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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 →

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 →