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Foundation work began in July on a new TMS-designed 212,000 square foot student apartment and commercial complex in Durham, New Hampshire.  This badly-needed student housing will be ready for occupancy in the fall of 2015 and will accommodate  up to 524 students in 126 residential apartments.  Consisting of two separate buildings, the commercial units on the ground floor of Building “B” are designed for  a number of different tenants while Building “A” will bring the well-respected UNH Interoperability Lab into downtown Durham and closer to the UNH campus.  We will keep you posted as construction continues.

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Incorporating water features is a great way to add a zen-like quality to your outdoor space. While they can require significant maintenance, container water features can define your yard without consuming vital space, all while providing the natural, soothing effects of water.

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Whether it’s a trickling fountain or a gently flowing stream, a water feature can add graceful movement, soothing sounds and therapeutic beauty to landscape designs. It can turn an outdoor space into a calming oasis or a work of art in nature to create the perfect scene for dining and entertaining.

This water feature constructed with concrete and stone, complemented with colorful Koi and pond fish, makes this back patio and outdoor living space a dreamy escape.

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After stepping inside the Portsmouth Music Hall, you’re immediately greeted with a burst of color. What’s beautiful about this experience is not only the various tones and shades seen throughout the historical landmark, but the fact that these colors tell the story of the Music Hall’s past and present as an enduring cultural center for the community.

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Cristina Marias, TMS Architect’s interior designer, took these progress photographs recently of a TMS home in the final stages of construction before the homeowners move in for the summer.  Built by CM Ragusa Builders, it is a lovely renovation with gorgeous ocean views from the upper floor and on a beautiful summer day, it was a perfect  spot to visit.  We will be professionally photographing this residence very shortly but wanted to share some “teaser” pictures with you.

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Are you looking to add a splash of fun to your bathroom design? Tile accents are one of this year’s top trends among homeowners and designers for adding subtle, yet visually stimulating interest to bathroom designs. These stylish additions can evolve with the overall style of your home.

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The colors you use throughout your home do more than affect the look and feel of each individual living space. Colors should be thoughtfully chosen and carefully placed because they also interact and work together to create an overall color scheme for your home. Once you have the right combination of colors to achieve a beautiful whole-home palette, the next step is to mindfully combine and order them in a way that will create a nice flow from one space to the next.

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TMS Architects’ project manager, Justin Knowlton, came back from a sit visit recently with new photographs of a TMS-designed home on the New Hampshire Seacoast.  Located on a wooded site with water and march views, the home’s progress can be seen in the following pictures.   Justin explained that because so much mahogany was used on the interior millwork, it was decided to purchase an entire tree and mill it in New Hampshire to insure that the colors and grain of the wood would match!

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As a homeowner, your walls are an invaluable tool of expression.  While excessive detail on walls can easily become overwhelming, accent walls help forge some truly electrifying design elements. If incorporated correctly, an accent wall allows you to expertly spotlight a certain living area, timeless piece of artwork, or unique architectural feature.

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Our homes are often a reflection of our personalities and as such, colors are often incorporated to reflect our unique character. However, kitchens are often left out when it comes to color – especially kitchen cabinets. It’s true that white, off-whites and stained woods are some of the most popular choices for kitchen cabinets because of their timeless appeal, but for some homeowners, kitchen cabinetry is another canvas waiting to be filled with expressive color to help set the mood of their home.

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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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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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