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Summer is all about being fresh and trying to stay cool. Spend some time lounging by the pool in these light threads than can easily be swapped out for a stroll back into the city. Perfect for a weekend getaway with friends and family, you’ll be sure to stand out in the background of any photo taken, even if you don’t get tagged.

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ines that kiss the sky and that dig their roots deep into the earth arch above you, beckoning and welcoming you as you move down the driveway. The fusion of stone, wood and dark metal create a juxtaposition of organic and inorganic materials that exist in perfect harmony. The estate is grand and is

rightfully named, Stewart Lodge.

The house is a symphony and would be at home tucked deep away in the Colorado

wilderness, but alas, she anchors herself in El Paso. High stone beams support a covered

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“Jeannie Norris, Ladonna Apodaca and Laura Carrillo all had an influence on the interior … they figured out how to make it all work.”

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doorway, with adjoining deep brown wooden supports the length of

merging of styles that was painstakingly crafted from the tile floor to

a semi-trailer running parallel to the earth. Once you step inside the

the perfectly honed wooden ceiling.

massive entryway, you are enticed by the light-colored walls that are amplified by the continuation of earth-based tones; it is as if the home

If houses could talk, this one would spout wisdom through a clean

sprouted from the ground one day, bringing up with it the natural

beard and with a deep, low and commanding voice. It would likely

world below.

also talk about how the property boasts an amazing sense of escape for all who enter, offering an amazing garage outfitted with all the toys

Trophies adorn the walls of the home, representative of all the world’s

a boy needs to be James Bond, a man cave fit for a Blitzerian night

continents. It is the kind of place that Hemingway could have been

of debauchery and an outdoor living/recreational space on the level of

spotted visiting, retiring from a long hunt on the African peninsula to

the best summer camp your parents never sent you to. “The kids and

hang up another trophy while sitting next to a massive and ornate

I entertain nonstop, so the entire property is geared towards multiple

fireplace (carved from 400-year-old French limestone), imbibing in

usable areas … always having friends and family over for cooking out

another whiskey as he recants his tales. Hanging above the fireplace,

is something we enjoy as a family.”

a painting of Eilean Donan Castle by Sasha Totovitz commands your gaze. It’s sunset tones bring odes of Scotland and pays homage to

With an estate of this magnitude and with a palpable capacity of

James Stewart’s mother’s motherland into the forefront. The air is

amassing a large gathering, it only makes sense that the heart of

dense with the sense of masculinity, yet it is purified with the just

the house is fit for appeasing the appetites of an entire Khan clan.

subtle enough touch of femininity. There exists a flow of design and

Outfitted with an impressive seven-burner stove, an immense stone

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backsplash island with seating for eight plus and a wine fridge for keeping those bottles floating right at 55 degrees Fahrenheit … if it has not become clear to you then I will come out and say it, I am enamored with this kitchen and at the drop of a hat would gladly accept an invite to cook in it and I will bring my own knives. Randomness is not present in any form here. Each stone, tree and piece of furniture serves a purpose and was placed there by the lord

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of this castle, cue James Stewart. A man of impeccable taste that calls landscaping a “hobby,” James divulges that he was the architect of the outside living area. “I wanted the backspace to be a usable extension of the house … the yard and landscape were all my design and landscaping is my hobby. Each plant was placed by me and my crews and I did all the flagstone and fire pit design. I wanted to create ‘zones’ around the property.” Our homes are rarely ever ours. We typically occupy a space that was zoned by a contractor, mass-produced by a developer, with a floorplan that changes every other address, and that was already lived in by another family that imprinted their good times, bad times and final times. Stewart Lodge breaks that motif. “When my gates close, I feel at peace and comfortable in my environment. Ninety percent of the entire property was designed by me and my

Genuinely losing yourself when you pass the immense gates on the property is warranted or feeling as though you have entered a Stargate and have been spat out into a mountainous retreat from society. My brief time walking around left me recharged, possibly due to the exchange of gases with the greenery or from the sheer shock of scenic change at a rapid pace; I am inured to comparing places I am in to those I have

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Greenwich

Past the wall is a romantic courtyard with a trickling

Apartments almost two years ago,

fountain made of handcrafted metal work. Recently

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finishing touches on the project that Isha describes as a labor of love. With hard work and creative flare,

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courtyard, they shopped for star jasmine flowers, ivy, “We work together really well. It’s been fun,” says

and Virginia creeper to go along the walls as well.

Isha. “Yes, we do whatever she says and it works

Isha and Steve worked side by side and planted every

really well,” Steve adds with a laugh.

flower in the garden.

The tone is set as you enter the new gates of 1916

Inside the apartments, scuffed floors were renewed

N. Mesa. You are met by an ironwork wall created

and outdated bathrooms were completely remodeled

by Roman Marquez of Roman Strength. Letters

to include high-tech additions. A Bluetooth light bulb

carved from metal read “Greenwich Apartments” in

in the restrooms directly connects to the music on

a modern design that maintains the mystery of what

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Wooden doors were replaced with frosted glass to allow light in

curiosity. If he doesn’t know how to do something then he’ll find

the rooms and give them a softer, unconfined ambience. Most

out how to do it,” says Isha.

of the building was repainted and the doors were made their signature color, St. Rogers green. The St. Rogers name comes

Granite from the bar in the train station was turned into accents

from the combination of both of their last names and is used in

in the Greenwich apartments. A train station window was

the projects they spearhead together.

recreated by adding a mirror where glass use to be. It is now used as a vintage style mirror in one of the Airbnb bedrooms.

