HPD Architecture + Interior Blog

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Welcome to the HPD Architecture blog. You’ll find the latest blog and podcasts listed here on topics ranging from choosing architecture as a career, to the sensitive restoration of historical landmarks – as well as advice for homeowners on home design, building, decor and maintenance.  Go on and subscribe so you don’t miss the next post!

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How to disinfect, not damage, your home’s surfaces

How to disinfect, not damage, your home’s surfaces

COVID-19 has caused many of us to remain at home to help “flatten the curve” on the spread of the virus. Now is a great time to do some clean and disinfect your home. Before you dive into that endeavor though you may want to know what types of cleaners are safe for...

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9 Questions to Ask Before Designing A House

9 Questions to Ask Before Designing A House

  Ready to design your dream home?  What questions to ask before designing a home? We often receive phone calls from homeowners looking for information about what to expect when designing their new dream home or renovating their current one. Before we can start...

6 Fun, Modern, and Trending Indoor Planter Ideas

6 Fun, Modern, and Trending Indoor Planter Ideas

One of the current home decor trends is to bring natural elements into your home. There are so many creative ways to add plants to your interiors, the containers are as interesting as the greenery! Here are six innovative ideas to get you started: This post contains...

Are You Too Old to Become an Architect? Absolutely Not!

Are You Too Old to Become an Architect? Absolutely Not!

Are you interested in pursuing an education in architecture and a career as an architect? Are you working full-time? Are you married? Do you have kids? How do you navigate both family and career? How long will it take? Is it worth it? Are you too old?First and...

How to Renovate Your Bachelor Pad to a Home for Married Life

How to Renovate Your Bachelor Pad to a Home for Married Life

When you bought your home, was it just for you? Getting married may mean you look at that layout a little differently for life when "me" becomes "we." If you suspect that your bachelor pad might need to move some walls, we can help. Changing a great guy hangout into a...

Decorating Tips to Transition Away From Bachelor Pad

Decorating Tips to Transition Away From Bachelor Pad

Bachelor pads are a single man’s oasis—his hideout, his lair, his crib. But what happens when “his” place becomes “our” place? Or maybe you're not quite to the “me” becomes “we” bit, but are planning for it in the future. If you are ready to take the next step in...

An American in Paris, Working to Save a 1,000-Year-Old Church

An American in Paris, Working to Save a 1,000-Year-Old Church

It's no secret that architects Laura Davis and Holly Hall of hpd architecture + interiors share a passion for architectural historic preservation, however the American idea of historic preservation pales in comparison to our European counterparts. With America only...

Spring Trends in Home Decor

Spring Trends in Home Decor

It’s springtime and if you’re like me, you’re all revved up and ready to freshen up your home—not only opening up those doors and windows, but also freshening up the energy, color and textures. There are some fun new trends coming along in home décor, and I’m excited...

From Tidying Up to Totally Organized

From Tidying Up to Totally Organized

If you subscribe to Netflix then you've probably heard of or watched the increasingly popular "HGTV-esque" television series, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo released in January 2019. Each episode features families struggling with decluttering challenges and Marie...