Have you told your furnace how much you love it lately?

We’ve been warned to prepare for the record cold temperatures over the next few days.  There’s something here about honoring all those threats about “when hell freezes over!”  Since I know you are all upstanding citizens, the finest society has to offer, I won’t ask what was said.  But I will offer some tips to... Continue Reading →


Discover the 2019 Colors of the Year

Perhaps the most important part of my job as your architect and leader of the design team is to keep apprised of design trends. And what I have learned from my love of history is that history and trends repeat themselves. I pride myself on being able to see a trend happening before it is... Continue Reading →

True Artistry is Sometimes Never Seen.

While the ceiling details make a space interesting the true artistry is behind the drywall, forever covered and never to be appreciated.  To give the framing a nod here are some before and after pics of various ceiling profiles and the framing. This is when using a quality framer becomes the next wisest choice you... Continue Reading →

8 Tips we learned from our bakers for a hassle free Gingerbread House!

Finding a great gingerbread recipe is important, but after making the dough chill it for at least 1 hour in the fridge before rolling it out. If the dough starts to get soft, pop it back in the fridge until it is easy to work with again. Parchment paper is your friend! After rolling out... Continue Reading →

Be Merry and LED Bright!

Christmas is near and neighborhoods are aglow with holiday lights and decorations! Have you updated your display? Personally, I’ve gravitated to LED Christmas lights both outside and in. LEDs, short for Light-emitting diodes, continue to gain ground as their cost drops and their ability to reproduce bright light with consistent standard color increases. This new technology makes... Continue Reading →

The Farmhouse Evolution

To many it may come as a surprise that the Farmhouse began not as a style of architecture but rather a combination of elements meant to serve a function. The progression of the Farmhouse “style” began on agricultural lands and in remote areas as an expression of the characteristics of the people and materials of... Continue Reading →

What is your favorite season and favorite space?

A question my Dad would always ask. For me it’s those transitional days from summer to fall, you can even the smell the change in the season as fall announces its arrival. To be more specific, Sunday morning’s relaxing on my covered balcony drinking in the landscape. I enjoy the final days as I know... Continue Reading →

Even your favorite dishes are worth mentioning to your Architect!

Family heirlooms like your Grandmothers china cabinet or a boot box crafted by your Grandfather are important items to mention to your Architect during the design phase. Space can be devoted for antique furniture, feature walls created to display artwork or family pictures. You may need specialty outlets or lighting and possibly even water. Even... Continue Reading →

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