Thoughts on House Design (and Anything Creative)

Art & Craft
Tim Bjella

‘Tis the Season

Sing along with me: ‘Tis the season, yet my workshop lies dormant. Fa la la la la… la la la la.  Some sort of weird conspiracy between Life and his arch nemesis, Work, nailed the door to my workshop shut

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Bathrooms & Bedrooms
Tim Bjella

Tiny Bathroom = Tiny Vanity

Sometimes there isn’t much space available to fit a bathroom into a home. The idea behind this custom cylindrical vanity was to avoid filling the small room with bulky cabinetry and making it feel even smaller.

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Sketches
Tim Bjella

Random Sketchbook Dump – Sans Sketchbook

I’m a modern traditionalist who likes his pens and paper. But I have to say, technology has made great strides and may someday even supplant my old-school sketchbook. I drew this quick concept sketch of a house on my phone. My

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Cool Details
Tim Bjella

Is That a Curtain Made of Stone? Yep.

Here’s something I don’t do every day: design a stone wall with the fluidity and movement of a curtain, except that it doesn’t actually move and is not fluid (but it is stone, anyway). It took an exceptional contractor and group of

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Family Stuff
Tim Bjella

Simultaneous Sketching (a New Artform?)

When my son, Beck, was quite little I taught him the fine art of drawing monsters, mostly to show him what was lurking under his bed at night. While sitting on my lap trembling (hey, it was his idea!), we created a

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Tools of the Trade
Tim Bjella

I Have Seen the Light!

I put in hundreds of lights in every home I design, mostly in the kitchens to accentuate every glorious crumb on the counters, but sometimes in the dungeons, too (occasionally the homeowners want to clean out some of the dank

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