Category: Design Tips

New Year, New You

Easy tips to getting organized, eating better, and dressing smart! Talk of New Year’s resolutions is just that, talk. But, what if I were to make it easier for you to make meaningful change in your life that would lead to even more positive adjustments? Sometimes we just over promise, over work and over indulge, […]

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Beau’s Outdoor Living Space

I am so happy now that this area patio has become an extension of my indoor living. When I saw this space the first time I was thrilled with the decent size of the this patio space but it was an open patch of dirt surrounded by raw, stacked cinderblock and a small concrete pad […]

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Beau’s Condo

My first solo interior design project was my own contemporary space with its exciting challenges of how to make the most of this small space (950 s.f.). These condominiums were built in 2007 with tall ceilings, transom windows, interesting angles, stained concrete floors and large sliding doors to sizable patio spaces. My first challenge was […]

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Desert Landscape Can Be Lush, Colorful

Conserve water, and cut your time in maintenance… Every great designer knows that style begins not inside the front door, but at the curb. A great landscape is not only beautiful, but adds great value to any home. I want everyone reading this to know that desert landscape is so much more than a barrel […]

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Dann Foley Lifestyle Launch with Orchids America

  2016 is gearing up to be the best year ever for home product and interior designer Dann Foley and the Dann Foley Lifestyle (DannInc.com) brand. The Palm Springs based designer’s successful Dann Foley Lifestyle line is expanding exponentially with the new Orchids America line of bedding, sheets and soft goods. “Dallas Market Center is […]

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Living With Style

My goal is to help every person who reads this new feature to live a better life, TODAY. Here are the three things you need to remember. Style is all around us. Style can be found in everything you come into contact with. Living Well does take some effort. Style is personal and what works […]

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Back Patio Decorating: How to Create a Pergola

I have received so many emails asking just how I made the pergola cover in episode 1 of American Dream Builders (NBC, Sunday nights) that I wanted to give you low down. I had the great pleasure of working with some amazing craftsmen who built the wood structure with the open ceiling.  That was for […]

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Before & After: Canadian Master Bedroom

My client had this large square shaped bedroom with unbelievable views of the water and mountain ranges beyond in two directions. Forget picture postcard beauty… this is off the charts gorgeous! So, how do you create a luxurious bedroom in a large room with a square shape and not fight or lose the views? The […]

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Before & After: New Jersey Kitchen

Kitchens are a big investment of money and sweat and tears and desires and needs.  They are the type of design that is supposed to be lasting.  By most industry standards a kitchen design should last 15 years or more.  In real life they last more along the lines of 25 years (allowing for occasional […]

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Mirror Magic

Clients today are, at times a bit timid about asking for mirror work for their homes. “is it dated or tacky?” they often ask. I assure every client that mirrors are always in vogue! Mirrors don’t have to cover the entire wall to get the effect of expanded small spaces and mirrors on the ceiling […]

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