New Heartwood Project!

Blackwell Park is our new project! Geared towards those families who want a luxurious lifestyle but less hassle - less yard to mow, closer to downtown amenites, closer to the school systems! Pick a lot and custom build your new home!

Vessel Sinks

Vessel sinks are very popular! Our Marble Uniques vendor provides us with some great marble bowls as shown in the bottom picture. On our lastest reno project - we used a vessel sink in the main floor half bath. It provides a beautiful natural beauty and calmness to the bathroom.

When considering a vessel sink - it is important to remember to adjust the vanity height to that of a counter top height. A couple benefits - you don't have to bend down to reach the bowl, and the bowl keeps the mess off of the counter!

Remodel Success

We just wrapped up a remodel project last month! Here are some pictures of the front entry way - dated a year apart from each other!

Such a great project! The Shelton Residence turned out beautifully! Looked like it was meant to be a Heartwood Home! We are so happy for the family as they are now enjoying their new home and wonderful community!!

Here is a letter from our friends!

"While searching for the perfect design/build team we found an abundance of qualified builders and designers interested in creating our dream home. The decision was simple. Jeff and Wendy with Heartwood Custom Homes were simply the best. They listened intently to our wants, needs and concerns and made it all work within budget and on time. Wendy’s eye for design matched perfectly to our taste. Jeff’s attention to detail and level of quality surpassed our expectations. How many people can say that?
We immediately recognized the talents of Jeff and Wendy while touring their award-winning home during the 2008 Luxury Home-a-Rama. Their winning entry was absolutely beautiful. Equally impressive was their dedicated and talented team of professionals who helped Heartwood Custom Homes create numerous masterpieces, including our own home. These folks are true craftsmen who are committed to excellence. We are thankful that we found such a great team to work with on our dream home and we look forward to living here for many, many years!"

Existing Home Buyer Tax Credit

Buyers who have owned their current homes at least five years would be eligible for tax credits of up to $6,500. First-time home buyers - or anyone who hasn't owned a home in the last three years - would still get up to $8,000. To qualify, buyers in both groups have to sign a purchase agreement by April 30, 2010, and close by June 30.

Senator Johnny Isakson, R-GA., a former real estate executive claims 'this is probably the last extension''.

To read more, the L.A. Times has a great article by Jim Puzzanghera and Richard Simon and Alejandro Lazo.
click here

Drapery Street

My go to window treatment gal has a been recognized for a prestigious award (see article below)! She decorated our Willows Model Hearth Room (Home-a-Rama 2008 winner). The picture above shows the hearth room with selections she used. It was a combination of printed linen with rushed silk insets-platinum and hemp. The pictures don't do it justice!

I love to include her on many of the design concepts I do! She does great work!

Drapery Street Wins International Design Award

Window Fashion Vision magazine recently announced the winners of its 2009 Design and Workroom Competition. Drapery Street of Carmel, IN was awarded in the Debut Designer category within the Envision Design Competition for their creative window fashion design, fabricated by Drapery Street.

“The judges, as well as all of us here at Vision magazine, were greatly impressed by the quality of entries we received for this year’s competition, making the judging process even more difficult for our judges who had to select just 30 winning designs out of the hundreds submitted,” said Grace McNamara, president and CEO of Grace McNamara Inc., publisher of Window Fashion Vision magazine.

The Window Fashion Vision Design and Workroom Competitions have been held annually for the past 23 years and are open to window fashion designers and workrooms worldwide. This year, more than 200 entries were submitted from designers and workrooms located throughout the U.S., Canada and Japan.

Judging was by a panel of 10 industry experts. Awards will be presented at Vision09: International Window Coverings EXPO (IWCE) in Atlanta, Georgia on May 13, 2009. For more information on Vision09, visit http://www.windowcoveringexpo.com/.


Jennifer Jacob, Associate Editor