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Oct 22017

Is it Time for a New Front Door Color?

Check out 8 front door colors trending today Between trick-or-treaters and holiday guests, your front door is going to see a lot of action this fall. So why not give it a color boost? Not only will a new front door color freshen your curb appeal, it...

Feb 142017

Interior Design Trends: 5 Ways to Master Marble

News flash: There's a new interior design trend: marble. After all, home decorating in 2017 is all about the fusion of organic materials. By adding simplicity of form with the essential beauty of raw materials, the result is marble. The look is i...

Jan 202017

A Place to Grow: Perfect for the Santa Barbara Lifestyle

Create Your Own Unique Backyard Retreat In previous blogs, I've discussed the growing popularity of She Sheds and Man Caves but what about different backyard retreats like art studios, meditation retreats, Zen dens, wine rooms or greenhouses? Amer...

Nov 172016

Modern Vs Contemporary Style, Which is Your Favorite?

I just reviewed a video in the Wall Street Journal exploring modern vs contemporary styles. Modern is often used interchangeably with contemporary when it comes to architecture, furniture, and overall home style and design. Is there a difference betw...

May 172016

Around The World Ideas for Santa Barbara Gardens

Our amazing Mediterranean climate is one of the many things that make living in Santa Barbara desirable and Santa Barbara gardens magical. So when I saw Realtor.com's story regarding outdoor décor ideas from around the world, I had to share i...

Mar 102016

New Trend: Luxury Storage Units  

  Move over traditional industrial park-style storage unit facilities and make way for luxury storage units. According to The Wall Street Journal, basic storage units are being replaced by customized spaces referred to as luxury storage uni...

Feb 182016

Midcentury Fan? Get Design Ideas From Stylish Film Sets

Midcentury continues to be a hot design style Are you a fan of Midcentury Design? If the answer is yes, Curbed.com just published a list of 13 movies sets featuring midcentury architects and design icons that will give you inspiration and ideas t...

Sep 92015

Would You Consider Adding a Slide inside Your Home?

According to a story in the Wall Street Journal, homeowners today are integrating a playground staple inside their houses by adding a slide. Would you consider adding a slide inside your home? According to the article, although building a slide ...

Jul 282015

Fantastical Floating Homes: What do you think of them?

Designers and property developers today are taking their projects to sea and creating fantastical floating homes. We're not referring to your average houseboat here; in fac,t these aquatic dream homes are much more than the typical luxury yacht. Som...

Oct 102014

6 hot trends in today’s luxury homes

Beyond the great room, soaring, vaulted ceilings, amazing views and high-end communities, today's luxury homes must stand out from the crowd. That's why developers of homes and communities designed for upper echelon buyers are pulling out all the sto...

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