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Energy Smart Style

January 13 through April 9, 2018 Save energy year-round. Increase your comfort and help lower your energy bills with insulating Hunter Douglas shades. Ask about rebate savings on select styles today. $100 REBATE* on any of the following purchases of Hunter Douglas window fashions: *Manufacturer’s mail-in rebate offer valid for qualifying purchases made 1/13/18–4/9/18 from participating dealers in the U.S. only. A qualifying purchase is defined as a purchase of any of the product models set forth above in the quantities set forth above. If you purchase less than the specified quantity, you will not be entitled to a rebate. Rebate will be …

PowerView® Motorization

PowerView® Motorization

It moves your shades, so you don’t have to. PowerView® Motorization from Hunter Douglas is a remarkable system that moves your shades according to your schedule.* Just program your personalized settings with your smart phone or tablet. Plus, it now integrates even more seamlessly with other home automation systems for a truly connected home. To see PowerView in motion, contact us today. PowerView Motorization is compatible with these and more: *The PowerView App and additional equipment required for programmed operation. ©2017 Hunter Douglas. All rights reserved. All trademarks used herein are the property of Hunter Douglas or their respective owners.6945726

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Style Guide: Contemporary

What’s contemporary style? Simply put, contemporary at its core refers to things “of the moment.” Five or ten years from now, contemporary design in Los Alamitos area homes will likely have a different look and feel than it does today. This is where “modern” and “contemporary” go their separate ways. Modern design has a specific look and feel, developed during a specific design movement in the early 20th century, but contemporary design is always changing and will embrace new materials and pieces, as they are available. Strong lines, smooth forms, and minimal accessories characterize contemporary design. Does a sharp, clean …

transitional style bedroom

Style Guide: Transitional

If you feel like modern is too sleek and traditional is too formal, your style-in-the-middle may be “transitional.” Transitional design is a marriage of traditional and modern furnishings, surfaces, and materials. The result is a blending of the elegance and classic design elements and the clean profiles and understated colors of the contemporary style. With it’s focus on light and warmth, transitional style joins the best of both worlds and fits right in with our Southern California lifestyle. Tone-on-Tone Color Scheme Color palettes are very subtle, with an emphasis on warm neutrals including shades of ivory, taupe, gray and tan. A …

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Style Guide: Traditional

There’s a reason that so many Southern California homeowners enjoy traditionally styled rooms and furnishings. These interiors boast a timeless blend of symmetry, classic patterns, and subtle color schemes. This foolproof design style can feel familiar and comfortable – like coming home. This look takes its inspiration from the past; it reflects classic European décor, including British Colonial revival, 18th century English, 19th century neoclassical and French country. The old world lends refined furnishings, gorgeous textiles, dignified colors, and a sense of order making this beloved style easy to live with. Traditional style can be combined with other interior elements to …

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House of Blues

The emotional benefits of decorating with the color blue Whether you’re selecting the main color or the accent color, deciding the perfect interior color for your home can sometimes be a daunting task. Before long you’re buried in a mountain of paint samples, color fans and photos you’ve ripped from every interior design magazine ever published. You call your best friend for help. Do you go with your favorite color of burnt orange? Or last year’s “hot trend”? Making that decision may be easier than you think. Learning a little about color, and the emotions it communicates may cause you …

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Windows of Opportunity

The Beauty of Energy Efficient Window Treatments If you’ve ever felt that paying excessively high energy bills month after month is like throwing hard-earned money out the window, you may be right. With energy costs on the rise, there’s no better time to consider installing energy efficient window coverings that can cut those costs, and add an enviable decorative flair to the interior of your home. The Best Treatment for your Orange County home! The price associated with brand new energy efficient windows can have you sweating more than the heat coming through your existing windows. But never fear. Caulk …

COA – Waves of Change

Dear Chrysteen,

Thank you for attending the 2013 Waves of Change fundraising gala at the Reef Restaurant October 11th. Your presence make a real difference in the lives of those COA reaches out to help.

Lighten Up! Tips on Making Your Home Brighter

If you have a room in your home that feels dark or maybe not much light gets into the house as a whole, there are ways to lighten things up and get away from that feeling of being in a cave.  Sometimes, it can be a quick fix and in other situations it may require a little more effort and expense, but it can make a world of difference in the look and feel of your home.  We’re bringing you a few of the great tips from a Houzz article by Alison Hodgson, “So You Bought a Cave: 7 Ways …