Purpose Building Your Home for both Gathering and Living

As we enter the holidays and a changing of the seasons there is also a season of change for home design. The comfortable living and connectedness offered by true open concept floor plans are appealing when you think about gathering, hosting, and entertaining in your home. But what about the rest of the year? How

Taking Steps to Make A Space + Life That Works For You

Let’s talk for a minute about dreams for the future. Do you have one? Does it feel like it’s on hold right now while you are stuck in your house, biding your time until the world opens up again? What if I told you that didn’t have to be the case? While the forecast for

From City to Country, You Can Have It All

If over the past few months you have found yourself longing for wide open space, fresh air, and a slower pace of life, you are most certainly not alone. The recent housing market (both construction and real estate) has been flooded with couples and families looking to take advantage of work-from-home orders to move a

Right Spacing: Building Purpose into Every Room

Creating your world—the one you feel at home in—is a reality that is closer than you may think! In today’s world, building a home that fits your life doesn’t mean buying the biggest house you can imagine or afford, and it’s also not about downsizing or minimalism. Instead, it’s about right-sizing and right spacing so


In these uncertain times, we are happy to be able to share a bit of good news.  Matthew Bowe Design Build is celebrating our 15th year in the building/construction business in Loudoun County.  We couldn’t be more grateful and humbled by the opportunity we have had to be a part of this community.  This is

The Beauty is in the Details – 2020 Trends for Homeowners

When our clients come to us to build a new home or remodel an existing house, they ultimately want well-appointed rooms that suit their lifestyle while creating an environment that feels like home. The tricky part is that the details that make a house stylish and functional are unique for each person. While a home

This Old House Made New: Breathing New Life Into Pre-loved Homes

For some people, the realization of the American Dream means crossing the threshold of a newly constructed four-bedroom home in a new, neatly planned community. But if we have learned anything from HGTV shows like “Property Brothers” and “Fixer Upper,” it’s that your future dream home might actually be a diamond in the rough. It

Downsizing on the Path to Your Dream Home

The practice of minimalism is getting a lot of attention lately, but many of our clients may feel overwhelmed by thinking about what they might have to give up in order to achieve a minimalist home and lifestyle. Instead, we prefer to think of the goal as simplifying, and we encourage our clients to start

What’s Trending in Faucet Fixtures

The smallest details can make the biggest statement in your home. Whether you are remodeling or building a new, custom home, you can incorporate spectacular design elements in some of the most unassuming places – like your faucet fixtures. Like most home design features, though, there is a thin line between making a statement and

Matthew Bowe Takes on Renovation of Historic Inn Conservatory

As reported in the Loudoun-Times Mirror, May 10 2018 Loudoun Homes & Builder Showcase by Karen Graham Challenging project turns out beautifully at Goodstone Inn A historic destination inn located in the Middleburg countryside recently completed an extensive makeover to its dining room and kitchen. Goodstone Inn’s owner, Mark Betts, tapped Loudoun-based architect Clint Good for the project. Good had previously worked