Author Archives: Cindi Schaefer

Contemporary Style for the Dorm Room

   |   In Decorating Tips and Tricks, Kids' Rooms, Seasonal Design   |   18 August 2014, 18.01   |   comments: 0

For many families, August means move-in time to a university dorm or apartment. But just because your student will be living in college digs doesn’t mean he or she has to suffer from a lack of quality and style. Here are some tips for designing a beautiful yet functional space perfect for a student who loves contemporary furnishings.

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Tips for Melding Two Different Styles

   |   In Decorating Tips and Tricks   |   4 December 2013, 06.00   |   comments: 0

December is a popular month for engagements, giving some lucky couples even more to celebrate during the holiday season. If you will be joining lives with your significant other soon, congratulations! But you might need to consider how you will combine your two homes. No matter how much you love your partner, if he or she has a very different sense of style, it could be difficult to create an interior space you will both enjoy. It’s not impossible, but do take into account these tips for making the transition easier.

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Can a Historic Home be Furnished in Contemporary Style?

   |   In Contemporary Design Techniques, Decorating Tips and Tricks   |   13 November 2013, 06.00   |   comments: 0

The San Diego area is home to numerous historical structures, built with an architectural style that exemplifies a bygone era. They are beautiful to look at and a worthwhile investment to own. But just because you live or work in a historical building doesn’t mean you must fill the interior with antiques. There are ways to incorporate contemporary furnishings that don’t look out of place. Here are our tips for combining old and new.

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Tips for Bringing Autumn From the Outdoors In

   |   In Decorating Tips and Tricks, Seasonal Design   |   6 October 2013, 21.33   |   comments: 0

There’s something about autumn that seems to speak to many of us. Whether it’s the crisply cool nights, the prospect of watching football games or the scent of baked apple goodies, the fall season heralds the end of the year and the upcoming holiday season – traditionally nostalgic times. If you are known to wax eloquent about everything autumn, then there’s no reason you can’t bring the season indoors all year long. Here are our tips for doing just that, using a combination of materials and colors.

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Consumer Influence on Design Trends

   |   In Interior Design Trends   |   1 September 2013, 21.20   |   comments: 0

It’s a given that the fashion industry exerts a strong influence over interior design. But how much do consumers influence furniture and interior design? Although you may feel helpless as to what styles appear in stores such as Lawrance, you really do have a voice. With the internet, blogging and social media, today’s homeowners spot new trends right away, and in some cases even start them. Here’s a look at how and why consumers help drive trends in furniture as well as in fashion.

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