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First Friday Featured Artist – Andrea Konstant
We are stoked to get back to First Friday celebrations and even more thrilled to host zentangle inspired artist, ...
First Friday Featured Artist – Cara Walton
As everything begins to shift back to normal, we start to get back to what we missed, one of those things being ...
The heart of good design
When designing a home, it is important to ask a lot of questions to figure out the goals of the new project. Why ...
The Golden Product Rep allows us to design better
Over the last year of uncertainty, it has been difficult to figure out what products have changed, what is ...
Young Architect Series 2021: Adrienne Stronge
I had the pleasure, for the second time this year, of attending the Young Architect virtual conference. This ...
Whether you are trying to tackle a kitchen renovation or building your dream house, the selection process can be ...
Big Brothers Big Sisters Mini Golf for Kids’ Sake 2021
This past weekend The Gaines Group team had the privilege of supporting the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Big Brothers ...
GiveSolar and the Green Energy Movement
The switch to renewable energy seems like a no-brainer, there are several benefits to taking the plunge into a more environmentally conscious lifestyle, more specifically - solar power.
A world of No Design
Most of us have never had clothes designed specifically for our desires, body type, and preferences. Most of us have not experienced design rather live in a world of "no design."
Architecture is frozen music
Our world is a better place because of music, art, and architecture. "Music is liquid architecture; architecture is frozen music" according to Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
Remodeling with an Interior Designer
Remodeling your home can be an overwhelming venture especially when you don’t have a solid vision.
Brethren & Mennonite Heritage Center
Our mission is to not just be a leader in the future of design but to also be a leader in making a difference in ...