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18th Century Millwork

In Design and Build a Great 18th Century Room author Jeff Knudsen writes, “In this age of specialization, disciplines are often disconnected; the designer designs, the cabinet maker builds, and the installer installs. As a result, continuity is lost and quality often suffers.” In other words, the quality of the millwork can easily be lost … Read the full article

Kykuit Pergola

  Kykuit has so many magical wonders. Home to four generations of the Rockefeller family, the six story stone house and beautiful grounds have been added to the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The villa, built in the Classical Revival style, is absolutely stunning, a picture of understated elegance. Originally built for one of the … Read the full article

Summer Beam

There are ten kinds of framing timbers which were employed in the colonial house. Their use and their names have remained standard in frame construction for more than two centuries. The summer beam pictured here, is a heavy ceiling beam spanning the middle of a large room. When designing the kitchen, this summer beam was … Read the full article

Ask The Designers | Where Is That Brown Suit?

Q: Where is that brown suit? A finely designed Dressing Room is much like a well written diary. After organizing their kitchens, many clients ask for help organizing other rooms in their home. A well designed Master Bedroom/ Dressing Room will help you find where that brown suit is. All of your belongings have a … Read the full article