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Holiday Checklist: Tips to make the season shine

Posted By: Susan S. Published: 12/13/2016
Holiday Checklist: Tips to make the season shine

As an interior design, I always make lists so I have a plan. The holidays are no different. The most important thing for a successful schedule is to start with preparations early, so as not to be overwhelmed at the last minute. Knowing what you are planning to do ahead of time allows you…

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DESIGNER DIALOGUE: The Secrets to a Dinner Party-Ready House

Posted By: Cindy L. Published: 11/18/2016
DESIGNER DIALOGUE: The Secrets to a Dinner Party-Ready House

Warm hospitality is a point of pride in the Southwest, a region of the U.S. with a strong tradition of relaxed—and often spirited—entertaining. Good parties are certainly top of mind with socially active homeowners looking to entertain friends and family in free-flowing plans to sprawling ramblers. We’ve asked two designers to share what they believe…

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The Great Hand-Knotted Rug Mystery Revealed

Posted By: Susan S. Published: 11/13/2016
The Great Hand-Knotted Rug Mystery Revealed

Have you ever walked into a high-end carpet store and been intimidated about what to look for in a hand-knotted rug and how to know what you are getting? I have. But all my fears were allayed at a recent seminar hosted and presented by Alyshaan Fine Rugs. First, feel free to call them carpets…

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Design Dialogue: Communication and Trends

Posted By: Cindy L. Published: 01/04/2017
Design Dialogue: Communication and Trends

Practiced interior designers know part of the custom design experience is creating a space personalized to the client’s design sensibilities. That process starts by foraging out the client’s preferred design style, preferences, and intended use of the space. We’ve asked four designers to share how they get clients to open-up and convey thoughts about what they’d…

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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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