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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 budget.

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.

Building is 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.

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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.

AMERICAN STYLE
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.

COLOR
The key is contrast.
Colors will be on the pale side but combined with deeper accents.
Deep, rich, chocolate colors will be paired up with icy blue-greens, silvery accents, and deep wood tones.
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 blue.

FURNISHINGS
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
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
Accessories will take on a streamlined, uncluttered look.

WALLS
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.

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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 & privacy

3. LANGUAGE AND STYLE:
A vocabulary for communicating with designers (for example, "French Country," "light and airy," "contemporary," etc.)

4. OPENINGS AND LIGHT:
Doors, windows, natural & artificial light, materials for maintaining privacy & insulation, etc.

5. SPHERES OF LIVING:
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

7. SUSTAINABILITY:
Air quality, ventilation, energy, conservation, and safe materials

 

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PO Box 940746, Maitland, FL 32794

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