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Kitchen Remodel in Phoenix-Scottsdale: Modernizing the Southwest Kitchen


Typical Southwest Style homes present a challenge for homeowners who want a more contemporary or eclectic look in their houses. Without a doubt, in the past ten years, general trends in taste have been leaning strongly towards modern interiors with clean lines. Today we want to make a statement in defense of the Southwest home … Continue reading

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Posted on: April 25th, 2016 by Tom Karl

Ernesto Garcia, ASID receives Award for Kitchen Remodel


Kitchen Remodel in Phoenix/Scottsdale, AZ – From a dated 80’s look to a warm, functional and charming space – Tips from ASID Award Winning Designer: Ernesto Garcia – ernestogarciadesign.com

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by Tom Karl | January 2, 2012 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Interior Design In Scottsdale


How does a city with spectacular landscape influence the eye and imagination of an Interior Designer? Settled in the Valley of the Sun, Scottsdale, AZ is surrounded by stunning mountains, majestic Saguaro cacti, exotic plants and flowers, and a permanently brilliant blue sky… With such an amazing backdrop, what defines a Scottsdale Interior Designer? Most say it all depends on … Continue reading

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by Tom Karl | November 21, 2011 |

Interior Design in Arizona


In the past few years the Arizona Interior Design scene has been gaining national recognition for its innovative energy and unbridled originality. Responsible for this new movement is a handful of courageous interior designers from which the most recognized of them all is Ernesto Garcia, ASID. What is remarkable about Ernesto’s innovative approach to this … Continue reading

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by Tom Karl | November 21, 2011 |

Interior Designer’s approach to Hand Woven Rugs


Long before Meryl Streep brought back “Cerulean Blue” to our awareness with her hilarious monologue in “The Devil Wears Prada”, I was experimenting with the colo

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by Tom Karl | September 28, 2011 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Interior Designer’s perspective on Children’s Rooms


Abundant research has proven that children who grow up in environments with stimulating shapes, colors and textures develop greater creativity and intellectual skills. Sadly, I often see children’s rooms that totally lack any type of design, places where different ideas have been thrown together in a chaotic mix. Those types of environments hardly stimulate their creativity or give them a sense of order.

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by Tom Karl | March 16, 2011 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Designer Tips on Creating Focal Points


Have you ever walked into a room where everything is virtually screaming at you? A room where everything competes for attention in placement, style, scale, color and texture?
One of the ways to avoid that type of chaos is to understand the function of the room, make a decision about where the focal point will be located and create surroundings that “complement” that piece.

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by Tom Karl | March 16, 2011 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Designer Solutions for Small Appliances in Kitchens


Appliance garages are the best solution for clean and uncluttered counters. We love all these wonderful kitchen toys, from coffee grinders to bread makers but only good kitchen planning can provide an efficient space.

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by Tom Karl | March 16, 2011 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Designer Tips for Decorating a Condo


I started my career in big cities in America then traveled to Europe where I had to learn how to fight for every square inch (or every square centimeter) to give comfort, beauty, drama or serenity to each space. In my early career, I learned the standards for how space is used are quite different … Continue reading

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by Tom Karl | March 15, 2011 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Inventive Solutions to Challenging Spaces


Guest Bedroom Design/ Challenging Rooms. This is a frequent, sometimes inevitable, occurrence in secondary bedrooms: The headboard wall is flanked by a door to a closet and a door to a bathroom.

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by Tom Karl | March 15, 2011 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Designer Solutions for Small-Medium Size Rooms


Designing small and medium size rooms can be a functional and aesthetic challenge; however, you can always have stylish, elegant and comfortable spaces regardless of their size.

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by Tom Karl | March 15, 2011 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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