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Design Q&A: Kim Lewis, Interior Designer

This month, we’re featuring a weekly series of interviews with influential design experts to find out what good design means to them and how they get inspired.

For our last interview, meet Kim Lewis, former production designer for ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” and founder of Kim Lewis Designs.

Lewis has been published in People and InStyle magazines for her architectural and interior design work on the ranch of singer/songwriter, Jewel, and rodeo cowboy, Ty Murray, in Texas. (We worked with Kim on the celebrity couple's closets!)

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Going Outside at Dwell on Design

I attended the inspirational Dwell on Design show at the Los Angeles Convention Center last week and wanted to share my favorite contemporary design concepts.

There were many areas of inspiration in color, product and design throughout the show this year. However, with the Los Angeles sunshine and perfect weather, I was roused by the brilliant displays of outdoor living that were showcased!

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California Closets on HGTV.com

The HGTV.com feature on "closets for the whole family" included California Closets in three of their stories with a total of fifteen photos. These are some of our favorite inspiring images that really speak to how you can transform your home with gorgeous design and organization.

Check out the three articles and get inspired!

May is National Home Improvement Month!

Springtime is a great time to start planning upgrades and improvements to your home. That's why May is National Home Improvement Month!

We'll be posting home improvement tips, trends and inspiration throughout the month of May so that you can get the most out of your home improvement projects.

To get started, read on: Organize & Upgrade: 6 Ways to Boost Your Home's Resale Value and 5 Easy Steps to Prepare for a Home Improvement Project.

Stunning Design Inspiration in Milan

It's time once again for the Milan Furniture Fair - the premier event for contemporary design. Our chief design officer Ginny Snook Scott is on the scene, reporting back the hottest trends in home design, storage and organization.

Check out her findings from day one and let us know - which are your favorites?

Keep in touch with Ginny's discoveries by following us on Twitter (@caclosets) and on Facebook (/CaliforniaClosets)!

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Back Home: Decorate for Fall

Summer is about vacations. Fall is about home.

As the weather gets cooler, we start to spend more time indoors. But we don't want to get winter blues or go into hibernation mode!

On our website today, we're featuring some design ideas and inspiration to create cozy spaces in your home as summer turns to autumn.

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The Organized Sentimentalist: Displaying Your Collections with Style

Have you identified your organizing style? If you're a sentimentalist, then you're likely very attached to your favorite belongings, mementos or collectibles. Unfortunately, your collections may be leading to unsightly clutter. There is a way to hold onto the collections you love, without eschewing organization and style.

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Get Over Yourself: Five Emotional Obstacles That Keep Your Home Cluttered

We've all got clutter - whether it's a whole attic filled to the brim or just some "miscellaneous" junk drawers. Do you find yourself unable to get it all organized? What's holding you back? Design consultant Debbie Royal identifies the top five emotional barriers to organization - and how you can overcome them.

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Our Top 4 Picks for 4th of July Party Planning

Are you ready for 4th of July celebrations? We've pulled together our top four picks from our favorite online publishers - Martha Stewart, Real Simple, BH&G and Food & Wine - bringing you tips and inspiration for a fun summer event.

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