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Silk and the Mysterious Disappearance of Jim Thompson

Today we are continuing with our mini-series about fabrics to discuss silk. What are the best uses for silk and how does one care for it? For a little background, silk, similar to linen, is one of the oldest natural textiles around with use dating back to 3500 B.C. It was first developed in China and came into great demand as a luxury item because of its beautiful luster and shine.

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Energetic zebra print by Jim Thompson’s Thai Silk Trading Co., Ltd

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Weston Residence

This existing colonial house in Weston, MA sits on an amazing lot. We were asked to present a design proposal for the Kitchen/Family Room, a possible addition for a Breakfast Room, and explore other ways to increase the level of detail throughout the entire First Floor.  Our clients desired a casual yet sophisticated home and felt as if the Kitchen, Family Room, and  Screened Porch were an entirely different entity than the rest of the house, which included a Music Room, Living Room, Main Foyer and Library.  Sadly, these rooms were not currently being used on an everyday basis.

Weston Into Photo 3

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Psychology of Design: Living With the Aging Population

One of my favorite things to research is the psychology of design and how the world affects us. This will be the beginning of a series of posts discussing various topics, ranging from light, color, room layout, etc. and how it effects our mental wellbeing.

Having a Chat outside the Natural History Museum, Paris

Having a Chat outside the Natural History Museum, Paris

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Schranghamer Design Group, LLC: Best of Houzz 2014!

Schranghamer Design Group, LLC has been awarded Best of Houzz 2014 for our design portfolio! Many of our clients use Houzz and we have found it to be an invaluable tool in exchanging ideas and communicating design intent quickly and easily. This is our second year to be recognized by Houzz, the leading online platform for residential remodeling and design, with fewer than 3% of design professionals receiving this recognition.

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