from the publisher
as flip-flops and cookouts give way to sweaters
and hot apple cider, we are preparing for that most distinctive of seasons, autumn in New England. We’ll gather once
again with colleagues old and new to hear about summer
adventures (see what our editorial team has been up to with
the behind-the-scenes video of our photo shoot at artist
Sarah Benham’s studio on DesignNewEngland.com) while
anticipating all that’s to come before year’s end.
A highlight of our summer was meeting interior designer
Alexa Hampton, who delivered a hilarious — and informative
— keynote talk and slide show at the Nantucket Historical
Association’s Designer Luncheon. That the picture-perfect
day on the island was capped with a stumbled-upon kitchen
tour sponsored by the Nantucket Preservation Trust was the proverbial icing on the cake.
We also were on hand for Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s Garden Awards ceremony. Boston
residents from nearly every corner of the city were rewarded for their hard work and creativity
in beautifying their neighborhoods.
Looking ahead, we hope to see readers and colleagues at Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s Downton Abbey-themed fundraiser at Elm Bank in Wellesley on September 15 (Page 139).
We are salivating at the thought of Newport Mansions Eighth Annual Wine & Food Festival,
September 20 through 22 (Page 131). And we love getting our antiques fix at the Ellis Boston
Antiques Show, October 24 through 27 (Page 130). Of course, DNE’s Design Salons return
this fall, featuring new and familiar hosts and speakers with plenty of insight for the design-minded set. (Details on Page 137. Register at DesignNewEngland.eventbrite.com.) For now,
enjoy the wonderful renovation tales from parts of New England near and far.
molly a. campbell, publisher
1. Design New England Editor Gail Ravgiala
(second from left) and Publisher Molly Campbell
(second from right), with Knoll representatives (from
left) Alinka Amoroso, Mai Nyugen, Kate Krall, Linda
Durant. Photo: Lisa Frey/Nantucket Event Media. 2.
from left: Larry Smith, Brown Jordan Outdoor
Kitchens; Eric Becker and Craig Lemberger, The
Garden Concierge; Dan Gordon, Dan K. Gordon
Associates; Brian Gibson, Elite Media. 3. Mary Beth
Haggerty, president ASID Ne w England; Rob Henry,
Audio Video Design. 4. from left: Kel Kelly and Rose
Ann Humphrey. Photo: Paige Brown Photography.
5. Friends of East Boston Green way win community
service award. (from left) Molly Campbell; Frank
Spolsino, Friends; Mayor Thomas M. Menino; Gail
Ravgiala; Candice Cook and Patricia D’Amore, Friends.
1. designer luncheon
2. design salon at fuller craft museum
3. asid/ifda boat cruise 4. carlisle wide plank floors
5. mayor menino’s garden awards