An elegant single-story house with a beige exterior, arched doorway, and well-manicured landscape.

Tranquil Oasis

“…the attention to detail is evident in graceful moldings, wainscoting and trim, and rhythmic changes in ceiling heights.”—Home & Design

Home and Design
Modern kitchen with wooden cabinets and stainless steel appliances extending into a living area with large windows and garden view, designed in elegant style.

Uncluttered Chic

“Our goal was to bring the outdoors in and create an open floor plan to expand the outlook of this tiny historical townhouse”—The Rill Architects Team

Small Room Decorating
A cozy bedroom with a pink theme adorned with plush toys and featuring an ornate fireplace with an artwork above it.

Room to Grow

“The fireplace, made from western Maryland fieldstone, has just enough detail – including a decorative screen and wide, white mantel – to make if feminine.”—Jim Rill

Bethesda Magazine
Bright and airy living room interior with high ceilings, built-in bookshelves, and large windows.

Trim adds Warmth and Character to Interiors and Exteriors

“Trim can really create a sense of warmth and scale. It makes the room more comfortable.”—Jim Rill

Washington Examiner
Rustic bathroom design with a classic lantern-style light fixture, cream wall tiles, and a wooden door partially open.

Bathroom Design

“This bathroom uses natural elements, such as sticks and logs from the property, which were whittled by carpenters and made into the vanity. Natural slate materials and saloon doors make it a fun, playful space.”—The Rill Architects Team

Chesapeake Home + Living
Outdoor covered patio area with kitchen and fireplace.

Cover Story: Outdoor Kitchens Blur Home-yard Line

“It’s important to use the right materials so the outdoor kitchen will last and also tie the design into the house.”—Jim Rill

The Washington Times
Bright, contemporary kitchen with white cabinetry, dark countertops, and a central sink under pendant lighting.

Butlers Pantry is Still a Big Draw for Homeowners

“The pantries can range from a utilitarian space consisting of open shelves and stainless steel counters to more of a formal area with marble tops and glass cabinets.”—The Rill Architects Team

Washington Examiner
A tudor-style house with decorative half-timbering and a large evergreen tree beside the entrance.

Back in Style

“The renovated portico extends a warm welcome. We altered the trim above the entry and painted it in contrasting colors to accentuate the home’s Tudor style.”—The Rill Architects Team

Home and Design
Elegant dining room featuring a dark wood table, wicker chairs, and a large pendant light, surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows with sheer curtains.

Varied Ceilings Give Home Personality

“Ceilings often are taken for granted in remodeling but varying the height in different rooms can change the entire personality of the home”—The Rill Architects Team

Washington Examiner
Luxurious suburban home with stone accents and large columns.

Luxury Home: Rustic Outside, Palatial Inside

“The center-hall foyer has a circular tray ceiling, wainscoting and archways leading into the study, dining room and the gallery which has a barrel ceiling and extends from one end of the house to the other.”—The Washington Times

The Washington Times
Modern kitchen interior with wooden cabinets, stainless steel appliances, pendant lighting, and an integrated fireplace.

Eco-Friendly Bungalow

“We have always been a fan of Arts and Crafts houses. We fell in love with the aesthetic and we’ve also become very interested in green building.”—the Homeowner

Chesapeake Home + Living
Suburban home with a front porch and stepping stone pathway.

Luxury Home: Arts and Crafts Style with Green Outlook

“This home is a prime example of environmentally conscious building, resulting an extremely energy-efficient, healthy home.”—The Washington Times

The Washington Times
Modern glass house illuminated at twilight amidst a wooded landscape.

100 Top Designers

“We incorporate natural light and utilize the entire site to expand homes into the landscape”—The Rill Architects Team

Home and Design