California-Based Designer Matches Homeowners to Hues! With any project, Michelle Workman, owner of Michelle Workman Interiors, gives color a considerable amount of thought. “I want to showcase the personality of the homeowners,” says the effervescent interior designer, whose firm has offices in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area. “With that parameter, there are different styles and colors that are like all these different things there are about personalities. . . . I put all these things in that contrast each other, so it’s not all one-note. It becomes sort of a symphony.”

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What draws people to the seashore? For some, it’s to fly a kite in the wind; walk along the water’s edge, listening to the endless sound of the breaking surf; or see a blazing red sun fall below the horizon, creating coral clouds on a warm summer’s eve. For others, it’s the thrill of fierce winter rains, watching the dramatic chapters of a raging coastal storm play out from the comfort of a seaside cabin while sitting by a cozy crackling fire. In any season, it might be an afternoon stroll through a charming village, stopping at unique galleries and boutiques that tempt you to purchase a special remembrance. And a hankering for old-fashioned saltwater taffy can always be satisfied at the seashore.

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If you’ve ever walked into a room and noticed that the people somehow look more beautiful than in another space, it may not be your imagination. In fact, it probably has much to do with the color of the walls.
Vancouver, British Columbia–based interior designer Patricia Gray believes that if they are neutral, walls create a wonderful backdrop for the life in the room, as well as the objects and furniture that decorate it. “Then, people can wear all their colors and look marvelous in the space,” she says


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For architect Christopher Grubb and interior designer Jamie Rueb, the project was rare. Most of Arch-Interiors Design Group’s clients come to them with a home in need of design or structural help, not to mention most clients have existing furnishings—artwork, antiques, furniture—that they want to incorporate into the finished product.  So when a twentysomething bachelor approached the Los Angeles–based firm for help furnishing and decorating his completely empty circa-1942 Hollywood Hills home, the duo was understandably excited. “It really was a start-from-the-beginning opportunity,” says Grubb.  

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Home sale activity remained below long-term averages in the
Greater Vancouver housing market in August.
The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales of detached, attached
and apartment properties reached 1,649 in August, a 30.7 per cent decline compared to the 2,378 sales in
August 2011 and a 21.4 per cent decline compared to the 2,098 sales in July 2012.
August sales were the second lowest total for the month in the region since 1998 and 39.2 per cent below the
10-year August sales average of 2,711.
“Home sales this summer have been lower than we’ve seen for most of the
Home sale activity remained below long-term averages in theGreater Vancouver housing market in August.The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales of detached, attachedand apartment properties reached 1,649 in August, a 30.7 per cent decline compared to the 2,378 sales inAugust 2011 and a 21.4 per cent decline compared to the 2,098 sales in July 2012.August sales were the second lowest total for the month in the region since 1998 and 39.2 per cent below the10-year August sales average of 2,711.“Home sales this summer have been lower than we’ve seen for most of the past ten years, yet we continue tosee relative stability when it comes to prices,” Eugen Klein, REBGV president said.
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Vancouver, BC – August 30, 2012. The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA)
released its 2012 Third Quarter Housing Forecast Update today.
BC Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) residential sales are forecast to edge down 4 per cent to
73,400 units this year, before increasing 7.5 per cent to 78,900 units in 2013. Since 2009, MLS®
residential sales in BC have ranged between 74,000 to
78,000 units. A record 106,300 MLS® residential
sales were recorded in 2005.
“Despite more robust consumer demand in the
Vancouver, BC – August 30, 2012. The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA)released its 2012 Third Quarter Housing Forecast Update today.BC Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) residential sales are forecast to edge down 4 per cent to73,400 units this year, before increasing 7.5 per cent to 78,900 units in 2013. Since 2009, MLS®residential sales in BC have ranged between 74,000 to78,000 units. A record 106,300 MLS® residentialsales were recorded in 2005.
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