Home + Garden:

Art and Soul of a Home

As you stare at that blank wall in your home, imagine how a great artist feels staring at a blank canvas in their studio — it’s a space full of unlimited potential. Exotic paint colors and wallpaper are great, but consider dressing up your walls with an original painting or print.  Don’t have a spare… Read More

Lysa Pelletier

Circular Splendor – The Jonathan Bowers Round House in Lowell

( Editor’s Note: This story was originally featured in the Spring 2013 issue of Merrimack Valley Home. ) Bob Roach was comfortably settled in his refurbished Victorian home in Waltham in 1986, when a real estate ad for the Jonathan Bowers Round House in Lowell caught his eye. He fell in love with it the… Read More

Nancy Tuttle


I’ve been on more than a few nature walks in my time. Bog walks, woods walks, swamp walks, sometimes leading them myself but mostly trailing along with the rest of the group while the naturalist in charge points out interesting features with the calming assurance of a flight attendant indicating the emergency exits. I love nature… Read More

Sarah Courchesne

A Clear View

Interior designer Kim Macumber embraced the challenge of transforming this 900-square-foot Ipswich home. A small house with too much color might make the interiors seem “heavy,” so she opted for a neutral base in the living area and added pops of color on the accessories and window treatments.  According to Macumber, the house has beautiful… Read More

Cindy Cantrell
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