Houston-based custom home builder Frankel Building Group is defying the odds and selling more homes in a rough economy by building homes to LEED standard. To build better homes and distinguish its services from competitors, the family-run, full-service firm has installed Crestron control solutions in each of the homes in ParkGate Reserve, a new residential […]
NeoCon World Trade’s Fair in Chicago from June 13-15, was a spectacular view into a deeper universe of interior architectural design. This years themes seemed to be sustainability, simplicity and slick looks. with the current economic climate and tightened budgets, clients are looking to stretch their dough so that they have an environment that will last longer and go farther.
For many years, outdoor furniture was treated as a disposable category. These days, manufacturers are emphasizing style and comfort – and many consumers aren’t flinching at the price tag. Homeowners are considering these elegant outdoor furnishings as investments they plan to keep season after season.
No matter which show you attend this year, the big news is environmentally friendly products and natural materials. The Sustainable Furnishings Council warns that while many companies in all sorts of industries use terms such as “green,” “eco-friendly,” “environmentally safe,” and “sustainable” when advertising their products, none of those terms have any consensual definitions at […]
Melissa Morgan Sutherland, CKD, of Nashville-based Hermitage Lighting’s Kitchen Design Gallery division, was touched when a husband-and-wife client came to her with a dilemma: they were tired of the master bath design they had lived with for 10 years that divided the space into his and hers sections.