Rock Your Socks Off

When I was a tiny tot, my parents had this wonderful white pleather rocking chair with a swirly chrome frame. Then they bought me my very own small wooden shaker-esque rocker with a white painted framework emblazoned with my name across the back. I have a unique title (to say the least), therefore this was…

Houzz Tour: Virginia Wine Country Cottage

What happens when two landscape design students fulfill, get married, and start some ambitious experiences in real estate? An eco-friendly and magnificent renovation into a cabin and a beautiful backyard, of course. As couple weeks ago I, together with 11 of my previous landscape design classmates and their families, traveled the magnificent country roads of…

Color Combos: Beige and Gray

It’s funny just how using natural tones like beige and gray collectively can feel unnatural. Maybe it’s the thought that you shouldn’t ever pair neutrals together, or perhaps it feels odd using one cool ground tone along with a warm one. Whatever the hesitation, you may rest assured that beige and gray, tan or brown…

Urban Dwelling: How to Benefit from a Little Lot

Lately I espoused the benefits of multi-family housing, many that fell into urban contexts. To further highlight modern city living, in addition, there are single-family homes created for the same environment. These examples illustrate how architects take advantage of comparatively small lots (many are infill lots, together with buildings on each side of these) to…