A Step Above… Metallic Finishes on Staircase

Being the largest architectural feature in a space, the visual impact of a staircase can make a spectacular design statement. Often times, staircases are tucked away in back hallways, but for architects Marie McNally and Daniel Smith, this staircase was brought to the forefront. Their intention was to transcend an otherwise purely functional element and […]

Lighten up… Updating a Traditional Great Room

Color is a wonderful design tool. But too much of a dark hue can make a room feel closed in. When all of the wood surfaces and furnishings share the same tone, nothing stands out. Lightening up some of the details in these rooms can yield a fresh modern style.           […]