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Meeting Jonathan Adler

JA 2016 PORTRAIT by Maura McEvoy

 

I was quite nervous to meet him; a legendary designer whose pieces I have admired for years. Walking into his Biltmore store with my list of interview questions in hand, I felt well . . . dorky.

Thankfully, that feeling was whisked away by a dapper man with a contagiously vibrant spirit. Immediately upon meeting Jonathan Adler, I...

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Spring 2016: Outdoor Living Tips and Trends

CC Patio Modern Furniture The sun seeps into your skin, suddenly the car is warm upon entering, and you’re convinced you’re trapped in a Kleenex commercial because allergies are flaring out of control; yet somehow, you want nothing more than to get outdoors and absorb the weather while it lasts – welcome to spring in Phoenix. The subtle hints of a new season have crept in, and while some of those hints are less than favorable (do allergies really have to exist?), the beautiful, brag-about-swimming-in-February-to-East-Coast-friends weather makes it all...

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Modern Flames: Electric Fireplaces are Hot

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credit: Alan Hajek Photography

The hypnotizing play of the flames while relaxing with family and friends, and the cozy feeling having a fireplace during the holiday season is a recipe for relaxation –– even when it’s 80 degrees on Thanksgiving day.

There are many reasons our Gilbert-based general contracting company recommends electric fireplaces. Energy efficiency, no smoke, with its potentially carcinogenic agents, low maintenance, and, of course, safety, are also reasons why electric fireplaces make sense, especially here in the desert Southwest.

In particular, we like the products, and the people, at Modern Flames, and so do our clients.

 

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Creative Designs in Lighting: Extending Daylight

 

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Creative Designs in Lighting, photo by Mark Greenawalt

Lighting enhances way-finding and safety in our homes, and it also enhances lives.

 

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5 Trend Tips: How To Decorate with Gold

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Its sophisticated touch and rich tone has stood the test of time in fashion. Its timeless quality makes it one of the most beautiful tones to use in decoration. What was once used to symbolize wealth and power now embodies the tone of every day beauty and light in an every day space. Here are five methods to decorate your space with the ever-beautiful and shining color of gold.

1. Make a Statement: Gold has the impact of a “wow” factor in a room. With simply adding in one gold element, it changes a plain room to having personal style and a mature presence. Paint a stand-alone chair or table gold. Use gold...

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