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Spring into Spring with a New Entrance

Many people are anxious for Spring’s arrival and have already started looking for ways to bring new life to their home. For many homeowners, the front entrance is often overlooked because many typically enter their home each day thru the garage. But for guests, the front entry is the first thing they see; therefore, making the very first impression of...

Living Room Design

2015 Trends in Interior Design & Architecture

Each year, new design trends emerge which we implement throughout the coming year in our homes. As our lifestyles evolve and change, so do our design choices in both architecture and interior design, and this year is no different. While there are a few design trends which remain from 2014, there are a few new directions that are exciting for...

Designing for Different Tastes

We've all heard the saying “opposites attract”, but how do opposing styles affect architectural and interior design choices? The challenge of blending contrasting styles under the same roof can prove overwhelming for many. Rarely will a couple have identical tastes, and often, the architect and/or designer evolves into a style counselor to facilitate the design process. Overcoming the obstacles of...

Picking Out Your Next Sofa…

....Do you know the lingo??? When it’s time to replace your old worn sofa, do you know where to start? Many factors can affect which sofa you choose, from style to frame construction and even upholstery choices. Below are a few tips to help you get started. First, know your budget and your "must-haves." Budget will inform options and prioritize choices, so...

Overcoming Color Fears

When you really want to transform your space, sometimes white and beige just won’t cut it. It may be time to adorn your walls with color. However, for some, adding color can be anxiety-producing, with many people not knowing where to to begin. For those of you who need a nudge in the right direction, here’s some advice and tips...

Why Hire a Local Architect?

Once you’ve made the decision to hire an architect, the task of finding the right architect follows. Many homeowners search online for an architect, either with search engines or through resources like Houzz.com. This is a great place to start, but what happens when you find an architect that’s not local to the area you’d like to build or remodel?...

Lighting 101

When venturing out to your local hardware store or retailer in search for lighting, it’s easy to become overwhelmed with all the different types of light bulbs available for your home. From the traditional incandescent light bulbs to the newer LED options, there are a lot of choices when it comes to lighting your home. Light bulb packaging advertises a lot...

Are you Planning to
Design and Build a Mountain Home?

If you’ve ever driven the Blue Ridge Parkway and dreamt of living in the Smoky Mountains or the Southern Appalachians, we’ve compiled a series of complimentary guides rich with information about designing a mountain home. Informed by our decades of experience as mountain home architects, we share expert advice about topics like building on steep slopes, terrain-specific building costs, and materials suited for withstanding the mountain weather. Our passion for creating personalized and heartfelt homes is apparent in all of our work and it is our pleasure to share our expertise with you in these free and informative guides.