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Our Design Process and Timeline in a Nut Shell… In a Perfect World

One of our most asked questions is "How long will this take?". There are many moving parts to the design and build process. What we can do is speak to our processes and do our best to help others along... Continue Reading →

Accessory Buildings: what’s allowable and what’s not has to do with use and ordinances (the accessory dwelling unit)

backyard guest house Here we are post Covid 2021 in Florida and the housing market is still on fire. Some agents feel that the tide may be turning over the next couple of years to be more of a buyers... Continue Reading →

New Codes for Residential Construction in New Smyrna Beach: an Educated Client is a Happy Client

https://library.municode.com/fl/new_smyrna_beach/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=PTIICOOR&showChanges=true 3d illustration of crane over house plan background with code sign There is a lot to know as a building designer. We do our best to have a general understanding of local codes and ordinances. The tricky part is... Continue Reading →

Design Principles of Scale and Proportion: What Deserves Your Focus?

The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor Vince Lombardi Design Principle of Scale & Proportion When we speak of scale in design, we speak of... Continue Reading →

Not Your Grandmothers Wallpaper: Hand blocked wallpapers by Adelphi Paper Hangings

Yoko Ono clearly didn't have the experience of this wallpaper. I found video of wall papers being hand block printed and then hand painted as well. Pretty amazing works of art that can be customized for each client. Check out... Continue Reading →

Bet you didn’t know…. The origin of the design of a rug

In working toward my MA I am reading so much and accumulating some seriously trivial knowledge still interesting all the same. I am currently reading an essay by Michel Foucault “of other spaces: Utopias and Heterotopias” a more philosophical look... Continue Reading →

5 ways to achieve a beach modern look in your home: Less Kitsch More Diverse Materials

Living in a beach town and working as a designer some styles can become exhausting. So many people move here from up north or out west and want a classic or typical beach house. The reality is that it means... Continue Reading →

The Accent Chair

We all have that favorite chair we sit in at home. Is yours the overstuffed one? Is it leather or fabric? One way you can tell which is the favorite chair is by how stained the arms are or if... Continue Reading →

A failure of architecture and community: the development and down fall of Cabrini-Green, one perspective

Here's a story about Cabrini-Green I just read in a textbook for rhetoric for highschool students. It is Ryan Toppings The Elements of Rhetoric: How to Write and Speak Clearly & Persuasively. I am working towards my masters in Rhetoric... Continue Reading →

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