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Here I share the projects that I am currently working on, or that have been newly released to the wild...or for permit, but saying I released them to the wild is much more fun.

Hidden Garages: Functionality with Curb Appeal

If you have the size of property that allows you to have a side-load garage, please, for the love of all that is delightful in this world, DO IT.

Large garages can offer space for both your cars (without doors hitting each other), as well as a workshop or storage space.


Large garages are an eyesore from the road and can overwhelm your home’s facade, drawing more attention to it than your front door.

Choosing to have the garage load from the side rather than the front offers the potential for a nice window on the front or the chance to add a decorative element.

If you have the space, adding a porte-cochere offers a way to conceal the driveway or parking pad while adding an architectural feature to amp up your curb appeal!

European Farmhouse: The Next Big Thing

Modern farmhouse style had its time (and for the record, I loved it!) but I can see its popularity already starting to wane.

Here’s my ‘Next Big Thing’ prediction: European Farmhouse

Think things like overgrouted stone, board and batten siding, rafter tails, smooth stucco, grey-mixed pastel colours, and wood accents.

A style that is less rustic, more refined, European Farmhouse will be a style that can span decades and still look ‘in style’ because of its timelessness.

Blending Styles

Blending architectural styles is like mixing ingredients for a recipe where different flavors come together to create something deliciously unique. It’s about taking bits and pieces from different design traditions – like the sleek lines of modernism or the cozy charm of rustic cottages – and blending them in unexpected ways. This mashup of styles adds a playful twist to buildings, giving them a personality all their own. It’s not just about following the rules; it’s about breaking them and creating something fresh and exciting. In the end, this mix-and-match approach breathes new life into architecture, making each building a vibrant reflection of its own eclectic personality.

Can you see the European traditional mixed with a coastal vibe in this home?:

Mudrooms for Large Families

A mudroom is an essential space for a large family in any home. With multiple individuals coming and going throughout the day, a designated area for storing outdoor gear, shoes, coats, and other paraphernalia is crucial for maintaining organization and cleanliness.

This home provides ample storage options such as cubbies, hooks, shelves and a walk-in closet, to offer practical solutions for efficiently managing the belongings of each family member, ensuring that everything has its place and can be easily accessed when needed.

The laundry nook gives double-duty to this room with a convenient chute from the second level, allowing the large floor space to be utilized for sorting, or potential for a table to be an island to fold clothes.

Little Accents Make Big Impact

It’s often the small details that transform a house from ordinary to extraordinary when it comes to curb appeal.

Something as simple as a decorative dormer can serve as a charming feature that breaks up the monotony of a roof line. Have a look at the before and after of this home; just adding a small decorative dormer completely changes the appeal of this home!

Small Changes Make Big Differences

The power of one small colour change in residential design should not be underestimated. With a tweak of changing the black roof to a grey roof, this home transforms to a coastal feel, making it at home on a waterfront property.

Feature Elements

In the realm of house design, it is often one feature element that wields a significant influence, subtly shaping the overall aesthetic and functionality of a space.

In this plan, a glass display cabinet separating the pantry from the breakfast area transforms a standard breakfast nook into a charming cafe, full of whispered conversations and subdued lighting. This cabinet will be filled with cake stands, a fresh muffin display, and cookies carefully stacked in a glass jar.

Ultimately, it is the meticulous attention to these finer points that transforms a house into a truly personalized and welcoming home, demonstrating the power of small features to leave a lasting impression on both residents and visitors alike.

In a Modern Farmhouse Mood

What I absolutely love about modern farmhouse exteriors is the way they effortlessly blend old-world charm with a touch of contemporary flair. There’s this inviting vibe that comes from the mix of rustic elements like wood and stone, all complemented by sleek lines. The warmth and character they bring to a home are just unmatched. The big windows and open spaces not only make the place feel airy but also create this beautiful connection between indoors and outdoors. It’s like having a piece of the countryside with all the comforts of today. That’s what makes modern farmhouse exteriors so special to me.

Thank You For 10 Years

As we stand on the threshold of the next ten years, we’re bubbling with excitement about what’s to come. More trends to explore, more styles to experiment with, and more plans to transform blank pages into cozy homes. We can’t wait to bring fresh ideas, innovative designs, and a whole lot of heart to your spaces. Get ready for a decade of unparalleled style and comfort!

Our commitment to creating homes that reflect your unique personalities and lifestyles remains unwavering. We promise to keep pushing the boundaries of design, incorporating your dreams into every space we touch. The next ten years will be a continuation of the design love story we’ve been writing together – filled with creativity, inspiration, and, of course, lots of beautiful layouts.

To our amazing clients, thank you for a decade of trust, inspiration, and shared design dreams. Here’s to the beautiful homes we’ve created together and to the next ten years of turning blueprints into dream homes!

Embracing Opulence: The Luxurious Appeal of a Fireplace in Your Bathroom

In the pursuit of creating an indulgent sanctuary within our homes, the addition of a fireplace to the bathroom is a stroke of opulence that transcends the ordinary.

Beyond its aesthetic appeal, a fireplace in the bathroom serves a dual purpose, providing both warmth and ambiance. The practicality of this addition is complemented by the elegance it brings to the space. The juxtaposition of fire and water, of heat and coolness, creates a harmonious balance that elevates the bathing experience to a new level of decadence.

Incorporating a fireplace into the bathroom is more than a design choice; it’s a lifestyle statement. It signifies a commitment to embracing the finer things in life, an acknowledgment that our personal spaces should be reflections of our taste and a celebration of our well-being. It is an investment in an experience—a commitment to daily moments of opulence and relaxation.

So, as you consider the design elements of your home, why not let the allure of a bathroom fireplace elevate your space to new heights of sophistication?