Can a Historic Home be Furnished in Contemporary Style?

Cindi Schaefer   |   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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The Excitement of the Thayer Coggin Milo Baughman Road Show Comes to Lawrance

Howard Haimsohn   |   In Design News, Designer Furniture Collections   |   6 November 2013, 06.00   |   comments: 0

We get excited about mid-century modern furniture – do you? There’s something special about a design so elegant that it stands the test of time – to be just as popular today at it was decades ago. That’s the focus of the Thayer Coggin & Milo Baughman Road Show, which presents a hand-picked collection of exclusive, timeless designs to select furniture stores across America. Much like an art or jewelry trunk show, guests are treated to informative show dedicated to elegant furniture designs.

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More Than Just a Guest Room: How to Make Your Holiday Guests Feel at Home

Ben Conte   |   In Decorating Tips and Tricks, Space for Guests   |   28 October 2013, 22.12   |   comments: 0

With the holiday season in full swing, it’s time to think about the room (or space) you’ll offer overnight guests. Would you want to stay in it? If not, it may be time for some new furnishings. And even if it’s lovely to look at right now, think about adding a few items that would make it more comfortable. We’ve provided some suggestions for turning your guestroom into a beautiful and relaxing space.

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Designing with Fall’s Hottest Colors

Brandie Fountain   |   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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Getting your Dining Room Ready for the Holidays

Esther Goya   |   In Dining Rooms, Seasonal Design   |   13 October 2013, 21.51   |   comments: 0

It’s just about here again – the holiday season! Yes, it does seem to be coming up quicker and quicker each year. And yes, it’s time to start thinking about how you are going to accommodate extra guests around the dining table. It can be easier than you think; simply take our advice and your dining room will be ready to welcome hordes of hungry friends and family in no time!

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