Architecture Interiors


Deep River – One of the Best Interior Design Services

Posted On August 8, 2020

Deep River Partners was selected as one of the Best Interior Design Services in the MKE Lifestyle magazine’s “Best of Greater Milwaukee” feature. Reader votes identified candidates in a variety of categories, and selected the “Best Of” in each.


Tee’d Off At MS Golf Outing

Posted On July 14, 2020

Deep River Partner’s was proud to participate in the 5th Annual Tee’d Off At MS Golf Outing, a charity to raise funds for research into the cure for MS.

After seeing family members and friends battle MS for many years, Dave Blavat continues his personal mission to raise money for the MS Society so that some day other families will not have to endure the consequences of this slowly debilitating disease.

What is MS?

Multiple sclerosis (or MS) is a chronic, often disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system (CNS), which is made up of the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. Symptoms may be mild, such as numbness in the limbs, or severe, such as paralysis or loss of vision. The progress, severity, and specific symptoms of MS are unpredictable and vary from one person to another. Today, new treatments and advances in research are giving new hope to people affected by the disease.

DONATE to the National MS Society HERE


Small Home, Big Makeovers

Posted On July 14, 2020

Deep River Partner’s was invited by MKE Lifestyle magazine to contribute design inspiration for a tired Cape Cod inspired home.

“Small Home, Big Makeovers” [June/July 2020] is excerpted here:

“Now that summer is here, home improvements are underway. Realizing one structure can accommodate many design ideas, the editors presented a single small home image to local design, construction and remodeling professionals and asked for inspiration to see what sort of makeovers they might recommend.

“This home has some styling elements of a classic Cape Cod, including the gabled roof with a central entry into the home. Implementing some traditional details ofthe Cape Cod style could truly awaken this home into a neighborhood showstopper,” said Nicholas Blavat, AIA.”

Be inspired by other Deep River Renovations on the Portfolio Tab.

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Deep River Partners Featured in MKE Lifestyle Magazine

Posted On May 1, 2020

Deep River Partner’s French Transitional Renovation was the home tour feature, “A Smooth and Stunning Transition”, in the May 2020 issue of MKE Lifestyle magazine.

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Chambliss Recognized Notable Executive

Posted On April 27, 2020

Deep River Partners is proud to share the recognition of Chris Chambliss, AIA LEED AP,  in this inaugural BizTimes Media list. Congratulations!

Excerpt: BizTimes Milwaukee is proud to present the inaugural list of Notable LGBTQ Executives, spotlighting accomplished professionals throughout the region. The leadership shown by the executives profiled here is setting an example to shape a better future for our region.



Deep River Designed Project Receives National Recognition

Posted On April 25, 2020

Deep River Partner’s congratulates our extended team member Timber Innovations for their recognition with a NARI National Contractor of the Year Awards (CotY) award for Residential Interior $250,001 to $500,000 for this Modern Mid-Century Home Remodel.

Recognizing Excellence NARI’s* Contractor of the Year (CotY) Awards are the premier awards for the remodeling industry. The National award, which is given out one time per year, recognizes excellence in remodeling as demonstrated in forty-eight different categories. NARI members from across the nation may submit a project for consideration.


*National Association of the Remodeling Industry


Deep River Nominated for Best of Greater MKE

Posted On April 2, 2020

Deep River Partners received a nomination for the “Best of Greater MKE”, sponsored my “MKE lifestyle” magazine. The top four nominees in each category were tallied and voting determines each category’s winner. Congratulations to all the nominees!

Deep River Partners was nominated in the category: Best Local Services: Interior Design Service

Winners will be notified byFriday, May 29 and appear in MKE Lifestyle’s August Best Of issue.


Deep River Earns Platinum Design Award

Posted On March 13, 2020

Deep River Partners received top honors at the Wisconsin Chapter of American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Design Excellence Awards held March 12, 2020 at Discovery World. This French Transitional Residence renovation earned the Platinum Award. Congratulations to Natalie Erickson, ASID, and the rest of the Deep River team that contributed to this project. Founder Richard Sherer and Nicholas Blavat, AIA accepted the award.



Deep River Partners Featured on “Wisconsin Architect” January 2020

Posted On February 17, 2020

Gardens and pergola of Lake Michigan Shingle Style Beach HouseThe Beach House“, a Coastal Shingle style design was chosen for its classic underpinnings and unmistakable casual yet elegant atmosphere. On the exterior, weathered silver/gray shingles, copper accents, and wood shingle roof are punctuated by white trim and traditional divided lite windows. ~Wisconsin Architect, the official online publication of AIA Wisconsin.

Tour the Deep River Portfolio to see more of this Shingle Style Residence and other projects.

Blavat Celebrates 15 Years!

Posted On November 20, 2019

Nicholas Blavat is celebrating 15 years at Deep River! Nurturing his career, guiding our clients, and mentoring our team has lead to many extraordinary projects. Congratulations to Nicholas on his many successes!

Nick redlining drawings