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Design Principle #3 of Designing for Wellness: Spatial Planning.

Here are two examples of "nooks" we created in the past A client recently asked us to re-design their large sized family room. Seating in the current layout consisted of only a sectional and a recliner. In our questionnaire we uncovered…
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Design Principle #4: Designing for Wellness: Visual & Sensory Elements

Can art help people connect? Research says yes. One organization recently examined how its institutional art collection affected their employee’s mood and performance. It was discovered that the staff garnered a connection to…
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Design can help you feel in control

The past several weeks have been interesting  (and sad) to say the least. I’ve found myself fortunate to be able to conduct almost all business from my home office.  I’m in awe of how those around us have adapted quickly…

Design Principle #4: Designing for Wellness: Visual & Sensory Elements

Can art help people connect? Research says yes. One organization recently examined how its institutional art collection affected their employee’s mood and performance. It was discovered that the staff garnered a connection to…
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Wellness design: Sekisui House’s “Chowa”

I recently wrote about trends observed at January's National Kitchen and Bath Show in Vegas. While I am passionate about wellness design (aka aging in place design or livable design), aging in place architecture is a close second. My friends…
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Trend forecast from the 2020 Kitchen & Bath Show (KBIS)

Last month I had the pleasure of traveling to Las Vegas for the National Kitchen and Bath Show (aka KBIS). I met up with a few designer friends and we spent three days searching for exciting new products and attending informative seminars.…

Whatever Happens in Vegas…

A back lit backsplash from KBIS Orlando 2018 In a few short weeks we will be attending the National Kitchen and Bath Show in Las Vegas. Over six hundred companies will be showcasing their wares at this industry’s largest trade show. Designers,…
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The numbers don’t lie

Nineteen percent of US households now have more than one adult generation living under the same roof. That percentage is rising and is equivalent to the 1950’s. #multigenerational Why are these numbers on the rise? These statistics…
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Introducing “Oma’s Chair”

The project started the way most things in life start (at least, the best things). With a search. A search for the perfect chair. The one that reminded me of my favorite chair; the one from my grandmother’s home. With its deep…
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Connecting to Art

I love when clients have artwork that serves as the inspiration for a space. Most often they are sharing a piece of their unique story.   It becomes more challenging when we seek out artwork for our clients. The process needs to be…

How to determine a budget

I’ve been designing homes for almost twenty years. In all those years, can you guess how many clients come to us knowing exactly what their budget is? The answer is one. Surprised?    Designing well for clients…

The Future of Real Estate: Boomers

The new subway mosaic at Hudson Yards, NYC According to the US Census, the number of households with three generations under one roof and at least one member the age of 65 and over has grown from 1.7 million in 2006 to 3.2 million in…