First place Fireplace at St. Louis At Home Architect & Designer Awards 2015

We were excited to be a finalist and now we’re thrilled to be a winner of the St. Louis At Home Magazine Architect + Designer Awards!

Our residential fireplace design won first place. It is an honor to be mentioned among the best in St. Louis. We love working with clients to enhance their visions and create a space they’ll love!

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A little more about the design….

After living with the builder grade finishes for ten years, the Martens decided it was time to give their living space a new image. Striving for a functional and inviting space, the Martens goal was to create a focal point with a dramatic fireplace upgrade. The asymmetrical design of the fireplace created the unique, custom feel that the Martens were hoping to achieve. The clean lines of the smooth shaker style cabinetry by Allen Graham anchored the room and created functional storage spaces. The fireplace surround, mantel, and hearth, crafted in concrete, added a strong modern element to the space. Lighted alcoves created the perfect backdrop for the owners to display some of their favorite accessories. Whether the Martens are spending an evening watching a movie or entertaining guest, the functionality and comfort in this space will not disappoint.

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Design Extra celebrates 5 year anniversary

Design Extra turns Five in 2014!

5 year timeline sketch

5 year timeline sketch

Lynn Larkin started Design Extra many moons ago as her consulting design business. Today, it has grown into a competitive and fun design firm. The sketch above reflects the colorful path we’ve been on the past 5 years highlighting all of our clients and projects by different market segment colors.

We wouldn’t be here today without our clients, family, friends, sales reps, team mates, consultants and past employees and interns. Thank you for your support over the past 5 years and cheers to many more together!