‘The centerpiece of Northampton’: Silverscape Designs going out of business; building still for sale

NORTHAMPTON — Silverscape Designs, the jewelry shop in a landmark former bank building in the heart of the city’s downtown, is going out of business after 27 years at the corner of King and Main streets.

The announcement Monday came about 18 months after the building at 1 King St. went on the market for $2 million, with the owners saying they planned to move to a smaller location.

“It’s a tough place to leave, but it’s time for retirement,” owner Wallace Perlman said Monday.

In a phone interview from his home in Connecticut, Perlman said the jewelry business has been suffering for some time.

“Jewelry has become less interesting to people over time,” he said. “Older people still have an interest. But younger people don’t. Why do you think Ikea has been so successful? People have found a way to get something that costs less money, but may not

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Jinx McDonald Interior Designs transforms LeCiel condo into beach retreat

Jinx McDonald Interior Designs, Inc. (JMID) recently completed the remodel of a condominium located on Gulfshore Boulevard, transforming it into the owner’s personal beach retreat.



a kitchen with a sink and a window: Jinx McDonald Interior Designs (JMID) transformed a condo located on the Gulf of Mexico into the owner’s custom beach retreat.


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Jinx McDonald Interior Designs (JMID) transformed a condo located on the Gulf of Mexico into the owner’s custom beach retreat.

“The design goal of this project was to make the space livable yet sophisticated with a coastal vibe while enhancing the beautiful views of the Gulf of Mexico this condo has,” said Minka McDonald, President of Jinx McDonald Interior Designs. “This transformed home is relaxed and comfortable, yet very chic!”

As you enter the newly remodeled three-bedroom, three-bathroom, 3,145 square foot condominium, the great room is painted a crisp white to keep the space open and airy. Natural, organic textures are showcased throughout the furnishings for balance and contrast.

In the kitchen, the variegated backsplash of handmade aqua tiles sets off the white

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Inside Winch Design’s Most Spectacular Vessels For The Ultra-Wealthy

Travel shouldn’t simply get you from point A to point B, but it should be a beautiful experience, too. At least that is what London-based design firm Winch Design thinks. The firm creates bespoke interiors for residences, private jets and yachts that make the luxury vessel in which you travel, or your home, a personal sanctuary, whether you want to get a yoga session on during a transcontinental flight, or watch a movie on your yacht from an outdoor cinema as you cruise from the South of France to the Amalfi Coast.

Winch Design was founded in 1986 (then called Andrew Winch Design) by superyacht designer Andrew Winch. Today, the firm is known for its interior and exterior yacht designs and has expanded into private jet interiors and land-based residential projects, the latter of which encompasses more than half of

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VeraLux Homes presents designs in Azle

The Dallas Builders Association’s Home of the Week is by VeraLux Homes in Rosewood Estates in Azle. This development is taking pre-orders for new home builds that will be move-in ready by spring 2021. Prices range from the $250s to the $320s. Pre-order incentives are available.

In what used to be primarily rolling hills and ranches, a new community has developed featuring 65 spacious lots from which to choose. A tree-lined drive leads into the community, which has historical charm and is near downtown Azle, the site of award-winning eateries, boutique shopping and custom artisans. Rosewood Estates also offers proximity to major thoroughfares and the Cross Timber Golf Course.

“Customize your dream home with options of multiple floor plans, elevations and designer finish-outs tailored to suit your personality and living style,” said a company spokesperson.

All homes provide top energy-efficiency ratings and the latest in smart home technologies, an open-concept

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New Portland area homes for sale with the latest looks, designs

If you’re curious about the benefits of being the first owner of a new home or seeing the latest design trends, attend the free Fall Metro Portland New Home Tour, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24, and Sunday, Oct. 25.

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The home tour showcases 36 homes built over the region in a variety of styles and price ranges. There’s even a shipping container home styled by the Interior Design Society.

“Because people are spending so much time in their homes, many homeowners are looking to remodel their existing home or purchase a new home,” says Adrian McCarthy of the Home Builders Association of Metro Portland (HBA), which produces the event.

She says the Metro Portland New Home Tour lets people see the latest ideas in layout and design, and talk to builder teams about ways to personalize a home.

New construction adheres to the

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Tour 36 new Portland area homes for sale with the latest looks, designs

If you’re curious about the benefits of being the first owner of a new home or seeing the latest design trends, attend the free Fall Metro Portland New Home Tour, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24, and Sunday, Oct. 25.

The tour showcases 36 homes built over the region in a variety of styles and price ranges. There’s even a shipping container home styled by the Interior Design Society.

“Because people are spending so much time in their homes, many homeowners are looking to remodel their existing home or purchase a new home,” says Adrian McCarthy of the Home Builders Association of Metro Portland (HBA), which produces the event.

She says the Portland New Home Tour lets people see the latest ideas in layouts and design, and talk to builder teams about ways to personalize a home.

New construction adheres to the latest safety regulations and

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