Whether it be an outfit or an interior, sometimes a pop of color is all you need to brighten your outlook on the day.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Friday, March 30, 2012
Happy Friday everyone! A few of you have been asking if we use Pintrest, of course we use Pintrest! If you have somehow missed the boat and have no idea what we're talking about, Pintrest is basically a virtual pin board where you can share your own images or "pin" other people's images (with proper citing of course) that inspire you. If you'd like to keep up with our latest pins, check them out here!
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Generally speaking, home theater design feels a bit dull. The natural focus is the quality of sound and graphics, and often the design aesthetic is an afterthought. Although extremely comfortable, the over-sized recliners they usually contain are not the most attractive. Everything about the movie room below is refreshing and innovative. The colors are inviting and the seating constructed of recycled palettes (with built-in storage) makes the concept of a home theater affordable and accessible for us regular folks.
Friday, March 23, 2012
Monday, March 19, 2012
There are few things more exciting in this business than an excellent "before and after". What was once an old abandoned garage has been transformed into an enviable studio and living space by architects Brian Bell and David Yocum, check it out below.
Friday, March 16, 2012
Yesterday we took a trip to one of our stone distributors to look for some materials for one of our awesome clients kitchen remodel. While perusing aisle after aisle of slabs, we saw some pretty fun and unique stuff! They didn't quite work for the project at hand, but these bad boys are definitely sticking in our memory banks for future reference.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Barn doors are great because they have the dramatic appeal of a large passageway without needing a tremendous amount of cleared space for the door swing. Essentially, they provide all of the benefits of a slider or pocket door but are usually far more unique and aesthetically pleasing.
Monday, March 12, 2012
It is the first official work day since the time change, and although everyone is looking forward to the extended summer evenings, it sure does make waking up in the morning a little more difficult than usual. Even Maggie, our faithful office mascot seems a bit sleepier today. No time for drowsiness around here though, so bring on the caffeine!
Friday, March 9, 2012
It is no wonder that succulents have become such a popular plant; they are diverse in color, shape, and size and are nearly impossible to kill (a huge bonus for those of us not born with a green thumb). You can use them in your yard, as a centerpiece for a table, and even as an artistic focal point. Here are some of my current succulent lusts.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Ever wonder what the home of a Swedish antiquates expert might look like? Most of us were probably imagining something that felt much more like a museum, but owner Peter Pluntkys, a regular on the Swedish version of "Antiques Roadshow", believes his space should still be practical for living. He has created stimulating space that is bright, playful, and far from museum-like.
Friday, March 2, 2012
Monday, February 27, 2012
This Pittsburg home, recently featured in The New York Times, is a modern take on an old tradition: a business owner living above his shop. When owner Bob Zielinski first showed his idea of a 53 foot long residence cantilevered above his glass factory to contractors, they told him he would have to go the people who build bridges and highways to make it happen, and so he did. After three years of construction, the Zielinski’s now live in an industrial masterpiece that floats above the rest of the city and allows for a very quick commute to the office.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
The last few days we have been running around nonstop between meetings. Although it is always great to be out and about checking on our clients and projects, today is a much needed “lock ourselves in the office until every email is answered and every item on the to-do list is complete (ha!)” sort of day. Who knows, maybe we’ll finally even decide on a new paint color from the options we put up on the wall a several weeks ago.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
I love the versatility of Butterfly chairs, also known as Hardoy chairs, sling chairs, and BKF chairs. Any chair with so many aliases has to be great right? They can be used indoors or out, folded up and stored easily, come in several frame finishes, and the covers can easily be changed. Best of all, they are affordable and very easy to find!
Thursday, February 16, 2012
What was once an old barn is now a retreat for a family with deep-seated roots in the horse racing community. The bright pink and cobalt blue accents might seem odd to a stranger, but they hold a special significance to the family, whose old racing colors they were mimicked after.