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Similarly to selecting the right colors for a bedroom or your front door, choosing the right trim colors can make all the difference in your home’s appearance. Colorful exterior trim work can help highlight unique architectural features of your home, as well as provide depth, rich visual interest and enhance curb appeal.

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A new 25,000 square foot, TMS Architects designed, clubhouse is currently under construction at the Hampden Country Club in Hampden, Massachusetts.  The clubhouse is a synthesis of rustic styles such as western arts and crafts, timber frame and New England farmhouse.  Situated on a large hillside, generous windows provide unobstructed views overlooking the Berkshire Mountains and the professionally designed golf course by renowned course designer, Brian Silva.

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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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Countertops are more than just a functional part of your kitchen. Yes, having lots of workspace for cooking and baking is a dream for any homeowner, but countertops can also become an artistic aspect of one of the most important rooms in your home.

Like a piece of furniture in a living room or study, colors and materials can be carefully selected so that countertops can serve as an accent in the room in addition to their practical purpose. The harmonious blend of colors in natural stone countertops add instant interest to kitchens and are a classic choice that’s universally appealing. Other materials in solid colors or plain wood stains can create a pop of color against kitchen cabinetry and walls. Plus, there are many other choices in between.

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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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If you find yourself stumped on how to add more pizzazz and personality to your home, turn your attention to your roof. In traditional America, a home’s exterior wasn’t meant to make a statement. Since then, colorful roofs have taken many neighborhoods by storm, providing the opportunity to express an owner’s personality while enhancing the home’s character.

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Color is a powerful design tool, and when used on ceilings, it can create some dramatic effects. The ceiling, or “fifth wall” as some designers call it, is a great place to add a pop of color. A colorful ceiling draws the eye up, making small rooms feel more open and large rooms feel more cozy. It can also have the same effect as an accent wall, setting the stage for a statement light fixture or highlighting the architecture of an interesting ceiling.

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Preserving the history of a period home requires special knowledge of the architectural era during which it was built — from design practices and traditions to decorative approaches and popular accents and touches. If your home holds a particularly important architectural pedigree, even the specific shade of color employed in the home’s exterior and interior design becomes integral to honoring its original character.

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When it comes to planning the color scheme of your beachfront property, we find it best to draw inspiration from your beautiful surroundings. Taking cues from the hues of the sea or the neutral, wooden tones of the sand, you can create an oceanfront oasis that will inspire tranquility and allow you and your family to enjoy and cherish for years.

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Historic architecture is an incredible source of inspiration for the design/build industry. By paying attention to woodwork, details and color choices, we often learn lessons that help us through the modern renovation process. This is especially true for people who own a historic home or building and are planning a renovation or preservation project.

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When it comes to choosing colors for kids’ rooms, the sky is the limit. Pink for girls and blue for boys are great traditional options, while gender neutral green and yellow can also be playful and fun. There are many options in between as well, not to mention exciting color combinations to create a whole new look.

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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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The natural beauty, intimate coziness and peaceful charm of a courtyard garden makes it unlike any other space on your property. In addition to the privacy and serenity courtyards offer, they are also functionally versatile — the perfect place for entertaining, eating, reading, working, napping and more.

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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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Gardens take on an entirely new dimension when borders are defined. Take a landscaped area of your property from an open space to an enclosed one, and you’ve created a secret garden room that’s private, comfortable and perfect for solo relaxation or intimate conversations.

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As with residential and commercial architecture, beautiful landscape architecture is achieved through the successful application of specific design principles, features and details. The styles, in fact, are almost exactly akin. Just like designing a building, designing a garden or an entire property gives you an opportunity to exhibit a particular style that expresses your taste and personality.

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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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