Thriving in Place for Mom

Posted on: May 22, 2019

I remember my childhood home.  A typical split-foyer found in almost any Northern Virginia neighborhood built between the 50s and 80s.  I remember scaling the upper level railing, hanging over the foyer, as I played Barbie and pretending to be falling off the “cliff” during – what I referred to as – my jungle Barbie…

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10 Tips: Incorporating Holistic Design to Your Remodel

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Posted on: April 25, 2019

For years people have bought a house based on a number of bedrooms, school district, commute to work, or a price point.  All logical reasons to include when purchasing a house.  Perhaps put a coat of paint on the walls and, the next thing you know, the moving truck arrives.  I had a client say…

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Understanding Holistic Design

Posted on: March 27, 2019

For years, the majority of folks have been obsessed with how a space looks and functions. We are pivoting to a time where we want to live in spaces that support us not just from a functional and visually appealing way but to a space that can also support our inspirational desires. We want to…

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Start the Conversation: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Posted on: December 10, 2018

  “Should I stay, or should I go?”   Without a doubt, this is a favorite topic with both clients and friends who are questioning the meaning of “what’s next” in their lives. Whether seen as daunting or exciting, the path on this new adventure can definitely be broken down into bite-size pieces for consideration.…

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Creative Problem Solving: More Than A “Kitchen Remodel”

Posted on: August 27, 2018

  Christopher and Cynthia Heimann purchased their 1950s home over 15 years ago.  Like so many of our clients they love where they live with family and friends nearby. Cynthia explained, “Chris’ family lives in Arlington, so dinners of 6-10 people are not uncommon.” However, the layout of their home just did not accommodate their…

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THRIVING IN PLACE: Main-Level Living, Not Just for the Elderly

Posted on: July 10, 2018

What components make for main-level living? Most think of the kitchen, living/family rooms and dining room – but what about the master suite, laundry room, and the hallways? Make access simple and safe for everyone by locating everything necessary to daily life on the main level of your home. Aging in Place, or what we…

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BABY BOOMERS PLAN TO AGE IN PLACE: Your Kitchen – Haven or Hassle?

Posted on: May 29, 2018

Isn’t it true that when guests arrive they all seem to gravitate in the kitchen?  Kids return home from school, grandchildren come to visit, the neighbors drop in… and everyone ends up wedged between the sink and the fridge. Very few cooks enjoy being confined in a tight space to prepare a meal when company…

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BABY BOOMERS PLAN TO AGE IN PLACE: Hub of the Home

Posted on: May 4, 2018

  Most would agree that the kitchen is the hub (heart) of the home. It’s where the family gathers for meals, queues up for carpools and prepares holiday feasts. It is the energetic center of the house – the fulcrum of all things family. Even in today’s busy world, where parents and children are rushing…

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Design: Discovering Potential in a 1950’s Mid-Century Modern Home

Posted on: April 24, 2018

  Clients, Kelly and Mike, who wanted to live within the Lake Barcroft community of Falls Church, had been looking for a lake front property for several years. After viewing many homes on the lake, senior design consultant, Roger Lataille, was asked to view a piece of property with them to help identify a home’s…

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BABY BOOMERS PLAN TO AGE IN PLACE: Where Do You Begin?

Posted on: April 6, 2018

  As throngs of Baby Boomers move our collective attention to the concept of Aging in Place, here are two thoughts to keep in mind: Choice gives you power. Future Planning gives you that choice. It’s funny how we plan for most everything else in our lives, except to age. As an aging Boomer myself…

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