Custom Design Fosters Healthy Homes

Not long ago, Medina architects Curtis Gelotte and Eric Drivdahl partnered with Macadam Floor and Design to explore 2018’s interior design trends. In an age of ever-growing research on the effects of lifestyle and environment on personal health and wellness, it’s no surprise that healthy homes are a high priority. No two lives are the …

No Place Like Home for the Holidays

“Home is the nicest word there is.” Laura Ingalls Wilder Cards, gingerbread villages, and mounds of cookies: we love all of it. From Thanksgiving through the New Year, the Gelotte Hommas Drivdahl team savors every bit of the holidays. This season reminds us afresh of who we are: a team of Bellevue architects committed to …

4 Ways BIM Transforms Your Dream Home

As architects, we’re immersed in every aspect of home design. We naturally think and visualize in terms of space and depth and light and everything that impacts exquisite custom design. But we also understand that our clients don’t always visualize their home in the same ways we do. That’s why we love building information modeling …

Seeking Symmetry

Out of classical thought came the idea that beauty lies in proportion, for without proportion, there is only chaos. Nested in that idea is longing for symmetry. Whether it’s flowers, furniture, or faces, the more symmetrical an object is, the more the human eye perceives beauty. Home architecture is no exception. When it comes to …

This Seaside Bathroom is Sure to Wow

Dreaming of a spa-like master bath? Gelotte Hommas’ Meydenbauer architects designed a stunner of a bathroom in their Cape Cod inspired home, Northeast by Northwest. Here are some of the design features that make this beautiful bathroom so enviable:   A dramatic ceiling brings a touch of romance. Traditional Cape Cod’s include sharply steepled roofs. …

Incorporating Natural Elements in Cedar Haven

Building a home in the mountains usually requires chopping down some trees. However, the Gelotte Hommas designed Cedar Haven was not only made with recycled trees from the surrounding area, but the architects also found ingenious and inspiring ways to incorporate these trees into the home’s rustic contemporary design. Hoping to evoke the feel of …

Impress Your Houseguests With a Beautiful Fire Pit

Even though fire can no longer claim the same importance in our lives that it commanded from our predecessors, it still retains something of its primordial appeal. Perhaps it is the beautiful visuals of its ever-changing existence or perhaps it is the storied relationship between home and hearth. Whatever the cause, home fire pits are …

Love Art? Build In the Perfect Art Gallery to House Your Favorite Works

If you love art, there is no better way to indulge your appreciation than to build your own collection of paintings and drawings. Once you have this collection, however, it deserves a place of honor in your home. Use these home design inspiration tips to create an art gallery where your favorite works can be …

Get an Amazing Kitchen by Using These Ideas

The kitchen is the heart of the home. When designing a kitchen, it’s important that it becomes a room that you cherish and appreciate. Try using some of these kitchen inspiration ideas to create a room that’s both functional and attractive: Modern kitchens almost always include a kitchen island, and it’s a good choice to …

Keys to Decorating a New Home

If you’re moving to a new place, you’ve obviously got a lot of things on your to-do list, and we understand that decorating a new home may be last thing on the list. But taking time now to plan your new home’s layout will make the decorating process much easier. To make decorating a new …