Feature wall displaying art collection of curated personal art

How to Make Your Home Your Own

[caption id="attachment_7714" align="alignright" width="1800"] Wall of curated art from the Owner's Collection, including paintings by their father. The Lumiere House[/caption] When you think about what makes a person interesting, it often comes down to the unique experiences they have had that have brought substance and meaning to their life. In a similar way, your home environment can be the visual...

Tips for solving clutter and getting organized

Editing and Organizing Your Home for Peace of Mind & Joy

Our homes are meant to be sanctuaries; places where we can feel safe, secure, calm, and happy. Let’s face it, the last couple of years many of us have been faced with extremely stressful situations. We’ve had to pivot quickly to reorder, reorganize, or retrofit our set-ups to meet a new set of needs. While change is inevitable (and necessary),...

Advice from an architect-interior designer-Mom on helping her daughters decorate their dorm rooms and beyond

“Turn! Turn! Turn!”

♫ To Everything There Is a Season ♫ With Labor Day comes the unofficial end of summer and the turning of the seasons--and for many, this marks a return to school.  From grade school to high school and then off to college, the milestone events in the lives of our children often occur this time of year.  This is especially true...

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.