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From the Archives: Design Concept Board (aka: The Fun Stuff!)

Often, it is difficult to determine how to start a big design project. After years of experience and many, many, many projects-- we always come back to one of the best, and in our opinion the most fun, strategy: a concept board. Whether you're thinking about working with us for eDesign, starting a small interior design project on your own, or just curious about your design style-- creating a concept board is a no-commitment experiment that always ALWAYS helps us...

Create An Oasis With Water Features

Create An Oasis With Water FeaturesWater features are a great way to make your backyard into an oasis. In our city environments, traffic and urban noises can be masked by the sound of running water. There are so many variations-from a very simple container fountain to something much more complex.Check out these images to give you some inspiration!Vancouver Zen Garden by Joost Bakker Architect.Contemporary Patio by Berkeley Architects & Building Designers WA Design ArchitectsContemporary Landscape by Newport Beach Landscape...

Why Do These Rooms Work?

Why Do These Rooms Work?Rather than point out why a room is not working, this time around we thought we would do a little photo analysis to determine what actually makes a room work? If you can look at an image closely and imagine yourself in the space then you can find out what will work for you. Pictures can be used for more than just eye candy-we can use them to help us understand how a space works in...


Today’s topic is all about Mudrooms. We all need a place to dump our gear as we walk in the door. If you have kids you know the pain of tripping over an overflowing backpack or a shoe that is stepped over in attempts to get to that overflowing backpack! Gosh, it seems I spent an inordinate amount of time bellowing at the kids to hang up their coats and move their shoes INTO the basket.We had a mudroom but...