Color Consultation: That’s A House of a Different Color

  Color is the easiest way to express your individual style and can make your home uniquely custom to your tastes. Time and time again, we have clients contact us wanting the complex and unexpected palettes they see in our portfolio, yet they are absolutely terrified to select them on their own. We get it. If a painter doesn’t call …

vanity restoration

Vanity Restoration

This piece was one of my first experiments with wood finishing. It was found on the curb by a neighbor. He stripped the drawers and offered it to me. I was drawn to it for a few reasons, and eagerly accepted his offer. The minimal yet detailed ornamentation, the tone of the wood, but my favorite detail is the adorable …

Brewster Hospital Building

Long-Vacant Brewster Hospital Building is Back Online

Renovations are nearly complete on the building that once housed the first medical facility to serve the African-American community in Jacksonville. The long-vacant Brewster Hospital building, located at 843 W. Monroe St. in La Villa, will soon house the North Florida Land Trust’s offices. Danis is the general contractor on the project, while Robbins Design Studio handled the architecture and …

Crispy's Springfield

Spotlight: Crispy’s Springfield Gallery

In 2014, BMor Creative teamed up with Springfield-resident and restaurateur John Crispens to bring his dream of a local eatery to life. Crispens was in search of a unique venue he could transform into a local hotspot, and found the perfect opportunity on Main Street. The former Akra Bros Department Store – a gem of Main Street in the 1930s …

paint with a purpose

Paint with a Purpose

Paint and color are one of the least expensive and most impactful ways to customize your space. Color is not simply used to dress up a room. Color is used to shape energy and sway emotions. It can reflect a person’s personality, express individuality, and can a shift a person’s mood. Color can be what helps set your space apart, …

Why an Interior Design Company is Setting Up a Brick-and-Mortar in Springfield

Becky Morgan has been running her commercial interior design company for three years and now, she’s setting up a storefront of her own. Morgan, the owner of BMor Creative Inc., whose clients include planned restaurant and mixed-use space Crispy’s and the Happy Grilled Cheese in Five Points, is opening a studio at 157 E. 8th Street soon. As a resident of …

Springfield

Springing to Life: Springfield’s Current Renaissance Seems to Have Staying Power

The renewal of Springfield has had its share of obstacles the last two decades. Today, skyrocketing home values and substantial Main Street business investments indicate the current turnaround may be sustainable. After the 1960s, when the urban middle class began to flee to the suburbs, Springfield experienced decades of neglect. But the neighborhood always had its charms. Changing perceptions In …

Crispy's Springfield

Main Street Makeover: Crispy’s Opening in Former Akra Bros. Store

By May, John Crispens hopes to renovate his vintage Springfield building at 1735 N. Main St. into Crispy’s, a restaurant, bar, art gallery and dry-cleaning service. “I’ve been wanting to start a business in Springfield for quite a while,” said Crispens, 46, who moved to Jacksonville from Long Island, N.Y., in 1992 and has been a Springfield resident for more …