New England Home’s Guide to Boston Design Week

March 13, 2015

Boston Design Week

AD 20/21 

Pulitzer Prize–winning architecture critic Robert Campbell will receive the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award at the Gala Preview for the eighth annual AD 20/21: Art & Design of the 20th & 21st Centuries, on Thursday evening, March 26. Past Lifetime Achievement Award winners have included Vladimir Kagan, Dakota Jackson, and Vicente Wolf, among others. The show, which continues through March 29, features fifty exhibitors offering modern to contemporary fine art, photography, jewelry, furniture, sculpture, fine prints, drawings, and more. AD 20/21 takes place at The Cyclorama, Boston Center for the Arts, in Boston's South End. For details visit  For tickets to the gala visit


What a great way to usher in the season! Come shop CraftBoston spring show and explore the booths of ninety artists showcasing their finest work in jewelry, clothing, furniture and home decor. With weddings, graduations, and Mother’s Day right around the corner, this is the perfect opportunity to find unique gifts and future heirlooms—or maybe something special for yourself. Educational and entertaining—make a day of it!  Friday, March 20 and Saturday March 21, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, March 23, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.. The Cyclorama, Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont Street, Boston,

Elements of Style: Book Signing

Insightful, fresh, and engaging Erin Gate’s Elements of Style Blog has readers clicking on the site every morning to see what’s on the Newton-based designer’s mind. She recently launched a book titled Elements of Style – Designing a Home and a Life that has become a New York Times best seller. Come meet Erin and have her sign a copy of the book at the California Closets showroom at 1660 Soldiers Field Road in Brighton, Massachusetts on March 23 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. View full event details here.

What Makes a Good House and Why 

Have you ever noticed that some homes just don’t feel quite “right” despite the fact that a limitless amount of money has been spent on them, while other homes are beautiful and enhance the lives of those living in them? Join author Ann Sussman, architect Treff LaFleche, interior designer John Day, and New England Home’s editor-in-chief  Kyle Hoepner as they discuss what makes a good house and why. The discussion takes place at District Hall, 75 Northern Ave., Boston on March 24 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Tour The North Bennett Street School

The North Bennett Street School is keeping the tradition of fine craftsmanship alive. The school offers education programs in cabinet and furniture making, bookbinding, locksmithing, jewelry making and repair, security technology, piano technology, preservation carpentry and violin making and repair. Visit the school’s new school facility on March 24 and 26 at 10 a.m. for an open house to see what the buzz about this very special institution is all about.

Spring Into Fashion

Interior Designer Gerald Pomeroy’s elegant and airy interiors have graced the pages of New England Home and many national publications. This spring Mr. Pomeroy is partnering with Neiman Marcus in Boston for a pop-up-room within the store imagined and designed for the season. Come celebrate the launch of the beautiful room with a champagne reception and a presentation given by the designer on the connection between fashion and design.  The event is on March 27 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the store located at 5 Copley Place. 

Making: The (Hands-On) Opening of the Makers Guild at the IDB

Make it! Head on over to the Makers Guild’s  35,000 square-foot space in Boston’s Innovation and Design Building to make your own hand-crafted and personalized item. Not only will you be able to create something, you will be able to check out this new high-tech and collaborative environment. Stop in on March 27 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

See the full list of events at the Boston Design Week website. Always check the website before heading to an event to make sure the organizer has not made any date or time changes. 

Van Millwork Open House 

Stop by and see the newly renovated 2,500 square foot Van Millwork Design Center. Enjoy music, drink, and delicious small bites. March 27 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 65 Crawford Street, Needham Heights, Massachusetts. 

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