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Sunday, December 29, 2013


Over the next few weeks TTG will be posting the before and after pictures of a residential renovation project they undertook this past year.  They will be including insights that may be of help to those of you pursuing similar projects.   These first pictures are of the main staircase.  The railing height was lower than current building codes required and children could fall through the open areas. The builder inspector required extensive changes.  TTG  enclosed the landings, created "waterfall" stair treads and designed a sleek, steel railing  that complied with current standards.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

One of the hot new color trends for 2014 is GREY.

TTG combined grey lacquer cabinets with a beige solid surface counter top. Honed calcutta marble tiles were installed above the counter tops which related to both counters and cabinets. Thus, a harmonious  blend of the warm and the cool was created.

Friday, December 27, 2013


This is the view just outside the living room window shown on the title page. Not the warmest outlook BUT the color inspiration for the room.

Winter Wonderland

About this time of year, folks in Michigan start dreaming about the warm days of summer.  Unfortunately, those days are months away.  I'd like to share a few decorating ideas that not only will make those months bearable but will make them enjoyable.