Press

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Phoenix Home & Garden Master of the Southwest 2010

"There are those who say that this PHOENIX HOME & GARDEN MASTER OF THE SOUTHWEST knows exactly where a residential project is "going" at all times..."

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Luxe Magazine

""Brooks took the open-air approach to a whole new level in the master bedroom, knocking out the existing exterior wall in favor of a broad expanse of windows and a pocketing glass door that flows out onto a raised patio.""

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Southwest Style

"Selected as one of top 10 finalists in the nation for “Miele’s Call for Exceptional Kitchens”, designer Janet Brooks hits it out of the ballpark once again with her entry- “Flawless Functionality”."

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Phoenix Home & Garden (Outdoor Living)

"The contrast of fire and water and endless evening sky is breathtaking."

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AZ-Lifestyle

"A Southern California couple purchased a five-year-old home on a North Scottsdale golf course and asked Scottsdale's Janet Brooks, ASID to renew it to their tastes."

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Phoenix Home & Garden (Stylish Kitchens)

"Two islands - a small one for food preparation and a larger C-shaped one for seating and entertaining - anchor this Scottsdale kitchen."

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Jetset Magazine

"Consider these design "types" to begin to understand your own style: You want everything to be perfect....You consider your home to be a place of refuge....It's important to you to express yourself personally....You're beyond help."

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AZ-Lifestyle

"After visiting a (log) cabin designed by Scottsdale's Janet Brooks, they were hooked and hired her. They were drawn to the charm, warmth and character..."

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Southwest Style Magazine

"Extensive experience in high-end residential and resort hospitality has given her a rich and diverse background to draw from..."

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Remodeling

"Ask clients about their lifestyle - they may want a coffee maker in a master suite, a home-office or a theater/game room."

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North Valley Luxury Lifestyle Living

"it is not inconceivable to consider a makeover that can entail more than 50% and maybe up to 100% of the area of a home."

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Scottsdale Magazine

"The Scottsdale-based owners wanted a Hawaiian home that reflected both the islands French-Polynesian influence and an ocean experience without succumbing to a classic Tommy Bahama look."

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Sources + Design

"Highest honors in the Residential category went to this contemporary desert home designed for a high-powered business executive and his family."

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Desert Living

"The result here is a serene living space that's truly at one with the spectacular natural vistas that surround and definite it. It's really the essence of desert living."

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Phoenix Home & Garden (Outdoor Living)

"Desert Retreat...A hip hideaway hits the spot."

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Residential Best of Show - 1st Place

"This contemporary desert home's sophisticated simplicity emphasizes even the smallest details."

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Robb Report - Vacation Homes

"The area's views and temperate weather allow for the house to be open to the outdoors, where the couple likes to entertain."

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101 North

"Not just a house....but a prize winning home."

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Luxury Living Special Vacation Home Issue

"Most importantly, Brooks says she listened to the (clients) rather than push her design protocols. They wanted entertainment, comfort and personal touches rather than a drop-dead design statement."

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Arizona Foothills

"Janet Brooks, the interior designer, says the couple's emphasis on entertaining influenced her work on the home, which has already won a first-place American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) award."

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Design & Architecture

"As we started working with the clients, we realized their taste was more to the Old World style, with intricate cabinet carvings, carved stone fireplace surrounds and very detailed ceilings."

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AZ Food & Lifestyles

"The lesson here, I believe, is to be open to exploring design when considering a remodeling project. Try not to limit yourself to the initial cause; expect that doors of inspiration may open.,.."

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Phoenix Home & Garden (Fabulous Bedrooms & Baths)

"A melding of old time charm and new technology lends character and warmth to a north Scottsdale residence."

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Southwest Style

"Good design requires flawless planning, open communication and the knowledge from experience of how to orchestrate a "living environment"...not just "pretty rooms"."

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Design & Architecture

"While restrained, Janet's work has received unrestrained praise from fellow designers, vendors, and clients. Her interiors are uniformly warm, cozy, and inviting. She is always striving to achieve that unique look, tailored to that specific client."

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Luxe Magazine

"There are amazing new products for every budget and more being created every day, so you can make your bathroom as creative as you want."

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Arizona Foothills

"The feel of the custom designed steel and wood table is the perfect example of what I like to call "Contemporary Desert Rustic". Although the lines are very clean and simple, the materials and textures speak to the look and feel of the Sonoran Desert, where nothing is smooth and shiny. "

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Luxe Interiors + Design

"My work is not easily recognizable, unless you're familiar with a number of projects I've done over the years. Then you may start to feel, rather than see, the common thread that runs through them all - comfort and warmth."

