from the publisher
the last two months have been busy and
exciting for the New England design community. Beginning on May Day with the
reception marking the official launch of the
Boston Design Center’s 2008 Dream Home
(which is open to the public through July
31) and right through to the June openings
of Janus et Cie and Porcelanosa showrooms,
the Boston Design Center continues to bring
us the best in design and innovation.
Also in May, Empyrean International
unveiled its freshly renovated headquarters and introduced its new sub-brand, The
Hinge House, at a convivial open house
event at the company’s Acton, Massachusetts, campus. With a special birthday event
held at 28 Degrees restaurant in Boston, Finelines honored its founder Karen Gilman for her
vision and talent in custom drapery and window treatment design. Van Millwork, along with
Design New England, kicked off its second Home Design Series. The first seminar focused on
landscape design with Rochelle Greayer of Greayer Design Associates as lead speaker, and Kristen
Baer, architectural manager with Azek Trimboards following up with a presentation on the latest
in PVC products. In a second seminar, The Classic Group offered their expertise in architecture
and custom renovations, and fine interior design insights were given by Cebula Design. And
finally the last seminar, entitled “It’s All in the Details,” featured design, lighting, and art experts
discussing the finishing touches of any project.
DAMIAN HICKE Y
As I visit with the professionals and attend these events, my appreciation of the depth of
knowledge and experience required of these experts in the home design field continues to grow.
We look forward to learning more, and sharing the knowledge of these talented individuals with
you in the pages of Design New England.
One reliable feature of New England is the clear contrast in our four seasons. While the summer may be short, its beauty offers the timelessness of rest and relaxation .
stephen twombly and Design New England
Account Executive Kelly Schetzsle at Janus et Cie.
stephen twombly, publisher
design events (clockwise from bottom left): Finelines
founder and guest of honor Karen Gilman, right, at 28 Degrees;
Janus et Cie’s CEO, Janice Feldman, left, and Boston Design
Center vice president Alexis Contant; landscape designer Rochelle
Greayer at a Van Millwork seminar; David Baum, far right, of
Empyrean International with guests at the company’s open house.