Show Me How to Hygge

The Danish trend that’s sweeping the nation might not have an English translation, but it has a unique approach when it comes to home design.  Hygge (prounounced hue-guh) is a Danish word, or perhaps more accurately, a feeling you get when you’re experiencing a moment that’s out of the ordinary, cozy, charming or just plain special.…

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A Risky Remodel Yields Big Returns

“In some ways,” said Scott Payne, principal of Farmer + Payne Architects, “this home was never meant to be remodeled.” Payne was referring to the monolithic Kawneer commercial storefront system used to frame many of the home’s original windows. Although state-of-the art at the time of the home’s completion in the 1960s, the heavy aluminum…

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The Rise of the Transitional Home

In an age of Houzz and Pinterest, an unprecedented online buzz on both contemporary and traditional home design has inspired an openness to merging two distinctly different styles. Inevitably, savvy homeowners tend to think, “I like parts of both.” Welcome to the transitional home. This fast-growing movement pays homage to contemporary and traditional home styles.…

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Welcome to the Age of Big Glass

Home buyers are willing to pay more to bask in natural light and multiply living space Call it a big glass revolution. No longer bound by rules that once effectively blocked the use of oversized glass in exterior home design, residential architects, builders, and developers can now offer a dazzling natural light show that’s wowing…

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Capturing the Nordic Light

Expansive windows celebrate natural light in a northern climate Scandinavian design is everywhere. You likely encounter this popular style throughout the course of the day, perhaps unknowingly. So what is it that makes this design so popular? It’s the simple, modern elements that elegantly combine fit and function. One stunning home in particular, based in…

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