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Phoenix Home & Garden Design Arizona

"I love to see my clients' reaction when a project is complete, and they know for sure that their "leap of faith" was, in fact, a smart choice in every way."

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AZ-Lifestyle Magazine- August 2014

"The process of designing a kitchen begins with getting to know the homeowner and their daily lifestyle."

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Luxe Magazine - Fall 2014

"Clean lines and custom furnishings combine to
fashion a contemporary Scottsdale escape that
provides its owners with both comfort and style."

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AZ-Lifestyle Magazine- "Curve Appeal"

"When it came time to conceive the interiors, Peterson and Boos unanimously agreed that one designer was perfect for the project- Janet Brooks, ASID, of Janet Brooks Design. For full article, visit http://az-lifestyle.com/2015/1/115#p=94"

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AZ-Lifestyle Magazine-December 2014

"Because this room has such a large footprint and high ceilings as well as a large corner of floor-to-ceiling glass doors, creating intimacy was a challenge."

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Phoenix Home & Garden May 2015, "Leading Ladies"

"For interior designer Janet Brooks, the desert offers not just options but inspiration. 'There was something about the desert that really grabbed me. The smells and the textures and the soft colors; I fell in love with it,' she says. 'Phoenix is a wonderful place to be because we have a very casual lifestyle. People can be who they are without pretense when they’re here.'"

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Phoenix Home & Garden August 2015, "Easygoing Elegance"

"Joining Clint Miller on the build, beginning with the initial planning stages, was interior designer Janet Brooks, also a 2010 Phoenix Home & Garden Masters of the Southwest award winner. “My favorite part [of a project] is designing the shapes and the surfaces and the feeling of the inside of the house, because if you don’t create a wonderful structure that feels good, you can put all the furniture you want into it, and it’s not going to be a wonderful space,” she says. “The furniture and art are just a natural extension of the construction.”"

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Sonoran Living Live

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In this video segment from ABC15′s Sonoran Living Live, Janet provides some design tips during a segment called “Splurge or Save? 6 Designer Tips for Making Your Home Look Luxe for Less”.

She discusses how to build up from the floor to create a design foundation for a space using rugs from Azadi Fine Rugs."

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Phoenix Home & Garden Magazine (2016)

"Janet Brooks Design is proud to announce that we’re the winner of the 2016 ASID Design Excellence Award for Singular Space.

Phoenix Home & Garden Magazine recently presented the first-place residential winners in the ASID Design Excellence Awards, the Valley’s preeminent annual design contest that highlights the exceptional talent of industry leaders around the state.

A distinguished international group of interior designers and architects judged this year’s contest – the chapter’s 40th – which consisted of 165 entries in residential and commercial categories."

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Luxe Magazine (Fall 2016)

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The Well-Designed Kitchen and Bath



Given the need to perfect the balance of aesthetic and functional concerns, kitchen and bathroom spaces require consistent and thoughtful design.

“Try to limit the important elements in a room to no more than three,” says Janet Brooks, principal of Janet Brooks Design. “Any more, and the eye doesn’t know what to focus on, which creates a chaotic space.”

A leading name in Arizona’s residential design industry, the interior designer explains current trends in kitchen and bath.

“Clean lines and a more minimalist approach to design are so refreshing,” she says. “I was never into a lot of accessorizing or cluttered spaces, so this trend is personally appealing to me.”

Brooks goes on to identify a partnership between the design professional and homeowner as a key to success, saying, “Your designer should help you clarify exactly what ingredients are important in your kitchen and bathroom, from appliances and plumbing fixtures to types of storage.”"

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Word to The Wise: Valley VIPS 2015

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Arizona Foothills Magazine


From the worlds of wine and design, real estate and retail, learn the daily driving force of nine Valley VIPs and how they landed at the top of their respective fields.

Featured: Janet Brooks, President, Janet Brooks Design

“I love my life, and I am truly amazed and grateful when I think of the whirlwind of excitement it has been so far, thanks in part to finding a career that fulfills me in every way. I’m a very detail-oriented person, and interior design definitely demands that; however, getting to work with gorgeous materials and designs throughout each project and the big-picture reward at the successful end of every project is what keeps me coming back, anxious for the next challenge. The details along the way are sometimes overwhelming, but the end result somehow ends up looking seamless and easy, which is exactly what I’m attempting to achieve!” "

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