We wanted to thank KCH&G for highlighting our DeSoto ranch in their recent newsletter. We are proud of the award we received for Best Green Home.
Andrea Darr of KCH&G wrote, “Designed in the Prairie style, this rural DeSoto ranch reached a HERS rating of 61 due to its passive/active solar design and energy-efficiency measures, ranging from rigid insulation under the basement slab and a tight envelope with ERV for fresh air to a high-efficiency wood-burning stove, solar hot water collectors and a ground-source heat pump.”
A special thank you to Andrea for recognizing the hard work that went into this project. We incorporated Aging in Place details so that the homeowners can grow into this space.
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Each year, Pantone selects a color that it believes represents the modern interior design community. For 2014, the Pantone Color of the Year is “Radiant Orchid”, a luscious shade of orchid offering a regal feel without the tendrils of bureaucracy. Combining purple, pink, and fuchsia, Radiant Orchid blends expressiveness with beguilement.
Radiant orchid can be brought in the bedroom or used to highlight a living room.
More than just a purple, Radiant Orchid combines the traditional sense of royalty with a more approachable ambiance. While purple has always had elitist and exclusive connotations, this lighter tone carries the same power without outdated demands. There is a cool warmth present in the shade that welcomes any designer to apply Radiant Orchid to their next project.
While last year’s Emerald represented sustainable practices and innovation, the 2014 Pantone Color of the Year contains a more exotic flavor enticing the senses. Closer to the majestic mountains of the American West than the classic bourgeoisie attitude, Radiant Orchid inspires revolution rather than relying on the existing status quo.
Among other trends, watch for the contemporary projects of 2014 to carry a strong taste of Radiant Orchid. For help planning your next project and incorporating lovely shades of purple, pink, and fuchsia into the home, contact Design Build Team today to get started!
Design Build Team was recently featured in the KC Magazine article, “The Craft of Designing Light with Design Build Team“. The article features DBT and our unique take on modern design. KC Magazine toured the offices, while our master builder David Dussair, spoke on the importance of designing with light, proportions and nature in mind.
“DBT is embracing architectural elements in their work that are incredibly natural, making their spaces feel very comfortable, even when they are unfamiliar.”, notes KC Magazine. The Design Build Team focuses on designing around the needs of the client to bring a calming and almost cozy feel to each project. The article also spoke to the way DBT artfully maintains it’s design virtue while reflecting the varied tastes of our clientele, “From traditional to contemporary, the styles are expertly crafted, but the good design of DBT’s signature look does not lose its integrity.”
Design Build Team’s passion and knowledge for architecture was highlighted throughout the article, KC magazine wrote “The team at DBT also exudes the thing that all great business teams project and that is a true love for what they do.” To read the full article about the Design Build Team please visit the KC Magazine Website. To learn more about Design Build Team visit our website at http://designbuildteam.com/.
Photos via KC Magazine.