Stone World of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design has featured two of our bathrooms in an online March 29, 2013 article. Actually, only the Asian-inspired bath mentions us by name; although we did construction work for the second feature. In any even, it’s interesting to read into how our finishes expert Mark Evans works with clients to hand select materials to flush out a bathroom design. There’s a lot of intuition and collaboration that goes into this type of approach. In the end it’s really satisfying because the design is not dictated from above; instead it’s a result of a knowledgeable designer acting in concert with clients, who are, after all, the ones who will utilize and benefit from the process for years and years to come. Read the whole thing at the link below (the article has very good documentation of a wide variety of materials used):
This recent article in the April/May issue ofUrban Home showcases one of our classic outdoor living projects. One can already feel summer in the air (although not today, with this amazing freak May cold front!)—but notwithstanding that, it’s time to start thinking about pools and how they integrate with landscaping. It’s nice to live outside in Texas if there are enough design elements to ameliorate the intense heat. This project uses shade structures, porches, water, overheard ventilation, and leafy foliage.
Professional Builder just came out with a section on “New Approaches to Master Bath Design” in its April 2013 digital edition. It breaks down what it sees as the newest trends as well as showcasing a number of different approaches to bath layout and finish selections. CG&S’ portion showcases a harmonious combination of frameless glass shower with river rock floor, glass tile, quartz countertops, and walnut cabinetry.
In our renovation projects we often provide light to dark places, such as passages, dressing rooms, bathrooms, and hallways. To accomplish this we use sky lights, “sun tubes”, and more traditional lighting schemes. On the project below, we took a more decorative and artistic approach; a back-lit art glass panel. This Old House did a little piece on it; check it out!