Some people talk in riddles (Hobbit fans? Anyone??). This client talks in far-less-puzzling descriptors. So the new construction drill usually goes like such: Find lot. Line up architect and builder. Select interior designer. And finally (slow-crescendo drumroll please) – get started. But occasionally we run into...

There’s a fine line between cozy and cramped – and this family was feeling that line had been crossed. (Nothing a little floor plan rejiggery can’t fix.) We give our projects fun internal names partly to amuse ourselves and partly for more practical hashtag / search...

THIS POSH LOWER LEVEL REMODEL IS SO RIDICULOUSLY GOOD LOOKING IT PRACTICALLY NEEDS AN AGENT. (IF IT HAD LEGS, IT’D FO SHO CHALLENGE ANY RIVALS TO A WALK-OFF.) Intimate European-inspired wine room with gold-flecked cork walls? But of course. Clubby, channel-backed banquette and...

MODERATELY RIVETING EXCERPTS FROM THE HOPEFULLY HELPFUL TILE TALK WE GIVE OUR CLIENTS. (PART 1 OF A 2-PARTER.) Tile can be a beast. Even when you kinda/sorta know what you want, you realize there’s this whole universe of subsets to consider. Size, shape, color, finish, pattern,...

LAUNDRY. HOME OFFICE. PET SHOWER. THESE MUDROOMS GOT IT GOIN’ ONNNNN. Mudrooms are having a moment. They’re becoming a place families actively use vs just a dumping ground for backpacks and lacrosse sticks. They are evolving from humble keeper of coats and cleats, to Command Central...

WHOA, WHOA, WHOA. SORRY, BASEMENT. THE WHOLE FIRST FLOOR JUST CUT IN FRONT OF YOU. The problem (technically a non-problem) with waiting six months to start your basement remodel, is that it gives you a dangerous 180 days of ponder time to reconsider everything else –...

THE DESIGNSTORMS GUIDE TO GOOD HOOD-ING. AN EXPLAINER. The combo of peak entertaining season and pending school mid-terms got us thinking a li’l Hooducation 101 may be worthwhile. A surprising number of parts and pieces have to come together for the hood scenario to work. And...

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