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Design Trends: A Room of One’s Own

Everyone wants a sanctuary in their home – a place where they can retreat, relax and be comfortable. For some this is a cozy master bedroom, for others a spa-like bathroom. The entire concept of “man caves” and “femme dens” has catered to the idea of “escaping” from the rest of the house(hold). So it’s no […]

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Materials We Love: Ipe Flooring

Outdoor living spaces have become one of the most popular things we build for our clients. With the moderate climate here in central Virginia, outdoor spaces can generally be enjoyed for at least three seasons of the year. And with many projects now integrating outdoor fireplaces, chimneys and fire pits, these hardscapes, decks and porches […]

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Welcome Back the Wet Bar

The little bar makes a big comeback Many of the more “mature” readers will remember when Wet Bars were a common luxury in suburban homes – the spot where wife and mother crafted a chilled martini for dad as he walked in the door from a long day at work. Wet Bars were also used […]

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2017 Lighting Design Trends

Lighting design is a rapidly changing industry with new trends appearing quicker than almost any other aspect of interior design. That being said, lighting is one things that can most easily date a home. Fortunately it is also one of the easiest things to update. If your home needs a refresh or you’re starting from […]

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Home Trends: Beautiful Banquettes

Banquette seating is nothing new. Built-in benches in an eat-in kitchen go back to mid-century designs, when families began actually eating inside the kitchen, rather than the formal dining room every night. But their popularity has been on the rise lately and in a higher-style way than we’ve seen in the past. New banquette designs […]

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Custom Construction Meets Custom Cabinetry

In a signless warehouse buried deep in Scott’s Addition, Bluebird Cabinetry owner Andrew Olsen is hand-crafting cabinets alongside his son and a handful of craftspeople. Olsen has never been one for the limelight. His pride comes from the work itself and doing things right – the first time. For the past few years, James River […]

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2017 High-End Home Design Trends

Every year brings with it new design trends for the home, and 2017 is no exception. But while the DIY craze is in full force, high-end consumers are looking for something a little different. Home trends for luxury home buyers lean toward helpful, time-saving, features as well as ways to enjoy recreation in a home all […]

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Angela Elliott Helps JRC Clients’ Design Dreams Become Reality

Some people think hiring an interior designer to help them with their new home or renovation is too expensive or too much trouble. But designer Angela Elliott argues that having a designer on board from the beginning of a project, as well as working with a proven construction company, can actually save you money and, […]

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James River Construction and Interior Designers: Partnering for the Best

Many of our clients use the professional services of interior designers that we partner with regularly, but a few of our clients come to us because of a recommendation by an interior design whom they contacted first when making the decision to renovate their home. Designer Tom Duke is one of our referring designers and […]

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How to Live in Your House During a Renovation

(Without Going Crazy) It seems early, but it really never is too early to start thinking about the holidays: decorations, parties and family staying for extended visits. All of those things may have you stressing about not having enough space, or your space just not working for you anymore. It could be time for an […]

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