Author Archives: Brandie Fountain

Life by the Square Foot

   |   In Contemporary Design Techniques, Decorating Tips and Tricks, Kids' Rooms   |   28 July 2014, 06.00   |   comments: 0

No longer is luxury living defined merely by the amount of space involved; it’s not only trendy but practical to live within a smaller number of square feet. But just because you choose to downsize doesn’t mean you must sacrifice functionality and beauty. Here are just a few ways a Clei modular system can transform a limited area into a masterpiece of ingenious design.

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Tips for Creating a Home Bar

   |   In Decorating Tips and Tricks   |   15 January 2014, 06.00   |   comments: 0

There’s nothing quite as luxurious and comfortable as walking in your front door after a long, hard day at work and seeing a lovely wet bar waiting to dispense your favorite adult beverage. Especially for lovers of mid-century modern design, a bar is an integral part of your decorating scheme, conjuring up images of sleek silver shakers, beautiful crystal stemware and an ice bucket to get just the right temperature for your dry martini, shaken, not stirred.

Today, it’s easier than ever to recreate the romance and sophistication of your own home bar. Read through our tips to design one that fits perfectly with your personality and within the design scheme of your home.

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Designing with Fall’s Hottest Colors

   |   In Decorating Tips and Tricks, Interior Design Trends, Seasonal Design   |   20 October 2013, 21.57   |   comments: 0

Every year, consumers are presented with several different colors purported to be the year’s hottest hues. There’s the Pantone Color of the Year, the shades seen at international furniture shows in Milan, New York City and elsewhere, and then there’s those colors considered trendy for a single season. Now that San Diego is in the midst of a beautiful autumn, we’d like to share some of those colors we’ve seen trending online that lend themselves perfectly to adding fall flair to your home or office.

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50 Shades of Gray In Your Home

   |   In Contemporary Design Techniques, Decorating Tips and Tricks, Interior Design Trends   |   6 September 2013, 21.13   |   comments: 0

Have you heard? The hottest color for the remainder of 2013 (which has really been around for several years) is gray. Now, before you dismiss the color as a boring neutral, take into consideration the 50 or so shades of gray that can be used in various ways throughout your home to give it a modern lift. Here’s our advice for choosing one or two or several shades of gray and incorporating them into the interior design of your home.

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