10 excuses for not taking the ARE…yet

After giving two presentations at a regional level, I want to talk about something in the emerging professional world of the utmost importance: your license. Or rather, your current lack of it. So I decided to put together a list of the 10 excuses for not taking the ARE yet. Wrapped up my #emergingprofessional presentation today and feeling inspired by the great conversations and questions that came up in the session. Keep doing great work, gang. Your future’s bright. A photo posted by Lora Teagarden (@l2designllc) on Sep 17, 2016 at 10:01am PDT Licensure is a step in the path, but … Continue reading

Inspiration #26

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This week’s inspiration stays in the bathroom. The new master bath layout in #ThisOldHouse will have the sink, toilet, and shower grouped together in a 7′ x 8′ space, so I’m trying to figure out how to make a linear bathroom layout that feels open and spacious. This is the latest in a weekly post of residential architecture inspiration. If you want to see past weeks, you can go here. If you want to see them curated on my pinterest (sometimes before they even hit the blog), go here. This design takes the linear bathroom to a whole new level. … Continue reading

Inspiration #25

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Time to get so fresh and so clean. Grab your rubber ducky or a glass of wine, we’re looking at the luxury of a soaking tub this week. This is the latest in a weekly post of residential architecture inspiration. If you want to see past weeks, you can go here. If you want to see them curated on my pinterest (sometimes before they even hit the blog), go here. This giant soaking tub in Port Melbourne by Bloom Interior Design looks big enough to be a small sailboat. Fed either from a floor fixture or rainfall head from above, this … Continue reading

Inspiration #24

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This week’s inspiration heads back to the master bathroom – specifically the bathroom counter. Because where you get ready should be as calm and stunning as you are. This is the latest in a weekly post of residential architecture inspiration. If you want to see past weeks, you can go here. If you want to see them curated on my pinterest (sometimes before they even hit the blog), go here. This San Francisco penthouse by SVZ Interior Design has a modern sophistication that has me wanting to touch all the things. The marble at this bathroom counter, turning up in line with … Continue reading

4 Tips As You Go Back To School

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Alright, gang! After talking about summer last month, it’s time you whippersnappers get back to school! To make sure that you get the most out of this next year, I’ve included 4 tips below to help you get/stay pointed in the right direction. Note: This is the twenty-first post in a group series called #ArchiTalks in which Bob Borson of Life of an Architect gives a group of us architects a theme or a set of questions and we all have to post our response… this month’s theme: “Summer”. I decided to look in the wayback machine and figure out … Continue reading

Inspiration #23

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This week’s inspiration takes a look at the possibilities of a painted joist ceiling. At #ThisOldHouse, I’ll be taking down this godawful faux beadboard 1) because it’s ugly and 2) because of previous water damage that I know it’s hiding. Because I have to take it down, and because I’ve seen from taking down the dining ceiling how great the old joists look, I’ve been considering painting them and leaving the ceiling space open to the room. So let’s take a look at other rooms that have done just the same! This is the latest in a weekly post of … Continue reading

Inspiration #22

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This week’s inspiration goes back to the kitchen. More specifically, to the kitchen backsplash. Because whether it’s for cleaning function or aesthetic flair, backsplashes prove their value time and time again. This is the latest in a weekly post of residential architecture inspiration. If you want to see past weeks, you can go here. If you want to see them curated on my pinterest (sometimes before they even hit the blog), go here. This kitchen backsplash is so muted you can hardly tell it’s there. Paired with the minimal drawer fronts and open shelves, it’s the perfect touch to carry through the … Continue reading

Inspiration #21

Time to prepare your singing voice, it’s time to look at some fantastic showers for this week’s #ThisOldHouse inspiration. Open shower here, gorgeous marble there, we’re covering all the squeaky clean bases. This is the latest in a weekly post of residential architecture inspiration. If you want to see past weeks, you can go here. If you want to see them curated on my pinterest (sometimes before they even hit the blog), go here. This open shower is on a raised platform [check], separated by glass [check], drains from a trough [check], and is floor to ceiling marble [check, check, check]. … Continue reading

AIA Mississippi Presentation Recap

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New Orleans! I’m coming for you. Can’t wait to join @aia_ms in July to talk with #emergingprofessionals about how to turn up the heat on mentorship, career pathing, and getting licensed! Come join me for chats, tips, sketches, and tours. And you might be one of the lucky 4 to win a pencil from @fiftythree or an #AREsketches book! A photo posted by Lora Teagarden (@l2designllc) on Jun 28, 2016 at 1:18pm PDT A couple months ago, I was invited to speak at the AIA Mississippi convention about topics important to emerging professionals. A mentor had been asking for advice … Continue reading

Inspiration #20

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This week’s inspiration stays in the kitchen. Perhaps because I’m battling a cold right now that has me wanting everything clean, but these simple, white kitchens are really speaking to me this week. This is the latest in a weekly post of residential architecture inspiration. If you want to see past weeks, you can go here. If you want to see them curated on my pinterest (sometimes before they even hit the blog), go here. This white kitchen is the perfect mix of old and new. I love the worn look of the floor with the clean, white tile and the … Continue reading