First of all, it is important to realize that everyone has a different vision of just what a perfect home looks like. To some it means that everything matches, others believe that every item within has to have a story behind it. Some people simply believe love surrounds the perfect home. In a sense all of these things are true. The perfect home surrounds you with wa...

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Oh, the beauty and promise of Spring. There is of course a price to pay for the beauty and promise of Spring. Household maintenance and cleaning that is. After all, who wants to look through your kitchen window to enjoy the crocus and tulips in bloom only to see dirt, grime and bug carcass laden glass? (more…)......

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The weather has certainly been hard to miss this week and with the lows reaching the low 30s (yes that’s Fahrenheit, not Celsius).  We’re shocked at this cold spell and the snow that we’ve seen in the surrounding local mountains.  It has looked a bit like driving to Tahoe on the drive to our San Ramon office this week.  Today the snow had...

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The current trend is toward the more contemporary finishes with an overall ease of maintenance.  This is most predominate in the selection of  polished or metallic finished flooring and countertop materials. [caption id="attachment_542" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Stunning contemporary design of new home at Redwood Gate in Palo Alto. (Photo courtes...

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Neutral Colors Brought to Life with Bold Accents In this current world where we are all seeking a bit of calm, we are seeing a trend in design towards neutral colors, grays, beiges , whites,  mixed with bold accents. [caption id="attachment_246" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Master Bath in Redwood Gate Model, Courtesy of Gunn High School Photography"][/c...

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