Category: “Room Trends”

(Kitchen) Range with a View

While many clients desire a decorative backsplash behind the kitchen range, it’s pretty difficult to top the beauty of natural light. That’s why we love the  architectural trend of having a kitchen range with a view! Not to mention the added the benefit of being able to see what is... Read more »

For the Love of Lacquer

Paint is the part of the building process that really allows homeowners to visualize what their home will look like once complete. It can transform a space from flat and boring to bright and vivid. If you ever need to up your paint game, one word – lacquer! It is no secret that we’ve... Read more »

Coats Homes’ Powder Bath Rundown

We’ve got a thing for powder bathrooms, and we’re not ashamed to admit it. Because it’s a small area, you can explore trends you might otherwise be afraid to try.  We love seeing clients take risks with floating vanities, tiled walls, unexpected sconces, and bold wallpaper.... Read more »

What about…a bathroom island?

We've seen a "packing island" in the master closet, which, if you have the space, can be a nice source of extra storage... THEN, we saw this pic of an island in the bathroom and we started wondering if that is a good idea in a spacious bathroom? It's sort of part island, part vanity,... Read more »

Where to Grill

We talk a great deal about the grill. It's obviously a must-have, but where to put it and what to build around it is always a fun challenge. We have begun to collect our favorite photos of this hot area. WE particularly like the areas which also include a space for the Big Green Egg. If you... Read more »

Design in Mind: Cameron Diaz + Kelly Wearstler

Occasionally we come across an interior that we feel we MUST share. Cameron Diaz (so lovable) and Kelly Wearstler (Interior Designer you should know and love) paired up recently and the results are beautiful. "When it came time to rethink the interior of her apartment in... Read more »

Design in Mind: Let There Be Skylight

Does the skylight get a bad wrap? We can see your brow furrowing now. Well, these pictures may change your mind. Call it a skylight, call it a light well, roof window, sun tunnel, whatever the name, these light-filled spaces are inspiring us to let in the sunshine.... Read more »

Design in Mind: Range of Options

We love the look of these inset ranges. We especially love this look when the range is topped off with a unique custom hood and a slab of marble as the backsplash. Can't get enough.  This simple range hood and marble backsplash in this William... Read more »

Life of a Home: Centenary Ceiling Details

We're busy at work on our spec home over at 3548 Centenary. It's decision time on a few key interior features, including: ceiling details. We know in the main living area off of the kitchen we are going to have white beams on the ceiling. However, we are thinking thin, white beams... Read more »

Design in Mind: Alternatives to Subway Tile

We all love subway tile. But, in case you are tired: we're searching for alternatives. Let us know your favorite substitute. Below are some we've collected and love.  Alternative #1: Turn the subway. Make it go vertical and it's a whole new look.     ... Read more »