On the Drawing Board

  • 5 Homes and Animals in the Snow

5 Homes and Animals in the Snow

Something magical happens to a home with the first snowfall of the season.  Around my house, the kids and the animals are even more excited than I am as we run and throw snowballs.  […]

  • 6 Corners With Views

6 Corners With Views

Nothing opens up a room like corner windows.  They provide that much more light and a panoramic view of the scenery.  Whether in the corner of a kitchen or an expansive sunroom, they make […]

  • Tis’ the Season to Get Together and Bake

Tis’ the Season to Get Together and Bake

This time of year our kitchen is filled with family and friends talking, eating, cooking, and baking.  Often we are dancing around each other to get to utensils, trash bins, ingredients, mixers and ovens.  […]

  • 7 Formal Dining Rooms (Expanded)

7 Formal Dining Rooms (Expanded)

In an age where family time has been shortened by screen time, and we eat most our meals on the go, a formal dining room can bring us together.  A dedicated dining room can […]

  • Trouble in the Farmhouse

Trouble in the Farmhouse

My wife texted me the top image of our wonderful border collie puppy, Oliver, who was caught in the act of chewing up one of our kitchen chairs.  We have had puppies who have […]

  • 15 More Shades of Grey

15 More Shades of Grey

As per the title, this is a continuation of a post I made last year. (See below)

I could not resist the title, my apologies for the cliche’.  Grey is one of our favorite colors, […]

  • A Moving Experience

A Moving Experience


Although, to the average person, the idea of moving a house seems daunting, to the people who do it for a living, it’s a piece of cake.  House movers can move houses with chimneys […]

  • 9 Entry Halls (Expanded)

9 Entry Halls (Expanded)

When entering and leaving most homes, we pass through an entry hall that is formal or casual, one that is meant either for guests, family or for everyone. Many homes we design have a […]

  • 5 Home Features for Fall

5 Home Features for Fall

As we roll into Fall, I find myself building more bonfires, roasting s’mores with the kids, and sitting on my porch with the heater on.  Many of our projects include indoor-outdoor spaces which are […]

  • It’s a Dog’s World

It’s a Dog’s World

I truly had forgotten how a puppy takes over your life, home, and property.  Also how much fun they are.  Oliver, our border collie, is now in the awkward gangly stage and is chewing […]