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Office spaces can often feel dull and boring with their white walls and institutional-looking furniture. However, just as in residential interiors, color can be a powerful tool when used in commercial interiors, such as office spaces. Besides evoking certain feelings or emotions, color can also enhance a company’s brand messaging, reflect its values and more.

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Once you select custom trim and molding for your new construction or renovation project, it’s time to pick the perfect color. While some homeowners select architectural trims and moldings in colors that blend well with their walls, we encourage you to think about how a more colorful option can transform your home’s design and make your interior space pop.

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TMS Architects is delighted to welcome J. Dennis Robinson back as a guest blogger after a hiatus in which he was toiling away on his new book, Mystery on the Isles of Shoals.   The link he draws between architects and writers is very apt and we wish him well with his latest project! 

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Updating your home to enhance its curb appeal can be as simple as introducing a new color of paint. If you really want to give your home a boost, as well as a touch of character, a colorful door might just do the trick! The trend right now is to paint your doors a bold shade that makes them stand out from the rest of the house. Even your home’s interior architecture can be highlighted with a colorful door. A new hue can help express your personality both in and outside of your home.

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If you’re thinking about painting your home, or want to accent a specific architectural feature, you’ve probably started thinking about the colors you might like to use. However, color selection is more complicated than just picking one hue. You should choose colors that complement each other harmoniously or create an interesting contrast, depending on your style and preference.

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TMS Architects has enjoyed working with the Portsmouth Music Hall Theatre over the years, having partnered with a team of builders, construction companies and engineers to complete a historic renovation of the theater in 2006 and 2007. So, we’re excited to be lending our support to the theater once again this year by sponsoring the upcoming Music Hall Kitchen Tour.

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We’re fortunate to have a number of gorgeous gardens near the Portsmouth area that can help inspire thoughts for your own garden. Among them is the Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden, a National Historic Landmark that’s not too far from TMS Architects’ office!

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Stone accents provide a myriad of benefits for garden rooms and landscape designs. In addition to connecting your home to its natural surroundings, stone materials add texture, color and visual interest. They’re also incredibly durable, so you benefit from both a low-maintenance landscape and hardscape features.

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Whether you’re redesigning your outdoor living space and garden room to go along with your home renovation or are planning for a brand new home, there are a lot of places to look to for design inspiration, which can make the decision making process all the more difficult. However, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) helps make the process a bit easier thanks to its annual Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey.

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Today’s garden rooms bring all the comforts of your home outdoors. You’ll find plush couches mingling with stylish area rugs, outdoor fireplaces, personalized decor, trendy color schemes and more. Recently, we even discussed choosing a ceiling for your garden room.

On that same note, flooring is another choice you may not have considered for your garden room, but it’s one that can really make an impact on the look and feel of your space. Flagstone, brick, tile, gravel and even grass are some examples of garden room flooring options. Each one can be used to add color, dimension and texture to enhance the aesthetic appeal of your space, while also serving a functional purpose.

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