The Luxury of Wood
Elegant and artful, durable and timeless—wood is the perfect complement to any sophisticated design.
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The Flex Space
The cure for hunching over a desk for hours on end? A quick, invigorating sweat. In creating a productivity-inspiring home office for our 2021 Whole Home, Baltimore-based designer Laura Hodges of Laura Hodges Studio decided to make it double as a no-pressure workout room.
“Having the two-in-one room is not only dual-purpose, but it also makes sure that you’re using the space,” she explains. “It’s not just a home office that you sometimes use and otherwise goes unused.”
The Best Designers
Work With Grothouse
“I believe that excellent design has the ability to profoundly enhance our lives.”
“When the elements of form, feeling and function are perfectly balanced, something magical happens. The whole becomes far greater than the sum of its parts. Raw elements of wood and stone, metal and glass are transformed into a refined space that speaks to people. Living in such an environment makes us feel good. We are drawn to that space. We may not even know why, we just know that it’s right.”
-Bart Lidsky, Principle, The Hammer and Nail, Inc.
“My Philosophy: It’s the fine details, when assembled into a beautiful composition, that create a beautiful space. This is exactly why we use Grothouse custom wood counter tops in almost every kitchen!”
“We love to create modern, tailored and eclectic spaces, incorporating unique vintage and antique finds, curated art and natural elements.”
“For over 25 years, Palmer Todd has been synonymous with brilliant design and unparalleled craftsmanship. The superlative beauty of our kitchens, bathrooms, closets, and specialty rooms are the result of the highest quality standards and an obsession with creating the most exquisite spaces.”
(Christi Palmer & Lynley Bravo)
“When I design, I always try to incorporate unique elements in every project, so that no two projects are exactly alike. My signature style is an elegant, straightforward approach, that marries form and function. Grothouse wood tops are the ideal accents in my designs because they provide both the beauty of natural wood and all its’ characteristics, and the practicality of a durable, Durata finish.”
“Informing every kitchen I design is an almost instinctive ability to visualize space, honed by years of experience and my solid foundation in cabinetmaking, retail and furniture design. Grothouse has been one of our trusted partners because we share the same passion for client responsiveness and excellence in design, fit and finish.”
“I feel like my design philosophy is a fluid thing and the direction of each project becomes what the client really wants and requires. Their needs, goals, and of course budget are what drive the project.”
“I try to understand a client’s unique sensibilities, then interpret them through a design that brings delight every day. Each project says something different. Grothouse, with their broad range and matchless capabilities, from basic solid tops to complex one of a kind pieces, has been one of my best partners in these endeavors.”
“As a third generation kitchen designer, I learned from an early in my career that the highest quality products and best techniques elevate beautiful design. I know I can trust Grothouse products to add texture and style to my designs, while maintaining their beauty for decades.”
“I have been incorporating Grothouse wood products into my designs for nearly 20 years. Originally, I chose them for the quality of their work, premium woods and dependability. Decades later, I admire how they continue to evolve and innovate, which allows me to realize the most creative ideas for my clients. The variety of wood species, treatments, and finishes they offer continues to expand. 13 years ago when we were experimenting with metallics in our cabinetry, Grothouse brought their Anvil offering to the table. They have a pulse on what I need as a designer.”