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Contemporary Living: Simplicity Through Design

People strive for simplicity and clean lines in their living environment because it creates a sense of serenity within the sanctuary that we call home.

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Opposites Attract: Designing Spaces That Appeal To Different Styles

George is an inquisitive engineer and father who loves precision and geometric designs. Abby is a busy professional and mother who loves bright colors and knows what exactly she wants from the outset.

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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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How to Create a Stunning Media Center Design

With the advent of flat-screen technology and the ability to stream music and video from a wide variety of devices, well-designed media centers have evolved into necessities for 21st century homes.

A modern media or entertainment center should be the visual centerpiece of a room while performing the basic function of de-cluttering.

Design with those two principles in mind and you'll have a gorgeous media center that you'll love to use!

4 Ways to Design with Lighting

I love how lighting can add personality to any design - with a burst of color or a soft glow. Plus, as personal tastes or design trends change, these decorative elements can easily be switched out or changed to match new looks.

We have a range of lighting options for our clients that vary from highly functional to definitely decorative. Here are a few of my favorite lighting design options.

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Family Room Fun! A Woman's Day Makeover with California Closets

Erica Heath was delighted to work with the recent winners of a Woman's Day-sponsored home makeover contest.

You're going to love this transformation! Beth and Mike and their twin boys went from avoiding the cluttered and scary basement to entertaining and playing in their bright and comfortable new family room!

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How to Turn Your Drab Media Center into a Stylish Display

Do you have a lot of entertainment equipment that needs to be concealed? That doesn’t mean you have to settle for a boring design. The style and finishes you choose can turn a drab media center into a stylish display.

Check out Ashley's tips for personalizing your media center with your unique style and get inspiration from our photo gallery of media center designs.

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Pantone Color of the Year: Tangerine Tango

Right in the midst of the holiday season, Pantone announced its color of the year for 2012: Tangerine Tango.

This vibrant color is bold and bright - not for the weak of heart or bashful decorator!

But there's really nothing to fear about eye-catching, dramatic colors. The trick is figuring out what works for your style and your home.

Year in Review: Our Top 7 Posts of 2011

It's been a full year for us at the California Closets blog, posting lots of articles with organizing tips and home design inspiration. We're looking forward to a fantastic 2012, sharing before and after stories of custom closet transformations, offering more home organizing tips, and featuring design and fashion trends.

Here were our readers' favorite posts of 2011. Enjoy and happy new year!

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Take a Tour: Stunning Master Suite with Hot Tub

Take a tour of this stunning master suite - from walk-in closet to bathroom and bedroom - designed by Meredith Meyer.

The entire design reflects a modern aesthetic, while also creating functional spaces. The result? A unified space that meets the client's unique needs.

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