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Five ways to create an energizing guest room

Our goal for any space we are designing is that it becomes a place where you will gravitate. Here are our top five (simple yet effective) wellness tips for creating a space that is bound to make your guests want to stay longer. 1.…

Envisioning your future

A friend recently told me the story of a woman named Rose who was a patient at the nursing home where her Dad resided. Each and every day my friend would see Rose, dressed to the nines with lipstick and hair styled - position her wheelchair…
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5 ways to adapt basic blueprints to Livable Design

Are you thinking of building a second home? Not just another home but one with subtle nuances that will accommodate your family into the future? We call adding these inconspicuous refinements "livable design details". Proactive design…
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Designing for Emotion

Is it just me or does everyone feel a bit off kilter when they walk into a dark and cluttered room?  And, how about when you enter a light-filled space, filled with earth tones like beiges and browns with muted cranberry accents?…
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Gravitating to Sunlight

I can sometimes tolerate a room without windows on a dreary day but on a sunny day… it’s unbearable!  People tend to gravitate to the areas of their homes that provide them with the most sunlight and the best views. Why?  Because…

Lighting in layers

A recent statistic stated that the highest population of baby boomers live in Califorina.   It should really comes as no surprise.  As we age, we naturally yearn for more natural sunlight…simply stated because it makes us feel better.…