WHAT CAN A PROFESSIONAL RESIDENTIAL BUILDING DESIGNERS DO FOR YOU?
Professiona Resdiential Building Designers have the education, training, experience and vision to maximize your construction
dollar and ease the entire design and construction process.
You have a vision of what you want. Now you need to
make that vision a reality.
Whether you're about to expand your home, adapt an existing home to a new use, or
construct an entirely new home, your project represents a major investment.
Early involvement is key. By helping
you define your project, we can provide meaningful guidance. We can conduct site studies, help secure planning and zoning
approvals and perform a variety of other pre-design tasks.
Plus, when we are involved at the earliest planning
stage, we gain more opportunities to understand your lifestyle, develop creative solutions and propose ways to maximize your
We are specially educated to help you define what you want to build, present options you might never have
considered and help you get the most for your valuable investment.
We don't just design four walls and a roof.
We create total environments, both interiors and exteriors, that are functional and exciting places in which to live.
We are problem solvers. We help you get the most from your construction dollar. We can show you ways to reduce building
costs, decrease your home's energy needs and increase its future resale value through good design.
a long process that is often messy and disruptive, particularly if you're living in the space while it's under construction.
We represent you, not the contractors. We look out for your interests and smooth the process, help find qualified construction
contractors, and visit the worksite to help protect you against work that's not according to plan.
THE HOTTEST DECORATING THEMES
GLOBAL & TRAVEL INSPIRED
From subtle Tuscan finishes on painted furniture, palm trees and tropical motifs on fabrics, to full-blown scenic murals
of favorite vacation spots, nearly every room is influenced by thoughts of far-away places.
TROPICAL ISLAND LOOK
Thanks to Jimmy Buffet and Tommy Bahama THE TROPICAL ISLAND look is "timeless and becoming more sophisticated. Textures
like woven raffia, linens, leather and sisal are becoming popular," Nature-inspired colors accented with corals, clay
tones, deep pinks and reds work perfectly for this look that uses warm, neutral background colors and woven textures.
Patriotic Americana motifs and American style.
Country looks will be strong using fresh takes
on the familiar red, white and blue.
Denim upholstery paired up with brightly colored braided rugs and painted tables
will give a modern look to country casual.
Other American trends include Western, Lodge, and Cabin looks which provide
a cozy and secure feeling.
The key is contrast.
Colors will be on the pale side but combined with
Deep, rich, chocolate colors will be paired up with icy blue-greens, silvery accents, and deep wood
An abundance of watery, Aegean blues, pale greens, and clear neutrals will continue and all shades of rose, pink,
and mauve (yes, mauve!) will begin to reappear in 2004.
According to the Color Marketing Group, rose tones ranging from
deep to pale pink and teal will begin to creep back into the marketplace.
Colors to watch for include navy and cobalt
Old European looks done in a casual way.
Countrified versions of French and Italian
furnishings in worn and distressed finishes will continue to dominate.
Fabrics will be casual, soft,
textured, and generally in a tone-on-tone pattern or a solid color.
Chenille fabric will remain a popular choice for
upholstery but lighter and finer in texture than in previous years.
Silk fabrics with rich coloring, iridescence, and
embroidery -- and patterned sheer fabrics will be everywhere.
Accessories will take on a streamlined,
The faux-finishing trend of the ‘90s is beginning to give way to a return of
pattern on the walls and the use of wallpapers.
Wallpaper borders are on a decline.
Stripes and floral patterns
will be reappearing soon on fabrics and walls.
All kinds of garden themes will be seen in the home using shaped topiaries,
statuary, fountains and aviary motifs.
Environmental Graphics wall murals featuring nature and sports themes.
SEVEN KEYS TO HOME DESIGN
1. DESIGN ORIGINS:
Choosing the site, selecting the designer, communicating ideas, visualizing design & determining budget
2. SITE AND SCALE:
How the home relates to its surroundings with respect to views, natural light, wind direction &
3. LANGUAGE AND STYLE:
A vocabulary for communicating with designers (for example, "French
Country," "light and airy," "contemporary," etc.)
4. OPENINGS AND LIGHT:
windows, natural & artificial light, materials for maintaining privacy & insulation, etc.
5. SPHERES OF
Design based on daily functions and rituals such as eating and cooking, sleeping and privacy, working and playing
& gathering and entertaining
6. FLOW OF SPACE:
The layout of rooms, how rooms ans spatial uses relate
and transition into one another via doors, hallways, walls and partitions & stairs
quality, ventilation, energy, conservation, and safe materials