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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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Luxury Safe Room: Latest High-End Real Estate Amenity?

Posted By: Susan S. Published: 09/13/2016
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
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
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
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
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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