Monthly Archives: June 2013

New hotels popping up around the world

Vacation time is just around the corner and whether you are visiting a beautiful spot like Lake Shasta seen above or somewhere more exotic,  it seems that some of the world’s largest hotels have not received the news that the … Continue reading

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Custom or off the rack?

While we all enjoy a good bargain is it always the best idea?  Are you really getting more bang for your buck when you purchase an item that looks a lot like a more expensive item but is much cheaper? … Continue reading

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Summertime and the livin’ is easy…..

What is your favorite summertime song?  Perhaps a rockin’ Beach Boys tune or something sultry like “Under the Boardwalk”?  Whatever is it, I am sure that when you hear it you are immediately transported to a place that is warm, … Continue reading

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New trends for the commercial design industry from NEOCON

There is certainly no shortage of conferences, conventions and other informative gatherings available to those in the interior design industry.  Some are general and others are very specific and made for those involved in specialized areas of design.  NEOCON is … Continue reading

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Bring the garden indoors with floral hardware

I love fresh flowers whether they be in a vase on the table, growing wild in a field or popping up in strange cracks and crevices alongside the Los Angeles freeways.  After all, what is not to enjoy about glorious … Continue reading

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Design for aging: new trends and ideas for our aging population

It’s no secret that people are living longer;  just watch the Today Show and take note of the number of over 100 year old birthday greetings Willard Scott shares, and he is no spring chicken!  And while we are living … Continue reading

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Let’s talk about the bathroom

Sometimes function just has to take precedence over everything else and that is certainly true with the bathroom ; but function does not have to mean unattractive or ordinary! Whether it is an ensuite bath in a hotel room, a small … Continue reading

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