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The “New” Porcelain Flooring
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The “New” Porcelain Flooring

We are all aware of the incredible pace at which technology is evolving;  it probably brings to mind the ever-changing...
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What Does “Contemporary” Mean?
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What Does “Contemporary” Mean?

“Contemporary” has become a popular word in the design world…what does it mean? We went through the “Tuscan” phase here...
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Stone and Tile Flooring in the Southwest
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Stone and Tile Flooring in the Southwest

Flooring in residential projects is a direct reflection of changes in trends as they are happening in the design-build industry....
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Using Antiques to Enhance a Space
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Using Antiques to Enhance a Space

When you think of "antique furniture" and  it just sounds like something old and dusty, think again!  Growing up, most...
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White Kitchens
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White Kitchens

A couple of years ago, I gave a seminar at the Paradise Valley, Arizona Design Center on “White Kitchens” and...
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Unique Sinks
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Unique Sinks

While sometimes not given very much thought, there are very few features in a home used as much in the...
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Importance of Lighting in Interior Design
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Importance of Lighting in Interior Design

I recently traveled to Ciudad Obregon, Mexico to work on a client project. One of the first things I noticed...
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What is “Your Style”?
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What is “Your Style”?

  If you were to try to define "Your Style", say someone asks you to describe your home...would you use words like...
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Hillside Homes
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Hillside Homes

Due to the abundance of hills and small mountains in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area, many of the most desirable homesites in...
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Adobe Brick Construction Project
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Adobe Brick Construction Project

Adobe construction is one of the first building materials used by ancient human beings, and is a good building method...
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Western Ranch Interior Design
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Western Ranch Interior Design

The comfortable feeling of a ranch home in the Western U.S. has been a popular architectural and design style in...
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Tuscan Interior Design
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Tuscan Interior Design

The Tuscan interior design style is full of simple, rustic charm and inspired by the country homes of central Italy's...
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Traditional Interior Design
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Traditional Interior Design

Traditional interior design is based upon the styles of Western homes built during the 18th-and-19th centuries. Furniture is the commanding...
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Transitional Interior Design
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Transitional Interior Design

Transitional interior design is a combination of traditional and contemporary design which results in a classic, timeless style. Furniture has...
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