Week of July 8th, 2019 – Classic American Style

Coming out of 4th of July weekend, we reflected on American design styles and architects. From Washington, D.C.’s historic townhomes and monuments to the famous Prairie School houses of Frank Lloyd Wright, we have pulled some designs that inspire from across the country.

1. Best American Designed Buildings

AIA Selects Best Buildings by American Architects in 2019 Honor Awards, dezeen

The American Institute of Architects has announced 2019’s top projects by U.S. licensed architects. The projects range from schools to museums, and they’re as diverse as the USA itself. Totally worth a look!

2. Lauren Liess’ Row Home Reno

A Victorian Townhouse in the City, Lauren Liess Pure Style Home

D.C.’s row houses are a hallmark of the city’s architecture. This Victorian townhome shines with interior design touches by Lauren Liess and antiques lovingly collected by the homeowners. The rooms strike a fun balance between historic and contemporary elements to create a house that’s picture perfect. 

3. Main Street, USA

The 30 Most Beautiful Main Streets Across America, Architectural Digest

Main Street – most historic towns have one and they stand as a symbol of Americana. Looking through this list of the top 30 most beautiful Main Streets, you can see that there are a lot of similarities between towns. But there are also a lot of regional design influences. Check out the entries for South Dakota and Louisiana to see what we mean!

4. Frank Lloyd Wright’s American Style

There’s Not a Single 90-Degree Angle in This Frank Lloyd Wright Home, Architectural Digest

For the uninitiated, Frank Lloyd Wright’s signature designs are often called Prairie School and represent a distinctly American style of architecture. This New Jersey home thinks outside the box by ignoring right angles in favor of a hexagonal floorplan and triangular rooms. Irregular angles would be a cool way to incorporate some American style to your next design.

5. A Toast to American Design

Best Bar Design in Each State, Architectural Digest

While we’re toasting to America’s birthday, take a look at these fabulous bars from across the country. From warm and inviting classic styles to more contemporary interiors, these bar designs have our imaginations flowing from the tap.


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