Interior Design

Adding a Safe? Consider Structural Engineering

by Calvin Curtis December 2, 2014
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Recently, a gentleman got in touch with me about adding a safe to his home.  When he selected a model, the vendor told him delivery was included — but they weren’t going to be able to get it down the stairs into his basement.  Since […]

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The EVstudio Team Wins Two MAME Awards

by Bill Myhren October 8, 2014
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EVstudio won two Awards this weekend at the Marketing and Merchandising Excellence (MAME) Awards gala which honors the top achievers in the Denver area new home industry. The awards were presented by the Sales & Marketing Council and HBA of Metro Denver. Awards are comprised […]

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sEVen Tips to Take Your Interior Space to the Next Level!

by EVstudio AEP October 4, 2014
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SEVEN Tips to take an interior space to the next level: Most people invest a good amount of time and energy in tailoring the spaces they inhabit to their personal needs and preferences. This process is different for every person, as it often relates to […]

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How to Pick the Right Compact Fluorescent Bulb Color

by EVstudio AEP August 29, 2014

Hi, Lisa. I really want to save energy by using compact fluorescent bulbs in some of my light fixtures, but the last batch I bought was an awful cold blue color that made me feel funny.  How can I avoid making the same $9 mistake every time?   […]

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A Jacques Benedict Treasure Visualized

by Anthony Ries April 23, 2014
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As a continuation of our floor plan revisions to the Mansion on Olive Street in Denver we also visualized some of the key rooms. As the architect I worked closely with our in-house interior design team and the owner on helping everyone visualize the interior […]

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Social Networks for Design Inspiration

by evstudio November 14, 2013

Surely you’ve heard of Pinterest by now; it’s the social media website that allows users to virtually “pin” images and links that they find inspiring, from delicious looking recipes to captivating architectural masterpieces. Pinterest has provided both designers and homeowners a place to collect information […]

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When Styles Clash – Interior Design with Your Spouse

by EVstudio AEP November 14, 2013
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Something I hear very often from women is that they have such different taste in furniture and décor than their husbands. It usually goes something like this: “I want to decorate our living room in pastels and maple wood, but my husband who usually doesn’t […]

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The ADA, ICC/ANSI A117.1 and Kitchen Sinks in Break Rooms

by Anthony Ries September 16, 2013

Building codes and guidelines are always full of exceptions and variations on a theme and the Americans with Disabilities Act is no different. The ADA was first created in 1990. It is designed to protect against discrimination based on disability. The act has five titles […]

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New Cost Effective Ideas for Daylighting at NREL

by Dean Dalvit April 24, 2013

We toured the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s Research Support Facility, and were able to see a number of design solutions that were relatively low-cost, but provided a great sustainable approach to many of their design goals. One in particular was with Daylighting. The challenge was […]

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Two at EVstudio quoted in Eco-Structure Magazine

by Anthony Ries April 24, 2013

Our very own Anthony J. Ries, AIA, LEED BD+C and Lisa A. Barter, RA, NCIDQ, LEED AP were recently interviewed for an article on Tubular Daylighting Devices. Their expertise in the area of daylighting coupled with prior articles written for www.EVstudio.com/blog brought the attention of magazine. The […]

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Residence Hall Lobby Update at University of Denver

by Anthony Ries April 24, 2013
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Last summer we complete the remodel of the main level of a residence hall for the University of Denver. Before the renovation the main floor was a sparsely populated space. Now the main floor is a hub of activity with students hanging out, studying and meeting with […]

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Hot Trends in Apartments -Part 2- Kitchens

by Bill Foster February 20, 2013
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This is the second installment of what we are hearing and seeing in Apartment design both at seminars and in the field. As you might notice, much of what is happening in single family residential design is also finding its way into the Multi-family world.  […]

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