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 »

Design in Mind: Picture Lights

We've been seeing picture lights used not only for art, but in the bedroom and the bathroom as well. So sleek and simple. Can't wait to try this in one of our homes. Click all pics for source info. Enjoy!     Inspired and in love with our... Read more »

Life of a Home: Dartmouth

Our Dartmouth project is in the final stretch...looking beautiful!      Inspired and in love with our job, Coats Homes Read more »

Design in Mind: Thinking Beyond the Boxwood

While it seems that inspiration for architecture and interiors abounds on the web, inspiration for landscape design is not as plentiful. We probably have 50 pictures of kitchens that we love...but only 5 front yards we love...sad. Until now. Enter, Nick McCullough, owner and operator of... Read more »

Design in Mind: The Turquoise Bath

Turquoise in the bathroom. Just lovely.                     Inspired and in love with our job, Coats Homes 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 »

Design Book of the Week: Classic Homes of Los Angeles by Douglas Woods

One of our spec homes in the works, 3521 Colgate, will be a California Mediterranean (sometimes called Spanish Colonial) style home. Work will begin soon. Exciting! So, we have been leafing through all the California design books we can get our hands on lately. This one, Classic Homes... Read more »

Design in Mind: Refined Tribal

California Casual. French Country. Seaside Cottage Chic. Naming a homeowner's style is not a new practice. Naming one's style helps to guide choices throughout the home building process. We've recently named a potential client's style "refined tribal" and she fell in... Read more »