Design Archives

Contemporary Decorating: Less Is More

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!


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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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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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 →

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

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


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 →

Become the Master of Your Domain with HomeZada

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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

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 →