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Coastal Kitchen Design & Trends

Posted By: Cindy L. Published: 10/06/2016 Times Read: 590
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 Times Read: 847
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 Times Read: 1097
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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Luxury Safe Room: Latest High-End Real Estate Amenity?

Posted By: Susan S. Published: 09/13/2016 Times Read: 1063
Luxury Safe Room: Latest High-End Real Estate Amenity?

A man’s home is his castle, but what if a well-secured moat isn’t feasible? In luxury homes, the moat has been transformed into built-in panic rooms. These custom safe rooms are expensive (costing upward of $100,000) and can feature closed-circuit TV, weapons, meals ready to eat, and external phone lines. In papers submitted to the Palo Alto, California…

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Top Ten 2016 Bathroom Design Trends

Posted By: Cindy L. Published: 09/15/2016 Times Read: 550
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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7 Ways You Put Yourself in the

Posted By: Luxe Pros Published: 09/13/2016 Times Read: 605
7 Ways You Put Yourself in the

When was the last time you felt bad about something you did -- or didn’t do? You can probably name something just about every day both in and out of the office. Work guilt has become an epidemic. And overworked equals underproductive, putting you in the Office Doghouse. Stop the guilt and increase productivity by learning to…

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Maximize Tax Benefits When Using Your Car for Business

Posted By: Luxe Pros Published: 09/15/2016 Times Read: 940
Maximize Tax Benefits When Using Your Car for Business

As a business professional you may travel a lot for work. Maximize tax benefits when you use your car for business so you don’t leave money on the highway with unclaimed tax deductions. It’s not as complicated as you might think. You can calculate your auto expense deduction on your business tax return using the…

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Good things come in small packages: 17 Smart Small Spaces

Posted By: Luxe Pros Published: 09/02/2016 Times Read: 486
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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Wonderful White in Luxury Real Estate

Posted By: Luxe Pros Published: 07/31/2016 Times Read: 497
Wonderful White in Luxury Real Estate

With white as the color of the year firmly seated under our seasonal belts, The Wall Street journal recently published an article on oh so wonderful white luxury real estate, White Is the New Black for Luxury Real Estate. White has traditionally been a highly preferred color for trim and ceilings, but according to Debbie…

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Top Tile Trends Sweeping the Design Industry

Posted By: Luxe Pros Published: 05/06/2017 Times Read: 390
Top Tile Trends Sweeping the Design Industry

Gone are the days of simply selecting the color of your standard 4x4 ceramic tiles. Style choices for walls, floors, and exteriors evolve each year with hot new designs, style, colors, and shapes coming from as far away as Italy. So what tile trends will your interior designer be endorsing and what should you expect to…

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