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Wellesley Chamber of Commerce Golf Open

The Wellesley Chamber of Commerce Golf Open took place at Wellesley Country Club on Monday, July 23. Sun Life Financial was a tournament sponsor. A portion of the proceeds benefited the Wellesley Scholarship Foundation.

Photos by Beth Furman – beth@wellesleywestonmagazine.com

Dover Rug & Home Featured in Boston Magazine Sixth Annual Design Home

Dover Rug & Home, offering the largest selection of fine floor coverings and window treatments in New England, is proud to announce its sponsorship of Boston magazine’s Design Home 2012, which will open its doors to the public for six weeks of house tours, with all proceeds benefitting the Ronald McDonald House Charities this October.  

 Dover Rug & Home will showcase contemporary and transitional rugs, carpeting, hardwood and cork flooring throughout the home. “We are thrilled to be part of the 2012 Design Home,” states Mahmud Jafri, CEO of Dover Rug & Home. “We are selecting rugs that will compliment the furnishings of the home and we believe that both the hardwood and cork flooring will be a flattering addition.” 

Built by New England builder Eugene Mattie, Design Home is a custom-designed residence within the sanctuary of Cowings Cove, a private community in Norwell, MA. The home will be an inspirational showcase, featuring products from the Greater Boston design community led by the vision of interior designer Vani Sayeed. “This project is unique in that it will represent a cohesive design aesthetic while highlighting some of the designs and products that make the Boston area a leader in home and interior design,” states Vani. 

As the project design coordinator, Vani will marry her eclectic design approach with the use of the latest technology, elements of sustainable design, artisanal fabrics, textures, finishes and an interesting color palette into the home. Also on the project, architect Gene Raymond designed the home with respect to the history of New England and antique home styles that have been constructed in Boston over the past three and half centuries. 

The recipient of the “Best of Boston Home 2011” award, Dover Rug & Home is also the proud sponsor of more than fifty charitable organizations each year and has received the CNC Reader’s Choice award for ‘Best Carpet Store’ ten years in a row. Previously nominated for the Retailer of the Year Award, Dover is an Industry Partner to the American Society of Interior Designers, and a member of the International Furnishing and Design Association (IFDA) and the World Floor Covering Association. For more information about Dover Rug & Home, visit the company website and virtual showroom at www.doverrug.com or call (508) 651-3500. Follow Dover Rug & Home on facebook at www.facebook.com/doverrug

About Design Home:

2012 marks the 50th anniversary of Boston magazine. In October 2012, Boston magazine, in conjunction with Boston Home, will debut its sixth Design Home in partnership with the reputable New England builder Eugene Mattie. Unlike other home projects in the market, the Boston Design Home will feature a cohesive design aesthetic, managed by interior designer Vani Sayeed, and showcase leading design components, brands, and products from the Greater Boston design community. The custom-designed residence within the sanctuary of Cowings Cove, a private community in Norwell, MA, will open for six weeks of tours in October to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of New England. For more information visit www.bostonmagazine.com/designhome2012.

 About Ronald McDonald House:

RMHC of Eastern New England provides on-going support to both the Boston and Providence Ronald McDonald Houses®, which provide a home away from home for the families of seriously ill children receiving treatment at nearby hospitals. RMHC of Eastern New England also supports Ronald McDonald Family Rooms that offer a place of refuge to families in select local hospitals where their child is staying because of illness or injury, and the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile in Worcester, MA that provides medical and dental care to children with unmet healthcare needs.

Architect Doreve Nicholaeff to Present at “Restoration, Preservation and the Historic in Design” Workshop

Doreve Nicholaeff, president of Nicholaeff Architecture + Design, one of the area’s premier architectural and design firms located in Osterville, MA, will be one of the featured speakers at the workshop “Real Solutions for the Home: Restoration, Preservation and the Historic in Design”, on Friday, July 27th at 11:00 am. Presented by Design New England as part of their Design Salon Series, this event is hosted in conjunction with the Newport Antiques Show, which will be held from July 27th through July 29th at 372 Purgatory Road, Middletown, RI.

In addition to Ms. Nicholaeff, other speakers will be joining her from Woodmeister Master Builders, Ally Coulter Designs, NanaWall Systems, Inc., and Royal Building Products.

Nicholaeff Architecture + Design, founded by Doreve Nicholaeff, approaches architecture in the context of a total analysis of the site and its characteristics – topography, geology, indigenous vegetation, wind direction, orientation, surrounding houses, borrowed view paths, and the architectural vocabulary. Ms. Nicholaeff’s passion is to create homes for her clients that are truly theirs, singular and uncompromising. She has designed homes throughout the country including Carnegie Abbey in Newport.

Ms. Nicholaeff is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the Boston Society of Architects and the NCBR (Newport County Board of Realtors). The winner of three (3) 2011 PRISM Awards for excellence in design, her firm is consistently featured in both regional and national home and design publications including Fine Homebuilding Kitchen & Baths, Design New England, TRENDS, Renovation Style, Florida Design, Boston Common, New England Home Cape & Islands, New England Home, Better Homes & Gardens, Beautiful Baths, and the Boston Globe Magazine among others.

Tickets to the Newport Antiques Show are $12 each and include admission to the workshop along with a free gift bag for attendees. Proceeds from ticket sales support two non-profits, The Newport Historical Society, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Newport County. For additional information about the “Restoration, Preservation and the Historic in Design” workshop or the Newport Antiques Show, visit the website www.newportantiqueshow.com.

Nicholaeff Architecture + Design is located at 812 Main Street in Osterville, MA. For more information on their company, please call (508) 420-5298, or visit the company website at www.nicholaeff.com. Press inquiries; contact Joanne DiFrancesco, JDCommunications, Inc. at (781) 828-0323 or jdcommunications@verizon.net.