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A Series of Gatherings: The Office Community

Anyone who has worked in an office knows a community of sorts is formed in the workplace. It may be one that fosters positive relationships and a sense of camaraderie, or it may be the type that makes you want to get in and get out as quickly as possible. Fortunately for those who work […]

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A Series of Gatherings: Faith and Architecture

If you’ve spent a lifetime attending a synagogue, church, temple or other spiritual community, then you know some sacred spaces have better designs than others. The best ones blend reverent spaces with social spaces – comfortable areas where members can sit, relax and socialize before or after services. The problem is, once the event is […]

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A Series of Gatherings: Home and Hearth

Our current topic of interest is The Gathering Place. We’ve written a post about office designs that include social and collaborative spaces and we’ve also written about including social niches in senior living facilities. Now, we’re writing about designing residential spaces that incorporate comfortable areas for families and their guests to gather and socialize. These spaces […]

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Contemporary Beach Decor Shies Away from Common Tropes

Beach houses are synonymous with relaxation, peace and play time. They connote powerful ocean sounds, tantalizing sea bird calls and the delicious smell of briny saltwater. They also conjure images of seahorses, mermaids and dusty shell collections; bright “pops” of turquoise and tangerine and a fish net strung on the wall with dried star fish […]

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Reinterpreting Classical Architecture Through a Modern Lens

It’s hard to imagine the Boston Red Sox designing a new stadium using Old North Church or Trinity as architectural inspiration. However, that’s exactly what is happening in London. Football, known as soccer here in the U.S., is the national sport of England. In fact, The Guardian quips it could even be considered the national […]

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Beach Home Décor for Any Style or Taste

Typically, when we think of beach house decor, we think of bright colors, white beadboard and cottage furnishings. Some eclectic furniture pieces are often in the mix, as are beautifully displayed shell collections.This type of beach house has youthful energy. However, not all beach settings are warm, sunny and vibrant. Some have a cooler, grey-toned […]

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The Play of Glass and Light: Art and Color

We’ve written in the past about the importance of light – both natural and by design – in residential and business interiors. In these cases, light and glass serve a functional purpose. However, let’s not forget the intricate and artistic play that takes place when you combine light, glass and color. Optimize the Effect Of […]

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Minimally Finished Woods Bring Warmth and Rustic Charm to Modern Interiors

Wood accents are a popular way to add warmth and character to modern interiors. In many cases,wood surfaces are heavily finished, lending a glossy surface that is easy to clean and less prone to damage. All too often, however, these wood finishes come with a price. Use Wood Accents to Bring Warmth and Charm to […]

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The Rise of the Organic Workplace

Workplace design trends are driven by a combination of factors, including how the workplace needs to function for workers, economics and, of course, style will always play a role.  A current trend that incorporates all three of these is the rise of the organic workplace. Workplace Design Trends: Could Your Office Be More Organic? The […]

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Psychology and Architecture: Silent Partners

Common sense tells us architecture and design have a psychological effect on humans. If it didn’t, interior design wouldn’t be so popular and that feeling you get when you enter a perfectly proportioned space – such as the Parthenon – wouldn’t be so profound. Even so, we how have scientific proof that the psychology of […]

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