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Interior Design Tips: Working with Patterns

   |   In Contemporary Design Techniques, Decorating Tips and Tricks, Interior Design Trends   |   20 February 2014, 06.00   |   comments: 0

Many homeowners shy away from using furnishings with a distinct pattern. Usually, the reason is just that they either don’t know how to pick a pattern they can live with for a long time, or they don’t want a few furnishings to overwhelm the room. But, used in the proper way, patterns can make a big and beautiful impact.

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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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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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How to Maximize Your Space with Color and Patterns

   |   In Decorating Tips and Tricks   |   9 September 2013, 21.13   |   comments: 0

When you have a limited amount of space to work with, it might seem that the best way to treat it is with a monochromatic color scheme or color and pattern details that are neutral instead of bold. When done right, that can look quite dramatic and sophisticated, but many times it just looks, well, boring (especially if not done right)! Bold or saturated color can be just what a small room needs. Here are our tips for decorating your small space using exciting color and patterns.

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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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