Home Design

How we design our spaces and the items we display in our homes are a very personal message to both friends and ourselves. Sometimes an interior arrangement can work for years and other times we need to update an old, tired space. You could hire a professional or do it yourself but your home should be a warm, soothing place where you feel comfortable and surrounded by special items that both inspire and calm you.

Whether you subscribe to Feng Shui or Color Therapy there are many philosophies that you can learn from and then choose what works for you. Our columns here will seek to help you to design your space and to see how that can surprisingly enhance your everyday life.

Firehouse Exhibit Hall Features Kimbell Seascapes

Showing at the Firehouse exhibit hall in Newburyport, now through July 15, the "My Dune Road" series by Rose Kimbell. Kimbell graduated with her B.F.A. from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA in 2012.  Having focused on oil painting during her time at the School Museum of Fine … [Read more...]

2018 Newburyport Garden Tour Will Stir and Surprise

"We must cultivate our own garden..." Voltaire The 39th annual Newburyport Garden Tour will be held on June 9 and 10, from 10-4pm. The Museum of Old Newbury's annual tour marks the beginning of summer in Newburyport. Spend the weekend exploring some of the area's loveliest private gardens, … [Read more...]

Firehouse in Newburyport Presents the Graceful Work of Lawrence Young

Lawrence Young graces the Firehouse Art Gallery May 23 - June 17! Prior to Laurence Young’s 28-year career as a painter He grew up in Newton Massachusetts. Young graduated with honors from the University of Hartford with a BFA in art education in 74’ After 3 year as an art teacher in Bloomfield, … [Read more...]

Johnson’s Beaded Landscapes Showing at the Firehouse in Newburyport

Showing from April 25-May 20! From a distance, Douglas W. Johnson’s landscapes appear to be painted with dots of color, reminiscent of the pointillist technique Vincent Van Gogh used to create his renowned 1887 self-portrait, or the impressionism technique used by Monet used to create his Field … [Read more...]

Firehouse Exhibit In Newburyport Explores Gender, Age, and Identity

Expressionist artist, Diana Zipeto, studied painting and illustration at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Her folded paper portraits have been shown in the Ceres Gallery in NYC, the Jonathan Ferrara Gallery in New Orleans, and numerous Massachusetts galleries.  In 2017, she received … [Read more...]

Firehouse Theater Resident Artist Program in Newburyport

The firehouse features an exciting new artist each month.  Stop in and then order an app at Sea Level next door.  We recommend the fish chowder and house chard. Chloё Feldman Emison has shown her drawings and animations widely in the United States and Europe, while working also as an … [Read more...]

2017 Newburyport Holiday Home Tour

Need a little shot of Christmas spirit? The 24th annual Newburyport Holiday House Tour will take place on Saturday, December 9th, from 10-4pm! The tour will include an exciting collection of private homes and unique community treasures reflecting four centuries of greater Newburyport's cultural … [Read more...]

Firehouse Theater’s Featured Artist Mixes Things Up

“Color Me In”  is an exhibit of remarkable oil paintings by Mia Cross which can be viewed at the Firehouse Theater in Newburyport from August 16 to September 10. Her original and layered work features whimsical yet wistful portraiture composed from a mosaic of color swatches and patterns.  It is … [Read more...]

17th Annual Newburyport Kitchen Tour

The 17th Annual Newburyport Kitchen Tour will showcase some of the City's most admirable culinary temples. Our kitchens have been transformed in the last twenty years from a place of drudgery into a true heart of the home.  Practically speaking, it is one of the best areas to invest money into … [Read more...]

Annual Garden Tour in Greater Newburyport Delights All

2017 marks the 140th anniversary of the Museum of Old Newbury's founding, and the 38th anniversary of its signature garden tour. This weekend-long event taking place June 10 and 11, offers access to a selection of beautiful private gardens throughout the historic Newburys. Start your day at … [Read more...]

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