Michael A. Thomas, FASID, CAPS

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One Trend That Outlasts The Others: Good Design Is About Good Design Process.

With more than three decades of practice, I have come to a couple of conclusions about life in the desert valley. But it doesn't matter where one is …

Who Is Happier When It Turns Out This Well: Client or Designer?

Honed and sealed stone floor is the perfect background.<p>After having worked for this one client for a long number of years, this last one she says is …

The Design Collective Group, Inc.

<b>73-290 E l P a s e o, S u i te #1 <br>P a l m D e s e r t, CA 92262 <br>VOICE: 760 - 322 - 3784</b><p>I create dynamic spaces that impacts client lives and enhances …

Design Collective Group Blog

A while back, I was nearing the completion of a design project for two clients, Barb and husband Bill… both pretty awesome people. Both with very …

Palm Springs Designer Helps Aging Stay in the Home

Handles, rather than knobs on cabinetry and appliances, are easier to grip; glass-fronted cabinets offer an easy peek at contents.<p>Jim …

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More than half of U.S. homeowners plan to remodel this summer

While some hope to spend a lazy summer lounging by the pool or cruising the lake, many American homeowners intend to be more industrious. According …

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NAHB Survey Shows Changes in Home Remodeling Priorities

As we have seen in more than one survey and study recently, people are becoming increasingly interested in having home remodeling projects done. This …

FLW's Hollyhock Getting Major Restoration and Visitor's Center

The <b>Frank Lloyd Wright</b>-designed <b>Hollyhock House</b> in Barnsdall Art Park is having yet more work done. Workers have started in a two-year project "restoring rooms and structural elements to their state in 1921 when oil heiress Aline Barnsdall was in residence," says the Los Feliz Ledger (the house is …

10 Best Bathroom Remodel Tips and Ideas

Even a small bathroom can require costly materials for a complete overhaul. But this project doesn't have to break the bank. We recently remodeled a bathroom for about $2600, plus what we paid a plumber to move some water lines. Here's what we learned that could help you with your renovations.<p>Even …

Home Improvement

30 Small Kitchen Ideas That Maximize Both Style and Efficiency

Sky-high cabinets and mirrored backsplashes are your friends here.<p>When your prep space is no larger than a closet, even one person can feel like too many cooks in the kitchen. Make the most of your counter space and cabinetry using the tricks within these petite rooms as a guide. And if you're …

Move-Up Or Remodel? How Do You Decide?

The signs have been there for a while. You walk in the house and a flood of toys clutters your path or your kids are wedged like sardines into a single bedroom. Your home office is more like a home closet. At odd moments, you catch yourself dreaming wistfully of another bathroom or find yourself …

Homeowners confess their dumbest remodeling mistakes

Even if you don't expect every last detail of your kitchen renovation to turn out perfectly, you probably plan on coming close, without any major …

Taiwanese Interior Design

• 1 |<p>With its natural palette and organic elements, this bathroom offers a serene environment for self care and rejuvenation.<p>2 |<p>3 |<p>4 |<p>This …

Interior Design

Bath Fittings & Accessories from Dornbracht

• 1 |<p>A living wall filled with foliage, moss and fern fronds provides a natural focal point in this modern bathroom. A rainshower fixture is lighted …

Interior Design

Modern House Interiors With Dynamic Texture and Pattern

• 1 |<p>A spiderweb-like chandelier offers tiny points of light and a unique design element in the living room.<p>2 |<p>3 |<p>A grid design area rug brings both …

Interior Design

Reconfigured 1950’s House in Beverly Hills

Argentine architect Pablo Jendretzki was hired to reconfigure a 1950’s Hal Levitt house located in Beverly Hills. The main goals: to open up the …

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

For inspirational ceramic tile flooring, look no further than Catalonia.<p>Steven Holl collaborated with craftsmen on every element of this landmark performing arts building.<p>Dive into our essential guides on building-products to help you design your next project.<p>These intricate structures unite …

Architecture

10 Things Not to Do When Remodeling your Home

In most homeowners life there will come a time when remodeling and upgrading your current amenities will be a way of life. Whether you are wanting to …

Paul Rudolph’s Orange County Government Center Still at Risk

Despite a 15-6 Legislature vote in February that ruled in favor of preserving Paul Rudolph’s brutalist landmark in Goshen, reports indicate that …