Form + Function Blog

Ronnie-Frey-6More than 25 years designing both commercial and residential spaces has provided me with a seasoning that only comes with time. I am influenced by many different styles and vernaculars. Inevitably though, I believe that great design should have exceptional form & function. 

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kaufman exterior frontDubbed "Michigan's Biltmore" by one of my friends, it is a fitting alias for this mega mansion which ranks as one of the 20th largest home in the Unites States.

pbath oa sinkDesign Problem: A small & constricted powder bath with mismatched furnishings badly in need of a facelift.

library mainDesign Problem:  A typical mahogany paneled library in the center of a client's home that had no windows and served as a catch all room for miscellaneous items.  The room also needed to be unified with adjacent rooms.

DRN1Design Problem: A large white rectagular dining room that was used at the most twice a year and badly needed an update.  The client wanted to keep most furnishings, updating as necessary.