COVID Updates

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Like you, we are continuing to adapt to our new normal. Virtual meetings and appointments have offered us a great medium by which to stay engaged with you. We are continuing to follow best practices guidelines for safety and the health of our employees, partners, and clients. Our studio is now open, with safety precautions […]

Tanya Talks About Color

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We were thrilled to be featured with Arizona Foothills online magazine detailing how color affects our energy and the way we feel in our homes. You probably realize that color in interior design is a big deal. There is so much more to color than just the paint on your walls, or the pillows on […]

‘Why Do I Need a Designer for My Home Fitness Room?’: An Answer to this Frequently Asked Question

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Blog Eco-friendly interior design

Are you thinking about setting up some higher-end exercise equipment in your spare bedroom, so you have all the convenience and comfort of a home gym? Let’s call that Alternative #1. Unless you absolutely need that room to do double duty as a bedroom, I urge you to look at a different approach that is […]

You Can Have It All with Our Eco-Luxury Design Experience

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Our process is called the Eco-Luxury Design Experience because we evaluate how sustainability and energy efficiency factor into wellness, while creating a luxurious, convenient and beautiful environment. In one of our WELL Designed Homes™ you can have both — sustainability and style. Many of my clients say: “You made it so easy.” An effortless experience […]

Luxury and Livability: Part of the WELL Designed™ Home

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Luxury and livability might not be the first aspects of a home that you’d equate with sustainability, but they are a key part of the WELL Designed™ Home. Now, it’s probably fair to say that luxury and livability are already connected in your mind to interior design in general, so let’s start there and take […]

Trends: Mixing Metals

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It used to be considered a design no-no to mix warm and cool metals in the same space. But lately we are finding that it can be really interesting to use stainless and brushed brass, for instance, together in the kitchen. The warmth of the brass softens and mellows the steel, and the coolness of […]

Persian Rug Sets the Tone of this Scottsdale Home Entryway

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For all my clients, I begin with the intention of creating positive memories. I want them to remember the design and construction as collaborative and enjoyable. Each WELL Designed™ Home is very personal — more about the client and their interests, their likes and dislikes, than it is about me or my style. Those personal […]

Healthy Sleep Starts with a Healthy Mattress

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It may make common sense that whatever your mattress is “breathing out” you are breathing in while you sleep. But awareness of the toxins commonly found in mattresses is fairly new. All of us spend about one third of our lives sleeping. A healthy mattress is a wise, long term investment in your health and […]

Tim Larson of La Casa Builders: ‘It’s got to be just right’

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Architecture Blog

We talked with Tim Larson of La Casa Builders on what he loves about his work, where the opportunities are, and what trends he’s seeing. Q. How did you get started building? My dad tried to help me build things, but was horrible at it, I guess that got me started. I went into construction […]

Spotlight: Daniel Eastburn and the Design Barbarians

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Architecture Blog

This month, we’re highlighting one of our partners, architect Daniel Eastburn of Design Barbarians. Daniel’s “by the bootstraps” approach to his work plus his journey that has included both architecture and music (at the same time!) make him hard to pin down to a single style … and that’s just one of the things that’s […]