Summer is coming, and it’s a cause for celebration as we all start spending more time outside. The days are getting longer, and more and more windows are staying open throughout the day. For many of us, we don’t have the opportunity to spend as much time outside in the sunshine as we’d like. Perhaps, we should focus more on bringing the outside into our homes
When it came time for Appleton Farms to renovate their farmhouse, they wanted to carry the same principle they use in their farming to the work on their buildings. To do that, one of the first questions they asked themselves was: what is sustainability to me?
Decks are often a favorite of any abode. We all cherish the months we can linger outdoors and watch the sun fall from the sky while sipping our cold beverages. We rejoice when the weather warms up enough for us to open the windows and venture out. The days get longer, warmer and the world becomes a little brighter.
We’re excited to share some more progress from our new showroom in Waltham! When we first moved into this space, it felt small, dark and crowded. The space that we’ve created feels anything but. It’s a testament to the power of good design.
To learn more about our design processes and our inspirations for this new space, check out our story here.
Above: the render for our center kitchen display, from Plain & Fancy, in our Waltham Showroom
Below: the progress for our center kitchen display, from Plain & Fancy, in our Waltham Showroom. We love our Marvin corner window!
One of the challenges this renovation faced was how to make it a more open space, and bring some of the water views into the kitchen. After years of making it work, this cottage has finally become a home.
Our homes often get lost in the hustle of everyday life. If they do their jobs well, you might not even notice them. But all homes need a little TLC, and if you’ve been looking for ways to show your home a little love without undertaking a major renovation, here are 10 places you could start.
“When we moved to Minnesota seven years ago, we heard the days were short and dark come winter, and we knew this to be true after living at similar latitude in both Chicago and New Haven, Conn. We endured winters in Chicago, appreciated them in New Haven, and by the time we moved to Minnesota, we married winter willingly. I should mention, I have always loved the snow. But it wasn’t until moving to Minnesota that we considered designing our life around it and embracing it—the darkness, the cold, and the innate beauty. “
This Dorchester home looks like any other on the outside. It’s a home like many others, one that is both entirely unique and just like the neighbors. When this project came through our doors, we wanted to amplify that. Create something that would stand out, yet anyone would feel at home with. With bold finish choices and a little rearranging, we did exactly that.