Posts Categorized: Life & Style Tips

Design Q&A: Kim Lewis, Interior Designer

This month, we’re featuring a weekly series of interviews with influential design experts to find out what good design means to them and how they get inspired.

For our last interview, meet Kim Lewis, former production designer for ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” and founder of Kim Lewis Designs.

Lewis has been published in People and InStyle magazines for her architectural and interior design work on the ranch of singer/songwriter, Jewel, and rodeo cowboy, Ty Murray, in Texas. (We worked with Kim on the celebrity couple’s closets!)

Design Q&A: Angela Elias, CasaSugar.com

This month, we’re featuring a weekly series of interviews with influential design experts to find out what good design means to them and how they get inspired.

Today, meet Angela Elias, editor of the inspiring home design website CasaSugar.com.

She still can’t believe that tackling DIY projects, trolling flea markets, and meeting some of the industry’s top talent is part of her job. When she isn’t indulging in design whims, Angela enjoys testing out new recipes and being outdoors.

How to Create a Stunning Media Center Design

With the advent of flat-screen technology and the ability to stream music and video from a wide variety of devices, well-designed media centers have evolved into necessities for 21st century homes.

A modern media or entertainment center should be the visual centerpiece of a room while performing the basic function of de-cluttering.

Design with those two principles in mind and you’ll have a gorgeous media center that you’ll love to use!

Design Q&A: Erin Feher, California Home & Design

This month, we’re featuring a weekly series of interviews with influential design experts to find out what good design means to them and how they get inspired.

Today, meet Erin Feher, executive editor of California Home+Design and the author of the forthcoming book: Great Houses of San Francisco, 1875-1945. She lives in the Tenderloin with her husband and their many bicycles.

Living The Good Life: Using Design To Create Luxury

We need our homes to match how we feel inside. Coming home and enjoying the trimmings and trappings of a desirable lifestyle starts with design.

Walking into a closet that is cluttered and stacked to the rafters with things you don’t need or use is no way to live.

Create a sense of luxury in your closet design with these tips from our design expert Ginny Snook Scott.

The 5 Essential Elements of a Boutique Closet

California Closets - White Gloss Master Walk-In Closet

Custom closets aren’t just functional storage systems, they’re extensions of the style and personality of your home.

One of our most popular styles is the “boutique closet”. This is a walk-in closet that makes you feel like you’re entering your own personal boutique.

With a few simple touches and a smart design you can create your own boutique closet!

4 Ways to Design with Lighting

I love how lighting can add personality to any design – with a burst of color or a soft glow. Plus, as personal tastes or design trends change, these decorative elements can easily be switched out or changed to match new looks.

We have a range of lighting options for our clients that vary from highly functional to definitely decorative. Here are a few of my favorite lighting design options.

Home Remodeling: How to Make the Most of the House You Have

If you’re thinking of remodeling or upgrading your home – you’re not alone.

2012 is expected to be the strongest year since 2006 for home remodeling. At California Closets, we’re seeing a lot of investment in remodeling projects, with an increasing desire for multi-functional spaces.

Here are some simple ideas for upgrading your home for more organization and enjoyment – while still boosting the value if you ever decide to sell!

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