Good decorative arts - from standard painting to elaborate ornamentation - are only as good as the chemistry and physics which allow them to endure. Environmental challenges whether they be weather, contamination, abrasion, corrosion, or UV light can make or break an artistic creation if not understood and accounted for in the process. John Lanford, of Architectural Finishing, understands this importance, and his artistic talent would be unrecognized if not for his lifetime of scientific studies. Always striving to find the best scientific principles, the best chemistry, the best design elements, and the best way to combine them is what has made John Lanford one of the most accomplished decorative artists in the country.
Whether buying a starter home, downsizing as an empty-nester or moving into transitional housing while remodeling or building a new home, you can still live large while living small. Many people prefer the coziness of smaller spaces, adopting the “less truly is more” attitude in terms of how they create their home.
Cottage living has a certain charm that is somewhat irresistible. Even those who live in 5,000 plus square feet homes feel nurtured when vacationing “cottage style.” If you are considering moving into a cottage either as a permanent residence or as a vacation home, you may find it helpful to enlist the help of an interior designer to help you make the most of your cottage experience.
Drawers and pull-outs in kitchens are right-angled. That's at least what you think. On closer inspection, though, their side profiles are in most cases seen to be thicker or rounded at the bottom. Developed in-house, Germany's premium kitchen manufacturer Poggenpohl now for the first time presents a new design of drawer and pull-out for all of its kitchens with sides that are of equal thickness from top to bottom and meet the base at right angles. Crafted from the finest materials and featuring an LED lighting system, it adds significantly to the kitchen's exclusive feel, practical value and flexibility.
The 15 | 48 Ergonomic Rule
by Kathy Adcock-Smith, ASID, RID
“We are getting a new kitchen”, your friend just announced excitedly. “We are finally getting rid of those wretched (insert items) we hate. We’ll have efficient storage, cool appliances, good lighting and adequate counter space.”
(They are also thinking, “and when it’s done, we will be the most fabulous cooks in the city and throw the most wonderful dinner parties. Look out Julia Child”.)
Just saying “I’m getting a new kitchen” will make many homeowners sigh and have a dreamy and faraway look.
As outdoor spaces continue to become design-focused areas for enhanced lifestyle and entertainment in Texas homes, President and Director of Design at Lambert’s, Paul Fields, ASLA, is at home with this re-emerging design trend. A trend, that Fields has always practiced, to provide homeowners with purposeful and interesting outdoor living options.
Every home has a story of its own. What if your home’s story, specifically the flooring, began centuries ago in a majestic forest grove near the banks of the Ohio River, under a gorgeous Tennessee sunset or overlooking the vast hills of Virginia? Genuine, original wood from these precious environments are scarce and almost impossible to come by; unless of course, you are Pat Hicks, owner of New Life Hardwoods. A proclaimed tree-expert, Hicks scours the country deconstructing old, run-down and vacant buildings in hopes of uncovering rare and beautiful wood species that can be transformed into 100 percent recycled, one-of-a-kind hardwood flooring.
Please join ASID Fort Worth for
Design & Construction Tradeshow and Networking Event
Diamond Oaks Country Club
5821 Diamond Oaks Drive North
Fort Worth, TX 76117
April 14, 2011
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
For additional details click here
It is very difficult to work with someone who does not communicate well and who does
not work to make the job experience a pleasant one. So when finding a builder why would those qualities be allowable?
Frankly, they’re not.
Photos Provided by Balkman & Assoc.
Above: Results of communicating well with builders, clients, designers, and architcts creates a masterpiece.
DG gals Rayven and Sarah had the opportunity this week to participate in the Lincoln Log Challenge to kick-off this weekend's Great Big Texas Home Show at Dallas Cowboy Stadium... and we took the gig seriously... The best "designed" Lincoln Log home creation (determined by Ty Pennington himself) will be auctioned off this weekend with proceeds going directly to the Dallas Salvation Army.
Scott Sandlin and team of Sandlin Custom Homes designed and constructed THIS model home inside the entrance to Dallas Cowboy Stadium for this weekend's Great Big Texas Home Show!
When old blends with new and the past enjoins with the present, the result is the best of both worlds! Instead of being worlds apart, when mixing antiques with contemporary design, beautiful rooms are created.