For those who are familiar with HGTV’s series, Fixer Upper, you are well aware of the undying love Joanna Gaines has for shiplap. For many of you though, this might be a term you have never heard before; perhaps it applies to some nautical reference? Perhaps the number of times a boat crosses the ocean? … Read more
As promised, I wanted to continue to share some of the highlights from the design presentation I attended at Clarke last month. Step 2 – Lifestyle Value: our clients are more willing to invest in their lifestyle than ever before. People are more aware of brands and trends and what they want showcased in their … Read more
Our spec home in Wellesley has officially been listed on MLS! Since our last blog, when framing had just begun, this custom home is now completely framed and the roofing is now underway. As progress evolved, so did our specifications for this beautiful home in Wellesley. Hawthorn Builders is excited to share additional information about … Read more
Hawthorn Builders wanted to share a sneak peek inside our almost complete custom renovation on Rae Avenue in Needham. Design Director, Jessica Chabot and I are both in love with this dining room color! We are happy to showcase our first use of Benjamin Moore CSP color, Ande’s Summit.
In case you missed it, here is our recent guest column in the Needham Times discussing some of the benefits of new construction.
In what might be considered an annual tradition, the discussion over new construction in Needham is again on the hot stove. This includes letters to the Needham Times from concerned residents to what appears to be a concentrated push from local committee members to propose changes to the current zoning by-laws. While examining both the … Read more
Hawthorn Builders is proud to announce that we are finishing up our second deconstruction project in Needham. A custom client, who purchased a home on Livingston circle, was interested in the deconstruction process and very eager to learn more about how this could work for their situation. As mentioned in a prior blog, Deconstruction is … Read more
This week we are obsessed with grass cloth wallpaper. Traditionally, grass cloth is a woven texture on a backing, giving the wallpaper the look of a linen or a woven grass. Originally, the color options muted and most often seen in dining rooms, living rooms, and bathrooms. While you can still get the traditional looking … Read more
Last night Hawthorn’s Design Director, Jessica Chabot and myself attended a lovely design event for ASID (American Society of Interior Designers), hosted by Cosentino, an innovative surface company that offers unique options for designers and architects. Celebrating ASID’s 40th birthday, the event was New Orleans themed with a jazz band and southern inspired cuisine, all … Read more
Needham resident, Mary Hensley, recently renovated her 1930’s home by adding an upscale, modernized kitchen which was designed and installed by Hawthorn Builders. With the project now complete, Mary was kind enough to spend some time discussing the process, as well as sharing some amazing before pictures. “It was all about the wall and connecting … Read more