Being featured on other peoples' blogs is always an honor. Here are a couple of places you can find us...Read More
Our Thoughts on All Things Home
It can be difficult to decide whether you should go with current trends or abiding classics when choosing renovation finishes. We weigh in...Read More
Styling our client's built-in proved trickier than we would have originally predicted, but we got some good take-aways from the experience...Read More
If you’ve watched any decorating television show in the last decade, often times the first thing the designer does is take down an existing ceiling fan and replace it with a light fixture. I am not one of those decorators, I totally embrace the ceiling fan. Ceiling fans these days are not what they used to be, they are sleek, modern and attractive. Add on a remote control and I am in loveRead More
It is remarkable the difference optimally placed furniture can make to the presentation of a home. For sale, in particular, it is very important to have walkways accessible -- that includes entryways into rooms.Read More
Over the span of 6 months we worked with this client to recraft the downstairs of her graceful neo-colonial home. What started with a redesign session ended with install of new furniture and custom drapery.Read More
One of our current projects is serving as consultants on a low-budget kitchen remodel. Our client and her husband want to use as much of their existing items as possible, and plan to do all of the work themselves. She has hired us to give feedback and guidance on her design plan.Read More
Our client had many great ideas for how the room could be used: reading, playing games, Web surfing, studying and relaxing. After looking around her house, we realized many of those activities were already taking place in other areas. Rather than try to design the library so that it could accomodate all these functions, we worked with her to enhance the usage of the spaces in the home that were already serving these needs.
For instance, there was already a computer at a desk in the kitchen. We interviewed all family members to see how that area might better meet each of their technology needs. One person wanted a more comfortable chair; another needed access to a printer; a third offered to add their laptop to the computing area. This great collaboration alleviated the need for a computer in the library.
Ideally, we would have the library be a cozy, intimate room for reading and relaxing. By incoporating everyone's voice into the process, it was a way to figure out how to achieve this, and how to rejuvenate the other spaces in the house for their originally envisioned function.