Lifestyle

Dog-Friendly Home Design by Lee Consterdine & Katelyn Remington-Arata

The dog days of summer may be over, but for many of our clients, every day is a dog[-filled] day!  While living with dogs can be a joyful experience, our four-legged family members also come with several tough household considerations, ranging from, "How do I keep my dog healthy and safe in my home?" to, "How do I keep my home healthy and safe with a dog in it?!"  

Fortunately, our team is as well-versed in custom residential design for humans as we are in pet parenting (and proofing!) -- Whatever our clients' canine cohabitation conundrums may be, we're ready to help. We share some of the features we use to created pet-friendly fur-ever homes, paw-fect for people and pups alike! 

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California Living with Tim Barber by Katelyn Remington-Arata

“I have no interest in being a one-man band,” confesses Tim Barber, the principal and namesake of our Los Angeles-based architecture firm, Tim Barber Ltd.  While having his name literally emblazoned on the door seems contradictory to his claim, the humming atmosphere of his studio confirms that he walks the talk.  Just outside the office where we sit, a 20-member team of architects and designers work smoothly together to help design or even helm their own projects. 

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3 Home Design Essentials for California Living by Katelyn Remington-Arata

When I (Katelyn, TBL’s media manager) first moved from Connecticut to California in late summer 2017, I had many preconceived and woefully inaccurate notions about life in my adoptive state. Among my greatest misconceptions was that "California Style" was interchangeable with "ultra-modern" and  "futuristic" design.  Update: it's not. 

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