5 More Fireplace Designs for Fall

The fireplace is the quintessential place where beauty and comfort meet. It provides the basic human necessity of warmth amid the cooler seasons, often with character and elegance. Great fireplace design brings beauty and delight to the home. Art & Warmth Canvas and Light frames the classic fireplace design with color and light. A striking painting …

Art in the Details

A great home lies in fine details. Beauty begins in textures, colors, and angles working in perfect harmony. No point is overlooked. Fixture Every custom designed home should bear the unique fingerprints of its owners. The English Craftsman project does so more than most. After taking a metalworking class, the homeowner contributed handmade light fixtures …

4 More New Home Designs

From traditional English cottages to contemporary family homes to luxury garages, every home design project is a new exploration of the art of architecture. We recently published several new home designs to our collection. Here are four to explore. Redmond Retreat Close to the city yet in a world unto itself, Redmond Retreat merges beauty …

Navigating a Kitchen Remodel

The kitchen is one of the most used—and most loved—spaces in the home. It’s also a unique opportunity to perfectly merge the best of form and function. Kitchen remodels can be simultaneously exciting and daunting, yet they’re a great way to breathe new life into your home. Here are a few points to consider before …

Best of Houzz 2019

We’re excited to announce that Gelotte Hommas Drivdahl Architecture was awarded “Best of Houzz 2019” in the Design category! The Best of Houzz badge is awarded annually, in three categories: Design, Customer Service, and Photography. Design awards honor professionals whose work was the most popular among the Houzz community. It’s an honor to know that …

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 …

Front Door Style

Every homeowner bears a unique style, a unique expression of their story. From music preferences to home decor, that style bears witness to the distinct individual. Our goal is to convey our clients’ style and story through every inch of their home, beginning with the front entrance. Ratio House Ratio House’s entrance is an experience …

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 …

The Color of Luxury Home Design

“Mere color…can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways.” Oscar Wilde We play with light, shape, and volumes. It’s part of the art of architecture. These concepts capture our creativity and dominate great luxury home design. In this realm, we discover the impact color has on a space. How natural light brings out …

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 …