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PavoReal Interiors Opens at Market Street at DC Ranch

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PavoReal Interiors opens this month at Market Street at DC Ranch. PavoReal Interiors specializes in custom home furnishings, including antiques, fine rugs, gallery art, custom window treatments, accessories, upholstery and bedding. “Our ability to attract established, local businesses with sophisticated taste like PavoReal Interiors shows the incredible reputation Market Street at DC Ranch has built… Read More →

Scottsdale Interior Designer Launches Furniture Company in Milan

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Celebrated Scottsdale-based interior designer Anita Lang, founder of IMI Design, is hosting an exclusive, industry-only launch of Design 528, her new luxury furniture company, in Milan this April during the largest international furniture show:  Salone Internazionale del Mobile. Design 528 will unveil its first collection “The Planes,” which features fifty pieces of top quality crafted… Read More →

Who’s doing what, where?

Scottsdale-based Hydroscapes' Roger and Sheri Soares recently finished a diving pool with travertine coping, copper spillways and other water features.
January 10, 2014 by in Design

Frank Aazami, of the Private Client Group, Russ Lyon I Sotheby’s International Realty, Scottsdale, says that the population of Maricopa County is growing much greater than the housing stock: “Given the unprecedented imbalance we now have between population growth and new homebuilding, be prepared for years of rising prices in front of us,” he says.… Read More →

Custom home: A taste of Tuscany

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January 10, 2014 by in Custom Homes | Design

Take the roads north of central Scottsdale to the bouldered high-desert Troon area: Pima to Happy Valley, Alma School, Jomax to 116th and, finally, into the gated 38-acre Collina E Vista (Hills and Views) luxury home community. As you travel into higher elevations, the land turns lush with Sonoran Desert flora –– cactus, ocotillo, mesquite,… Read More →

Grand Opening of RoomStore at Happy Valley Towne Center Announced

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January 10, 2014 by in Design | Interior Design

Happy Valley Towne Center’s newest tenant, The RoomStore, is having its grand opening on Jan. 16, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at 2501 W. Happy Valley Rd., Ste. 28, in Phoenix. Arrive at 9 a.m. for the ribbon cutting. After being in business for 20 years, The RoomStore continues to expand with a focus… Read More →

Mix-and-Match Point: How to Get a Pinterest-Perfect Home

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November 19, 2013 by in Design | DIY | Handcrafted | Home | Interior Design | Trending

We have all seen those adorable Pinterest-perfect rooms. A lot of the decor doesn’t match, but somehow everything looks perfect together. Owner of Adobe Fine Living Catherine Crandall has the secret to mixing and matching the latest home trends. “I think one of the dangers when you try to start mixing and matching things is… Read More →

Six Tips to Liven Up Your Laundry Room

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September 9, 2013 by in Home | Remodeling

With the average American family doing more than 400 loads of laundry each year, it’s no wonder the laundry room has become one of the most popular remodeling projects in the house. Often out of sight and out of mind, most laundry rooms are designed like closets rather than efficient utility rooms. According to decorator… Read More →

Apartments on Thomas Win Top Design Award From American Society of Interior Designers

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Deco Communities’ Cabana on Thomas project has won the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Arizona North Chapter’s prestigious Adaptive Use award, a top design industry award honoring excellence in interior design. Cabana on Thomas is one of Deco Communities’ apartment renovation projects in which infill buildings are revamped and given a new vibrant life.… Read More →

Contemporary Decorating: Less Is More

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August 21, 2013 by in Design | Interior Design

Do you look at the show rooms in your interior decor magazines and wish those clean, stylish rooms were in your home? Are you overwhelmed by the clutter in your house and feel like it has gotten so out of control that you are suffocating? Getting that contemporary look from the magazine pages to your… Read More →

Back-to-School Dorm Room Essentials

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In September, parents will see their children off to college. Two things that most dorm rooms have in common is their limited space and less-than-appealing furniture. To give those grungy dorm sofas a new, more colorful look, Sure Fit has designed brightly colored suede sofa covers. First Class Travel Iron and the Ultrasteam Steambrush, designed by Rowenta, are compact and… Read More →

The Best Of Scottsdale – Rock the Vote!

