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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

Top 10 Kitchen Accessories

Part of what makes a good design functional is making sure that the accessories used in your kitchen are the most efficient for your needs. Some may seem like a good idea, but when you really take a look at them they take up more space than it’s worth. Many of these items have clearances that need … 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

William Lawrence Bottomley

  William Lawrence Bottomley was an important architect of the early 20th century.  Born in New York, New York in 1883, Bottomley is recognized as one of the most notable Colonial Revival designers of homes in the United States.  He attended the Horace Mann School and Columbia University before going to study at the American … Read the full article