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Wine Wednesday

Written on February 20, 2019 at 5:01 PM, by

Happy hump day! We can help you get through the rest of this week with a beautiful custom wine cellar like this one. Our avid collectors finally have place to display their extensive wine collection, and a place to enjoy drinking it!

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Transformation Tuesday

Written on February 19, 2019 at 3:54 PM, by

This existing kitchen is being reconfigured to give the client more space and an updated clean look. White perimeter cabinetry contrasts nicely with the oversized grey island, allowing ample space for cooking, dining, and family time.

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Feature Friday – Ligan Prgoress

Written on February 15, 2019 at 5:51 PM, by

A lot is happening at our Ligan Residence! Tile is being laid, stair railings are being installed, wainscoting is starting to appear, and cabinetry is going up. We are anxious for the spring completion date!

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Water Wednesday

Written on February 13, 2019 at 4:41 PM, by

We are loving the unique finishes in these powder rooms and master bathrooms. Antique brass hardware, dog wallpaper, grey cabinetry, bathtub paneling…and of course you can’t go wrong with timeless subway tile!

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Transformation Tuesday – Charred to Charming

Written on February 12, 2019 at 5:04 PM, by

This historical and now fire damaged home is getting a complete makeover to restore it back to its original glory. Check out the transformation we are proposing on our Prairie Fire Residence from charred to charming!

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Feature Friday – Porches

Written on February 8, 2019 at 3:57 PM, by

Your porch greets your guests before you do, so we take great pride in making them welcoming. Custom front doors, pops of color, a covered entrance, and well-proportioned columns are all ways we go about making the entryway feel inviting. How is your house greeting your guests this weekend?

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Render Wednesday – Render vs. Reality

Written on February 6, 2019 at 4:14 PM, by

We created a lot of renderings and perspectives for our very detail-oriented client who didn’t quite understand floor plans and elevations. Renderings were a life saver in helping communicate the vision of our design. Now that the project is complete, we are loving how accurate our renderings turned out in comparison to the final product!

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Super Bowl Ready

Written on February 1, 2019 at 5:22 PM, by

Get your Super Bowl room ready! Let some of our favorite designs provide inspiration for the ultimate viewing set up! You provide the chips and guac.

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Water Wednesday

Written on January 30, 2019 at 6:41 PM, by

A new kitchen for this existing city home has been on the client’s mind for years. We are excited to help them finally get their dream in the works. A navy blue island and teal pantry provide the perfect pop of color in contrast to the timeless cream colored perimeter cabinets and butcher block island.

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Millwork Monday – Beams

Written on January 28, 2019 at 7:01 PM, by

We spend a lot of time working on floor layouts, that’s a given. But we also spend a lot of time perfecting the layout of ceilings. Beams, lighting locations, and vaults all require precise planning to make sure everything properly aligns with what is happening down below.

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Best of Houzz 2019

Written on January 24, 2019 at 4:07 PM, by

2019 is off to a great start! Our Villa Blanco won the Best of Houzz 2019 award for this dream closet design. The center island includes felt lined drawers for delicate accessories, built-in his and her hampers and an abundance of storage. The perimeter meticulously accommodates hanging garments behind glass front doors. Floor to ceilingContinue Reading

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Water Wednesday

Written on January 23, 2019 at 5:19 PM, by

It may be the heart of winter, but our Minnesota Residence farm style kitchen was designed to let the sun shine in! Large dual sinks and faucets make for efficient food prep and clean up, but also keep the charm of the original house. Glass cabinet doors and lots of natural light keep this kitchenContinue Reading

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Millwork Monday – Mudrooms

Written on January 21, 2019 at 7:25 PM, by

After the weekend we just had, we’re dreaming about these mudrooms. They are the perfect place to leave your snowy boots, throw your work bag, or set up the dog’s food bowl. Big or small, a well-designed mudroom makes life better!

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Fireplace Friday

Written on January 18, 2019 at 3:15 PM, by

Even Jon Snow himself can’t keep winter away, but these cozy fireplaces certainly would keep the King of the North warm! New or refurbished, gas or wood, brick or millwork surrounds, artwork or a TV above, these fireplaces are diverse to suit the needs of each individual client.

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Motivation Monday

Written on January 14, 2019 at 4:50 PM, by

Two weeks into your New Year’s Resolution, don’t give up now! Take the stairs, park further out in the parking lot, no late-night snacking! Keep your health goals as fresh as this custom curved staircase at our Villa Blanco Residence.

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Pantries

Written on January 11, 2019 at 6:04 PM, by

The New Year always feels like the perfect time for spring cleaning and organization. Wouldn’t you just love to have these pantry spaces to have a place for everything? Even after a Cosco run!

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Views

Written on January 9, 2019 at 5:38 PM, by

The Marlowe Residence was designed to provide views of Lake Michigan from all 6 bedrooms and all living spaces. And each view is oriented to provide a different perspective, to capture the beauty in a variety of ways.

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Sunrooms

Written on January 7, 2019 at 6:05 PM, by

Got a case of January blues after heading back to work after the holidays? These sunrooms are the perfect place to enjoy your Monday morning coffee and put a sunny outlook on the week.

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Restful Weekend

Written on January 4, 2019 at 4:55 PM, by

A relaxing soak in the tub at our Villa Blanco Residence sounds nice after the first week back to work after the holidays. Have a restful weekend!

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Happy Holidays!

Written on December 21, 2018 at 6:49 PM, by

Bright copper cupolas and chimneys with flashes, Snowflakes that stay on eyebrow dormer sashes, Grey wooden gates on hinges with springs, These are a few of our favorite things! We hope your home is alive with the sound of music and laughter this holiday season!

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Divine Dining

Written on December 20, 2018 at 5:38 PM, by

Our Ashland Residence is certainly ready to host a holiday feast! Their remodeled space was designed to host large family gatherings, with multiple seating options and a kitchen with double ovens for double the baking!

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Family Fun

Written on December 18, 2018 at 5:52 PM, by

Family fun time starts this weekend! We think the living space and kitchen area at our Greenview Residence make for the perfect spot for bonding. Cookie baking, holiday movie binge watching, and relaxing by the fire will be here before we know it!

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Foyer Friday

Written on December 14, 2018 at 5:17 PM, by

Get your foyer ready for the Holiday Hellos with just a few of these beautiful finishes and design layouts. Double doors, natural light, and a large space to gather are some of our clients’ top requests when designing their entry area.

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Bedrooms for the Kiddos

Written on December 12, 2018 at 4:53 PM, by

“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

Written on December 10, 2018 at 5:14 PM, by

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

Written on December 7, 2018 at 5:02 PM, by

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!

Written on December 4, 2018 at 5:00 PM, by

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

Written on December 3, 2018 at 6:40 PM, by

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

Written on November 29, 2018 at 4:29 PM, by

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 floodContinue Reading

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Water Wednesday – Bathroom Tile

Written on November 28, 2018 at 5:32 PM, by

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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