Cherry-Pick: Alaska White Granite

Posted December 7, 2017

Cherry-Pick: Alaska White Granite

The Alaska White granite by M S International, Inc. is a favorite of the firms. The blend of frosty silver and white tones complements the name of this natural stone. While we are keen on this granite as a countertop surface, it can also serve other purposes such as material for flooring or an accent piece for a coffee table top. Imported from Brazil, this polished stone boasts a warmness and richness in its color. The ability to be in...

Posted September 7, 2017

Cherry-Pick: Visual Comfort Lantern

This Visual Comfort lantern designed by Ralph Lauren is the ideal kitchen island light fixture. Our team implemented the Modern Large lanterns in the most suitable way for this kitchen remodel project for a waterfront estate on the Eastern Shore. Featuring a polished nickel finish and candelabra bulbs, the pendant light is both contemporary and classic. Additional finish options also include a bronze and natural brass. The marble countertop and gray accent color on the cabinets and base of the island tie together a...


Posted July 25, 2017

Cherry Pick: Thibaut Chatham Chair

The Thibaut Chatham Chair found in Thibaut's Fine Furniture line has become a personal favorite piece of our firms. This classic chair features English-style arms and serves as a fun, yet comfortable accent piece for the home. The Spring Down seat cushion allows for maximum comfort as you relax. While this photo features the "Leon in Aqua" fabric and the Faded Ebony wood finish, there are multiple other fabric and finish options available to customize this piece to suit your preference. The...

Posted April 6, 2017

Cherry-Pick: Hardwood Floors

Custom, handcrafted hardwood floors by Burchette and Burchette are designed to fit each client's vision for their home. The family owned business offers over 70 different species of wood to choose from. Their process includes selecting the right type of plank for the project, handcrafting the plank, and then applying the finishing handmade stain. While multiple collections such as the Signature, Vintage, and Luxe are available, their Signature Collection houses the most popular floors. "The quality of this collection serves as the...


Posted December 22, 2016

Cherry-Pick: Decorative Lighting

The decorative lighting collection created by artist and lighting designer, Barbara Cosgrove, appeal to a variety of style preferences. Focusing on form and function, "Barbara strives to create designs that are personal and life-enriching." Ranging from table and floor lamps to wall sconces and pendants, each fixture displays touches of classic, modern, and original elements. Her full line of products can be viewed online here. Photo Credits:

Posted November 10, 2016

Cherry-Pick: Expandable Farm Table

  The expandable farm table by French based company Michel Ferrand is every entertainer's dream. This solid wood oak table begins at 8 ft long and can expand out to 14 ft! With three butterfly extensions hidden beneath the top, the options of uses for this table are endless. Any product from Michel Ferrand allows for custom dimensions and distressed finishes. As the holiday season approaches, this table welcomes a multitude of family members for various occasions. Photo Credits: Eric Kelley Photography &...


Posted July 21, 2016

Cherry Pick: Custom Wine Cabinet

This custom wine cabinet, designed by Purple Cherry Architects, is the product of another amazing renovation project coming to life. Clients wanted to convert a bare wall in their dining room into a wine cabinet and cooler. Our design team took that idea and created a custom piece which transformed the space. The final product is truly stunning.  

Posted May 5, 2016

Cherry-Pick: Live Edge Table

This unique Live Edge Table was a fun find by our team at the High Point Market this year. Manufactured by The Table Factory, this dining table makes an instant conversation piece for a room. The surface is derived from reclaimed North American wood. This limited edition table collection features the choice of a zipper or a corkscrew motif. With each solid wood slab being one-of-a-kind, no two tables are identical. We have seen table sizes range from eight feet to an impressive fourteen...


Posted February 11, 2016

Cherry-Pick: Whiskey Barrel Tiles

The Eco Floor Store has produced a product that we find exceptionally fascinating— Whiskey Barrel Tiles. These unique wood wall tiles are recycled from American whiskey barrels previously used to hold aging whiskey or bourbon. The eco-friendly wall covering can be installed on any interior surface of your choice. Image credit: The Eco Floor Store.

Posted August 27, 2015

Cherry-Pick: Movable Pool Floors

[gallery columns="2" ids="1930,1929,1928,1927"] AGOR Creative Engineering  produces one of the most unique ways to customize a swimming pool: movable pool floors. The two components—a water based hydraulic system and stainless steel floor—have the ability to create a space used as a swimming pool, or covered to be used as a solid floor for entertaining. Their online gallery showcases a variety of ways this movable floor is used in both residential and commercial spaces. Image credit: AGOR.


Posted April 16, 2015

Cherry-Pick: Hudson Valley Lighting

Featured in one of our custom residential homes is the Larchmont lantern, making this week's Cherry-Pick: Hudson Valley Lighting. Like many of the decorative lights in this collection, the fixture evokes the industrial and historic feel of the Hudson Valley. Inspired by majestic views of the Hudson River Valley in New York, each piece has the ability to help tell a home's story while serving as the perfect finishing touch. Image credit: Jay A Stearns Photo Design.    

Posted March 12, 2015

Cherry-Pick: DEDON Outdoor Furniture

[gallery columns="2" ids="1984,1985,1986,1987,1989,1990"] DEDON produces exceptionally unique hand-woven outdoor furniture. Manufactured on the island of Cebu in the Philippines, these products take leisure to a new level. Pictured are their original Nestrest and Swingrest daybeds. Weather resistant and environmentally friendly, the furniture is a perfect addition to your outdoor entertaining space for summer. Ranging from daybeds, beach chairs, couches, and tables, this company has a wide variety of products for every need. Image credit: DEDON.


Posted February 12, 2015

Cherry-Pick: Electronic Home Environments

Annapolis based Electronic Home Environments provided the services to make this such a multi-useful piece of art. This 10'x10' four-panel custom painting splits in half at the push of a button to reveal a 72" flat screen TV. This is an amazing way to hide electronics when entertaining. The incredible piece was built into the home's living room stone wall above a triple fireplace. Pictured: living room from Harness Creek Waterfront Residence. Image credit: David Burroughs [gallery columns="2" ids="1999,1998"]

Posted January 15, 2015

Cherry-Pick: Colored Book Collections

Incorporating colored book collections can be used to enhance your interior architecture. The "library" landing at the top floor of this three-story custom waterfront home boasts green, blue, yellow, red, and black book collections from Books by the Foot. Placing them on a bookshelf, coffee table, or whatever your object of choice may be, instantly brings a fun and bright interior design element to a space. This is a great way to customize a room and make it your own. [gallery...


Posted September 25, 2014

Cherry-Pick: Conversation Chairs

The Seat Belt seating collection of conversation chairs by Thai designer Nuttapong Charoenkitivarakorn is just one of the many striking collections offered by the Phillips Collection. Upholding the company’s tag line, “every piece a conversation,” Nuttapong has created a line of chairs that is functional, exotic, and surprising. He uses scrap metal from a local Thai manufacturer wrapped in a criss-cross pattern of bi-color cotton “seat belt” straps. The collection includes lounge chairs, bar stools, ottomans, and our personal favorite, the dining chair....