The best part of designing a home office is that nearly every decision we make is intentional. Your home office should help you stay productive while also being comfortable. Not every home office is going to be made equally and should be custom fit to the user. Getting Started We start the process by asking some really personal questions: How often are you on calls or in video conferences? Do you pace around the room when you’re on the phone?
As we become increasingly aware of the impact our daily lives have on the environment, our duty as design professionals is to ensure what we produce is not just beautiful and functional, but also efficient and eco-friendly. We’re always searching for innovative ways to produce low-impact, green design choices. This includes selecting eco-friendly paint options and responsibly sourced natural materials to making mindful selections that enhance natural light and reduce energy costs. This shift in the way we think about
The Covid-19 pandemic has changed nearly every aspect of how we function as a society. From the way we work and the way our kids learn to how we shop and even socialize. The pandemic has greatly impacted how our industry thinks about design and construction. So many new trends, ideas, and considerations have emerged that no one ever thought would be so necessary. From complex sound-proofing efforts to the unimaginable abandonment of the open-concept floor plan, there are many
In a world continuously evolving, self-sufficient living can be an invaluable and rewarding discipline. With today’s technologies and clever design choices, you can grow some of your own food and even power your home. While not many of us are thinking of going completely off-grid, gardening is a great way for all to enjoy a more sustainable lifestyle. Here are a couple of ways in which we can pull much inspiration. Garden-centric Rooms The ability to grow your own fruits,
Every parent wants their child to have fun learning and having a kid’s study room can help as they navigate through new subjects at school. A kid’s study room doesn’t have to take up a whole room and there are plenty of ways to turn different areas of the home into a space for study. These tips can also help you to create a home classroom if you are homeschooling your kids. A Dedicated Area According to the Division of
The past two years have prompted a trend that we could not be more excited about. As so many families were stuck at home during the pandemic they naturally gravitated to their yards, decks, patios, and gardens. Homeowners truly embraced their outdoor spaces with a newfound love, empowering them to discover the joys of life outside. Now that we’re here, as designers, we are continuously searching and discovering fun ways to optimize our client’s newly beloved exterior spaces and taking
It is no secret that “going green” has taken the world by storm. This buzzy phrase has gradually become a core part of our being, changing nearly every aspect of our day-to-day lifestyles, business strategies, architectural design choices, and so much more. While its association with sustainability and environmental reform stands true, the color itself is having an equally as powerful & influential moment. As we all sat at home during quarantine, contemplating our next home renovation, the natural world
Monochromatic design uses a single core coloration for a room or exterior. This method incorporates different shades, tints, and tones of the main hue within the room or home’s palette. This lovely design strategy creates a very bold, dramatic feel. While this path may seem intimidating, trust us—harmony and balance can still be achieved in your space! Don’t be afraid to match even the smallest of choices; from the light switches to the throw pillows, the ceiling and the sofa,
Have you spent hours scrolling the internet or flipping through magazines hoping to find the right paint color for your latest project? While even the top designers rely on the endless ocean of the internet for a spark, we often forget that the best and most sensible design schemes may be hiding in plain sight. We live in a world filled with color. From the natural world outside our windows to your precious teacup collective sitting inside the china cabinet.
A common challenge interior designers face when tasked with an older home, and the blank slate of a brand new kitchen, is to ensure that the cabinets do not look fresh off the factory line. While white cabinets may never go out of style, we think they can often look too shiny and new. We find white cabinets to feel unoriginal when dropped into a new home or kitchen. I can also assure you that nine out of your ten
Your home is your personal sanctuary, a place where you can relax and feel comfortable. To make your house truly feel like a home, it’s crucial to add personal touches and home décor accessories that reflect your unique style. There are endless possibilities for accessorizing your home, but here are a few ideas to get you started. Accessorizing The Bathroom The bathroom has become a popular spot for adding personal touches, and there are many ways to customize this room.
Hallways can be tricky spaces to decorate. Some are designed to be short and narrow, making it difficult to fit large pieces of furniture in them. But with a little creativity, you can turn even the smallest hallway into a functional and stylish space. Here are a few interior design ideas for small hallways: Think Vertical When space is at a premium, it’s essential to use every inch of wall space wisely. Try mounting shelves or hooks on the walls
Ottomans provide a unique look to any room and can be used in various ways. First and foremost, it’s a great piece of furniture to kick back and relax after a long day. You can also find ottomans that act as extra storage in your home. Lastly, one way we especially love to use ottomans is as a coffee table, but it can be frustrating to figure out how to best utilize the space for what you need. Choose Your
As a homebuyer, what do you want in a new home? If you’re like most people, you want a place that is comfortable, functional, and in a good location. In the past, homebuyers typically had to compromise on one or more of these desires, but that is no longer the case. Thanks to changing demographics and advances in technology, buyers now have more options than ever before. People wanted open floor plans and functional but straightforward bathrooms in a pre-pandemic
Are you looking for a way to declutter your space? If so, it’s essential to ask yourself some questions first. This will help you figure out what you should get rid of and what you should keep. Why Decluttering Is a Good Thing Decluttering your space can be a great way to improve your life in several ways. Here are some of the benefits you can expect: 1. You’ll have more space. This is probably the most obvious benefit of
A glass dining table is a popular choice for many homes. It can make a small space feel more open and airy, and it can also help to brighten up a room. But is a glass dining table right for you? Here are some things to consider: The Style of Your Home Matters First, think about the style of your home. A glass dining table can be an excellent choice for a modern or contemporary home; it could also be