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Simple DesignWhen planning a custom home, you can incorporate all sorts of really cool things that are important to you. We have durable, easy to maintain surfaces, granite with fabulous details, a stainless steel kitchen sink, lots of storage space, and a simple design. But you can’t bring in every neat detail you find. If you try, you’ll likely end up with a hodge podge mess that has no main theme and way too much going on.

Take countertop design, for example. I would love to have a green soapstone surface and a butcher blog countertop. But with all that’s already stuffed into my supreme kitchen, where do I add those items without detracting from the design?

In the yard, there are so many beautiful flowers I love. But how can I include such a huge variety without making the garden look like a random weed patch?

Often, in design, less is more. Choosing a few luscious pieces and letting them shine does mean leaving many really-nice-but-not-amazing pieces out. That’s the opportunity cost of home design.

Now, I just have to figure out how to fit a white wicker rocker, a wrought iron bench, and an adirondack chair onto the same patio!

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  • sueBee September 30, 2010, 5:16 pm

    I love the look of modern furniture that isn’t too harsh. It has a little bit of the 60’s feel without being hippyish. Is that a word? hah hah

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