Color your day with the contrast of black

Sophisticated, mysterious and oh so dramatic, the color black adds an energetic punch to all your decor. Its startling dominance evokes a sense of strength and authority. Just like going to a black tie party,  a space dressed in black decor exudes sophistication, classiness and a breath of sexy flair. Black swallows all the colors; it is the opposite to white and light....

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Color your day with a gentle shade of grey

Mindful, elegant and incredibly soothing, the color grey creates a surrounding that exudes peace, tranquility and composure. Its quiet hues evoke a sense of stability, balance and a touch of solitude. A soft grey is a wonderful companion to many colors. Its neutrality, impartiality and sometimes detached effect can make your rose hues shine and your yellow colors pop; it...

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CREATE YOUR OWN WARM AND CHEERY ADVENT”S WREATH

      Christmas time brings its own brand of beauty with its sparkling lights, warm nights by the fire, festive decorated trees and a host of fun holiday traditions. Travelers and immigrants from around the world brought their unique customs to the US and as a result, we have a myriad of fun ways to decorate and bring joy to the season. One of my favorite...

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5 tips to create an exquisitely creative thanksgiving table on a stunningly low budget

Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the festive and social holiday season. Holiday parties, family feasts and social gatherings tumble upon each other and we begin the breathless dance of dazzling and sparkling with elegant attire and stunning décor. Especially, the thanksgiving feast requires not only many hours of cooking in the kitchen, but also we have grown...

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Put a damper on the drought – Water conservation with style

So it is official! Governor Brown declared a drought emergency for the State of California. I know, we love our sunshine and we love to brag about our warm winters lounging at the beach, but we fail to see the hidden price we pay for our happy days frolicking in the eternal sunshine. And here is the drawback to our beautiful, blue skies …. our blue skies lack the...

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Decorate one holiday at a time

  In our fast paced lives, the holidays tumble upon us, one on top of the other. We now see Halloween decorations in the summer, followed by a smattering of Thanksgiving goodies in October that promptly will be replaced by the sparkle of Christmas reds and greens, way before the holiday has even begun. If you are not quick to grab your table decor for the...

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Create your own Summer harvest

Today’s architecture, design and landscape is changing towards the simpler, less wasteful lifestyle. Homes are designed to  consume less energy and use more resources that are available for recycling and salvaging. The emphasis of the building industry has been to reduce the waste of water inside the home, but now the focus has shifted to the yard. One of our...

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Sultry Colors for a Stunning Thanksgiving Table

Fall has arrived and nature has turned its colors into a riot of dark red, vibrant orange, deep purple set off against moody greens. The Thanksgiving feast comes flying around the corner and along with the delicious foods to cook, a yummy table is waiting to be set. Nature’s abundance allows you to delve into a riot of sultry colors straight from your backyard and...

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A backyard turns green

So much is said about practicing sustainability within our homes that means living a lifestyle in harmonious balance with our mother earth. We all love the concept of reducing our carbon footprint and sustaining a healthy life on earth, but good intent gives away to confusion when set upon the task of actualization this concept. My latest design project implemented...

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Say it with Colors

Summer is here and this is the time to play with some color. Be inspired by the bright blue sky and the vibrant flowers to add a splash of color into your home. It does not take much to transform a space. Add a fun colored pillow, use a bright hued blanket or find a whimsical hand painted piece of pottery and you are on your way to bring the vibrancy of color into your...

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The Art of Staging

THE ART OF STAGING a home for Sale Home staging a house for sale is about creating an inviting, warm but stylized environment. The potential buyer needs to feel the welcoming presence of a house, and the assurance that the space can be converted into a personal home. Staging a home for sale becomes a process of elimination and transformation. Personal objects will be...

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Staging 101 – Present your home in its best light

Whether you are planning to sell your house, or whether you are getting ready for a big party, staging tips can help you show your home in its best light and wow everybody that comes through your door. However, before they get to the door, your first deal of business is to create a nice, warm and welcoming curb appeal. Here are 5 quick tips that you can implement on your...

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