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Designing a Home? Take a Vacation

There are few situations that cast a magnifying glass on family dynamics better than a family vacation. Make that a vacation with ten family members, across three generations, in a two bedroom cabin in the woods, and you’ve got yourself the setting for a Hollywood blockbuster! Whether it will be a heart-warming comedy or a… Read More…

HPD in the News – Dallas Morning News!

HPD co-founder, Laura Davis, is featured in a May 24 Dallas Morning News article about the latest trends in outdoor furniture and décor. For many Texas homeowners, exterior living areas have become extensions of indoor ones. Outdoor spaces like patios are being used year-round rather than just during spring and summer.  As Davis says in the… Read More…

Time to Show Your Home’s Storage Some Summer Lovin’

This time of year, I find myself pulling short sleeve tops from the far reaches of my closet to be front and center. Our goose down comforter from the master bedroom gets packed away for another six months. My kids start digging for the pool towels from the depths of our hall linen closet. And,… Read More…

Top 10 Podcast for Architects: the Architecture Happy Hour

Our podcast, The Architecture Happy Hour, has been recognized by Nichiha as one of the top 10 podcasts for architects.  Nichiha is a leading international fiber cement manufacturer. You can read the article here.

Architecture Happy Hour Recognized as Best Architecture Podcast

We are so excited to have our podcast, The Architecture Happy Hour, listed among many great architecture podcasts! TMD Studio in London wrote an article honoring the the best podcasts for architecture and design. You can read the article here.

Behind the Scenes at Fixer Upper

We admit it: we’re unrepentant Fixer Upper junkies. It’s as gratifying for us as it is for non-architect viewers to see rooms and houses take shape over just a few weeks. Because we’re curious, though, we decided to take a closer look at how our favorite reality TV hosts, Chip and Joanna Gaines, make the… Read More…

HGTV: Reality or Unreality TV for Those Looking to Remodel Their Home

A huge shout-out to HGTV! Thanks to hours and hours of binge watching, we think we now know how to remodel a home. We had just been going about it the wrong way! Day One: Purchase home. Day Two: Visit home to see what you bought, the condition the home is in, and see who… Read More…

Buy or Renovate? NOW is the Perfect Time to Remodel!

Dallas is booming and the housing market is hot. It is the hottest it has been since before the recession. And, a number of our clients are responding by engaging us to renovate their homes. Odd? Perhaps. Yet, there are a number of good reasons for it. First, there aren’t many houses available to buy… Read More…

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