Santa Barbara Style Mummy Mountain – Paradise Valley, Arizona

Photos on this page & cover photo by: Dino Tonn Situated near the base of Mummy Mountain in Paradise Valley, this four-bedroom, five-bathroom Santa Barbara-style home was remodeled for a blended family. Originally built in the 1980s, the house previously had Tuscan-colored interiors, a sunken living room floor and a closed-off floor plan. Now the […]

Art In Your Home Should Speak To You and For You

by Valerie Demetros Art has the power to uplift moods and change the spirit of a room. From art prints to digital art, contemporary sculpture to photography, art can complement and highlight the aesthetic of your home. Today, we know even more about the science behind art. Studies show that viewing art reduces depression and […]

Add Elegance to your Home with These Decorating Tips

Updating the look of your home without making too many drastic changes is not as difficult as it sounds. With just a few small adjustments, your traditional room can get a modern touch, and a luxury living room can gain a soft comforting feel by changing a few lights, walls or furniture. Here are a […]

Which Best Fits Your Needs: Interior Designer or Interior Decorator?

If you’re thinking about a new look inside your home, you may be confused about whether you need an interior designer or an interior decorator. That may depend on how extensive your changes will be. While there is some overlap in interior design and decorating, they are fundamentally different. Quite simply, interior designers can handle […]

Is Grandma Moving In? Find An Interior Designer

If you are concerned about an elderly relative who’s living alone or in a facility that doesn’t appear to be meeting their needs, bringing them home to live with you can be the best solution if you have enough space and resources. Home accessibility and safety are often roadblocks when your house wasn’t built with […]

Some Trends Home Today & Gone Tomorrow

Just because you’re able to redecorate your home with every new trend doesn’t mean you should. Trying to keep up with every “color of the year” or latest designer’s lamp release creates a huge drain on your time and energy, not to mention fodder for the landfill. Nobody has a crystal ball, but here are […]

Reflect Your Style with Mirrors

Decorating with mirrors is a perfect way to enhance natural light and make a room appear larger and brighter. For instance, placing one across from a window echoes the natural light and foliage, essentially bringing the outdoors in. But don’t just hang it anyplace. To decorate with mirrors, treat them like a piece of art. […]

Design Preferences Are Clues to Personality

When we decorate our homes we’re clearly trying to make them stylish and functional, but the top priority, whether we realize it or not, is to make ourselves comfortable. Our choices reflect our personalities and the type of environment one prefers to be in. The design styles we gravitate to give certain hints about who […]

Your Art Gallery Wall Can Be Anywhere

by Valerie Demetros If you have a unique art collection, hanging a gallery wall is the perfect way to show it off. A gallery wall is simply a curated display of framed art, photographs, prints and sculptures creatively arranged on a wall. The first thing you need to do is determine how much space you […]

Pick an Architectural Style Befitting the Wonders of Northern Arizona

Building a luxury custom home is a widely held dream, and the reality is even better. But there are a lot of decisions to make along the way. The architectural style you choose will affect the footprints and floor plans available. You want a home that simultaneously makes you feel proud and welcomed, as well […]