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Embrace the Dark Side at Your Home

It feels counterintuitive, but deep colors can fix a dim room.
November 01, 2014

Designing for Dogs and Cats

Animals are definite members of the family these days, and so it’s only natural that you make a place for them in your home. There’s absolutley no need, however, to let your decor go completely to the dogs. Following are a few tricks for integrating your hairiest kin with both style and ease.
October 10, 2014

Designing for Dogs and Cats

Animals are definite members of the family these days, and so it’s only natural that you make a place for them in your home. There’s absolutley no need, however, to let your decor go completely to the dogs. Following are a few tricks for integrating your hairiest kin with both style and ease.
October 02, 2014

5 Lighting Tips From the Pros

Most of us probably take lighting for granted. Flip on the switch, and as long as you can see what you’re doing, you’re good. But lighting can be magical. It can change the mood in a room and illuminate everyday tasks. So to add that little glow to your home, here are five quick tips from the experts.
September 04, 2014

Take It Outside

Summer comes late to us here in the East Bay. That’s good news. It means there’s still time to prep your backyard for the next two months of typically warm weather.
September 04, 2014

Simple Redo Versus Major Overhaul

Interior designers are asked this question a lot, especially when it comes to kitchens: "How much can I change it without changing everything?" After all, the renovation of no other room wreaks quite as much havoc on daily life as redoing a kitchen. Thus many people try to avoid a total gut job-to protect their sanity and their wallets.
September 04, 2014

Bold, Monochromatic, and Patterned

For years, white kitchens have reigned supreme. It’s easy to see why. They’re clean, bright, and tasteful; they’ll always be classic. But there’s a new kind of style on the block, and it’s closing in on the standing champ. We’re talking big and bold. Rich color and vibrant pattern, affecting nearly surface in the space, from cabinets and backsplashes to walls and floors. This trend is rising fast, and it’s bringing a whole new level of excitement to the hardest working room in the house.
September 04, 2014

Furniture and Fixtures as Art

Wood sanders buzz and power tools whir wildly as the USS Hornet hulks in the distance and a vision of the San Francisco skyline shimmers outside a warehouse on Alameda’s former Navy base. Inside, furniture maker and designer Florian Roeper casts the mold for the bronze metal legs of a commanding dining table, his latest commission.
September 04, 2014

Furniture and Fixtures as Art

Wood sanders buzz and power tools whir wildly as the USS Hornet hulks in the distance and a vision of the San Francisco skyline shimmers outside a warehouse on Alameda’s former Navy base. Inside, furniture maker and designer Florian Roeper casts the mold for the bronze metal legs of a commanding dining table, his latest commission.
September 03, 2014

5 Lighting Tips From the Pros

Most of us probably take lighting for granted. Flip on the switch, and as long as you can see what you’re doing, you’re good. But lighting can be magical. It can change the mood in a room and illuminate everyday tasks. So to add that little glow to your home, here are five quick tips from the experts.
September 03, 2014