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Front Door Trend Friday!

Friday, August 4th, 2017

They say the eye is the window to the soul, so what is the front door if you already have windows? It’s just another way to add your personality to your house and it sets the tone for the rest of the house! There are a number of front door designs that can be worked into your scheme but only you know what feels right. Traditional, Industrial, Contemporary, tall, all windows, no windows, wood, iron…the list goes on. Do you want more natural light with glass in the door and added sidelights? Or do you need more privacy in your entrance with a solid door design? Are you eccentric and need a pop of color to make a statement or does the more subtle, sleek look better define you? Also, have you gotten on that timeless Navy Blue accent train yet? I’ve heard the ride is real smooth. Below are a few front door trends that will plant the seed about how you want to feel upon walking into your home and also how you would want to set the tone for guests, for the rest of your space. What design/color speaks to you most?

Crisp White DoorFrench DoorsPop of ColorNavy BlueVarying Styles

Sources | 1)Sherman Building Co | 2)Hanna Homes | 3)Kristi Spouse Interiors | 4)Andrea Brooks Interiors | 5)Michelle Marsden Design | 6)LDa Architecture & Interiors | 7)US Door & More Inc | 8)Massucco Warner Miller Interior Design | 9)Chuck Mills Design | 10)Couvaras Architects | 11)Arbor Hill Interiors


Friday Favorites – Camping in style

Friday, March 10th, 2017

The recent “heat wave” this winter has us thinking about the warmer months ahead. We’ve been thinking about ways to get out of the house this summer. With a new baby we have landed on the idea of looking for a small budget friendly pull-behind camper that needs updating. While we’d love an option that allows for both ice-fishing use as well as summer camping use – that might be a few years out. I’ve started pulling together some inspiration photos for our future camper to get us excited about the possibilities of camping in style.  I’m planning on incorporating wall-covering, fun patterns, bold color and potentially a change in the space plan for function. It’s a small space and it’s a place to have fun with the design!

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If and when we find the right camper and complete our project I’ll be sure to share the final outcome!


Sources: (1), (2), (3) Tribeza Austin Curated magazine – Jan 2017 (*I love this publication!), (4) Country Living, (5) Country Living

Friday Favorites: Outdoor Sconces

Friday, April 24th, 2015

Now that the weather has turned warm and we are beginning to think about how to enjoy our exterior spaces, lighting is increasingly important.  In order to enjoy your space into the evening and create a nice ambiance for visitors arriving to your home, along with concerns of safety & security, consider replacing your exterior lighting.  Sconces are one of the first things you see driving up to your home and, often, the main source of exterior lighting.  Updating this simple detail can make a world of difference to your home’s curb appeal!

Use the overall style and color scheme of your home as a guide to choosing the fixtures that will best complement your home.  With often urge clients to consider the cleanability factor of glass fixtures and choose a textured or partially obsurce glass to ensure dirt and bugs are not as noticable.  We love all finishes – silvers, bronzes, blacks, coppers – and what is selected will be determined by your other hardware and often the color of your home.

Below are ten of our favorite outdoor fixtures.  Which is right for your home?

Favorite Outdoor Sconces

Resources: Quoizel | Hudson Valley | Kichler | Capital Lighting | Hinkley | SeaGull Lighting