Selecting Exterior House Colors

Over the years we’ve had the opportunity of helping many clients choose an exterior color scheme. As we’ve refined our approach, we’ve tallied a list of key considerations:   -Identify which part of the house is most often used. For example, if the house has a small frontage, and most of the residents’ time is …

Safety First

We’ve recently completed a pair of bathrooms in San Francisco. One of the main ideas of the Master Bathroom was to create an open-plan feel with its adjacent bedroom and closet. Our design proposal called for two immensely tall (low-iron) glass wall partitions to flank the bathroom entry’s wing walls. The challenge of executing this …

White Hot + Blue

It is one thing to be fully aware of the enduring genius of Jack Lenor Larsen - the single most important textile designer of all time, and quite another to be fortunate enough to be included in one of LongHouse Reserve's mid-summer events.   I recently returned from a party that was like none other  I …

Technology in a Design Firm Pt. II

Accurate, instantaneous communication and transparency are vital in today’s complex design projects. How can a boutique design firm – like most residential firms – answer these demands? FEBRUARY 2012 – Project Specific Websites Recently we found ourselves in a position in which we are working on four projects in varying locations that have extensive construction components. …

Mini-Series Coming Soon !

Stay tuned next week for a two part blog on ways we have found to use technology in our design practice. It is my hope that you will find inspiration that will move you personally and professionally. -MICHAEL M. MERRILL ASID, CID

‘I was getting more than I was giving’ – Article by The ReMarker

"In giving to the people in your community, you will always get back, in my experience, as fast as I give." All of us have resources and strengths that we take for granted or even forget. Over the last few years I have been increasingly aware of the resources I have from the boys school I attended for …