When Tyler Karu started her interior design firm almost ten years ago, the recession was in full swing. After spending years flipping houses for profit in a weak market, Karu’s company Landing Design is now focused on client-based projects. Karu talks to Maine Home + Design about her history as a house flipper, sustainability, and the tenuous yet exhilarating state of modern design.
After working in Florida for several years, Dwight Herdrich moved back to Maine to grow his eponymous architecture firm and green-building construction company, Nordhauser Construction. Herdrich discusses his ongoing projects in sustainable and acoustic design, as well as his distinctly local aesthetic with Maine Home + Design. Continue reading
We invited more than 60 interior designers across Maine to submit their projects for consideration for this year’s Interior Design Issue roundup. When we work on stories like these, we purposely steer clear of using words like “best”—after all, when it comes to spaces, “best” can’t be measured and is entirely too subjective to mean much. Instead, we found that the projects that rose to the top were timeless rather than trendy, inspired and intentional, and further, each offers a glimpse into both the homeowner’s personality and the designer’s philosophy.
Q+A with a Cumberland homeowner on refurbishing a historic carriage house