Courtesy of Dover Rug & Home
Picture the lovely interior of Bostonís Symphony Hall. Now picture a squash court at the center with players battling it out as enthusiastic spectators watch from balconies. Thatís Showdown at Symphony, an annual charity event that benefits SquashBusters, a non-profit youth program that merges the sport with academic enrichment and character development. Dover Rug & Home is one of the sponsors of the event, which takes place Saturday September 15 and matches Team Egypt against Team England. Tickets are available through the box office, 617-523-7393.
Itís sure to get us in the mood to visit Dover Rug & Home for the Design New England Design Salon, "Personal Style,Ē on Thursday, October 11. Dover owner Mahmud Jafri, a lifelong devotee and promoter of squash, built his 30,000-square-foot showroom in Natick, Massachusetts, to include Dover Squash & Fitness. The facility includes three squash courts and offers private lessons and tournaments as well as a place for Jafri and Dover Squash Academy to play. Sports have never combined with decor so stylishly.
An insider's look at must-have products, fresh trends, and inspired spaces from the team at Design New England magazine.
Gail Ravgiala is editor of Design New England and a fan of both the region's historic architecture and its growing inventory of modern houses and public buildings.
Courtney Kasianowicz is associate editor of Design New England who scouts the area for new design, charming products, and local artisans both innovative and daring.
Jill Connors, Design New England's editor-at-large, is an antiques maven and design scout and will post about trends and discoveries in the field.
Bruce Irving, Design New England's contributing editor for architecture & building, is a renovation specialist who will share his insights on design and construction.
Estelle Bond Guralnick, Design New England's style & interiors editor, will post about interior design and interior designers and her favorite finds.