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The Future of Real Estate

The "Vessel" NYC "The Future of Home" design seminar took place last week in NYC. It was a great experience. One of the most interesting talks was given by Zillow and Curbed entitled "The Future of Real Estate". They had plenty to say about…

Statistics to focus on the positive

A Wall Street Journal article cited statistics from The United States of Aging Survey - adults 60 and older were asked to identify their biggest concern about aging: 40% said that maintaining physical health was important; 32% said maintaining…

How we designed it…

Why would anyone what to leave this guest room? Here are the steps we took to create it. We started with measuring and drafting up a basic scaled floor plan. Our client already had the majority of what she needed for the space, so our job…
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Our favorite Kitchen and Bath “forever” trend

Last year at the National Kitchen and Bath show there was one feature that stood out to us that we're using in all of our designs: Lighting...everywhere. This "simple" feature combines beauty, safety and function. These products are now…
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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 that…
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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.   So,…

Trade Day

We recognize that your time is valuable. In order to work as efficiently as possible we have what we call "trade day". This is the day where we are taking on-site measurements, filming and photographing every angle and reviewing any open…

How we charge for design

We know what works best for certain clients may not work well for others, therefore we offer two options as to how we charge for our design fees. Depending on the project, we will either charge a flat design fee or an hourly fee.…