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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 →

Waterworks' New Line of Light Has Vintage Appeal

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May 24, 2013 by in Design | Interior Design

Heritage home purveyors Waterworks recently expanded their lighting repertoire with a line of vintage-inspired, hand built wrought iron lighting fixtures. Designed for the discerning illumination aficionado, the collection features sconces inspired by French bistros and lighting of 19th century horse-drawn carriages. We’re big fans of Waterworks over here at Scottsdale Living, and out of this… Read More →

Interior Design Trends Bring a Palette of Gray and Taupe, with Dynamic Artwork Focal Points

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May 21, 2013 by in Design | Interior Design

Just as our wardrobes and hairstyles evolve to keep pace with the trends in fashion, interior design trends move forward just as quickly. Everyone craves a change of scenery from time to time, and updating your home may provide that fresh, new look you have been searching for. According to some of Arizona’s top interior… Read More →

Custom Home: Hacienda de Primavera

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May 9, 2013 by in Custom Homes | Design

The owners call their desert mountainside home “Hacienda del Sueño” (“Dream Home”), but the moniker could also be “Home of Spring,” — “Hacienda de Primavera.” Built by Scottsdale’s La Casa Builders, the 7,248-square-foot Modern Hacienda eloquently expresses the owners’ vision, easily flexing for a multi-faceted lifestyle that finds them as much outside as in —… Read More →

Outdoor Design Trends: Earth, Water, Fire and… comfort

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Each year, while the rest of the country is buried under a blanket of snow, leaving many hidden inside and wrapped in a blanket with a mug of hot chocolate in hand, Valley residents are boastfully enjoying the great outdoors. And why shouldn’t we? The winter and spring months are our haven here in the… Read More →

JAMIE LOVES IN APRIL… SPRING HOME

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Following up with last month’s column, I am giving you tips and tricks to make your home fresh and new for spring! Paint it black If you are looking for a fresh and elegant look for your home, then the answer is simple- paint all your interior doors black! If your doors are in good… Read More →

JAMIE LOVES in March… Outdoor fabric!

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March 6, 2013 by in Design | Interior Design

For the next three months I will be writing a series dedicated to Spring and all the great things that come along with this exciting season, especially in Scottsdale. Such as the fabulous weather, cleaning, landscaping and more. So stick around the next couple of months for tips, tricks and more! Today I will be… Read More →

JAMIE Loves in February… Sectional Sofas!

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Often, I receive numerous emails inquiring how to decorate a family room and what kind of sofa to use. The family room is the central location of a home where you can gather around with those you love. Unlike the living room where the conversations are more formal, the family room is where you want… Read More →