Design New England - About Us
We inspire our readers’ imaginations about the way they want to live. Our focus on design professionals provides the connection our readers need to make their dreams a reality. With engaged and informative text, we break down each element of these stunning spaces and all of the decisions behind them, from materials and appliances to new building techniques. A variety of styles, from contemporary to traditional, are included, in keeping with the vast array of design talent in New England.


Gail Ravgiala - Editor

Gail Ravgiala joined Design New England as editor in November 2007 moving from her position as home design editor for the Boston Globe Magazine, published by Boston Globe Media Partners LLC, DNE’s parent company. “Our editorial goal at Design New England,” she says, “is to bring to our readers the best in design, while introducing them to the professionals behind the splendid homes and gardens.” She lives in a Boston neighborhood of 19th-century Victorian homes, where her appreciation of architecture and solid building techniques has grown.

Mary Kelly - Publisher

From her office as director of national and major retail advertising for Boston Globe Media Partners LLC, Design New England’s parent company, Mary Kelly watched the magazine launch its first issue in November 2006 and grow into the award-winning respected publication it is today. Since joining the DNE staff in the fall of 2016, she has been especially impressed with the high aesthetic and business standards the design industry professionals she’s met set for themselves. She is a long-time resident of Natick, Massachusetts, where she and her husband raised two daughters.

Jenna Talbott - Art Director

Jenna Talbott, the founding art director of Design New England, brings an appreciation of the broad array of top-notch interior design and architecture found throughout New England. Her portfolio includes consumer titles, business-to-business publications, as well as experience working as art director for a flash sale website, designing alumni magazines, and designing and illustrating a title for Chronicle Books. Originally from Vermont, she, her husband, and their daughter live in Quincy, Massachusetts, where in her spare time, she works on illustration commissions and her flower garden.

Courtney Goodrich - Associate Editor

Having grown up in Massachusetts, Courtney Goodrich has a heartfelt appreciation for the region’s design history and finds homes and gardens that express their occupant’s personal style most compelling. She studied English at Stonehill College, where she also explored the fine arts and art history. She approaches journalism with a visual mindset and is as curious about new design trends as she is about classic architecture. She enjoys cooking, reading en plein air, and visiting Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard with her husband any time of year.

Anne Downing - Account Executive

Anne Downing works hard so she can enjoy the finer things in life. For her, that means family, wine, food, and travel. She brings two decades of media experience to Design New England including jobs with the New York Times, WGBH, Simon, America's Test Kitchen, and The Boston Globe. With her creative and client-focused approach, she helps companies build their brands and grow their profitability. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband, four energetic sons, and two friendly cats.

Madeline Tiede - Sales & Marketing Coordinator

Madeline Tiede is enthusiastic about design, publishing, and communication. She studied writing and fine arts at St. Lawrence University and was an intern at AZURE magazine, a publication focused on contemporary global design, and at a London public relations agency. Originally from Buffalo, New York, she is no stranger to historic, snow-covered streets and thus could not be more at home living in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She likes to discover new parts of the city by frequenting music events, taking painting classes, and running along the Charles River.

Award Winning Editorial

  • Folio Eddie Gold
    2016, 2014, 2011, 2008
  • Folio Eddie Silver
    2010, 2009
  • Folio Eddie Bronze
  • Folio Ozzie Silver
    2011, 2010
  • Garden Writers Association Silver
    2014, 2013
  • Naree, Best Design Magazine
    2015, 2014, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009