From Studs to Stunning

Seeing plywood and studs can be challenging to overcome when envisioning the finished space of a new construction project. It is beyond helpful to have renderings of the design plan so you can really get a feel for what the end result will be. After we met with the contractor and engineer we were able to craft this gorgeous design plan.


Balas Guest House




Our client needed a guest home for her mother to enjoy complete with a full kitchen and an elevator. Notice the white ship lap wall. This is the elevator shaft. The horizontal lines of the ship lap adds architectural interest and a focal point on the other end of the room, opposite the kitchen.


Balas GH vw2


Light is important in every space, but especially when it’s a smaller area. We brought in natural light with tall windows and kept the space open by utilizing

a glass staircase landing, both for light and to create a more open feel. The front door to the guest house is within a wall of windows bringing light in from the lower level up to the main living area.

The furnishings are both beautiful and comfortable. Using a neutral color palate with turquoise throughout, this room has a modern yet classic feel. Glass, metal, and wood elements echo this feel.




From studs to stunning this new construction project is well on its way to completion. Stay tuned for the official after pictures soon.

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Inspiration – Updating your Bathroom

It seems like every client I meet with or talk to lately wants to remodel their bathroom.  As I consider each space and each client’s individual needs, sometimes, it is helpful to go to my Pinterest page and take a look at all of the photos that inspire me.  Let’s take a look at some of my favorites.


This is one of my all time favorites.  I love the cool of the gray and white with the warmth of the antique brass.  The herringbone floor adds just the right amount of graphic texture.



What I love about this bathroom is the unexpected addition of the mirrored tile.  This is a 1/2 bath, so a completely functional mirror isn’t needed in this space.  The addition of the mirrored tile makes this fairly ordinary bath look very special.



We see a great deal of painted cabinetry these days.  While there is nothing wrong with it, there is a place for other types of cabinetry as well.  This stained custom vanity by Phoebe Howard is not only beautiful, but also timeless.  It is the definition of classic design.  If you were to see this bathroom in 20 years, it will be just as beautiful as today.  The wood tones warm the gray marble.  The fabric curtain softens the space.



This bathroom by Sarah Richardson was one of my very first pins.  I love the wall of tile as well as the antique piece of furniture that was redesigned as the vanity.  Again, a classic look that will stand the test of time.


Each of these baths have classic elements that I feel are important in bathrooms.  They are all very different from each other, though.  When you decide to take on a remodeling project, reviewing multiple photos for inspiration is crucial to the design process.  This allows you to create a design file that will show your designer, contractor or both what you like and what you don’t.  This is the first thing that I ask my clients to do when we start working together. Once you settle on your design style, you can move forward knowing that you will be getting a space that looks, feels and functions well for everyone.

My team and I would love to help you with your design project or bathroom remodel.  Please feel free to contact us at


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