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Using Antiques to Enhance a Space
Design Styles

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
Design Styles Design Tips

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
Fresh Take

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
Design Tips

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”?
Design Styles

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
Design Styles

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
Design Styles

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
Design Styles

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
Design Styles

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
Design Styles

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
Design Styles

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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Territorial Style Interior Design
Design Styles

Territorial Style Interior Design

The Territorial style is considered to be a blend of Pueblo and Victorian styles. European settlers in the 1800s combined...
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Themed Interior Design
Design Styles

Themed Interior Design

Just as Hollywood set designers create wonderfully imaginative settings depicting locations from all over the world, home owners can also...
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Southwestern Interior Design
Design Styles

Southwestern Interior Design

Southwestern interior design is characterized rich texture, earth-tone colors as the main palette (with bright accents of yellow, orange, red...
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