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AVD Wins 2018 Gold EM NARI CotY Award

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Audio Video Design won a 2018 Gold EM NARI CotY Award for Residential Specialty Interior for their Penthouse Perspective project. The Evening of Excellence for the 2018 Contractor of the Year (CotY) Awards was held at the Clarke Showroom in Milford on March 28, 2018.

A two-career couple with a young family benefits from automation to make their home run smoothly. With a control system tying all of the electronics together, the net result is a smart home that needs minimal intervention to operate multiple TVs and distributed music, security, HVAC, lighting and shade control. Audio Video Design provided the latest technology to make living in a luxury building comfortable, safe and fun.

Photography by Greg Premru; Interior Design by Spring Hill Designs; Builder: Sea-Dar Construction (original work done by Woodmeister Master Builders).

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Séura TVs for Indoors and Outside

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Not all mirror televisions are alike – Séura TV Mirrors are unique! Their vanishing televisions are awe-inspiring. Séura uses an innovative glass that resembles traditional silver mirror more closely than any of their previous models when the display is turned off, but permits ultra-high definition video to shine through while the display is operating. The result is a true-to-life reflection when turned off and a more vivid video quality when the TV is on. Every Séura  is designed and built to order to complement your home. 

TV Mirror Features:

  • Vanishing Technology: Elegance is instant. Vanishing glass is designed to provide excellent mirror reflectivity while making it possible for a television to completely disappear when turned off.
  • Customization: Unique design configuration options include mirror size, TV screen size, designer frames and other custom offerings.
  • Ultra High Definition: 4k UHD picture clarity four times the resolution of regular TVs at the moment.

Vanishing Vanity Mirrors

If you like to get your news first thing in the morning while you shave or put on make-up, check out this Seura Vanishing Vanity TV Mirror. Not only do we love it, but so does the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Chicago because they put one in every guest suite bathroom!

Outdoor Entertainment

We highly recommend Séura’s outdoor line of televisions – the Storm and Storm Ultra Bright Splash (pictured below). Elegant design meets best-in-class video performance in all weather conditions. And that means a lot here in New England! From rooftop decks to patios to poolside, Séura Outdoor TVs enhance beautifully designed spaces and bring people together.

Come see the Séura TV Mirror in AVD’s new interactive Home Technology Design Center! Call 617-965-4600 for an appointment.

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You Light Up My Life: Automated Lighting from AVD

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Back in 1977 when Debby Boone sang “You Light Up My Life” few realized that automated lighting would revolutionize the home technology industry. The benefits of automated lighting include convenience, security and aesthetics that enhance the way we live in our homes today. And don’t forget the bonus of energy savings!

The Convenience of Automated Lighting

Press a button and house lights dim or set a welcome home scene where the lights come on as you open the door. Today’s lights offer control from anywhere, and the ability to program them to turn on or off at specific times, depending on the time of day, time of year or occupancy. You can program fixtures in one room or the entire house with platforms from Lutron or Vantage. AVD works with both companies to complement your decor and lifestyle. Control your lighting at home with an app on your smart phone or tablet, or from a keypad on the wall.

We know that lighting has a profound impact on the feel of a space and our overall health and well-being. The right illumination can be custom tailored to your needs – lighting for tasks, relaxation or to spotlight artwork and collections. Owners of multiple residences love the convenience of lighting control systems.

With modern lighting innovations it can be challenging to know how to get what you want. The Audio Video Design team members are experts in lighting design. For homeowners, we can collaborate with your architect, builder and interior designer. For design professionals, we will collaborate with you and your client to ensure you have the products you need to attain the goals of the project.

The bottom line is that today’s automated lighting is easy to use once professionals design and install the system that works best for your home or your client’s home.

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German Wine Tasting

Damn, why don’t Americans drink more German wine?!

I just attended the Martignetti German Wine Tasting at Box109 at the Hotel Indigo in Newton and was BLOWN AWAY by the offerings. Almost everything I tasted was above average and the prices were stupidly low. That’s because German wine isn’t popular in the US these days.

The big names in German wine, the VDP-classified wines, are pricey but there’s So Much inexpensive quality wine it boggles the mind.

The main wine of Germany is Riesling, of course. And actually, you could stop there. Not because the others aren’t good but because Riesling is So Good, wines that are beautifully balanced and pair so well with food and wine that are downright sublime. But Germany also makes excellent Pinot Noirs. In fact, I attended a blind tasting of Pinot Noir with Adam Japko, publisher of New England Home magazine, where the favorite Pinot turned out to be a German Spatburgunder (with the dots over the a) brought by #winelover founder Luiz Alberto!  In addition to Pinot Noir, there are some other very interesting whites and reds, including the fairly well known Gewurztraminer and the lesser known

Muller-Thurgau, Silvaner and Scheurebe (whites) and Lemberger (red).

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Roy, the technician assigned to the work at my home, was simply amazing - so kind, smart, considerate and the utmost customer-oriented person.
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SimpleHome did a fantastic job for us. Helped us design, spec and install two relatively complex TV and A/V installations.
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