Sneak Peak into Residential Design

Designing for residential clients is a very rewarding experience.   The main difference I find between residential and commercial design is the personal connections to the space and the relationships we form with the clients. To design according to our standards, we must first get to know the client personally. Good residential design is specific [...]

By |2019-12-17T16:08:00-07:00January 17th, 2018|Blog|

When Design Becomes a Commodity

Historically the A&E industry has been won and lost on qualifications. In fact, until recently, it was frowned upon for A&E firms to even market themselves. There was a simpler time when reputation and word of mouth were all that differentiated whether or not designers won commissions. Rightfully so, no matter how much technology is [...]

By |2019-12-17T16:08:20-07:00December 11th, 2017|Blog|

Interior Design in My Life: Tyece Pool

My life has been fully saturated with interior design lately. All clients present different challenges, but working for yourself is another animal entirely. My husband and I have been remodeling our home for over a year and living through a remodel is not easy. He is an extremely detailed contractor, which has proven to be [...]

By |2019-12-17T16:08:31-07:00November 7th, 2017|Blog|

Breaking Down the Mysticism of Design Fees

It has been my experience that many of my colleagues struggle to understand the basic principles of economics. To complicate matters there are an infinite variety of services and building types making it impossible to gauge the appropriate fees with our level of service. I’ve witnessed where some architects consume themselves with design to the [...]

By |2019-12-17T16:08:36-07:00October 13th, 2017|Blog|

Curb Appeal

Curb appeal is the attractiveness of a home when viewed from the street. Good curb appeal is essential for resale and it makes an excellent first impression for guests. If you have the opportunity to select your own exterior finishes, try to keep a few things in mind: If you are ever going to sell [...]

By |2019-12-17T16:09:02-07:00September 7th, 2017|Blog|

House Addition (6′-0″ matters) by Jason Egeline

6’-0” doesn’t seem like much unless your kitchens only 6’0” to begin with. Like many folks who are looking for just enough, my Architect wife and I laid out a plan to add “just enough” to our kitchen to make it comfortable for our family and have a little room for guests. With this addition [...]

By |2019-12-17T16:10:03-07:00September 5th, 2017|Blog|