Placing A Grand Piano

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A grand piano in a room immediately adds elegance. Let’s look at different ways to place a grand piano in a room. It is important to know what kind of care a piano needs. Steinway has posted some clear instructions on their website. Here are some important room conditions to consider before figuring out the placement for […] Read more »

Guest Room Must-Haves

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When designing a guest room on a budget, use  a five-star Hilton hotel for inspiration and discount stores and a savvy interior designer for implementation! Of greatest importance is the best bed you can afford.  A queen-sized bed is more than adequate for two people and usually fits in a guest room quite nicely. If […] Read more »

Kitchen Accessibility

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Have you ever wondered how a kitchen can be designed to accommodate the various needs of the home’s occupants?  What if only one member of the family is in a wheelchair?  What if the members of the family are all short-statured? We are all aware that people come in all shapes and sizes, with ever-changing […] Read more »

Find Your Style!

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When asked, “what is your interior design style?”, I hesitate because I truly have a love and appreciation for all styles, colors, art, and the infinite combinations that can be created from all of the above. When I work with a new client I can get a general feeling as to what their style is […] Read more »

Inspiration: Pasadena Showcase House for The Arts 2012

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Although a coastal fog was blanketing Southern California, no CAPID members’ spirits were dampened. As we arrived at the 2012 Pasadena Showcase House for The Arts location, it was beginning to rain, but it didn’t matter.  The house grandly stood on well appointed grounds, bright with a light plaster exterior, tile roof and details that noted […] Read more »

Curb Appeal Counts!

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A home’s curb appeal has a big impact on potential buyers.  It often makes the difference between driving past the house and checking out the interior.  It is important to make a successful first impression. Refresh the exterior paint color!  Look to the color palettes of the surrounding homes. This is what will appeal to […] Read more »

Exploring New York Design Center

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CAPID Members are always looking for fresh inspiration.  Monica Norquist shares her inspiration from a trip to New York. With the somewhat recent addition of our adopted Russian daughter, it was definitely time for a vacation for mom! Since hubby was traveling to New Jersey for training and I was invited along, I decided to […] Read more »