Before & After | Contemporary Barn Renovation

It’s not a secret to anyone that I’m a huge fan of the TV program Fixer Upper and of the renovations Joanna Gaines & Chip (her husband) do. This before & after contemporary barn renovation was so great that I decided to share my insights with you. Also, I’ll give you 3 tips to help you understand what makes it a great design.

My first reaction to Joanna’s ability to merge contemporary and country style is admiration, to a point that my heart wants to melt in front of such a good work. Yeap, you read it correctly, I just went all the way in here by exposing my admiration in a metaphorical language – not shame on that! 🙂

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How A Small Laundry Room Was Transformed Into A Sleek Ultra-Efficient Space

“If your laundry room is prettier, it’s more fun to do laundry”.

How can you deny that having beautiful spaces do not affect the way you behave? I can’t imagine you arguing with this…spaces are constantly shaping your (our) behaviors without you noticing it. You should know that us, architects, study the sociology of humans to determine what is the best solution for a particular project, and that’s what makes design interesting! Read more

Stylish Outdoor Steps

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Architecture in Baltimore: Amazing Iron Work

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I just came from a road trip to the Southeast of USA. I had been dying (for years!) to visit this part of the country, and finally did it! As my friends know, I’d never catalog my trips as working, even if they could be labeled like that, because I love (triple love here) to see new places and interact with new people of different backgrounds.

The experience was amazing, thanks to my husband and lovely/well-behaved Mona (our dog). Adventure was the motto of the trip, including the sleeping arrangements we had throughout. Read more