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6 Real-Estate Staging Secrets to Make the Sale

Posted By: Susan S. Published: 10/19/2016
6 Real-Estate Staging Secrets to Make the Sale

With the barrage of imagery from Pinterest and Instagram filling our smart phone, desk top monitor, and tablet screens, it’s no wonder we have become so visually driven. Setting up the perfect "selfie" is not limited to pictures of our friends and family, but the need to see the perfect image has spilled over into our everyday expectations such as…

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Facings of America: Tile for Your Beautiful Spaces

Posted By: Susan S. Published: 10/14/2016
Facings of America: Tile for Your Beautiful Spaces

Good things come to those who wait. That’s just how I felt when I walked through the doors of Facings of America in Scottsdale, Arizona for a design networking event. A second generation owned and operated business, Facings has a reputation of having one of the most extensive tile and stone offerings in the industry. Since…

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The Power of Home Staging - Sale or Stale?

Posted By: Nancy Pierson Published: 10/06/2016
The Power of Home Staging - Sale or Stale?

Well, I can start with the statistics. According to the National Association of Realtors 2015 profile of home staging report, over 95% of Buyer’s agents say that home staging has at least some effect on the buyer’s view of the home. The report also reflects an increase in sales price and a faster sale correlated…

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Museum Quality Art in the Home Made Afordable

Posted By: Luxe Pros Published: 10/01/2016
Museum Quality Art in the Home Made Afordable

Mel Roman: Coming Out Under Fire | SMoCA May 21 – Oct 2, 2016 Art completes a beautiful home like jewelry completes your outfit. Whether a dramatic oil painting, Pop Art print, or framed illustration, art in the home reveals something about you and your style. If you’re not a Christie’s or Sotheby’s frequent shopper or have…

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PRODUCT OF THE MONTH: SlabHaus Concrete Sinks

Posted By: Luxe Pros Published: 10/06/2016
PRODUCT OF THE MONTH: SlabHaus Concrete Sinks

Nothing thrills us more than finding a stunning product locally manufactured. Today's product of the month is a sexy, custom-made sink out of one of the hottest materials in modern-day design, concrete. The sleek, integral design of this concrete sink boasts a half-round half-rectangular edge with gently sloping bowl. The seamless appearance and smooth transition from sink-to-surface is complimented…

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Coastal Kitchen Design & Trends

Posted By: Cindy L. Published: 10/06/2016
Coastal Kitchen Design & Trends

After 20 plus years of kitchen design on the east coast, primarily in New York, Laura Eagan, CKD, co-owner of Estrella Cabinetry and Design Center in Goodyear, AZ, shares her observations of coastal kitchen design. Laura states she is excited with the variety of clients and styles that come into her showroom. She works with…

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Positioning your Interior Design Firm for Growth

Posted By: Susan S. Published: 09/27/2016
Positioning your Interior Design Firm for Growth

The moment has come. You’ve begun to think about growing your small interior design firm. Maybe you’re looking to add to your solo practice, or simply making your small but mighty team even mightier. No matter your reason for expansion, growth is not easy. In fact, chances are the only time you’ll ever double your…

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Countertop Choices: Cambria Natural Quartz

Posted By: Susan S. Published: 09/15/2016
Countertop Choices: Cambria Natural Quartz

If you haven’t had the opportunity to update your countertop in recent years, you are in for a real treat and some important decisions. Surface options include laminates, concrete, wood, metal, stone, and natural quartz. Historically speaking, granite has been popular among new homebuyers and remodelers for its beautiful surface, array of edge styles, and…

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Top Ten 2016 Bathroom Design Trends

Posted By: Cindy L. Published: 09/15/2016
Top Ten 2016 Bathroom Design Trends

DESIGNER: Ernesto Garcia Interior Design Bathroom design in the 1950s and 1960s consisted of one bathroom containing a small vanity/sink, toilet, and combination bathtub/shower. In this same time period, homes began including a dedicated master bathroom as the new luxury. The master bathroom was functional (for one person, barely) with a small sink/vanity, toilet, and tiny shower. This…

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Good things come in small packages: 17 Smart Small Spaces

Posted By: Luxe Pros Published: 09/02/2016
Good things come in small packages: 17 Smart Small Spaces

The choice to trade in square footage for location-based convenience is a growing lifestyle trend in cities throughout the U.S. But toss out the notion that a return to simpler living means giving up luxury and style. Liz Hepper carved this cozy 1,000 sq. ft. pied-de-terre out of a 1929 Co-op building in midtown Manhattan. When you have…

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