Monthly Archives: October 2013

Hospitality designers: Tips on creating an aesthetically pleasing space

One of the key responsibilities of any designer whether they are working on a residential, commercial or hospitality project, is to create an aesthetically pleasing environment that functions well for all who use the space.  To be successful this requires … Continue reading

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Just for fun……stars who dabble in interior design

When you live and work in Hollywood it quickly becomes apparent that most “stars” are just normal people like you and me.  They have their jobs that keep them in the public eye but they also enjoy personal hobbies and … Continue reading

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Dissecting door hardware

When is a door knob just a door knob?  Never!  There are several components that come together with the end result being the door knob you or your customers take for granted several times every single day. If you were … Continue reading

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Who let the dogs out? Dogs in design

Dogs have been a big part of interior design for centuries.  It is not uncommon to visit one of the beautiful castles that dot the landscape of England, Germany and other European countries and find exquisitely detailed oil paintings of … Continue reading

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The secrets of woodworking Part 4: custom furniture, the finished product.

In this series we have discussed the various types of wood we prefer to work with as well as the difference between solid wood and veneer.  Over the years we have created many beautiful items of custom furniture that reside in … Continue reading

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The secrets of woodworking Part 3: specialized wood and veneers

If you have read our previous posts in this series on woodworking then you are familiar with veneers and solid woods and how the selection process is made by Martin Pierce. This takes us to specialized veneers like Tamo, English … Continue reading

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The secrets of woodworking Part 2: veneers and burls

In our previous post we discussed the value and beauty of some of Martin’s favorite solid woods– cherry and walnut.  But the creation of custom furniture often requires the use of veneers to arrive at the desired pattern or design. … Continue reading

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