Revit and Enscape Technology

Posted March 24, 2020

Revit and Enscape Technology

You most likely played a video game or two in your life. Anything from Pac-Man to Mario’s World or GoldenEye 007. Video games have all different types of platforms and interaction models. You may ask “what do video games have anything to do with architecture or even architects and interior designers in general?” Technology has become so advanced in the world of architecture. Computer-Aided Design (CAD) was developed from a line-based simple software to a complete 3D interactive parametric modeling...

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Posted March 11, 2020

Door and Window Installation: Details Make All the Difference

Door and Window Installation: Details Make All the Difference Have you ever walked by a window and felt a cool draft coming in? Looked across the room and saw light shining through the cracks of a door? Has water ever found its way onto your floor during a rain storm? For all you DIY’ers or homeowners, you may be shocked by how basic techniques of door and window installation can go a long way! Working through the smallest of details...

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Posted January 31, 2020

What do you Meme?

A Meme is a humorous image, video, piece of text, etc., that is copied (often with slight variations) and spread rapidly by online users. They have taken over the internet! We all have seen them and likely sent them a time or two. Have you seen the ones about Architecture? We get a few good laughs in ourselves. Especially the ones about architecture school! Go ahead and Google away “Architecture school memes”. With some of the memes out there, it...

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Posted January 9, 2020

Behind the Scenes: Shop Drawings

As anyone knows who has been through a complex construction project, thousands of decisions large and small must be made to bring a design vision to reality. From major decisions like style, size, material, and location to the infinite variety of fixtures, finishes, appliances, and colors, everything must be picked from the variety of options available. But what about custom components, things that must be designed rather than picked from a catalog? Many of these items are designed in great...

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Posted December 30, 2019

Express Yourself with Interior Cabinetry

Many people think first of kitchens when considering interior cabinetry, but cabinets and millwork can be successfully integrated into any space in the home, and have an incredible ability to take multiple forms, adding function, beauty, and craftsmanship to an interior. Cabinetry is both functional and decorative, providing storage, concealing clutter, and displaying heirlooms while providing accent points to a space or completely setting the tone for an interior. While kitchens are necessary functional spaces as well as social hubs...

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Posted December 16, 2019

Fall 2019 High Point Market | Design Trends and Finds

Purple Cherry’s interior design team made its way down to High Point, NC this fall (the furniture capital of the world) and is thrilled to share our finds! If you are unfamiliar, High Point Market is located in this sleepy little town and is THE interior design trade show to attend. Twice a year, this small town welcomes tens of thousands of vendors, buyers and designers from all over the world. One of the top perks of attending the High...

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Posted November 12, 2019

Designing for the View

Is there anything better than a house with a beautiful water view? Whether it be waterfront on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay or sitting on a sheltered creek, a home site with a view of water gives homeowners opportunities for unparalleled beauty. While a spectacular water view is one of the most important factors in design, other site characteristics should always be considered. Observe how the sun moves across the sky throughout the day. Morning light streaming into an...

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Posted November 1, 2019

Bunny Mellon Home Tour

Have you ever seen a house with a painted floor that looks like blue jeans? Or, walls so thick they accommodate multiple levels of sliding doors or shutters? Well, the PCA team surely has! Where may you ask? At the legendary Bunny Mellon estate in Upperville, Virginia.   Rachel “Bunny” Mellon is a name that often comes up when talking about Paul Mellon--her second husband, banking heir and art collector--and even her best friend, Jackie Kennedy. While Bunny was most...

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Posted October 22, 2019

Q&A Time with PCA Interiors

You asked and we answered! There are many ways to approach interior design. With the vast amount of available products to choose from, it can be overwhelming. The interior design team at Purple Cherry Architects decided to ask our Instagram followers for their top interior design questions. Let us share with you findings and solutions… Q: Is wallpaper dated? It seems like a big commitment. Absolutely not! It is that “little something extra.” We are seeing beautiful linens and grasscloths,...

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Posted September 9, 2019

The Power of Stair Design

Anyone who’s ever seen Scarlett O’Hara make a dramatic entrance, sweeping down the curving stairs of an antebellum mansion, knows the dramatic impact of a staircase. Less well known is the power of stair design to help set the character of an interior, provide a focal point of architectural interest, or entice a viewer into exploration of a space. Although most of us don’t live in houses as grand as Tara in “Gone With the Wind,” stairs are a uniquely...

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Posted August 28, 2019

Cherry Thoughts – A Note from Cathy Purple Cherry

I’ve been practicing architecture for 30 years and it never gets old. Architecture is art and interior architecture is the brushstroke that creates the whole. When you’re truly passionate for your profession, it no longer is a job but rather an incredible journey. And when opportunities are presented that blend the passion of architecture with compassion, it is the greatest joy. I have been so very blessed to have incredible opportunities. They come in many forms and I’d like to...

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Posted August 23, 2019

NY Now

What is Happening NOW? Twice a year, thousands of vendors show up to the “NY Now” tradeshow at NYC’s famed Javitz Center to showcase their newest home and lifestyle products. Similar to the famous High Point furniture market in NC, the show is open to the design trade and our Purple Cherry interiors team went to check things out! Our team works with clients to design functional and beautiful homes. It is common to move through the architectural and interior...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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