Texture in Home Design

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 …

Rise Up: The Art of Staircase Design

If a house has more than one level, a staircase is vital. Yet staircases can exist for more than mere function. They act as practical art, gorgeous storage, and gateways to new spaces. And since stairs dominate a considerable amount of space, why not be intentional in your home’s staircase design?   Sculpted Stairs Seattle …

Of the Hill: Building on a Hill

The Pacific Northwest is anything but flat. That’s part of the beauty of our region. Mountainous landscapes and uneven terrain provide intrigue wherever you look. Yet while our landscape may be beautiful, it’s also sometimes hard to find a flat building site with the perfect view. Building on a hill often poses a challenge, to …

Prairie Style Architect

Art is a discovery and development of elementary principles of nature into beautiful forms suitable for human use. Frank Lloyd Wright We love and live a variety of design styles, from traditional gothic architecture to contemporary design. Every project is a new opportunity to exercise creativity in our endeavor to create livable art. Several years …

8 Superb Outdoor Entertaining Spaces

As we head into the extended Fourth of July weekend, we can’t help but think of all the BBQs, family reunions, pool parties, and lake house gatherings that launch the true Pacific Northwest summer season. Independence Day weekend presents an opportunity for laidback, fun-in-the-sun memories with friends and family, so we’ve gathered a few of …

Kitchen and Bath Industry Show Recap

GHA shares its thoughts on the 2017 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show.

6 Resources to Inspire Your Style

We’ve found a few resources to inspire your dream home!

A Delectable Dream Kitchen

Thanksgiving is now behind us, and the Christmas season is upon us. It’s that scrumptious, food-filled time of year that has many people dusting off their dreams for the perfect kitchen. When clients approached us with their vision for a delectable kitchen, we invited Chef John Howie of Seastar Restaurant and Raw Bar to lend …

GHA on Houzz

Gelotte Hommas Architecture recently woke up one morning to learn that one of our projects had been featured in a Houzz article. The article, “How to Live With Plants,” explores the creative incorporation of plants and flowers into home designs and features projects from several great architecture and design firms. The Houzz article suggests growing …

Dwelling on Windows

“I discovered windows one afternoon, and after that, nothing was ever the same.”  Anne Spollen Windows are a key feature in most homes—especially for the Pacific Northwest natives who peak through the window each morning to determine how waterproof their shoes ought to be that day! At one point, windows were merely small holes in …