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And The Winner Is…

  And the winner is Sarah Blank of Sarah Blank Design Studio for Best Classic Kitchen in the At Home Magazine 2017 Awards! So thrilled to share this award with my wonderful, skilled team: Architect Sheldon Richard Kostelecky, Senior Designer Chip Raymond, Senior Assistant Adrisse Brandt and builder, David Brown. I’m so honored to win the At … Read the full article

The Greek Key

“Invention was never far behind tradition.” –Robert Adam This fact is a compelling truth in the world of design. It is nearly impossible for a designer to create something new without borrowing from the past. For many centuries, the Greek Key, or meander, has been a ubiquitous design element. A series of interlocking shapes or … Read the full article

Parish-Hadley Tree of Life:  By Brian McCarthy and Bunny Williams

  Albert Hadley and Sister Parish set a standard in the design industry for more than 30 years. They were commissioned by the most prestigious families, everyone from the Kennedys at the White House, to the Astors, Rockefellers and Gettys. Now thirty of the most renowned designers and architects have come together to tell about their … Read the full article

Riordan Mansion

Recently I went on a cross-country road trip. Along the way I stopped in Flagstaff AZ at the Riordan Mansion State Historic Park. The park includes two nearly identical homes constructed in 1904 by architect Charles Whittlesey for brothers Michael and Timothy Riordan, prominent lumber barons. The structures encompassed almost 13,000 square feet, and were … Read the full article

Ask The Designers | Today’s Newest Kitchen and Bath Trends

Q: I am often asked, “What are today’s newest kitchen & bath trends?” First answer is, what do you love? It’s my job to incorporate the personal aspects yet maintain the authenticity of one’s home. This is a discipline that will allow the foundation of the room to be everlasting. The millwork in the home … Read the full article

Design Trends Today

I am often asked, “What are the newest design trends today? When answering this question I always think of the architectural style of my client’s home. Whether I am looking at a Georgian colonial or a contemporary home, I support an aesthetic design of the kitchen that respects the architectural style of the home. Next, … Read the full article

Media Rooms

This blog is the first of a series of blogs to come, that focus on media rooms. In the 21st century, technology has become an integral part of modern day life. As we move forward in this era of technology, it seems that the media room is increasingly becoming an essential part of the home. … Read the full article

Fairfax & Sammons

Fairfax & Sammons is an internationally recognized firm of classical architects specializing in residential architectural design.  Richard and Anne are, and will always be, the two architects in my life that became my mentors early on in my career.  I am forever grateful. In their own words they are “..committed to the tradition of architecture … Read the full article