Interior Design Archives

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Counter Intelligence

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Let’s face it: traditional granite countertops are out-dated. Kitchen designers guide us through the available countertops that are taking its place, from stunning quartz to personalized resin designs: Standard granite countertops are quickly becoming obsolete. With innovations in technology and design, a push towards environmentally sound practices and the growing trend to customize a home… Read More →

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 →

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 →

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 →

3 Necessities For An Organized Home And Life

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January 1, 2013 by in Interior Design

Jamie LOVES in January — an organized home and life. With the craze of the holiday season over, it’s time to sit back and relax — that is, after all your cleaning and organizing is done. Because, let’s be honest; there are many things that get overlooked and pushed back on your “to do” list.… Read More →

3 Tips For Your Bookshelves: Movement, Display And Color

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December 4, 2012 by in Interior Design

Jamie LOVES in December … bookshelves! I have an extensive collection of books in both my home and office. I love collecting books from trips that I take from all around the world and from my favorite designers for inspiration. My collection is also comprised of books that I have received as gifts over the… Read More →

3 Must-Haves For Your Guest Bedroom This Holiday Season

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November 6, 2012 by in Interior Design

‘Tis the season for family, traditions, parties, eating too much and lots of house guests. So, do you have your guest bedroom ready? Here are the essentials that every guest bedroom should be stocked with! Blankets Nights can be very cold around the holidays. Make sure your guests keep warm while they slumber. Lay a… Read More →

Furnishings And Fashion Intertwine At Fall Furniture Fashion Week

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October 25, 2012 by in Events | Interior Design | Style

In the spring and summer, neon hues and color blocking were prominent themes and trends in the fashion world. Patterns, mixing prints, and even adding lace for a touch of vintage were popular, too; but these trends weren’t limited to the clothing tucked into fashionistas’ closets. They trickled into the furniture and interior design world,… Read More →

Relics Celebrates 10 Years Of Business, Travel And Antiques

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October 23, 2012 by in Interior Design | Showrooms

From accountant to curator, from the cubicle to international flights — when Tim Harris of Relics Architectural Home & Garden in Phoenix gets restless and craves change, he does more than enlist a new hobby. He switches careers. “We wanted to have more independence, a creative outlet and a chance to travel,” Harris says. Thus,… Read More →

2012 ASID Excellence Awards Winners: Residential

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The 36th annual Interior Design Excellence awards for 2012 was held at the Arizona Biltmore on August 11, 2012 — and only the best-of-the-best, American Society of Interior Designers members received awards based on submitted interior projects. With more than 20 categories, we’ve narrowed it down to eight and included the following residential, first-place winners in… Read More →

Silverleaf Opens Its Gates For Southwest Center For AIDS/HIV Fundrasier, Tour For Life

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October 8, 2012 by in Events | Interior Design

Valley residents will have the opportunity to visit Silverleaf Homes, a private enclave of custom-built estates that typically remains closed to the public, in the 10th annual “Tour for Life” home tour and fundraiser for the Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS. On Oct. 27-28, Tour for Life is a self-guided tour featuring specialty homes nestled within Silverleaf.… Read More →