Moses (Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts), Matthew Shenoda (RISD), Namita Gupta Wiggers (Critical Craft Forum and Warren Wilson College ), Paul Sacaridiz (Haystack Mountain School of Crafts), moderated by Michelle Millar Fisher (MFA Boston). Read more...

Whose Standards? Part 1 of 2

Photo: Chris McIntosh

Friday Oct. 9 & Sat. Oct 10.


View These Videos Anytime

Trinity Church in the City of Boston


Trinity Church Boston is designated as "one of the ten most important buildings in America" by the American Institute of Architects. More than 70,000 visitors tour this National Historic Landmark building each year.  Sponsored by F.H. Perry Builder.  Read more...

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Trinity Church Virtual Art + Architecture Tours