Justine Hand

Boston Area

A New England native and historic house buff, Justine writes the design blog Design Skool, founded on the belief that “your home should reflect your story, your history, your heritage.” Justine lives in Newton where she is working to restore her own historic home.

Favorite Shops: Pod’s exquisite goods for the person and home in Brookline, MA; Studio Carta whose beautiful ribbons imported from Italy are by Angela Liguori; and Sault New England: home and personal style with a masculine twist in Boston’s South End.

Favorite Restaurants: Coppa for Ken Oringer’s Italian small plates made with locally sourced ingredients, and the The Butler Shop, Barbara Lynch’s “Meatery.”

Design Haunt: The 10 stories of ABC Carpet & Home and the two storefronts of John Derian in NYC.