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Lisa Tinnion joins Corporate Interior Systems

Knight Management
by in Architecture | AZRE Magazine

With 15 years of experience in architecture and design, she is most familiar with working as a team – with clients, consultants and other industry partners. She is always focused on her clients’ best interest – listening well and providing inspired and cost effective solutions. Since 2008, Lisa has been with MRT Design, responsible for interior design… Read More →

Don’t get fooled by house-flipping reality shows

The Home Furnishing & Design Show will debut March 28-29, 2015, at WestWorld of Scottsdale.
by in Home & Design

Reality house flipping shows may be entertaining, but the captivating episodes lack facts. Nathan Pierce, who has been working in real estate for 18 years, and is one of the owners of Strong Tower Real Estate, has insight on how these reality house-flipping shows are a sham. “I’ve seen a number of these shows and… Read More →

The do’s and don’ts of kitchen renovations

streamlining the kitchen
by in Home & Design

When it comes to home renovations, the kitchen is perhaps the first thing that most homeowners want to tackle.  And after all, it makes sense because the kitchen has become the focal point of the home, and an updated modern kitchen can add tremendous value to a home.  What are the biggest dos and don’ts… Read More →

What are the influential colors of the new year?

Copyright: badboo / 123RF Stock Photo
by in Home & Design

After careful examination of color trends in modern fashion, lifestyle and culture, color expert Sara McLean from Dunn-Edwards Paints forecasts influential paint hues that will be popular in home design this year. McLean predicts that roses and pinks will continue to influence and become more sophisticated and less juvenile. She’s observed the soft blushing pinks… Read More →

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

Glendale, CBRE
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 seller,… 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 →