A Look Back: 2020 in Retro


2020 has been a tough year. Enough said. Any more negativity is the last thing anyone needs. Instead for this blog post we are focusing on some wins.

Every year we like to take a look back and share our most popular blog content in a ranked list. Not only is it a fun tradition but it also gives us as well as our audience a chance to see what kind of content people enjoy.

Without further ado, here are our most popular blog posts from 2020:

1. Colorful Kitchen Addition in Bocage

This gorgeous Bocage home was originally too compartmentalized for entertaining guests. The kitchen itself and the opening between the kitchen and family area were both small, making the space feel closed in and cut off from the rest of the house.

2. Five Ideas for your Home Office

Working from home is more common than ever, but putting together a home office isn’t always easy. It’s a delicate balance of comfort and efficiency. Your home office needs a degree of separation so you can focus and eliminate distractions. On the other hand, it needs to be comfortable enough that you won’t mind spending hours there.

3. Remodel Spotlight: English Vibes

This gorgeous home located in the Mid-City area of Baton Rouge had lots of potential, but was in need of some remodeling of its closed floor plan. The space was oddly angular and was not conducive to the owner’s wants or needs as a family of four with young children.

4. Trend Alert: Curved Furniture

Back in February when we wrote our article on “5 Interior Design Trends to Watch in 2020,” this wasn’t on the list. However as the year went on we began to notice more and more designs incorporating curved furniture. We love this trend because it ditches hard lines and angles that sometimes create a sense of rigidity and separation.

5. Remodel Spotlight: Timeless Bocage Bathroom Addition

These clients found their forever home but now that they are getting older, they needed some help transforming their space into one that is mindful of aging in place practices. Originally, the master suite was located upstairs, so we decided to bring it downstairs closer to their day to day activities.

6. History Lesson: Alvar Aalto

Hugo Alvar Henrik Aalto was a Finnish architect, furniture designer, and city planner who was known for his distinctive mix of modern refinement, domestic materials, and personal touch in the details of it all. 

7. Remodel Spotlight: Parallel Lines and Angles

The main goal of this remodel was to go from closed off and dark to open and bright. To better utilize this space, we also modified it to include more storage. The angled island made navigating the kitchen difficult. We reconfigured it to be parallel to the rest of the kitchen, which allowed for a more open space.