Learn from the design pros – bringing sustainability to your project

April 27, 2017

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The third in our series expanding on the information shared during our Boston Design Week event, Lunch Date with a Designer.

Andrew_1Andrew Sidford is widely considered one of the top architects in the Boston area. His expertise ranges from historic renovations to contemporary design, and from single-family homes to large-scale commercial and institutional projects. He founded his architectural practice in 1992. His unique designs have garnered accolades and awards, and have been featured in Boston Globe Magazine, Design New England, Northshore Magazine, and numerous others.

Andrew’s commitment to sustainable design has always been a strong component of his work. His operating principle is that good design is implicitly sustainable. In 2006, Andrew Sidford Architects became the first architectural firm to join 1% For the Planet, an international environmental group whose members pledge one percent of their profits to environmental causes.

Given Andrew’s considerable experience in sustainable design, we asked him to describe a few steps that homeowners can take to make their project both sustainable and environmentally responsible. Continue reading →

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Jewett Farms + Co. standard finish color selection

April 26, 2017

 

The Jewett Farms + Co standard finish color range is a carefully curated selection of our most loved and often chosen colors. They fit beautifully with our design aesthetic and have been proven in the field (kitchen) to stand the test of time. Click each swatch to be linked to the Benjamin Moore site for that color. All JF finishes are water based and can be spray applied or hand painted. Visit our Boston Design Center Showroom for samples and to see some of these colors in person. Continue reading →

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Epic Boston Marathon Weekend

April 18, 2017

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“Hey guys, wouldn’t it be awesome if we rode bikes along the Boston Marathon route the night before? At midnight?” The things we do for fun…

The Midnight Ride began in 2009 with a simple Facebook event for Greg Hum and his friends, word spread, and about 50 people gathered at South Station to take the commuter rail out to the starting line. Many agreed to make it an annual tradition, and the following year 70 people showed up.

In 2017  the count was 2,870 cyclists on the marathon course! JF’s own Matt and Olivia Lord along with members of the JF Cycling Team and Team Trevor were among those riding the course under the stars. But in true EpicMan fashion, we decided that one way was not enough and rode the course both ways! A total of 54 miles starting in Boston at 9:20 pm, riding to Hopkinton and back to the Boston Marathon finish line. Continue reading →

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Learn from the Design Pros – De-mystifying the Construction Process

April 13, 2017

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The second in our series expanding on the information shared during our Boston Design Week event, Lunch Date with a Designer.

headshotHolly Gagne is an Interior Designer based on the North Shore in Rowley, MA. She has been running an independent interior design business for 10 years with a focus on residential & small commercial projects. Her portfolio includes many Jewett Farms kitchens and anything from small styling projects to large-scale new construction. Holly and her team provide a unique expertise in developing mood boards & design drawings that capture the space, materials, furnishings, fixtures and any related design elements that will give visual clarity to the clients prior to sourcing items and beginning construction; making them an integral part of the planning process.

Holly discussed the process of demolishing and re-creating what is arguably the most important space in your home, and how stressful that can be. Contractors in your personal space, a constant stream of bills to pay, a home in disarray.There may be unknowns/you may be faced with unexpected challenges during permitting, inspection and construction. Holly laid out some simple steps to help this process be as smooth as possible. Continue reading →

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Learn From the Design Pros

April 6, 2017

During Boston Design Week Jewett Farms + Co. hosted an event with some of New England’s finest designers and architects. At our Lunch Date with a Designer, each of our panelists had so many great tips to share, over the coming months I will feature them and their design expertise.

PAPaula Accioly is a Jewett Farms + Co. designer, originally from Brazil, she has worked in Miami, England, and Boston. Paula graduated from the University of Central Arkansas with a Bachelor in Business Management, she then went on to the Miami International University of Art and Design (AKA The Art Institute) with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design.

Paula discussed the preparations that people can make as they start to think about their kitchen renovation. As we know, good things take time, Paula shared the benefits of being prepared. Read on for Paula’s pearls of wisdom. Continue reading →

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