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Whimsical Design

In Architecture, DIY Project, Interior Design, Out Buildings, Residential Homes on September 19, 2012 at 8:50 pm

I recently had someone tell me they were looking for a “touch of whimsy” in their design.  The request got me wondering how that could be accomplished without crossing the line into kitsch. So as any good designer would, I embarked on a case study journey. Well, OK, so all did was search the internet.  As expected, I had to wade through a deluge of pictures to find a few ideas that had a flair of whimsical fancy, yet given the right context, didn’t seem to cross the line.

Click on any of the images to go their original sources.

Rustic Whimsy:

Tree House Whimsy:

Modern Whimsical:

Whimsical Interiors | Furniture:

If you’re looking to add a touch of whimsy to your next new home or remodel give us a call!  We service Berks, Lancaster, Lebanon, Montgomery, and Chester counties in Pennsylvania.

Small Homes

In Out Buildings, Residential Homes on October 7, 2011 at 6:21 pm

These small homes by  tumbleweed are commendable in concept and design.  They value character over square footage.  Great spaces for vacation getaways and out buildings

Have an outbuilding or vacation getaway that you need designed/built?  Contact us!


In Out Buildings on September 1, 2011 at 9:49 pm

An outbuilding is a great way to add new spaces dedicated to specific functions.   If designed well, they enhance and add definition to your outdoor living spaces.  Below are some outbuildings featured on Builder Online that represent various applications of design responding to site specific circumstances.

Architect: Albertsson Hansen Architecture, Minneapolis Builder: Artisan Builders, Minneapolis

Pool Pavilion: Architect: Saniee Architects, Greenwich, Conn. Builder: H&Y Construction, Brookfield, Conn.

Tea Houses: Architect: Swatt|Miers Architect, Emeryville, Calif. Builder: Neto Builders, Los Gatos, Calif.

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