Design Week: The Exterior – It’s reveal day!

Today is the final day in our Design Week series! We’ve taken you behind the scenes on the exterior, from inspiration, material choices, and the many, MANY decisions on colour. Now it’s finally time to see how it’s all coming together. So without further ado…here it is!!

Choosing Exterior Colours - The Dreamhouse Project

Design Week: The Exterior – Colour choice craziness!

The amount of colour choices that go into the exterior of a house is ASTONISHING! I always anticipated that the interior design decisions would be hard but it never crossed my mind that choosing colours for the exterior materials would make me want to tear my hair out. We were going through so many options […]

Design Week: The Exterior – Mixing Materials

After narrowing in on the look we were going for, we set out to finding the right materials to accomplish it. While finding someone like the WDR Roofing Company to do the roof is easy enough, it turns out – we simply live on the wrong coast for most other things. Who knew?? Apparently the […]

Design Week: The Exterior – Achieving the look

Today kicks off our second Design Week and this time it’s all about the exterior of the Dreamhouse. When we left off last time, we revealed the conceptual elevation drawings & first colour renderings of the exterior. Of course drawings are easy. The hard part is bringing the drawings to life to achieve the look […]

Dreamhouse sneak peek

Back at it! Plus an exterior sneak peek…

Happy Thursday folks – and Happy Thanksgiving to all our Ameri-friends! First of all, I feel like I should apologize for the radio silence over the last couple of weeks. Between broken laptops, business trips, a sick pre-schooler & some much needed family time, there hasn’t been a whole lot of room left in my […]

Architectural drawings

Design Week: The Dreamhouse Revealed

Well Design Week is coming to a close.  In case you missed it be sure to check out the rest of this week’s posts. We first took you through our search for inspiration, then outlined how we focused in on our full wish list and created our look book. Today we’re finally revealing The Dreamhouse […]

Cortona Exterior - by Cornerstone Architects, Austin, TX

Design Week: The Look Book

Once we got through the initial research, we took a more in-depth look at the photos we had compiled. What we figured out is that overall we love modern contemporary architecture and we want our house to reflect that in its design both inside and out. That said, we’d still like to maintain a bit […]

Olive Tree Lane Contemporary Exterior by Mark English Architects AIA, San Francisco, CA

Design Week: The Inspiration

Today we’re kicking off Design Week – or probably what will become the first of several recurring ‘design weeks’ as a project like ours just has so many different phases of the design process. This week we’ll be focusing on the architectural design.