New construction in Gloucester, MA

After a year and a half of design planning and construction, the final furnishing installation was made last week on a tear-down / new construction in Gloucester, MA. Art & Accessories to follow... Kudos to Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects/Builders for creating an outstanding architectural envelope and to Sally Wilson of Wilson Kelsey Associates who collaborated with me on the implementation of the design and made it happen!

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Dennis Duffy Talks Interior Design with Boston Common Magazine

Photographer: Sam Gray

Photographer: Sam Gray

April 18, 2014 | by Jessica Laniewski | Style & Beauty

Boston Common asked Dennis Duffy for his input on the latest design trends.  Here is what he had to say:

On Client Participation
“Clients are ever more aware of design in all aspects of their lives and they want to participate in the design process, as opposed to simply accepting the design offered to them. Through various media, people have been exposed to more variety than ever before and because of that awareness, more have developed their own individual design aesthetic.”

On Individuality
“Design has become much more individual. People are no longer content to follow a prescribed set of “accepted guidelines.” The basic principles of good design, including balance and harmonious contrast, still hold true, but the interpretation of them is a wide open field, allowing for more unique and individual expression by those with the confidence to do so.”

On Technology’s Effects
"More and more aspects of our home environment are being automated, and we are constantly adapting our spaces to accommodate these devices. They affect our interaction with each other and with the built environment."

On Being Environmentally Conscious
"As a culture, we are facing the effects of past industry on the global environment. Even though it may seem like trying to stop an avalanche, we have adapted many guidelines of sustainability to our everyday lives, both in what we consume, what we use in our personal environments and in how we dispose of waste."


Dennis Duffy on the cover of The Improper Bostonian

Duffy Design Group is very excited to share this post with you!  Dennis Duffy is on the cover of the latest issue of The Improper Bostonian Magazine!  Naturally many are asking " Are those Dennis' dogs?"  The answer is no but, we had fun with them on the set, which was located in a unit at The Kensington in Boston.  Dennis has two cats and if they saw this photo I am not sure they would be too happy (sorry Rex and Lucy!). The Improper Bostonian approached three local designers and asked them to design a room around a sofa provided by Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams.  We will share more photos with you and the inspiration behind the design soon.

The Laboure Christmas House Tour

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care.....Duffy Design Group participated in The Laboure Center Christmas House Tour on Dec 7 & 8. We were honored to be a part of this wonderful charity event!

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Pictured from left to right: Bob Kelly, CEO of Spaceworks Architectural Interiors; David Silverman; Mayor Menino; Sister MaryAdele; Felice Silverman, President and a Principal of Silverman Trykowski Associates, Inc.; and Dennis Duffy.


Duffy Design Group's holiday design for The Laboure Christmas House Tour 2013