Home Décor

A Window on Design from Agoura Sash & Door

As the trend for larger windows and doors continues in 2019, the vertical stiles and horizontal rails of their frames continue to shrink. Homeowners still long to let nature in, blurring the line even further between outdoors and in. Space-saving pocket doors that magically disappear upon opening make areas even more accessible and bright. Bi-folding […]

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Remodeling Designs from NES Property Services

To create your perfect home, the design should reflect your own personal style. If your home is comfortable for you and your family, it’s a much more satisfying result if it is done to your taste, rather than just following the current trends. The keys to great design are functionality and aesthetics. When designing your […]

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My Favorite Space 2019

JENNIFER LOPATA: LIVING ROOM Jennifer loves how the living room brings the outdoors in, with its glass wall overlooking the patio and wood beams made from an East Coast pier extending through both. “It is an oasis for me,” explains Jennifer. “I love to spend time in the living room at the end of the […]

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C Style: Wine & Dine Design

Since the living and dining rooms are often the most formal rooms in a home, my clients often allocate a large amount of their budgets to them and then tell me they never use them. Oh no, not okay! Often, the living and dining rooms are the first rooms guests see since this is where […]

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2019: The Year of Mindful Minimalism

The New Year presents the perfect time to look back in order to move forward, take stock of what we have in order to make goals for what we’d like to achieve, and always resolve to be the best we can be. This applies to home décor too. The environment we surround ourselves with directly […]

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C Style: Christmas in L.A.

The holidays are a time to enjoy precious moments with family and friends, but all too often, we find ourselves stressed, rushing around, and not taking a moment to relax and reflect. So, I always make sure I plan ahead to schedule a free weekend on my calendar in order to put up seasonal home […]

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There’s No Place Like Aldik Home

For the Holidays At Aldik Home in Van Nuys, the winter holidays begin on October 1st and continue until the last ornament comes down. In a town full of tinsel, there’s little wonder this beloved 24,000-squarefoot Southern California showroom displays more Christmas spirit and decorating ideas than anywhere on the planet (except perhaps the North […]

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WDC Kitchen & Bath Center

Providing Innovative Solutions for 37 Years For the past 37 years, family-owned WDC Kitchen & Bath Center has offered clients a wide range of creative solutions for their homes, from the newest styles in stainless steel kitchen appliances to outdoor barbecues, plumbing fixtures, and even mattresses. Founded in 1981 under the name Warehouse Discount Center […]

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C Style: Construction and Remodel 101

It always pains me to hear about families having a stressful or failed experience when remodeling their homes. It’s supposed to be such a well-earned and well-deserved treat. So, when I hear the horror stories of remodels gone bad, it’s hard to hear. If your family is planning on doing a remodel, an addition, or […]

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C Style: Breaking Down the Walls for Design

Southern Californians love their warm climate, and there’s no mistaking the allure of the almost-constant sunshine, making Southern California the perfect setting for open-air architecture and design. As a designer, I strive to harmonize and foster a connection between the elements, blending natural surroundings together and creating that perfect indoor- outdoor lifestyle that clients crave […]

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C Style: Comfort is the New Luxury

The unrelenting fast pace of today’s modern lifestyle is changing the way we chose to exist, and while a hectic lifestyle surely has many drawbacks, one of the opportune design benefits has been the cultural shift to prioritize more comfort in one’s home. Gone are the days of grandiose furniture that was strictly “look but […]

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How Ambiance Affects Mood

When decorating your home, consider the function of each room and ask yourself, “How do I want to feel?” Ambiance is the atmosphere of the home, and it affects mood in several ways. Color plays a major role in the mood of a room because different tones elicit different emotional reactions. Creating a color scheme […]

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