interior design Archives

Generation Next 2015: Christina Johnson, Private Label Intl.

Christina Johnson, Private Label International. Photo by Shavon Rose, AZ Big Media

Being one of the founders of a top interior design firm in the Valley hasn’t phased 32-year interior designer Christina Johnson. “It’s not a lot of ‘I’; it’s a lot of ‘we,’” Johnson says of the award-winning team that makes up the San Francisco- and Phoenix-based interior design firm Private Label International. The firm focuses… Read More →

Design firm brings ‘lifestyle experiences’ to multifamily properties


Developing apartments just isn’t what it used to be. Today’s renter is a hipper, more sophisticated and savvier-than-ever consumer seeking affordable living spaces that are designed with their lifestyle in mind. The boring beige apartment complexes that saturate our Phoenix skyline have given way to design-oriented places to live that are being styled – and… Read More →

Scottsdale Interior Designer Launches Furniture Company in Milan

Planes dining table.

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 →

Tips to Get Your Home Ready for Fall

8 Green Home Cleaning Tips
by in DIY | Home

With summer wrapping up, now is the perfect time to prepare your home for the fall. These 10 simple tips will help you make quick fixes around the house to ensure your home is ready for the cooler season. Preparing both inside and outside will make your home feel clean and organized for the fall.… Read More →

IIDA: Making Life Better Through Design

by in Business News

Community. Collaboration. Compassion. Creativity. Four words that describe what the International Interior Designs Association (IIDA) Southwest chapter — comprised of City Centers Phoenix, Tucson, Las Vegas and Albuquerque — represents. The commercial interior industry is all about creativity. With more than 350 members of all levels, the Southwest chapter — those in Arizona specifically —… Read More →

CBRE Negotiates Sale of Single-Tenant Building in Glendale

by in Brokerage | Business News

  CBRE negotiated the sale of a 16,632 SF building at Glendale Corporate Center, a Class A office park north of the NEC of 99th Ave. and Camelback Rd. in Glendale. The building is 100% occupied by the United States Marshals Service. Barry Gabel, Mindy Korth and Ashley Brooks of CBRE’s Phoenix office represented the… Read More →

Dispelling Myths Of Workplace Productivity From An Interior Design Prospective

Office Productivity, Interior Design

It’s no secret that our immediate surroundings tremendously impact on how we feel.  Colors, materials, fabrics and lighting play a big part in creating an atmosphere or “mood” — something that we all are accustomed to in resorts, restaurants and stores. But what about setting the right atmosphere the office? Most people spend more than… Read More →

Speaker: Sonja Bochart ~ BIG Green Expo & Conference 2011

BIG Green Expo & Conference 2011
by in Events | Green

Sonja Bochart, SmithGroup Sonja Bochart, a green design advocate, has more than 15 years of experience as an interior designer and is an active member of the U.S. Green Building Council and the International Living Building Institute.As an associate at SmithGroup, she actively promotes holistic design approaches and healthy work environments for commercial design projects… Read More →

Splash Your Home With Color: The 2011 Color Guide And Trends

Add some color to your home!
by in Blogs | Executive Lifestyle | Real Estate

Thinking about giving your home a whole new look? Why not start by adding color? Here is your 2011 color guide and color trends to consider… GREEN Green is the color of nature, life and powerful organic energy. If you want to incorporate green into your home, remember that it represents harmony and growth so… Read More →

Have A Small Kitchen? Learn How To Make It Look Larger

Kitchen designed by Faizi Urban Design
by in Executive Lifestyle | Real Estate

Phoenix Metro is the 5th largest city in the United States, and we are seeing that more urban living options are growing. Unfortunately, these new smaller, urban living options — like lofts, condos and townhouses — are not as roomy as a traditional single-family home in the suburbs. So, we end up compromising on some… Read More →

Sellers Beware: Staging Can Help Sell Your Home!

Omer Faizi Room 3
by in Executive Lifestyle | Real Estate

It wasn’t just the tall cheetah print chairs, luminous red and green chandeliers strung from the ceiling, that were distracting. When apartment hunters stepped into the 5-floor studio for sale, they found a white leather upholstered bed with red and orange shimmering pillows, funky artwork and a hanging L.E.D. lamp giving off different shades of… Read More →

Olympian Ryan O’Meara Opens Outdoor Ice Skating Rink In Scottsdale

Ryan O’Meara Opens Outdoor Ice Skating Rink In Scottsdale
by in Around Arizona | Events

If you’re from Arizona, chances are you haven’t experienced Jack Frost nipping at your nose while skating around an outdoor rink. Bust out your mittens, hats and scarves, Arizonans, because that’s about to change. Olympic ice dancer Ryan O’Meara is bringing winter fun to downtown Scottsdale. The rink will sit outside of Palavela Home, the… Read More →

Home & Building Expo 2010

Arizona Home & Building Expo
by in Events | Featured | Snapshot

The 2010 Arizona Home & Building Expo took place September 10th through 12th. Typically 20,000 people attend the annual Expo where they find companies involved in home improvement, interior design, solar energy, home building products and services, and more. Exhibits are targeted to the residential consumer and those in the design and building industry.

A New Home And Remodeling Concept Debuts In Scottsdale

Active lobby of Home & Design Idea Center

When Sytek’s Design owner Charlie Sytek was ready to launch his decorative bio-fuel fire business,, the only thing missing was a location. But even in a time when the commercial real estate market was upside down, finding affordable space for a young retail business proved difficult.