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I'm an architect who finds inspiration all around me. I'm especially interested in interior design, home design, gardens, and art.

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  • Home For the Holidays: Decorating for the holidays with a great looking bar
    on Nov 29, 2016
    Its that time of year again!  I like to start decorating my home soon after Thanksgiving so I can start to get into the holiday spirit.  A great place to star is the bar.I'm a huge fan of bar carts. They always look pretty and elegant. ...
  • Design Trend: Living Walls
    on Oct 11, 2016
    We recently designed a therapy office to include a living wall.  This has become the hot new trend, and I am so excited about creating one.  I'm seeing these living walls everywhere; in the magazines, on the internet, and on the city street...
  • Cape Light
    on Sep 8, 2016
    Even on a cloudy day the light at the Cape is magnificent!All photos by Huestis Tucker Architects, LLC...
  • Creating a Conservatory Look
    on Aug 31, 2016
     Hold on to summer as long as you can by creating a conservatory look in your home.Below are a few elements I selected to bring the outside in, and give an ordinary room that summer time feel throughout the year. Clancy Sofa by Arhaus ...
  • Style Trend: The Big Green Sofa
    on Aug 25, 2016
    All of the shelter magazines are showcasing this new style trend.  A big punch of vibrant green is a great antidote to the grays and neutrals we've seen so much of lately.  I like the green paired with blue or with gold.Sarah Bartholomew&nb...
  • The 10 best plants for your late summer garden
    on Aug 10, 2016
    It's not always easy to keep your garden looking fantastic and colorful during the late summer.  Many of the earlier perennials have finished blooming and their foliage is beginning to look spent and bedraggled. I like a garden which looks great...
  • 10 must haves for the perfect Cape Cod cottage
    on Aug 2, 2016
    Below are the 10 most important elements for the perfect Cape Cod cottage.#1 white cedar shingle siding and roofing.  The salty air turns the white cedar shingles to a beautiful silver tone...giving these homes their iconic Cape Cod feel. ...
  • Beat the Heat
    on Jul 26, 2016
    Much of the country is currently experiencing a prolonged heat wave.  I can't think of a better way to cool off and chill out than to take a plunge in a lovely, cool pool.  Below are some examples that seem especially inviting to me right n...
  • Hoodwinked: Fabulous Kitchen Hoods
    on Jul 19, 2016
    Below are some of our favorite kitchen exhaust hoods.  We designed a few of them, and have been inspired by the others.Huestis Tucker ArchitectsWe wanted to design something akin to the English style mantel hood, but we wanted to soften it a bit...
  • Manor of the Month, Ffynone
    on Jul 12, 2016
    If you've been dreaming of living in an English manor house, this might be your big opportunity.Grade I listed Ffynone in Pembrokeshire, southwest Wales is advertised for sale by Savills for a mere 1,750,00 English pounds, or roughly $2,320,000. ...
  • As American as Apple Pie
    on Jul 1, 2016
    From Florida to Main, from the smallest of cottages to the largest of mansions, nothing says American Home like a front porch. It is a truly iconic feature of American residential architecture.  Below are some lovely examples. Happy 4th of July.
  • 21 Fantastic Sunken and Walled Gardens
    on Jun 29, 2016
    I visited Highfield Hall and gardens in Falmouth, MA this week.  The town has recently purchased and beautifully restored the mansion and the surrounding property.  The sunken garden is particularly lovely.  Its a great place to visit...
  • Cool Pools
    on Jun 24, 2016
      It's a hot day here in Connecticut, a perfect day to hang out by the pool.  So naturally I thought I would do a post on swimming pools.  As I was sorting through pool images to post, I realized I was mostly drawn to the dark, co...
  • 10 Must Haves for heavenly Master Bedroom
    on Jun 23, 2016
    The Bedroom is one of the most important rooms in your house.  You probably spend more time there than in any other room.  That's why it's so important to have a great bedroom.   I believe a great bedroom should be a sanctuary; ca...
  • Double Gable Homes
    on Jan 19, 2016
     Recently I was looking through my Pinterest boards in search of inspiration for a project.  I was surprised by how many images I had collected of double gable homes.  It wasn't what I was searching for at the time, but I kept noticing...
  • Pale Pink
    on Feb 14, 2014
     Unknown Pale Pink is not just for little girls. The right shade of pink, in the right setting can look really sophisticated.  This room is a great example. The pink paneled walls combined with neutrals, moss greens, and some great fur...
  • Winter Whites: Beatuful White Living Rooms
    on Dec 17, 2013
    Architectural Digest It's probably counter intuitive, but all white rooms look great in winter.  You would think they would feel stark and chilly, but in fact they feel warm, rich, and inviting.  I especially like the rooms with a touch of...
  • Color of The Year: Radiant Orchid
    on Dec 6, 2013
    Pantone has just announced their color of the year for 2014;  It is Radiant Orchid.  When I read the blurb on AOL this morning,  I thought to myself...wait, wait, let me guess.  I guessed purple, and I was pretty close...however R...
  • Let the Decorating Begin: Five Steps to a Great Holiday Exterior
    on Dec 2, 2013
    Canadian House and HomeYou can achieve a festive holiday look for you home in five simple steps.The first step is a great wreath at the front door.  I like the silvery leaves and white berries of this wreath below.  A great natural wreath c...
  • Going Dutch
    on Oct 23, 2013
    This week I've been researching Dutch door hardware for a particular project.  I wanted to get the look and the functionality just right.  One of the dilemmas was where to put the hardware.  Most commonly the hardware is on the bottom...
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