Exploring the Rich History of Interior Design

Interior Design in History

The history of interior design dates back to the early era of human civilization. For instance, rich furniture made of priceless metals and stones, colorful paintings, and elaborate symbols decorated ancient Egyptian homes. These interiors had great cultural and philosophical importance in addition to being functional; every piece was carefully picked to suggest riches, power, and spirituality.  Read on to learn how home design has evolved over the ages, and how history still influences interior design today.  

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Making the Most of Small Spaces

In 2024, saving space while staying stylish is everything.  Not only are homeowners looking for practical solutions to maximize every square foot, they are also seeking designs that add an illusion of space and openness.  Read our four top space-saving hacks to transform your small spaces into functional and stylish havens. 


Dining nook
We kept it simple for the small dining nook of this custom home we built in Clearwater. Clean lines, neutral colors, and a single pendant create a calm space overlooking the pool.

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Should I Use Crown Molding in My Home?

Crown molding in dining room
This historic home we remodeled in Clearwater included crown molding to complement the classic design.

When it comes to home decor and interior design, every detail counts. One design element that has stood the test of time and adds a touch of elegance and sophistication to any space is crown molding. Crown molding is a decorative trim installed where the walls meet the ceiling, and it can transform the look and feel of a room. But is it the right choice for your home? In this blog, we’ll explore the pros and cons of using crown molding in your home to help you make an informed decision.

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The Ever-Changing Landscape of American Home Design

American homes have been shaped by various historical eras, each leaving a distinct mark on their architectural styles and interior design. From the refined elegance of Neoclassicism to the luxury of the Victorian Era, the functional simplicity of the Mid-20th Century boom, and the multicultural influences brought by immigrants, these historical periods have had a lasting impact on the homes we live in today. This Independence Day, let’s explore how each era has influenced modern American homes and contributed to the diverse and rich melting pot of American home design today.


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A Guide to Choosing the Perfect Interior Doors for Your Home

Wood pocket door
This interior pocket door was custom made to provide a seamless transition between the mudroom and the kitchen of this beautiful home we remodeled in Harbor Oaks.


Interior doors are not just functional elements; they can greatly enhance the style, privacy, and flow of your living spaces. From pocket doors to French doors, each type offers unique benefits and considerations. In this guide, we will explore various types of interior doors and provide simple tips to help you make informed decisions when selecting them.

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5 Tips for Designing Kitchen Backsplash

Pennies Backsplash Tile
This modern kitchen in Clearwater used the backsplash as its focal point. The client, an artist, hand painted some of the penny tile to get the color to her liking.


When it comes to designing a kitchen, the backsplash can be the icing on the cake that pulls everything together. A well-designed backsplash can elevate the look of the entire kitchen, adding color, texture, and personality. However, with so many options available, designing a backsplash can be a daunting task. To help you navigate the process, we’ve compiled a list of five tips for designing a kitchen backsplash that is both functional and beautiful. Whether you’re looking for something timeless or trendy, these tips will help you create a backsplash that suits your style and enhances your kitchen’s overall aesthetic.Continue reading

Irish Influence on American Architecture

St Patrick's Day

With St. Patrick’s Day coming up, what better way to celebrate than with an article on the ways the Irish have influenced American architecture? From the Gothic Revival style of churches to the Victorian-era row houses, Irish architects and builders have left their mark on the American landscape. Even iconic buildings like the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building were designed by Irish-American architects. The Irish have influenced the United States in so many ways, affecting our politics, industry, organized labor, religion, literature, music, and art. A less-known contribution is their architectural influence. 

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Indian Rocks Beach

project details

10 townhomes, 5 buildings

Contemporary/Scandinavian Design

Full Design-Build Project, with our team taking care of everything from conceptual design and construction documents, through preconstruction, permitting and logistics, to full construction and completion.

Within walking distance of the beach

Units already selling

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What to Do About Supply Chain Disruptions

Concrete Foundation
The pre-construction period on this project we are doing on Indian Rocks Beach involved meticulous planning, which helped us avoid delays due to supply chain issues. We are building six new luxury townhomes near the beach. 


Are you renovating or building a home and pulling your hair out because of materials delays?  Does it feel like prices seem to fluctuate by the hour?  Supply chain disruptions have been problematic in the construction industry for a couple of years now, and we’ve had to deal with a lot of issues, from soaring lumber prices to months’ delays on windows and doors.  Here are a few suggestions to help you keep your project on schedule despite supply chain disruptions:

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The Difference Between Lump-Sum and Cost-Plus Construction Contracts

Construction Contracts
Our team does in-depth planning and design before pricing a project and presenting a contract to our clients. In order to present an accurate cost, we must have all the planning done and included in the scope of work.

We get a lot of questions from homeowners about how to price their construction project.  When it comes to custom home building, there is no “one size fits all,” cookie-cutter costing system.  Every single project is unique and different – which means it involves its own design, its own construction practices, and thus its own unique price.  But did you know that there are many different ways to get bids on your construction project?  In this article, we will discuss two of the most popular kinds of construction contracts: lump-sum and cost-plus.  It is important that you understand the difference, including the pros and cons of each, so that you can make the right decision when it comes to requesting financial information on your project.

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