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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 →

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 →

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 →

Put a Sink in a Hallway? This Could Be the New (old) Trend.

Cleanliness is the name of the game these days. With the pandemic looming and no end in sight for a year or two until we have some sort of vaccine or flu shot to help our communities survive this mess,... Continue Reading →

Lighting Design Tip: Task Lighting – Being Able To See What You’re Doing

As I get older its down right pathetic how my eyes are doing less and less for me. This is a challenge when the attention to detail is a great part of my job description as a designer and an... Continue Reading →

Design Resource Full of Color and Creativity- Support a Small Artist Because #weareinthistogether

I just wanted to share a resource with you that I just love. This is a platform where artists and crafters come to create and sell their work to the rest of us humble beings. Please visit the site and... Continue Reading →

Working from home? Give that home office a face lift on the cheap!

Any of us still working are doing it from home. It can get lonely and boring which kills our productivity. Here are a few things to help get you moving, productive and hopefully finding some joy and a crazy situations.

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