A Peek Into Our Process: Inspiration for Industrial Arts & Crafts Style and a Modern Palladian Villa

Project Architect Gretchen Weaver has some exciting work on her plate right now. She is developing a design for an Industrial Arts & Crafts style residence, as well as remodeling a Modern Palladian Villa.

Recently, a client approached us requesting an arts & crafts-style home, and asked that the design include polished concrete floors and influences from vintage boats. The first thing Gretchen did after receiving their request was to pull iconic imagery for inspiration. (This is often part of our process.) Her inspirational photos included imagery of Frank Lloyd Wright, Gustav Stickley, and Greene & Greene projects, and each selected photo did a wonderful job of showcasing the extensive woodworking details involved in typical classic style. Additionally, she looked for inspirational images that helped blend the line between traditional and modern industrial style.

Other current clients have requested a Modern Palladian Villa renovation to their home. They have expressed distress as their children are sleeping on opposite sides of the living room, and do not enjoy being separated. The family is looking to open their home up more, and create a modern and comfortable living space. At this time, the facade of their home is made up entirely of bricks and is quite formal, with beautiful Palladian-style windows. For the interior of their home, the family envisions a space that is clean, white, and modern with texture and comfort. Again pulling from photographs, Gretchen has worked to gather inspiration and ideas for the next step of the process.

Listening to clients’ desires and then pulling from various sources of inspiration to make their dreams become a reality is a fun and exciting part of this job. We enjoy being a part of the process as these projects take shape, and then seeing our ideas incorporated into a stunning finished project. Follow our journey with these new projects, and check back for further developments and updates!

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