Inspired by Design
Totally Trend Worthy
May, 2018 - Issue #164
Ready to spice things up this spring? These on-trend home improvements will put that proverbial pep in your step, thanks to bold colors, keep-it-forever quality and more.

blended armoire by Dionne Woods of The Turquoise Iris
blended armoire by Dionne Woods of The Turquoise Iris
DIY Paint from Debbie's Design Diary Clay Paint Collection

The consistency of this chalk/clay paint is creamy and buttery, with fewer brush strokes, remarkable adhesion and great leveling capacity, so it's very forgiving for beginners but allows for remarkable creativity for experts. With the new techniques that are quickly becoming very popular, the clay paint is found to be so very versatile - like no other. Color choices like Seaglass, Hey Sailor and Mermaid make it completely inspirational. Look for new workshops to catch you up on all the hot techniques.
Barn & Charm 255-5466

California Craftsmanship
Upon its California inception over 60 years ago, Marge Carson has been a leader in quality furniture, earning a celebrated reputation because of the special attention paid to detail and style. Unwilling to compromise their designs to fit into modern trends, Marge Carson has created a brand for those who want unique beauty and extraordinary craftsmanship. Clients get to create their own fashionable furniture by choosing unique finishes, fabrics and trims for one-of-a-kind masterpieces. Priding themselves on styles found in French chateaus or Italian Villas, Marge Carson has remained authentic and true to designs found in the finest homes around the world. With offerings for every room of the house, clients may find themselves creating a beautiful bed with gold leafing, or a stone inlaid dining table for the dining room of their dreams.
Douglas Furniture 255-8366


Going Back to Black
In the design world, black is a color, friends - and it's a shade you should consider (re)introducing to your home, especially when accented with a white beaded chandelier and open shelving for display.
Rebecca Rollins Interiors 367-4394

Space-saving Wallbeds
Now you see it, now you don't! Add vital versatility to your space with a wallbed that matches your busy life. Don't worry about clearing off the furniture before you alter the bed set up - everything stays right where you put it! The beautifully-designed cabinet in hardwood solids and veneers offers space-saving technology at its best, with state-of-the-art gas piston power, beam-construction platform support and a full-furniture finish in varied stains. Choose yours at Santa Clarita's family-owned shop, part of our community since 1978.
A Royal Suite 259-7000

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courtesy of Shutterstock
Windows that Glow
The S-shaped vanes of Silhouette Window Shadings are an engineering triumph. The vanes appear to magically float between two sheer panels to create an elegant shading with beauty and brains. With the vanes open, the sheers provide light diffusion and daytime privacy while still allowing you to see out the window. Simply adjust the vanes for greater light deflection and privacy. Enjoy generous Hunter Douglas rebates starting at $100 on qualifying purchased through June 25.
Blinds & Shutters of all Kinds 298-1230

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courtesy of Harrison Photographic
Color in the Kitchen
Tile is a great way to add color to a kitchen and can create a focal point in an otherwise neutral space. If you're already a color fan, color on kitchen cabinets is trending and sure to last for some time to come. Think about rich dark blues, blacks, greys and greens. Not ready to step away from your white kitchen? Adding color in the backsplash, or as a focal point above the range, can introduce color in a subtle, limited way, or as a big, bold statement! Not ready to go that far? Add color in the upholstery on your bar stools, dishes and accessories. Home interiors are definitely moving away from neutrals to color. In this custom kitchen designed by RJohnston Interiors an otherwise neutral kitchen got spiced up with a bold blast of peacock blue.
MIX by RJI 678-0034

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More-efficient Homes
Replacing windows, patio doors and exterior entry doors can give your home a shot of fresh style - all while reducing your energy costs. Old versions can leak air, sending your cooled or heated air right through to the outdoors. Keep comfortable year round without bumping up your power and gas bills by investing in new, high-energy-efficiency versions. It's a great use of your tax refund!
Mike's Windows & Doors 296-9195

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Handsome Hardwood
Today's hardwood selections offer as much variety and selection as a candy store, and the prices match up, too. Luxe handscraped selections start at only $2.49 a square foot during Aquakor's Hardwood Super Sale, going on now in their 10,000-square-foot showroom.
Aquakor 904-1493
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