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The Scottsdale woman. She owns a proper tweed jacket fit for Kate Middleton but pairs it with a bronze glow of which the duchess dreams. She knows confidence is her best feature and best friends are better than therapy. She loves  a solid cocktail but always keeps a few more wits about her than the… Read More →

Your Scottsdale Roof Should Be White. Here’s Why:

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Far too often people choose roofing materials on a whim. Some people make their selection based on the latest fashion. Others look for roofing materials with a price closest to zero. The majority, though, picks their roofing materials without looking at the broader energy efficiency consequences of their decision. And when it comes to energy… Read More →

Scottsdale-based Company MistAMERICA Makes Texas Cooler

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August 8, 2013 by in Design | Scottsdale News

Although it’s summer in Texas and the temperature is high, patrons continue to pack outdoor patios of restaurants like Del Frisco’s, Kona Grill and Mellow Mushroom week after week, with a little help from Scottsdale-based MistAMERICA. The multi-award-winning innovator in outdoor cooling, shade and heating solutions is transforming outdoor restaurant patios in Texas into cool… Read More →

Eco-Friendly Products to Make Your Home Green

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While making a plan to purchase environmentally safe, sustainable and “green” products to create an eco-friendly home may seem like an expensive or difficult task, design innovation and technology has made it much easier. Whether you are looking to clean up dust from the floors without using a ton of electricity, save on water usage… Read More →

Little Luxuries

We’ve been outside, but we haven’t opened our doors and windows – you know, like in that beautiful Spring – since April. Buying new clothes and beach vacations can always be ways to deal with the heat, but we want a resort experience inside our homes. Thankfully, two little luxuries (not even splurges!) that we… Read More →

LG Electronics Debuts New Line in Scottsdale

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July 25, 2013 by in Design | Home | Kitchen & Bath | Trending

LG Electronics’ new premium line of home appliances, LG Studio, is now available at Arizona Allstate Appliances in Scottsdale and Paradise Valley. The highly styled line includes virtually every major kitchen appliance, including more than 15 models of refrigerators, wall ovens, cooktops, microwaves and dishwashers: all of which offer a refined aesthetic and distinctive design… Read More →

Counter Intelligence

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Let’s face it: traditional granite countertops are out-dated. Kitchen designers guide us through the available countertops that are taking its place, from stunning quartz to personalized resin designs: Standard granite countertops are quickly becoming obsolete. With innovations in technology and design, a push towards environmentally sound practices and the growing trend to customize a home… Read More →

Chillin’ at home: These are some hot design ideas to keep your home cool through the summer

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July 16, 2013 by in Design | Interior Design

It’s no surprise that many Arizonans cringe at the thought of the inevitable summer heat. With an average summer temperature wavering around 100 degrees, the struggle to keep cool can seem impossible. Our homes can now serve as a getawayfrom the scalding summer months, as Arizona’s best designers shared their professional tips and tricks on… Read More →

Hot in Scottsdale: An Insiders’ Look into what will become Scottsdale’s latest trends

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Frank Aazami, of the Private Client Group, Russ Lyon I Sotheby’s International Realty, Scottsdale, says local home-building continues to look up. Because of the imbalance between population growth and new home-building, the Valley has several years of rising prices ahead, he says. “How fast and how high they rise, I cannot tell, but the idea… Read More →

Home, Green, Home

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An environmentally-friendly remodel is a life-changing undertaking, both for your personal health and the health of your home. It involves a thorough assessment of toxic emissions from both inside and outside of the home and what can be done to lessen the home’s carbon footprint and any effects it has on the health of its… Read More →

A taste of Park Place in the Valley

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July 15, 2013 by in Custom Homes | Design

Park Place homes can be placed just about anywhere, says Calvis Wyant of Calvis Wyant Luxury Homes. The Scottsdale-based custom home builder recently completed four of the one- and-two-story homes at Silverleaf, the 2,000-acre gated home community in north Scottsdale. Because of their success — all four are sold and nearing completion — the company… Read More →

Become the Master of Your Domain with HomeZada

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July 2, 2013 by in Design | Home | Trending

Remembering the last time the furnace filter was changed, batteries in smoke detectors were tested or the mattress was flipped is difficult for homeowners to track and recall on top of all the other tasks that must be accomplished on a daily basis. Now, technology can help with smart recommendations based on your unique and… Read More →

Indoor and Outdoor Plants

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July 1, 2013 by in Design | Garden | Landscaping

Plants can lend a lovely touch to your home, as well as a (literal) breath of fresh air. However, if your home doesn’t get much natural light, you may shy away from incorporating plants into your decor. Because, as beautiful as a healthy, green, thriving plant can be, nothing looks more depressing than a sad,… Read More →

Go Outside, Cool Down? MistAMERICA's Outdoor Comfort Showroom

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MistAMERICA, a multi-award-winning innovator in outdoor cooling, shade and heating solutions, will open the world’s first Outdoor Comfort Showroom June 13.  It will be the ONLY showroom in the industry that enables customers to experience the effects of cutting-edge outdoor cooling and heating products in a true open-air setting. For over two decades MistAMERICA has… Read More →