Bedrooms for the Kiddos





“The children were nestled all snug in their beds, while visions of [a beautifully designed house] danced in their heads” … We are loving the way these kiddos’ bedrooms and playroom turned out!

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Millwork Monday – Barn Doors



There are a variety of uses for sliding barn doors. Whether they are being used in a garage for storage, in an office for coats, or in a living room as an accent wall piece, barn doors are functional and make a statement.

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Feature Friday – Balconies

425 Sheridan
Trifecta After
Winnetka Porch





These balconies would impress Romeo and Juliet! We are dreaming of the warmer weather so we can take advantage of the outdoor spaces in our homes again. Until then we will settle for the amazing views from the comfort of indoors.

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Posts, Pergolas, and Gutters, Oh My!


Downspouts

We like to provide a little pop of detail on anything we design. Whether it be porch posts, an expansive pergola, or copper gutters and rain chains, we design down to the smallest detail to ensure the final product is wow-worthy. Check out the fox head profiled scuppers for our Minnesota Residence on Fox Lane.

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Millwork Monday – Get Your Groove On


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We love how classic and versatile v-groove paneling is. It can be used on the walls and ceiling, inside and outside, painted and stained, all while giving each space more personality.

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Dentist Office Makeover




We drilled down to the core of what makes a great office and brushed up on operatory requirements to create the perfect new clinic for Anderson Dental in Michigan. With this great new space, it’s going to be tough to say you hate going to the dentist! Two story glass walls and vaulted ceilings flood the space with daylight, while synthetic wood plank floors and a soothing color palette make it feel more like you are going to a spa than the dentist (at least that is what you should tell yourself).

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Water Wednesday – Bathroom Tile






We are geeking out over these bathroom finishes. Stone countertops pair nicely with subway wall tile and bold ceramic flooring. The materials may be similar, but these baths each have their own unique personality.

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Cyber Monday








Get ready, get set, SHOP! Cyber Monday is upon us, and our homeowners are ready to click away in their home offices. Whether seated at a traditional wooden desk or spicing things up with a modern flare, these work stations are sure to make hunting for deals a pleasure!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Our office will be closed Thursday and Friday to spend time with our families, and EAT! Enjoy your holiday break!

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Fabulous Foyers

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Minnesota Stairs




It’s almost Thanksgiving, is your foyer fabulous and ready to receive guests? We love the statement these entry ways make. Our Minnesota Residence foyer was even featured recently on Houzz! Feel inspired by the bold floor patterns, grand staircases, and wainscoting wall finishes.

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National Indiana Day


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Indiana Autobarn
Indiana Auto Barn_Gallery

Happy National Indiana Day! And shout-out to our favorite car barn (our only car barn) down in Indiana!

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Kitchen Hoods

Villa Blanco Kitchen


Spruce Residence
Island Oasis 3

Have any graduates getting hooded this winter? We certainly think these kitchens are award worthy with their custom hood designs.

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Millwork Monday – Bracket Racket

Luminous Lanier





Need a lift? Brackets are a great way to provide support in style. We often use them to extend roof overhangs to create a nice covered area to protect from the elements while still having a detail piece to add character.

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Feature Friday – Chimneys

175 Sheridan

425 Sheridan



Chim, chimney
Chim, chimney
Chim, chim, cher-ee
A sweep is as lucky
As lucky can be…

Chimneys are a great way to add a unique statement piece to the exterior of your home. Whether serving its purpose for an interior fireplace, or extending the warmth in an outdoor fireplace, the highest point on the house should also be unique.

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Thankful for Dining Rooms








Thanksgiving is just 2 weeks away, and our clients are already preparing for the big feast. Built-in cabinetry, custom trim profiles, and wow-worthy chandeliers make these dining spaces (almost) as exciting as the food to be consumed in them!

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Catering to Curb Appeal


Marlowe
175 Sheridan
175 Sheridan

You get one chance to make a first impression! Even before entering the front door the arrival sequence sets the stage. We have helped our clients enhance their properties with a dramatic axial driveway or the slow reveal of a winding approach, using paver patterns to articulate functions, granite cobbles to define borders, seat walls that enhance social gatherings and porticos that are inviting and protecting to guests.

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Daylight Savings!

Marlowe Stairs

Tick tock! Don’t forget to turn back your clock an hour this weekend for daylight savings time, even the grandfather clocks!

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Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! No tricks, just treats at the office today!

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It’s Fall Y’All!






We are loving how the Marlowe Residence looks against this beautiful fall landscape. Enjoy the last few weeks of fall weather before winter makes its grand entrance!

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Feature Friday

Ship ship hooray! Shipping containers are being repurposed as the façade of our new Bulldog Cartage project. The modular design allows for flexibility and a unique finish on both the interior and exterior.

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1 week until Halloween!


Luminous Lanier


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One week until goblins, princesses, and super heroes galore come knocking at your front door for goodies, treats, and more! Check out a few of our favorite front entries that will make the perfect Halloween memories for centuries!

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Transformation Tuesday








Big progress has been made at our Ligan Residence! Limestone is coming along on the exterior, flooring and tile are being installed, and cabinets are going in!

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Throwback Thursday




Paulina Stair





The street façade at our Paulina Residence establishes the craftsman influence seen throughout the home’s design. The rear façade is a balanced composition with features to connect the living space to a tailored yard for seamless entertaining. Windows provide dramatic and functional light throughout the interior spaces.

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Tub Tuesday

Tub Niche
Vintage Tub Takes Center Stage
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National Wife Appreciation Day

Who doesn’t love a relaxing bubble bath? Many of our clients want a master bath tub that makes a statement. Whether with a unique tile surround, a clawfoot antique, or simply something to create a focal point in the room, we can make all of your bubble bath day dreams come true!

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Millwork Monday

Staircase Motivation
Marlowe Stairs

We are spiraling out of control over this staircase at our Marlowe Residence. The sconces and paneled walls of the circular stair rotunda were precisely planned to align with the cascading windows. An inlaid French limestone compass-rose is the center-point of the rotunda floor and is set to true North to the delight of the client, who is an avid sailor. To complete the two-story space, the rotunda is crowned with a domed ceiling and cupola, washing the interior with daylight.

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Fireplace Friday

Fire It Up



It’s warming up inside at our fireplace feature homes. No matter the style, these fireplaces were designed as the focal point of the spaces they inhabit and create a cozy and relaxing place for people to gather around.

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Throwback Thursday



This week, our Game of Throwbacks is revisiting our Winnetka Residence. Winter is coming, but even covered in Snow, this expanded and renovated villa sure does fire us up! #GOT

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Tile Tuesday

Spruce Residence
Laundry Room







Subway tile is current and timeless, and we have found a variety of ways to use it to its full potential. From an accent wall in the master bathroom to the kitchen backsplash, subway tile of all shapes, colors, and sizes can add variety, texture, and warmth to a space.

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Facade Friday




We went through a lot of iterations to get to the final design of this renovated façade. Which one is your favorite?

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Throwback Thursday – Limestone Leads You In

This home has a traditional exterior utilizing brick and limestone and features an abundance of French doors and tall windows. The interior however has classical roots in its organization and use of symmetry while the style is transitional with a modern slant.

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