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Tucson designer finds national acclaim via Houzz website, app

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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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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

JAMIE Loves: Jamie Herzlinger

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 →

Streamlining The Kitchen For A Clean, Cohesive & Organized Space

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Streamlined Design: This contemporary look — streamlining the kitchen — creates a cohesive, clean and organized kitchen. While the economy continues recovering and the housing market rebounds, homeowners are looking at ways to improve their home’s value and aesthetic appeal. One of 2013’s projected enhancement trends is streamlining the kitchen’s design by matching appliances and… Read More →

Bathroom Remodeling 2013: Create A Retreat, Go Green, Add Tech

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The Triple Threat: Remodeling your bathroom? Bathroom remodeling 2013 calls for creating a retreat, creating an eco-friendly bathroom and adding technology. Don’t ask what you can do to your bathroom. Ask, “What can it do for me?” Does it provide an escape from your day-to-day? How about the ability to turn on a shower head… Read More →

Master Bedroom Remodels Create Relaxing, Vacation-Like Sanctuaries

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Home, Suite Home: Master bedroom remodels create relaxing, vacation-like sanctuaries at home. With the prevalence of smartphones and tablet computers, it seems everyone is always on the go. People are “connected” at all times to work, family or any number of other responsibilities — making life quite hectic. “With such busy, plugged-in lives, people are… Read More →

JAMIE LOVES: How To Put Together A Home Gym

JAMIE Loves: Jamie Herzlinger
October 2, 2012 by in Interior Design | Remodeling

JAMIE LOVES in October… learning how to put together a home gym. Once the children leave for college, or the spare bedroom doesn’t get any more use, many people find themselves turning the extra space into home gyms. But how does one make a home gym feel like a real gym and not just a… Read More →

Mom Caves Provide Women A Place Of Refuge

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From special spaces to Pinterest parlors, “mom caves” provide women a place of refuge. In France from the 17th to early 19th century, like-minded individuals gathered to engage in enlightened conversation, exchanging ideas and thoughts in art, literature music and philosophy. These gatherings, called salons, were hosted by French women and wives with means within… Read More →

Local Designer, Cody Carpenter, Named CHENG Concrete Exchange Winner

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Founder of Architectural Concrete Interiors (ACI), Cody Carpenter poses a triple threat. His expertise in artistry, designing and steel fabrication has led him to be named CHENG Concrete Exchange’s 8th Annual Best of Show winner. The CHENG Concrete awards are based on the works of Fu Tung Cheng, the godfather of precast decorative concrete. “He… Read More →