September 25, 2014

boston design center

The Boston Design Center will open its doors next week for Boston Design Market. The BDC will be busy all week, but the majority of the action will take place October 1 and 2. Fifty showrooms will be hosting product launches, panel discussions, open-houses, workshops, trunk shows, pop-up book shops, and more. It’s a great week to learn what’s new and connect with others in the design community.

New England Home is excited to be a part of the week and we will be involved in a variety of events. Here is the line-up—we look forward to seeing you there!

Green Design Goes Upscale

Join us for a panel discussion on the rapidly growing importance of green and sustainable design in the high-end residential market.


Trudy Dujardin, principal of Dujardin Design and author of Comfort Zone: Creating the Eco-Elegant Interior, a new book just out from Pointed Leaf Press

John DaSilva, principal of Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders

Susan Brisk, vice president of academic relations for the National Kitchen & Bath Association's Northern New England chapter and a faculty member at the Boston Architectural College

Moderator: Kyle Hoepner, editor-in-chief of New England Home

Wednesday, October 1

9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

342 Designer Lounge (Suite 342)

Special note: Trudy Dujardin will also be signing copies of Comfort Zone: Creating the Eco-Elegant Interior in the EcoModern Design showroom (Suite 543) from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Stop by and pick up a copy for yourself or a friend!

Hosted by Cosentino and Eco Modern Design

Presenting Your Work in Print and Online

Three design- and web-savvy editors offer tips and advice for styling, photographing, and presenting your work. Whether you're looking to upgrade your own portfolio and PR presence, market yourself to publications, or make a splash via social media and sites like Houzz and Pinterest, it all begins with having the right images for the right purpose.


Stacy Kunstel, homes editor for New England Home and regional editor for Meredith Corporation

Lynda Simonton, online and market editor for New England Home

Karin Lidbeck Brent, contributing editor for New England Home and regional editor for Meredith Corporation.

Thursday, October 2

3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Venegas and Company (Suite 620 & 624)

Dakota Jackson: Inside and Out

New England Home editor-in-chief Kyle Hoepner will also be chatting with design icon Dakota Jackson as Jackson shares his 40-year view on evolving tastes in a world where trends shift rapidly. Please check with Gary Gonsalves (gary@m-geough.com) or call (617) 451-1412 for event availability.

Thursday, October 2

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

M-Geough showroom (Suite 410)

Hall of Fame Inductee Announcement

Finally, the two-day event is capped off by the much-anticipated unveiling of the 2014 inductees to the New England Design Hall of Fame. The inductees represent the premier professionals in residential design in New England.

Thursday, October 2

5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Boston Design Center Lobby

Register for all events here. 

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