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Top Three Trends for 2013

by Bonnie Joy Flamm, Interior Designer and CAPS (949)706.3379

Here are my “Top Three Trends” in Home Design and Remodeling for 2013:

1. Counter tops: Move over granite! Quartz is on its way to replace the proverbial kitchen favorite. Unlike […]

Ideas for Aging in Place and Universal Design

by Bonnie Joy, Interior Designer and CAPS

The concepts of Aging in Place and Universal Design are often confused or used interchangeably. However, they are actually two different concepts which share some of the same attributes. […]

Aging In Place Design Guide

by Bonnie Joy Designs, Certified Aging in Place Specialist 949.706.3379

As a Certified Aging in Place Specialist, I have a list of 100 modifications that can be done to  your home to make it
safer, more comfortable […]

Historic Homes Hardware Purchasing Tips

by Bonnie Joy Designs, bonnieflamm@cox.net

Remodeling an old vintage home? Here are some vital tips:

Photograph provided by G. Flinch

Quality comes first when buying hardware for a historic home — there is no […]

Color Trend for 2013: Emerald Green

by Bonnie Joy Designs

So just how influential will Pantone’s choice turn out to be? Color forecasters, manufacturers and store buyers do put stock in the selection, and those results will soon make themselves known.
In the mean time, you […]

Flooring can Inspire!

by Bonnie Joy Designs

Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

Your floor covering is often the single largest design statement in your home, simply because it uses up the most “real estate.” Hatch your next room […]

Trees = Green Power

How to reduce your “Carbon Footprint” and help the environment AT THE SAME TIME is on everyone’s minds these days.
Most people are buying energy efficient appliances to help save on utility costs, but one […]

Indoor/Outdoor Living by Bonnie Joy Flamm, Interior Designer

by Bonnie Joy Flamm, Interior Designer

Boundaries between living in your indoor great room and your outdoor living room can vanish when you live in a “sunshine” state. In order to make the two rooms work together […]

Residential Living On a Golf Course

by Bonnie Flamm, Interior Designer

There are many exquisite homes on the market today that specifically cater to golfers. With the Baby Boomer population moving into the retirement age, luxury homes on a signature golf course are […]

Kitchen Remodel Tips and Ideas

by Bonnie Joy Flamm, Interior Designer

If you are a homeowner with an aging kitchen, you my be wondering if you should remodel it or move to a new home. Since you spend so much time […]