May 31, 2012

Outdoor Living at its Finest – Italian Style

“The Bocce Court itself was technically challenging. The Owners wanted a sunken court, and it didn’t take long in researching Bocce Courts to find that many sunken courts eventually hold water! Separate and redundant underground drainage systems have proven very effective in draining the court. The Owners also wanted the court to be maintenance-free, we used a synthetic turf that is covered with tinted sand for a natural look.”

June 6, 2011

Homegrown Talent – Charles Luck

“All of his houses are themed after traditional European styles, down to every last detail exterior and interior. Smith’s approach is definitely unique as he travels for weeks every year researching designs and finding inspiration for upcoming projects. Upon his return every minute component and minor proportional nuance of a style are engrained into his brain, and, in turn, flows onto the design page.”

August 28, 2010

Architecture of the Cotswolds: Cottages

“Storybook, timeless, pastoral, idyllic, unforgettable – these are just some of the words that come to mind when I remember my trip to the English Cotswolds with architectural designer Frank Smith. I hope that you will join me in this photographic journey of this remarkable area of rural England to observe the beauty of its architecture, gardens, and landscapes. Frank and I delighted in finding an architectural treasure trove of ideas – some that we have incorporated in recent projects. Perhaps you will glean some ideas for your home or garden as well.”

September 8, 2008

Paneling to love…

Blogger, Girl Meets Glamour recognizes library designed by FSRD from Southern Accents article.