How did you get started in remodeling?
Owner and principal designer, Samantha Grose, has over 17 years of architectural experience, a passion for design, and a love for business. With a double major in art and architecture from the University of Minnesota, she followed in her entrepreneurial dad’s footsteps and started Oak & Arrow Homes in 2019.
What sets your company apart?
Our homes are mindfully made. Home is the most precious place on earth. At Oak & Arrow, we know the choices we make — from material sourcing to clean construction protocols — matter. That’s why we’re thoughtful and strategic with every design decision we make, delivering healthy spaces that feel as good as they look.
What inspires and influences your work?
We have a great community of interior and architectural designers that we follow and gain endless inspiration. We’re blessed to work with wonderful clients that give us the liberty to make bold design decisions from interior selections to architectural elements.
How would you describe your team’s approach to a new project?
We are all about communication and collaboration. Our business and our processes are rooted in constant, honest communication, so we stay on the same page and our clients know they’re in good hands. From our first email to the finishing design touches, our team keeps the client informed and updated every step of the way. In home renovations, every role matters, and collaboration delivers the best results. At Oak & Arrow, we rely on everyone’s unique ideas and expertise, setting egos aside to get the job done and exceeding our client’s expectations at every turn.
How do you bring a client’s vision to life?
We start with a comprehensive consultation, measuring our client’s space and getting to the heart of their wish list. Then, we create concept plans so they can see design possibilities and get their questions answered. When they’re ready, we’ll collaborate and finalize their dream home plans and set clear timelines for their project. Finally, we’ll enlist our trusted construction professionals to bring their vision to reality, keeping them updated at every turn until the final touches are in place.
What are the most important elements of a successful remodeling team?
Communication. Our business and our processes are rooted in constant, honest communication, so we stay on the same page and our clients know they are in good hands. From our first email to the finishing design touches, our team keeps the client informed and up to date every step of the way.
What do you enjoy most about remodeling homes?
We love the challenge of blending our client’s favorite aesthetic with the style of the existing home. With remodeling, we are always striving for the perfect balance that reflects our homeowners and keeps the character of the home.
What are some of your favorite trends and styles in remodeling?
A layered approach to design, fusing different styles and architectural elements to create rich, livable spaces. For example, in our Artisan home, our clients loved the architecture of the Pacific Northwest, so we brought dark earth tones and an asymmetrical feel to the exterior. On the interior they wanted a clean minimalist feel, so we pulled elements of a Scandinavian style through the use of natural wood tones and lots of natural light paired with simple trim features to bring the outside in.
Photo by Meghan Doll Photography