From Rhode Island Monthly

Shifting Gears

A rundown garage undergoes a traffic-stopping transformation. In its new life it’s a chic cottage characterized by an enviable open floor plan and modern aesthetic.

Homework Solutions

Beautifully rehabbed mill buildings in Providence and Pawtucket now double as dazzling work-live spaces. No commute, and nests that nurture and inspire—what more could uber-creative artists want?

Dirty Business

Yesterday it seemed the most trafficked rooms in the house were also the most neglected. No more. Utility rooms have become chic and central to an orderly life.

Vintage Rooms

Cellaring your wine with some help from the pros.

Designer Genes

They share looks, but what about taste? We visited mother and daughter designers at home to determine how alike—or not—their decorating style really is.

Kids’ Play

Gone are the country decals of long ago, the fussy wallpapers that screamed nursery. Today’s best children’s rooms are positively posh and ultimately livable.

Sky Boxes

City dwellers are used to having their heads in the clouds, so it’s no surprise their private hideaways are finessed terraces and sunny roof decks.

Port of Call

New Bedford is having a heyday. And there’s no shortage of treasures for seasoned antique hunters, flea market fans and art lovers alike to discover in this burgeoning city by the sea.

Season to Taste

Heady herbs are summer treats we should have close enough to pick fresh at a moment’s notice.

Show Time

Part scavenger hunt, part marathon and the rest circus, The Brimfield Antiques and Collectibles Show is chock full of treasures and more thrilling than the big top. Best of all—no waiting involved—the remarkable week-long event is kicking off another colorful season this month.

Drama Queen

Orchids, less finicky than you imagine and worth every penny, are available in myriad colors, sizes and shapes to chase those winter blues away.

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