Spring Design Trends

Posted May 25, 2017

Spring Design Trends

Our interiors team gathered incredible knowledge and a multitude of design ideas at this year's spring High Point Market. One of the common spring design trends they noticed this visit is the use of mixed material furniture. The marriage of contrasting natural materials create pieces that are both strong and elegant. Pictured here are examples of this application. The cocktail, console, and end tables (top) feature a black metal base with a smooth, solid wood top. The desk (bottom) is made of...

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Posted August 16, 2016

Backyard Escape

Summer may be coming to an end, but we know these homeowners are making the most of their backyard escape. This pool house from our Harness Creek project provides a resort-like getaway without needing to leave the property. The fountain on the stone wall adds an extra touch of serenity to the pool and hot tub area. Equipped with an indoor sitting room, full indoor shower, and additional outdoor shower, this space has everything needed for a day by the pool....

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Posted May 4, 2016

Freehand Sketch Process

Whether the freehand sketch occurs during the concept and schematic design phase of a project or is completed in support of a feasibility study, our design team’s ability allows clients early in the process to envision their dream home in a very real way. This phase of the process enables plan revisions to be made in a more cost effective way before it is loaded onto the computer. We take the time to listen to each clients wants and needs. Various sketch...

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Posted March 6, 2015

The Art of Cooking: Butler’s Pantry

This butler's pantry, part of a $2 million home addition on the Severn River, boasts a sleek and modern feel. And, the subtle farmhouse touches perfectly complement the Colonial revival style found throughout the home. Finished with a unique kitchen floor made from volcanic ash tiles and stainless steel cabinets and appliances, this is an enjoyable space that would satisfy any personal flavor.  

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Posted February 5, 2015

Utilizing Nooks and Crannies

We love maximizing nooks and crannies in the home. The smallest and coolest "niche" was created by the firm in a tiny alcove space. This reading nook is the result of how form and function meet to create an incredibly unique element. We are thankful to our waterfront clients for allowing us to design a beautiful space in their home. [gallery columns="1" ids="2002,2003"] Pictured: alcove from Aberdeen Creek Waterfront Residence (top); exterior view of the alcove located under the chimney from Aberdeen Creek Waterfront Residence (bottom)....

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Posted January 29, 2015

Indoor Swimming in Serenity

This small, yet effective 10' x 20' indoor swimming resistance pool (manufactured by SwimEx) is located in the basement of a custom waterfront home located on Harness Creek in Annapolis, MD. Natural stone and blue tile line the outer edges of the pool. Ranging in multiple shades of blue, the water color can vary from the aqua of the Caribbean to the teal of the Aegean Sea.  The expansive glass-paneled wall allows the pool to be viewed from all public areas of...

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Posted September 18, 2014

An Entertainer’s Dream

Maximize flow and function. When designing your dream kitchen, consider a double island.  They add prep and entertaining space while also helping to define work stations and traffic flow. Pictured: kitchen from Duvall Creek Waterfront Residence (top); kitchen from Aberdeen Creek Waterfront Residence (bottom). Image credit: David Burroughs (top), Tria Giovan (bottom).  

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Posted July 31, 2014

Revit Software: Bringing Your Dream Home to Life

We are one of the few residential firms to exclusively use 3D visualization Revit software. We also encourage our clients to create virtual idea boards to help capture their preferences and inspirations. Through active listening, working session sketches, and our design team’s advanced use of technology, we are quickly able to share with clients how their custom home will look. We think you'll be amazed when comparing these Revit renderings to pics of the final project! [gallery columns="4" ids="1260,1259,1251,1255,1253,1257,1254,1258"]

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