Architecture Interiors


Deep River Partners Honored at ASID Awards

Posted On April 1, 2019

Deep River Partners was honored by the American Society of Interior Designers – Wisconsin Chapter on March 21 at the ASID Design Excellence Awards.  Deep River received three awards:  Silver for an Entire Residence under 2,999 square feet for “Whitefish Bay Condo,” Bronze for Entire Residence over 2,999 square feet for “Mequon Residence,” and Bronze for Bath for “Lake House Bath.” Congratulations to Founder Richard Sherer, Interior Designer, Natalie Erickson, ASID; Interior Designer, and Leslie Dohr, ASID.  These projects can be viewed under the Portfolio Section at

Erickson Named 2018 Emerging Professional

Posted On February 25, 2019

Deep River Partners is pleased to announce that interior designer Natalie Erickson, ASID, was named the 2018 Emerging Professional by the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) – Wisconsin Chapter.

Erickson became a licensed interior designer in the State of Wisconsin in fall 2017.  She has also been a key team member on recent award-winning projects for Deep River.

Congratulations Natalie for your continued dedication to interior design and its principles!

Blavat Elected AIA Chapter President

Posted On February 25, 2019

Deep River Partners is pleased to announce that Nicholas Blavat, AIA, has been elected President for the AIA (American Institute of Architects), Milwaukee Chapter.

Blavat has more than 20 years of experience in both commercial and residential architecture and has been recognized locally & nationally for his design achievement.  

Deep River Partners congratulates Nick on his continued dedication to his field and colleagues.

Deep River Featured on HGTV New Year’s Day at 5 p.m.

Posted On December 29, 2018

Set your DVRs – Deep River Partners is making a SPLASH on New Year’s Day at 5 p.m. CST. Tune to HGTV and watch Pool in My House, a Deep River designed home in Wisconsin!

Deep River Wins Midwest Award – Chrysalis Remodeling Award

Posted On July 24, 2018

Deep River Partners, Milwaukee, recently received a 2018 Chrysalis Award for Remodeling Excellence. The firm was honored with the Midwest Award for its Whole Home Remodel Over $700,000 (located in The Third Ward). Firms from Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, and Wisconsin submitted projects for this category.

In total, 80 firms from across the United States were named winners at the 2018 Chrysalis Awards for Remodeling Excellence. The entries were judged on overall design, the creative use of space and materials, and the degree to which the project enhanced the original structure.

“To win an award in this highly competitive category is quite an achievement,” says Ken Kanline, Director of the Awards.

Deep River Partners’ interior designers Leslie Dohr, ASID; Natalie Erickson, ASID and architect Nicholas Mather, AIA designed the coastal themed condominium to include all the desires and needs of the homeowners.

To see the results of this award winning home, visit Deep River Partners’ website at:
The Chrysalis Awards program, begun in 1994, recognizes the nation’s best work in fifteen general categories of residential and commercial remodeling. The Chrysalis Awards are open to every professional remodeler and design professional in the United States.

Pictures of the 2018 award-winning projects can be seen on Chrysalis website For more information about the Chrysalis Awards, contact Ken Kanline at 888-263-5687 or at


Deep River’s Founder and CEO, Richard Sherer featured architect

Posted On January 4, 2018

Deep River Partners Founder and CEO, Richard Sherer was recently featured in The Best 16 Architects in the Chicago Area.

Nature Lovers

Posted On November 20, 2015

Looking to update your bathroom?  Check out’s article Bathroom Trends Splashing Down in 2016″.  Trend #4 features Deep River’s innovative use of natural materials.

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Entertain Your Guests in Style

Posted On June 5, 2015

Timber-Hill-Exterior-02A few helpful tips when entertaining outdoors…

  • Lighting.  Whether entertaining on your patio during the day or at night, lighting is key.  Ambiance can easily be created by adding candles or strings of lights.  Instead of traditional white lights, try red or blue to set the mood.
  • Décor. Adding vases of flowers or fresh plants sporadically throughout your entertainment space will liven up any area.  Having different arrangements of the same or similar color schemes will tie it all together.
  • Music. Instead of choosing a radio station or putting a mix on repeat, go for the iPod shuffle or turn on your favorite Pandora station.  Set the music loud enough to hear yet soft enough so people can engage in quiet conversation.
  • Food.  Creating the right dishes is key.  Keep it simple and stick to dishes you love. Chances are your guests will love them too.  If you like trying new recipes, prepare it in advance of the party to try it first as opposed to having your guests be your taste testers.
  • Relax.  Don’t spend your time worrying about everything being perfect.  The best hosts know when to be in the kitchen versus spending plenty of time with their guests.  Remember, although everyone will enjoy the lighting, décor, music and food, ultimately, they came to see you.

Artistic Solutions:
High Rise Living

Posted On April 29, 2015

  • So many people don’t realize the potential that rooftops can have. They are an undiscovered treasure that can give its owners dramatic and expansive views while preserving their privacy.

    Rooftops are a wonderful blank slate for architects and designers. So many different structures can be installed on them — terraces, gardens, apartments, houses, entertainment spaces — the sky is literally the limit.

    Designing a rooftop unit is a wonderful challenge. Square footage is at a premium and consideration has to be made for all sorts of details like storage space or seasonal weather changes. The most important thing, of course, is ensuring that each room gets the best view possible.

    One of the biggest misconceptions about rooftop homes is that they are intrinsically ultra-modern, cold, and aloof spaces. In reality, with the right designer, rooftop homes can be as warm and welcoming as you want them to be.

    Be inspired to create your own high rise habitat when you peruse some of Deep River’s most recent rooftop projects.

Artistic Solutions: Create Your Recreation Destination at Home With Your own Pool

Posted On April 7, 2015

  • When it comes to designing your home, including a pool is so much more than just adding a body of water. A pool can deeply affect the atmosphere and mood of your home. It can be a place of relaxation, fun, entertainment, and serenity.

    Designing the right pool is truly an art – a perfect blend of form and function. The best pools provide a variety of experiences, incorporating the fluidity and playfulness of water into the design while keeping it accessible for all ages. It can just as easily act as your home spa getaway as it can be an entertainment space for your friends and family.

    Take a look at our latest indoor pool project and be inspired to create your own in-home recreation destination.

    Enjoy The Most Exotic Pools On Earth