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20 Ways to Refresh Your Home for Spring

The holidays and our New Year’s resolutions are distant memories. Spring Break is still a month away. It’s too cold to go outside, and we need a distraction from eating Girl Scout Cookies. So, let’s make the best of it and refresh your home for spring. By embracing the moment now to make your home […]

Decorating Trends Revealed at The Original Round Top Antiques Fair

There’s something intoxicating about a treasure hunt. The thrill of the search and the victory of an amazing find can’t be beat. We recently lived vicariously through our colleague as she went on a treasure hunt of her own to find design trends hiding at The Original Round Top Antiques Fair in Round Top, Texas. […]

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Designing a Home? Take a Vacation

There are a 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 […]

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Behind the Scenes at Fixer Upper

Updated November 2018 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ready to Sell? 14 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Home

When our clients decide to purchase a new home to remodel or build a new home from the ground up, they are faced with selling their current property. As you know, a picture is worth a thousand words, and photos in a real estate listing can sell a home even before the first open house. […]

HPD Co-hosts Modani Furniture Dallas Showroom Grand Opening

This past Thursday, HPD Architecture partnered with ZRS Management, Faulkner Design Group and The Perennial Style to help Modani Furniture welcome over 200 people to their new Dallas Showroom for its Red Carpet Grand Opening. Modani is a notable furniture retailer offering exquisite modern designs which was founded in 2007 by a trio of French entrepreneurs. Modani […]

HPD’s The Architecture Happy Hour Celebrates Fifth Year Anniversary

Highly-acclaimed monthly networking event touts milestone at New Life Hardwoods, Dallas Design District HPD Architecture, LLC  recently celebrated the fifth year anniversary of its highly-acclaimed The Architecture Happy Hour monthly networking event. The special celebration was held at New Life Hardwoods in the Dallas Design District. In 2010, HPD’s principals, Holly Hall, AIA, CAPS, Larry […]

Crammed Insulation

About Home Insulation

In honor of the infamous Polar Vortex weather phenomenon we are experiencing, let’s kick off our January blog post with talk about insulation! After spending a week over the Christmas holiday in a 100+ year old farm house in northern Indiana, I can vouch for the value of quality insulation. [pinit image_url=”http://www.hpdarch.com/wp-content/uploads/Demolition-Ceiling2.jpg”] In the process […]

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Podcast: How will Coronavirus Change Home Design in the Future?

Life at home has certainly changed in 2020. Working from home and managing kids in the same space has created new challenges. Since the coronavirus outbreak, have you changed the way you purchase groceries and bring take-out food into your home? In Episode 91 of The Architecture Happy Hour podcast, co-hosts and architects, Laura Davis […]

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Needs, Wants, and Budget for Your Home Design

A good start to any home design project includes defining your goals which means figuring out your needs, your wants, and how to pay for it. In Episode 90 and the 2nd installment of the Home Design Series on The Architecture Happy Hour podcast, co-hosts and residential architects Laura Davis and Holly Hall talk about […]