Design Process

  • August 2019

    Behind the Design: Imara, Inc.

    At LDa, we are constantly concocting up different schemes for our clients. Whether it be a residential home or a corporate office, we are always flexing our design muscles to conjure up a unique way to define any space. We thought it would be fun to show you a "behind the scenes" look at one of our projects, Imara, Inc., so you can see how we mix and match materials to get our final result!
  • November 2014

    Exploring Rendering Styles

    We've been having an internal discussion about how we create renderings in our office - going through the archive and pulling examples over the past decade and looking at the kinds of renderings we're able to produce now with the technology at hand. We were also looking at how individual styles vary within the office. All of this with the idea of defining some standards and styles within the office, sharing tips and techniques and building a library of images.
  • June 2014

    Summer's Here! Pool House Design Tips & Ideas

    With summer quickly approaching, figuring out the best ways to cool off is something that is on all of our minds. Some of our clients have asked us to design pools for them. With a pool however, comes towels, toys, and the need for more storage. The solution? A pool house! We polled our designers and here's what they had to say about things to consider when building a fun, yet functional space...
  • April 2014

    Customizing Furniture with Wallpaper

    As an alternative to painting or refinishing your existing furniture, or as a way to customize something new, wallpaper can offer an array of finishes, colors and patterns. We’re currently working with Piper Woodworking, who is finishing up three pieces for one of our clients using custom wallpaper doors. LDa Principal John Day chose “Sullivan Opalescence” by MDC to be applied to the doors of these dining room cabinets.
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