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    Go Color And Pattern Crazy

    By Randy Wells

    2012 marks the year of color, and the hues seen everywhere at the January Market—the home furnishings industry’s equivalent of MAGIC or CES—are proof positive that the design industry is once again embracing all that is bright and vivid. From Pantone’s spirited Tangerine Tango—the 2012 color of the year—to blues, greens, reds and golds, punches of vibrant shades are everywhere.

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    Get ready for the holidays

    By Randy Wells

    ’Tis the season to transform your home with fun accents that set a festive tone and create a warm, welcoming environment for family and friends. From the tree to table settings, every little touch celebrates joy and good cheer.

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    Fashion’s new pastels will dominate spring interiors

    By Randy Wells

    The fashion world is abuzz about the new “it” colors for spring (yes, they think that far ahead). But is the interior design industry behind or ahead of fashion trends?

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    Tips on how to hire an interior designer

    By Randy Wells

    Good results come from good processes, especially in the interior design world, where industry leaders integrate myriad components to transform houses into homes. Yet many consumers are plagued with the same old questions. How do I work with a designer? Isn’t it expensive to work with a professional? How does the process work? Others are unsure if visions will align, while some feel they won’t find someone who is up to the task. Here are a few tips that will not only give you the answers but enlighten you on the incredible value of working with an interior designer:

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    A little piece of home

    By Randy Wells

    Among the signs that we are adjusting lifestyle choices as a result of the Great Recession is a shift from conspicuous purchases to “family lifestyle enhancement.” In other words, we’re spending our money on things that make a meaningful contribution to the time we spend with family and friends—namely travel, and home-related expenditures. Interestingly, the two are actually more closely connected than you might think.

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    Building your outdoor room, one piece at a time

    By Randy Wells

    As Southern transplants, my wife and I are accustomed to spending as much time outside as possible. Once we put down roots in Las Vegas, we quickly realized that even though there are some extreme conditions at both ends of the thermometer, every season offers a great opportunity to enjoy the outdoors—the only thing that changes is the time of day.

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    Spring furnishings: four finds

    By Randy Wells

    I grew up in a home where design was at the center of my family’s livelihood. My mother was an interior designer and my father was a custom home builder. So it’s only natural that I was drawn to the subject at an early age. These days, it seems design is on everyone’s mind. Once looked upon as an indulgence for only the affluent, now homeowners and apartment dwellers of all income levels are embracing interior design to define their own personal sense of style—at just about any price point.

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