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.

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...]

Louise Winant Exhibits at the Firehouse in Newburyport

At the Firehouse Theater April 26-May 21.  In downtown Newburyport, see exhibiting artist Louise Winant. Her art reflects on the mysteries of life and human existence.  These spiritually emotive scenes in the medium of oil paint, explore the nature of joy, innocence, and vulnerability.  She also … [Read more...]

Route 66 Photography at Firehouse NBPT

March Exhibit at the Firehouse Theater... Richard Perry is an award winning and broadly exhibited photographer whose portfolio "Route 66, Oklahoma” is a haunting series of portals and passageways into “time past” along this iconic American roadway. Finely detailed and sharply focused, Perry’s … [Read more...]

Firehouse Gallery Presents Mularz for February

February 3-28, 2016, Artist's Reception February 13 (2-4pm) Walter Mularz "Red Rocks, Thailand" (photograph) Walter Mularz, a long-time award-winning fine art photographer, brings his unique perspective to the natural world in New England as well as to the many other places he has traveled in … [Read more...]

January at the Firehouse Gallery in NBPT

Hillary Scott is an award winning oil painter from Groveland, Massachusetts.  Her work will be shown at the Firehouse Gallery January 6-31. She earned her BFA from UMass Lowell (2002) where she was primarily trained as a children's book illustrator under the direction of the late narrative … [Read more...]

Sea Festival of Trees Delights Greater Newburyport

Holiday fun for the whole family.   Sea Festival of Trees is a 17-day holiday wonderland by the Atlantic.   Open to the public from Friday, November 20th - Sunday, December 6. Get ready to enjoy a forest of sparkling holiday trees and wreaths—fancily decorated with unique and fun themes. You … [Read more...]

Enjoy a Safe and Fun Fall in Newburyport

Newburyport is magical in October and November. The air is chilly and crisp. Leaves crunch against the brick sidewalks as you walk through the city streets.  Hay bales and scarecrows dress State Street.  Crowds of people with hot beverages in hand pop into shops and restaurants. Halloween is … [Read more...]

PEM Exhibit Showcases Thomas Benton

On view June 6, 2015 to September 7, 2015 This summer enjoy the first major exhibition on Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975) in more than 25 years and the first to explore important connections between Benton's art and the movies. After working briefly in the silent film industry, Benton became … [Read more...]

Newburyport Garden Tour Celebrates the Art of Flowers

Feel like celebrating Summer 2015 in style? Need inspiration for your garden? Sunday, June 7, the Cushion House Garden (98 High) will host an old-fashioned garden party. Party guests will stroll through a wonderfully restored 19th century garden and enjoy champagne, hors d'oeuvres and live music. … [Read more...]

PEM Winter Exhibits Highlight Wood Art and Home Furnishings

The Peabody Essex Museum in Salem continues to provide thought provoking and well executed exhibits for curious minds on the north shore and all of New England. Plan a winter day at this regional gem and get re-inspired. In Plain Sight: Discovering the Furniture of Nathaniel Gould; On view to … [Read more...]

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