j ronald reed

Revival of artisan Roman Stucco…blended by hand by Silvio Mercado Ordonez of Granada…the first house in over 400 years to use real Roman Stucco…project is Casa Las Brisas, designedby J Ronald Reed, author of “Revival In Craftsmanship” published by Simon & Schuster…home investments for affordable retirment, under $100,000.00 in Granada Nicaragua…luxury tropical appointments, fully insultated, eco friendly design.

The Garage As Art

“People think the modern garage as a design element on the front of the house is new…but in fact people had the same problem in the 17th century…they owned horse drawn carriages “ says J Ronald Reed and he continues, “the art of designing the stable entry of a Villa as well as a garage door for our modern homes remains a special art form”.

Custom Iron Gates and Entry Patio Gardens by J Ronald Reed

“Since early times ancient man decorated the front entries of their dwellings” says J Ronald Reed, “first doorway designs were to make the doorway recognizable…the trend continued until the entry doorway became an important status symbol of society…then the size of the entry courtyard ”.  Reed is the author Revival in Craftsmanship in Interior Design, published by Henry Holt NYC.  Reed he is currently design affordable luxury tropical homes with custom wrought iron gates and custom doorways to reflect our classical heritage in architectural colonial home designs.

Custom Spanish Iron Gates and Entry Courtyard by J Ronald Reed

“Since early times ancient man decorated the front entries of their dwellings” says J Ronald Reed, “first doorway designs were to make the doorway recognizable…the trend continued until the entry doorway became an important status symbol of society…then the size of the entry courtyard ”.  Reed is the author Revival in Craftsmanship in Interior Design, published by Henry Holt NYC.  Reed he is currently design affordable luxury tropical homes with custom wrought iron gates and custom doorways to reflect our classical heritage in architectural colonial home designs.

AROUND HOME : The Craftsmanship Revival in Interior Design : BY J. RONALD REED WITH STEPHANIE CULP …CRAFTSMANSHIP IS BACK in vogue, thanks in part to a heightened design consciousness, the historic preservation movement and, simply, the appreciation of materials lovingly wrought. As the authors note in an introduction that serves as an engagingly brief history of interior design, interest in craftsmanship has been cyclical and at present is a positive reaction of sorts against the standardization and mass production of recent decades. That stated, the authors methodically review craftsmanship by the medium–metal, paint, stone, and marble, tile, wood, plaster and glass. Each is put into a historical perspective, followed by how it is worked by today’s artisans and a selection of what they and others have produced. Helping considerably is a profusion of illustrations. Not for the hobbyist, the book gives good pointers of how better to appreciate high-quality workmanship, augmented by a listing of crafts people, companies, guilds and associations that could offer help