Shopping for mom each year can be a lot of work. If you're anything like me you usually leave it to the last minute and it can get stressful. Not this year, my friend. We've made it simple for you. We've done the hard part for you. We've scoured the internet to find you the perfect gift for that perfect lady and perfect for your pocketbook. Check it them out below. Happy shopping!
If there is one thing that is better than a functional and well designed home, it's having functional and well designed furniture and fixtures within the home. With other technological advancements in phones, system integration, and video, these systems are now making their way into our kitchens and bedrooms.
Here's a few of our favorite products designed to make your life easier, healthier, and safer.
The Thornton Remodel is coming along nicely! What began as a compartmentalized home with walls and double fireplaces dividing the dining, kitchen, and living spaces has now been completely unified. It's amazing what removing some walls and new finishes, lighting, and paint can do for a space. If you saw the before pictures you would not recognize it as the same home. The beautiful paint colors, white oak floor, and simple elements have created a bright and comfortable home fit for a growing family.
Throughout my career I've come to realized the importance of a well lit space. By well lit, I'm not always talking a brightly lit space, although in some areas this is necessary, in most it's not. A grocery store or office space has a very different lighting need then a home. These spaces are usually overly lit and provide a consistent even light from area to area.
In a home I would recommend NOT evenly lighting each space, but I would recommend layering the lights.
Spring is in the air. And nothing feels better after being stuck in your house all winter than sitting outside soaking up some sun and sipping your favorite drink. This week we stumbled on Lolldesigns.com and their well designed outdoor furniture...... and we are in LOVE!
Loll furniture is all made out of recycled plastics and is designed to be both functional and aesthetically pleasing. We are excited to share some of our favorite pieces with you. Whether you are looking for a simple lounge chair, a planter, or an outdoor dining set they have something that will fit your needs.
They say that the most important conversations that we will have in our lives happen around the dinner table. Think about it. Where did you really learn to listen to others? Where did you learn to share or learn to voice your opinion? Where did you laugh the hardest or have that hard talk with your folks? I bet it was around the dinner table.
The dinner table is an important place in our lives. It's where we literally and figuratively come together. it's where our stories take shape and where our days are recounted. It's where we ceremoniously start and end our day. It's where we learn about each other, entertain our guests, and laugh so hard that milk comes out our noses. These spaces are special but from a design perspective are often over looked.
Gold and Geometric patterns are both 'HOTT' right now. Put them together in a space and you are destined to create a magical space that will make your guests swoon. And for less than $8 you can't go wrong. Here's a few of our favorite gold and geometric picks that we've found this week.
We’ve all seen “Sleepless in Seattle” and “The Lakehouse” and a million other movies that feature architects as the lead role. So how is it that nobody, except a small few, actually know what an architect does? I’m sure this isn’t unique to the architectural profession but hopefully this post can shed some light on the subject. The typical person probably won’t interact too much with an architect unless they plan on designing a large custom home or if they plan on doing a substantial remodel.
Your architect will most likely ask you some variation of the following 10 questions when you first meet. In order to expedite the process and get your project off the ground you might want to think through the following list. These questions are just the tip of the iceberg and each one has various sub-questions that could follow. These questions can also serve as a good place for a couple to ensure they are on the same page.
So... you’ve been dreaming of building your dream home for quite some time. You’ve saved your money, you’ve been looking at lots, and your Pinterest board is fully stocked with brilliant photographs showing exactly how your kitchen is going to look. But how do you get that beautiful Pinterest kitchen to have that perfect view of the lake on your perfect lot? How are you going to make sure that you have all the rooms and storage space that your current home is lacking?