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Luxurious, techie bathrooms are the future

Bathrooms have overtaken kitchens as the nation’s top remodeling priority and more homeowners are going high-tech and ulta-luxe when selecting their bathroom features and amenities. Technology, comfort and value reign supreme when deciding which gadgets to incorporate into a bathroom for the 21st Century: steam showers with touchpad controls, surround sound, lighting and an app… Read More →

Custom home: A taste of Tuscany

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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 →

Jen of all trades: Scottsdale designer puts heart into homes

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In order to understand how Scottsdale designer Jennifer Adams transformed her life of cleaning houses, teaching aerobics and being a receptionist to becoming a successful entrepreneur, you would need to trace her journey all the way back to home. “I realized at an early age the power of home and what you do to your… Read More →

Remodeling group honors Contractors of the Year

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The Greater Phoenix Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (GP NARI) announced the 2014 Local CotY (Contractor of the Year)TM Winners. Behrmann Home Basics, Residential Kitchen Over $60,000 Custom Creative Marble & Granite, Residential Bath Under $30,000 & Universal Design Homework Remodels, Residential Kitchen Between $40,000 – $80,000 Tri-Lite Builders, Residential Kitchen Between… Read More →

Fleming’s renovates decor and menu

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Fleming’s Scottsdale, located at 6333 N. Scottsdale Rd., has renovated its property to a more modern and architecturally hip environment. To go along with the new space, it has also released a few new items on an extended happy hour menu. The location’s most unique new factor is the wood flooring in the entry way –… Read More →

Arhaus brings handcrafted goods to Scottsdale

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Arhaus, known internationally for its exclusive assortment of handcrafted home goods, is moving in to Scottsdale at Kierland Commons, 7030 East Greenway Parkway, marking the retailer’s first ever store in Arizona. Arhaus will soon begin to renovate a little more than 31,000 sq. ft. spanning two floors—a space formerly occupied by Barnes & Noble. Chairman… Read More →

Biltmore hosts Arizona Concours d’Elegance

Wright and wife Olgivanna wearing sporty fabric helmets and goggles, in a photo taken in 1948 in Phoenix)

The personal roadster of Frank Lloyd Wright, famous creations celebrating the 100-year history of a famous Italian design house, champion race car drivers, special feature events with racing legends and much more will all be part of an expanded second annual Arizona Concours d”Elegance on January 11, 2015. The historic Arizona Biltmore will again be the… Read More →

Tucson designer finds national acclaim via Houzz website, app

Photo from Within Studio Interior Design firm website

It’s often said advertising is key to a successful business. In that case, Within Interior Design Studio found it on national television with the use of a website. Just how the commercial and residential interior design firm based out of Tucson got this opportunity began when 35-year old interior designer and principal of Within Studio… Read More →

Postino opens newest location in 1950s art studio next month

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Next Wednesday, Oct. 1, the latest Postino WineCafé location, Postino Annex (615 S. College Avenue) will open in Tempe inside a revamped former art studio just steps away from the ASU campus. Tucked into the historic ASU Art Annex building, this fourth Valley Postino location will help serve as a new gateway to ASU’s main… Read More →

Reinventing the feel: Restaurateurs give Valley bars facelifts

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Facelifts may be a dime a dozen in Scottsdale, but Genuine Concepts have brought the trend to the bar scene. The team behind The Vig, Little Woody and most recently, The King, are hoping to bring their experience to the property formerly known as Mabel’s on Main, and are transforming the Scottsdale Arts District space… Read More →

Jonathan Adler to open first Arizona store Aug. 22

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Jonathan Adler is pleased to announce the addition of an Arizona store to its retail portfolio. Jonathan Adler Biltmore Fashion Park is slated to open August 22nd.  It will be the brand’s 27th boutique and its first in Arizona. The new store features about 2,900 square feet of selling space and will be the fourth… Read More →

La Maison Interiors named a Retail Star

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La Maison Interiors has been named one of Home Accents Today’s 50 Retail Stars for 2014 by editors of the premier trade magazine for the home accents industry. The annual list, now in its 10th years, recognizes independent brick-and-mortar retailers of home accents, including furniture stores and interior design boutiques, who are creative in their… Read More →

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 →