Casa del Sol: An Island Vacation Home

Regardless of season, knowing that you’ve got a quiet place to escape to makes all the difference. Vacation homes in the Pacific Northwest capture the wonders of our region, inspiring us with days by the beach or afternoons breathing mountain air. They provide space to disconnect from work and the busyness of modern life. Casa …

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 …

A Room with a View

Regardless of season, the Pacific Northwest offers exquisite views of natural beauty and changing seasons. Snow covered mountains in the winter, a patchwork quilt of trees in the fall, glistening waterfronts in the summer, and all the blooming wonders spring brings. Windows play a crucial role in connecting us with the the rest of the …

Bathed in Light: Natural Light and Bathrooms

Light is crucial in home design. We play with it as we orient a home in a specific direction, as we place windows and determine their sizes, and as we consider colors, textures, and materials that will magnify or soften it. Natural light also plays important roles in our health and well-being. It awakens the …

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GHA joins 49 other interior designers

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 …

Building On a Great Location? Take Advantage of Your View

When you purchased your land, you probably focused on finding the most attractive plot around. Maybe your land offers a great view of a trickling stream, or maybe you can see a deep forest on three sides of your plot. You want to get as much enjoyment out of this setting as possible, and one …

Elements of Design with Gelotte Hommas: Part I

t’s no secret that when Gelotte Hommas designs a space many factors come into play. Some of the biggest factors that come into the process are the elements of design. If you check out the Gelotte Hommas website, you know that six significant elements of design are outlined and strongly emphasized. However, just to give you …