Archives for June 2014

Excellent Exteriors

It is rather simple for me to say what makes for a great exterior of a home. It is the attention to the details that makes one home stand out over all the others. I love all types of architecture… from modern to traditional to Spanish influences… and everything in-between. With an emphasis on all things visual, I do have to say that the design is in the details.

These quaint but modern farmhouses feel charming and elegant but in a relaxed, approachable sense.


Exterior Excellence


Modern Farmhouse - Great Exterior


Fluid lines and modest materials are an ideal starting point. Add in the simple beauty of the surrounding landscape and it warrants my attention. Every element and detail needs to be thoughtful and purposeful.


Exterior Excellence - Interior Walls Designs

 Pursley Dixon Architects

Great Exteriors



Gone are the days when the homes and barns were built in the dogtrot style. Dogtrot floor plans date back to the late 19th and early 20th century. Typically is consisted of two cabins under one roof-line with an open area or breezeway in the middle. Because of the heat and humidity in the southern states, this style home would allow for continuous air flow.


Dogtrot Modern Home


Dogtrot Style Home


Dogtrot Floor Plan

Architectural Digest

Whether it is stone, brick, timber or concrete, these homes have a welcoming vibe that captures my interest.

Great Modern Home


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Exteriors that are Superb


Southern Charm Exterior


Southern Exterior



Some homes you feel you must see the inside to get a true sense of space. The exterior architecture is so intriguing  therefore what a great treat it would be to peek inside.


Excellent Exteriors



Modern Farmhouse - Interior Walls Designs Blog


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For the Love of…Steel Doors and Windows

As a designer, there are many areas of a home that I sometimes feel are overlooked and under appreciated. The doors and windows have great potential and really add more character and personality than one might think. When the budget allows, consider my all-time favorite…steel doors and windows.

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Steel doors and windows are so classic and timeless, in my opinion. They offer a minimalist feel which is ageless and memorable in all respects. They are ideal for most traditional and contemporary settings. Not every window or door of the home needs to be made of the same material. If done correctly, a steel door or grouping of windows can be added to the exterior. Homeowners tend to think that all the windows in a home have to match one another. Depending on the fenestration, the arrangement of doors and windows, you can have more than one style of window or door.


Exterior Photos of Steel Doors and Windows  


There are some areas of the home that can be more defined. These steel doors and walls can define two areas while still allowing the space to feel open and the flow to be uninterrupted.



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The kitchen is an ideal location in the home to add this style of window. Steel doors can also be used in the bathroom; even used for the shower door. Any room in the house truly has potential for steel door and windows.


Steel Window in Kitchen   Steel Doors in the Bath

House Beautiful

Steel Wall in Kitchen - Interior Walls Designs

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