Hotel X Design Showcase

Hotel X Design Showcase

Dressing A Showcase in Stone

Materiality plays a big role in the functionality, sustainability, and aesthetic of public and private spaces for home, culture, and play. Designing a Coverings’16 Showcase was an opportunity to play with material goods, disrupt the norm, and highlight stone products to reflect a sense of place and playful spirit in a boutique hotel lobby.

Ronald McDonald House

Ronald McDonald House

The house brings the serenity that families are looking for.
~ Mary Agnes Laguatan, Director of Programs, Ronald McDonald House Charities

Building a multifamily “home away from home” for families of seriously ill children demonstrates the importance of building a sense of community through support, socialization, and shared experience.

Pied-à-terre Home in the Sky

A pied-à-terre was transformed into a sophisticated Michigan Avenue “family’s home away from home”.  A Great Room was designed with style and grace, which speaks of comfort and family. The Master Bedroom Suite features custom silk bedding, drapery and furniture – all revolving around relaxing, reading and resting. For visiting grandkids, two are bunked with style and sophistication, perfect for either gender of visiting children.

Playroom Design Thinking Featured on Houzz

Playroom Design Thinking Featured on Houzz

Engaging the Community
Since talking with Frank Lloyd Wright about playspaces isn’t possible (short of holding a seance), Houzz editor and fellow architect Bud Dietrich talked to the wife and husband design team of Architecture is Fun.