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Five Tips for a Trendy Kitchen

Fashion is fickle when it comes to kitchen design, but color, island treatment, metals, clean lines, bling-free cabinets can bring yours up to date.
June 23, 2015

Precision Arts at Home

Bay Area artisans approach their projects as creative challenges and turn out showpieces beyond expectations.
June 22, 2015

Small Is the New Big in Bay Area Home Design

Ashley Turner and Cliff Williams take a tiny Berkeley Craftsman to new heights.
June 04, 2015

Going Green with Indoor Houseplants

Variety in terms of color, shapes, sizes, and species make indoor plantscapes much more inviting.
May 15, 2015

Contemporary Ways to Show off Family Photographs

A close and loving family is a blessing, no doubt. With it come both good feelings and happy memories, but also one big design dilemma: what to do with all the photos?
April 15, 2015

The Slow Flower Movement

As a modern-day consumer, chances are you know where your veggies come from, how your eggs were raised, and even if the grapes used in your favorite glass of wine were sustainably harvested. But what about the tulips you purchased from the local florist or the beautiful orchids you couldn’t resist from the nearby grocery?
April 08, 2015

Making Neutral Colors Pop

Varying textures, diversifying tones, going dark, and using organic materials can bring inspiration and class to a colorless and monochromatic home décor palette.
March 22, 2015

What Kind of Rental Can You Afford?

Three prices for renting offer an interesting survey of what’s available for renting in the East Bay.
January 31, 2015

Partnerships Between Decorators and Retailers Lead to Good Deals

For those who can't hire a professional decorator, the next best alternative is shopping from designer collaborations at retailers with lines at Target, Walmart, Macy's, or CB2.
January 22, 2015

How Much House Can You Afford?

Our survey of four price points for East Bay houses and condos offers a bird’s-eye-view of today’s market from Richmond to Castro Valley.
January 22, 2015