from the publisher
as 2009 comes to a close, we celebrate another
year of creativity, craftsmanship, and excellence in home
design and look ahead to exciting trends for 2010. Alexis
Contant, general manager of the Boston Design Center
(whose annual prediction of the hottest styles for the
coming year is one of the most anticipated events at the
BDC’s fall Design Week), tells us that the 1980s are back.
But don’t worry: They won’t be a rehash of “Dynasty.”
More than 1,000 new products in the BDC showrooms
have a fresh 21st-century vibe.
Kudos to the winners of this year’s PRISM awards.
Announced in October at the Builders Association of
Greater Boston’s gala at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel,
the awards recognized a full spectrum of work, from
new and remodeled homes to community projects, as well as innovative websites, brochures,
and creative marketing programs. In September, the American Society of Interior Designers’
New England Chapter held its annual awards gala at the Liberty Hotel, itself an award-winning
architectural renovation of a Boston landmark. Then in October, the Interior Furnishings and
Design Association presented its first design awards at a party at the BDC.
Design New England was delighted to team up with Landry & Arcari Oriental Rugs and
Carpeting to present a seminar series for homeowners entitled “Emotion, Beauty, and Value in
Home Design.” The final session will be held at the Designer Bath & Salem Plumbing Supply
Showroom in Beverly, Massachusetts, on November 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. To register, go to
landryandarcari.com. It just might give you the momentum to act on your vision for a beautiful
stephen twombly, publisher
1 BDC Design Trends 2010
presentation by Alexis Contant.
2 The ASID Awards Gala at the
3 Landry & Arcari
Seminar presenters (from left)
Steve Howell, Howell Custom
Building Group; Lucy Dearborn,
Lucia Lighting & Design; Richard
Wycherley, The Luxury Marketing
Council; Jerry Arcari, Landry &
Arcari; Shaun Clarke, Waters &
4 Publisher Steve Twombly
and attendees of the Lexus Hybrid
Living event at the BDC.