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Family Room Design: How Can We Have Our Cake, and Eat it, Too?!
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Family Room Design: How Can We Have Our Cake, and Eat it, Too?!

In the layout of our family rooms, there are 3 strategic players vying for attention, and in true American fashion,...
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6 Designer Tips for Making Your Home Look Luxe for Less
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6 Designer Tips for Making Your Home Look Luxe for Less

In this video segment from ABC15′s Sonoran Living Live, Janet provides some design tips during a segment called “Splurge or...
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Trends in Interior Design, Part One: The Color Gray.
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Trends in Interior Design, Part One: The Color Gray.

Gray in the desert... Suddenly (in the past few years, actually) we all seem to find we love gray.  Here...
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Contemporary as a Design Style… Why Is It So Popular?
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Contemporary as a Design Style… Why Is It So Popular?

Happening Now in New York City Looking at the magnificent designs of One and Two World Trade Center buildings, we are reminded that...
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Choosing the Right Hardwood Flooring
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Choosing the Right Hardwood Flooring

It isn't a secret that hardwood flooring can set a beautiful foundation for the design of a home. Since the flooring...
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Creating a “Design Team” for a Custom Home Build
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Creating a “Design Team” for a Custom Home Build

You’ve probably heard us touting the benefits of a good design team who is working as “one” on behalf of...
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5 Design Mistakes To Stop Making
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5 Design Mistakes To Stop Making

As an interior designer, I've seen it all when it comes to good and bad design over the years. What...
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Design Trends for 2015
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Design Trends for 2015

  Design “trends” in the Western World hundreds of years ago tended to follow the style of a particular ruling...
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Why Should I Hire An Interior Designer?
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Why Should I Hire An Interior Designer?

I didn't grow up with my mom's friends all using interior designers, and I sometimes wonder if people really understand...
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Fireplaces – How They Can Perfectly Enhance your Home
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Fireplaces – How They Can Perfectly Enhance your Home

Throughout the holiday season, nothing feels more cozy than snuggling up next to a warm fireplace on a cold winter's...
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Holiday Decor: How To Decorate Without Losing Your Design Style
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Holiday Decor: How To Decorate Without Losing Your Design Style

With the holidays looming and panicky thoughts of the decorating that needs to be done (along with the shopping and...
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THE NEW ‘IDEAL’ HOME
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THE NEW ‘IDEAL’ HOME

When I first arrived in Arizona as a designer from Colorado in 1989, I found that many of my custom...
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Unauthentic Design
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Unauthentic Design

As architects and interior designers, we are regularly called upon to define a style.  We have fun making up “titles”...
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Home Gadgets and Interior Design
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Home Gadgets and Interior Design

In 2014, we have constantly seen new home gadgets hit the marketplace and customers can't wait to get their hands...
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