One Family Room- Four Choices

One Family Room- Four Choices

One of our clients challenged us to create four separate looks for her family room. The inspiration boards below offered different looks for upholstered furniture, window treatments, and wall covering. Which would you choose?

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Upodate – Appalachian Woodwrights

Upodate – Appalachian Woodwrights

APP wood

Owner Dennis Woolard is passionate about his work making incredible doors .

Appalachian Woodwrights creates custom wood doors and millwork. From French Country to Mountain & Lake styles, from Traditional to Transitional style entry and interior doors,  “AppWood”, designs and builds custom doors and millwork using traditional construction methods with an attention to detail that meets the expectations of the most discerning designers, homeowners and their builders.






Hand carved door

Why a Designer – originally published by ADAC Atlanta

Why a Designer – originally published by ADAC Atlanta


Interior design professionals can change your life by assisting you in creating a home and/or office environment in which you can be most productive and creative. In a time when our homes have become our refuge, design professionals are an invaluable resource in several areas (such as color) to help you achieve the desired impact of an individual room or the whole house.


A common myth exists that designers are an unnecessary expense when planning your design project. In actuality, a designer can save you thousands of dollars in one room by preventing costly mistakes. Designers have been trained in scale, proportion, balance, color, texture, and product quality, all of which are essential to a successful design project. Lighting, for example, when properly selected and installed, can transform the entire setting of a room.


Designers can be hired for just one hour, perhaps to select a paint color or sofa, or for an entire home or office project. There is a broad range of professionals available in various disciplines of the trade. A designer asked her client why she had included design services as an essential part of her project. Her response was simply, “I wanted to do it right and do it only once.” When you find yourself at the end of the day yearning for the comfort of your newly decorated home, or inspired each morning by your new office surroundings, you may find that working with a design professional was one of the best decisions you ever made.



ASID Fall Conference Frank Lloyd Wright’s “Broad Margin”

ASID Fall Conference Frank Lloyd Wright’s “Broad Margin”


This year the ASID Carolinas Chapter Fall conference was held in Greenville SC.  We were allowed a private visit of the Frank Lloyd Wright home, “Broad Margins”,  located in downtown Greenville, SC. The structure consists of about 1900 square feet of living space in addition to a carport, tool storage area, and patio.

This is one of less than 20 of Wright’s buildings in the Southeast and one of only two in South Carolina.

The irregularly shaped home was built for sisters Charley and Gabrielle Austin and is of Wright’s “Usonian” Style.  The structure itself is built into the side of the a mountain.

Throughout the house almost all of the furniture is of cypress and was specifically designed for the house. All of the hardware throughout the house is solid brass, and all of the doors, windows, and light fixtures were made on the site out of heart cypress.

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