Everything You need to know about the 2022 Seattle Gingerbread Village

The JDRF Gingerbread Village is back at the Sheraton Grand Seattle! We’re beyond thrilled to have this holiday tradition back in our rhythm, and we want to make sure you have everything you need to make it part of your traditions too! What is the Seattle Gingerbread Village? The Sheraton Grand Seattle Gingerbread Village is …

Gingerbread Village: The Future Is Bright!

It’s back! After a 2-year pandemic hiatus, JDRF’s annual Gingerbread Village at the Seattle Sheraton is back and open to visitors daily now through January 1, 2023! This year marks our tenth gingerbread scene, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to roll up our sleeves, break out our camp stoves, and build with our favorite …

Remodel vs. New Construction

There’s more than one way to achieve a truly custom home design. While building from the ground up provides an obvious opportunity for custom design, remodeling an existing home will also achieve a bespoke environment if handled with intentionality. The key is knowing which option is right for you–remodeling or new construction. Let’s look at …

The Art of Architecture: Cultivate

“The most innovative designers consciously reject the standard option box and cultivate an appetite for thinking wrong.” Marty Neumeier

5 Backyard Designs for the Pacific Northwest

Home is more than the roof and walls that offer shelter. It’s the unique way a kitchen reflects your personality, how the front door welcomes you in, and how your backyard design entices you to linger longer outside. Luxury home designs weave the best of architecture, interior design, and landscaping together into a single work …

The Art of Architecture: Invest in Beauty

“A design isn’t finished until someone is using it.” Brenda Laurel

Texture in Architecture

The art of architecture lies in the details. In how carefully selected materials can mimic forests and water within a home. In how a spiral staircase adds motion to an entryway. In how a living room’s soft wood floors can perfectly contrast with the stark limestone walls. Details matter. Texture matters. Texture—the result of carefully …

4 Nature-Inspired Homes

“When we build, let us think that we build forever.” John Ruskin The Pacific Northwest inspires. Beauty exists at every turn. Dramatic peaks, alpine meadows, expansive forests, and teaming waters create a scene of endless intrigue. And for the Pacific Northwest native, “home” should embrace all of it. Taking cues from natural surroundings is a …

The Art of Architecture: Imagination

“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you anywhere.” Albert Einstein

Why Building Costs More Than Buying a House

When choosing to build a custom home, there’s a general assumption that the cost will be similar to that of the current “comparable” market listings. People often expect a slightly higher cost due to the project’s custom nature, but few realize just how pronounced that difference can be. As a result, many people are surprised …