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Erin T. Gates

  • Shopping Brimfield like a pro

    Our state has the distinct honor of playing host to one of the most renowned antique fairs in the country. For a week in May, July, and September, the sleepy town of Brimfield, MA, is swarmed by desi…
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  • A house party primer

    At-home entertaining seems a lot easier when the weather is balmy. Whether it's an impromptu cocktail party on a patio or a well-planned birthday bash, the lack of snow-storm threats and layers of cl…
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  • Past perfect: Antiques take a modern turn in this Cambridge bachelor pad

    Interior designer Heidi Pribell's resume clearly reflects her "Boston Brahmin meets world traveler" aesthetic. A Harvard grad who also studied at the New York School of Interior Design, Pribell spen…
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  • Switching it up

    Ceramicist Lawrence McRae isn't one to let experience pass him by. A renaissance man by definition, this local designer has taught himself many trades and reinvented his career several times, but he'…
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  • Garden variety

    If you're one of those lucky urbanites who's managed to score digs with some outdoor space, well, we're jealous. And we know that this time of year probably finds you spending many a balmy evening an…
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  • Floral Fixation

    The popularity of floral patterns in home décor has been rising with the temperatures this spring, and we aren't talking about your grandmother's dusty old chintz of yesteryear. Liberty of London, a w…
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  • Orange Alert

    As collaborative partners in the brand-new design firm Orange Street Design Studio, old design-school friends Laura Watson and Brooke Richard took on the makeover of a family’s Beacon Hill brownstone …
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  • Shelter From the Norm

    When Salem-based designer Julie Richard and her husband moved into their 1889 Colonial Revival home 10 years ago, they knew they'd have to do more than a little updating. The opportunity to create a f…
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  • Secondhand Glam

    If there is any benefit to this little "economic snafu" we are experiencing, it has to be the resurgence of frugality and conscious purchasing for ourselves and our homes. While it's easy to waltz int…
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  • Model Living

    The bustling streets of Downtown Crossing have long been a popular place to work and shop, but rarely an area synonymous with luxury living. Yet the incredibly convenient location at the crossroads of…
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  • A New Lease On Style

    Living in a city known for extraordinarily high real-estate prices and battling an economy that continues to meddle with many a savings account has led droves of Bostonians to put down roots in ren…
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  • Dutch Treats: Lekker's spring 2010 collection

    A fortuitous trip to her native Amsterdam was all it took for Natalie Carpenter to craft the idea for her South End home design store, Lekker (1317 Washington Street, Boston, 617.542.6464), which me…
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  • Home Is Where the Hearth Is

    AFTERThe kitchen is often referred to as the hearth of the home, a place where people gather, socialize, feast, and celebrate. So it's not surprising that it is also one of the best places to invest y…
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  • Designing By the Book

    The bleak, frigid days of winter keep most of us sheltered inside our homes more often than not, which allows us the extra time to cast a critical eye on our décor (or lack thereof). While waiting for…
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