Sherwin-Williams has just put out their 2017 "Colormix Forecast" to note some of their most popular new color combinations. This years mix features forty individual colors in four palettes; Noir, Holistic, Intrepid & Unbounded. Each of these combinations are meant to embody distinct moods and character which you may want to attach to different rooms. Check them out below! Have these new color [...]
JUNE NEIGHBORS NIGHT OUT @ RAVINIA FESTIVAL Date: June 17th Registration: $22, Via Eventbrite Location: Ravinia Festival - 418 Sheridan Road, Highland Park, IL 60035 Details: The Neighbors Night Out is open to RNA members and their guests featuring local food, free beer/wine/non-alcoholic drinks, free entry to door prize raffle & a concert bo the Bodeans! For more information CLICK HERE ARTISAN MARKET Date: Every Thursday starting June 16th [...]
Lately in the office we've been working on a design for a condominium in the Lake View neighborhood which incorporates a trellis to let native flowering vines provide shade in the summer as the plants climb up the canopy and allow sunlight through during the cold winter days for the tenants as they enter and leave their homes. The night-time view shows off some of the [...]
SAVE THE DATE! Full Circle Architects will be holding a pre-concert party at our office! Afterwards, attendees will be invited to come with us to the Ravinia Festival for the tribute to David Bowie, "Classic Albums Live: The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust" Attendees will include: Clients, Friends, Colleges, Realtors, Contractors, etc. etc. We hope to see you there! Date: Friday, September 9th, [...]
RETRACTABLE COOKTOP HOOD In just about every kitchen design we've done at the FCA the range hood always becomes a challenge. Often times you're left with the two extremes of making the hood a major focal point of the room or hiding it behind casework and paneling. While both of these can make for some beautiful designs, it does serve as a limiting factor to the kitchen [...]
In the FCA office we've been developing a design for an addition to a residence in Hawthorn Woods. The primary challenge with this project was incorporating a two-story addition into the existing one-story house that still felt true to the current home's design. Modeling our designs in 3-D was absolutely crucial to this process. Our final design incorporates an infinity-edge spa which overflows into the pond-shaped pool, a [...]
Check out the new TORLYS line from Carlisle A company called Carlisle Wide Plank Floors (which you may have guessed, produces primarily wood flooring) was in our office this past week and had a new product to show off: leather plank flooring. Much like engineered wood flooring, their leather planks are built from plywood with a layer of recycled leather adhered to the top. This product [...]
10 Design-Product Collaborations from Salone 2016 Here is a great article with 10 really creative new products! Hope you enjoy & let us know what you think about them in the comments!
Welcome to our brand new website! We've been working for several months to update our look and make our content accessible to mobile users, and we're thrilled with how it turned out. This new Blog feature will allow us to keep you updated with our latest news, projects, and events and happenings at our Ravinia office. Stay tuned!