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Master Architect: William T. Baker

July 29th, 2015

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A building, or a home, becomes an exquisite work of art when special attention has been paid to every detail, everywhere you look.  It’s richly layered and creates a sense of history and permanence in classic styles like French, English and Georgian.  In researching master architects for our Atlanta and Dallas Design Campus Live Events next January, I came across the work of William T. Baker.  His work is magnificent.  Each element, detail and finish is stunning, and I was especially impressed by his rendering – skills taught to him by his furniture designer father at the age of 5.  The concentration it takes in drawing is something I’m sure defined his sense of impeccable taste and quality.

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Here are some images from Bill Baker’s portfolio that I find stunning.

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Baker knows when to show restraint in order to allow a design feature, like this coffered ceiling, to shine.

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Notice architectural details like deep windows ledges, chic arches, dentil molding, and a fantastic stair rail.

 

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Such beautiful cabinets, and check out that hood.  This French Country style is refined yet relaxed.

 

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Bring the eye up with drapery panels to discover a classic ceiling molding detail.

 

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I always love a great bookshelf (and ceiling molding again!)

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A beautiful Georgian Home, classic in white with black windows and doors.  Can you see that entry door?

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Here’s his rendering

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Stunning Staircase

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There are so many delicate details in this fireplace mantel.

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Rich and Regal

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Again, the ceilings, moldings, arched built in bookcases, columns – everywhere you look is delightful.

Architectural Digest featured an Atlanta home by Interior Designer, Suzanne Kasler, who partnered with Bill Baker, that is both elegant and relaxing at the same time, completely without pretension.

 

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Laid back wood paneled walls and molding as a backdrop to fine traditional furniture.  And yes, that fireplace….Oh Yes.

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Even with a more relaxed design, the details are still in the slight curves of the cabinets.

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Nothing too over the top with this warm wood ceiling.

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I can’t get enough of this sweet ceiling.  I’m incredibly inspired.

Having an interior architecture background has helped us bring our client’s homes up to a more elevated level, as shown in a few of our past projects below:

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In learning about other master architects and designers like William T. Baker, we sharpen our eyes, refine our taste and recognize beauty in the fine lines.  It gives us something to aspire to, and for that I am grateful.

Please join us at either Design Campus in Atlanta January 15-17 or Dallas 22-23 where you will have the pleasure of hearing this master William T. Baker speak on his craft.  You won’t want to miss it!

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On Trend for 2015

June 19th, 2015

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We’ve been seeing a lot of exciting styles happening in interior design this year.  It’s almost as if there are no rules – just go for what you love and whatever makes you happy.  Many of these individual styles are often mixed together to make a fun and richly layered home.  Check out the big trends of Blue and White, Trellis, Botanical, Coastal and Boho Chic.  We LOVE them!

 

BLUE and WHITE
The most popular by far is blue and white.  It’s classic, pretty and always in style.

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TRELLIS
Trellis adds texture and dimension to a room and can be used as wallpaper, fabrics or architectural detail.

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ORGANIC BOTANICAL
Feel romantic and get back to nature with flowers, plants and birds.

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COASTAL
We’re always drawn to the ocean for it’s calming comfortable vibe.

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Contemporary Beach House living room

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BOHO CHIC
The tip to creating the boho chic look is to layer, layer, layer – fabrics, materials, textures, lighting and color.

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Whatever style, whatever your personality and whatever you feel drawn to most, just go for it!

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Coming to America! The Real Design Women

June 12th, 2015

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After airing in HGTV Canada, France, Israel, the Middle East and countless countries around the world my TV series The Real Designing Women finally hits the US!  You can check it out on the Ion Network.

They’re not just at the top of their game, they are the game – Four of the most successful female interior designers working in North America today, Dee Dee Taylor Eustace (Toronto) Lori Dennis (L.A.) Jennifer Flanders and Nina Freudenberger (NYC) lead us on a fun, fascinating and completely real jaunt through everything and anything design and decorating related (real designers, real clients, real everyone) – it’s their world and we’re welcome to it.

 

Hope you enjoy the fun and fabulousness!

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