Because the couple’s desire was to keep the authenticity of the

“We repurpose everything. Anything that could have been saved

building, customizing everything from the arch of the hallway

and reused was reused,” explains Steve.

ceilings, to the doorknobs was crucial. A fun experience for the pair was choosing the different color granites to match the mood

Anything that wasn’t brought from their home, or remade, was

of each apartment and make them each unique.

bought new. The addition of modern furniture with artistically repurposed accents and high tech features are a rarity that

Isha and Steve admit they did a lot of at home shopping for the

tenants appreciate and adore; at the moment the apartments are

pieces of art they used to decorate the two furnished rooms that

100 percent occupied.

serve as Airbnb’s in the complex. The art includes pieces by local artist Gaspar Enriquez, as well as a Tom Lea print and a Henry

Although so much of the residence has been remodeled and

Trost blueprint which was won at an auction.

completed, Steve says, “It will never be done.” The duo feels each apartment to be a living, breathing entity, and wants to

Another project the couple is working on is restoring and

keep them fresh for guests. They will continuously update them

redesigning the train station on 420 Campbell Street. They have

to maintain artistic style and a modern touch while meeting the

taken pieces from that project and repurposed them to use in

resident’s highest expectations.

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he old saying is usually true that a great kitchen will sell a house. If you think about this for a moment, it actually makes a lot of sense. At its most basic function, it is the room in which we prepare food. Looking deeper into it, it’s the room that prepares the meals which nourish us, as well as the social gathering spot where many of us spend time with friends and family.

From a Feng shui perspective the kitchen represents your prosperity, and its condition reveals a great amount about your financial situation. A clean kitchen suggests you are comfortable with your money, handle finances well, and do not have financial woes. On the other hand, a cluttered, dirty, or disorganized kitchen indicates confusion, difficulties, or conflicts regarding money. The stove is considered the focal point and is of great importance as it represents our money. This is where we prepare our meals which in turn support our bodies and health. A stove with four functioning burners is good but a larger stove with six burners is more auspicious. Placing a reflective item behind the stove such as a mirror or glass tile backsplash doubles the energy of the stove. A simple more affordable remedy is also putting a stainless-steel teapot on the stove. Many cooks become accustomed to using one burner as a favorite side to cook but it is advisable to utilize all the burners as it aids financially. Do not store items inside the oven such as baking pans or pots as this will remove the flow of positive energy to the

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stove. Keep the surface of your stove clean at all times as well and make sure it is working properly. Cluttered countertops are also taboo in the kitchen and they should remain free of items such as unused gadgets, can openers, and blenders. Visible knives in the kitchen are a very literal representation of accidents. Having too many items visible may affect your health and also create stagnation in career opportunities. While it may seem counter-intuitive, the best color for a kitchen is white as it lifts the chi and brings more vibrancy to ourselves. Lighting is important in the kitchen as to not oppress the energy, track lighting under the cabinets and overhead lighting are ideal as well as a kitchen window. Surfaces such as wood or stone keep the chi flowing. Wood is yin and softer, therefore more relaxing while stone is yang with a more pristine atmosphere. If you have a kitchen window sill set three objects to symbolize wealth. Placing them in a triangle further helps to enhance this. If money tends to burn a hole in your pocket, place four items inside of a pottery bowl on the kitchen countertop as the number four represents stability. You can also use your food for Feng shui and decorative purposes by displaying eight oranges in a bowl on the counter.

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Photography by: JONATHAN WEINGERS Styled by: LADONNA APODACA

Interior Design by: BRENDA BAUNACH & LINDA POWERS

modern home for those who refuse to forego the sense of nostalgia and feel of a house that feels

like one that you would have grown up with, this home evokes the feeling of a family heirloom with

the reality of the modern appeal.

A clear defector of living space separation, this home-style opts for the open and convivial sentiment

that people are beginning to regain an appreciation for. While aware of modern-day market trends, this

home does not rely on what is ‘’in” as much as it does on what will have longevity with its timeless

aesthetic choices. The identity of a home is something that comes to exist when a homeowner moves into and begins to customize the home. Accordingly, Pacifica Homes has created this home template

to entice and get the gears turning in the minds of a potential homeowner on just how they can make this home their own.

This model home’s design pulls from Cape Cod nostalgia after its 1950s resurgence with its multipaneled windows, bright and relaxed ambiance which follows a serene sensation throughout that

you’ll be wondering why you can’t see the lighthouse and splashing waves in the horizon. The home is

also tinged with country French design, the decorative exposed beams, multi-level ceilings and ornate kitchen storage rejects contemporary minimalism while still appearing clean and un-busy. This home blends these two eras and regions so well that you’ll always want to have a baguette laying out on the kitchen counter, to dip into the clam chowder with, of course.

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The kitchen, seemingly set up for an in-home online cooking show,

by the tall window in the reading nook, or alternatively, convert it into

serves perfectly for entertaining friends and family. The cooktop facing

an in-home office, one that doesn’t feel separate from the home but

directly onto the rest of the living area allows for direct communication,

rather follows the flow of the living area through design and space.

or for showing off some fancy cooking skills to a live studio audience. With ample counter and walking space, making dinner a family project

The living room, dining and kitchen all share an open space, but, instead

doesn’t seem like such a daunting idea anymore, as any bumped

of seeing it as a sacrifice of privacy, it instead takes the separations in

elbows would be purely the result of those arguing if the stew really

the home space and turns it into a place where communication and

needs more salt. The kitchen cabinetry might make you a bit insecure

companionship is encouraged. With interior design by LL Power &

as that wedding gift dishware suddenly doesn’t take up as much

Associates, the home takes on an air of safety and of a place where

space as you originally thought. Regardless, the space exists to make

one can truly feel like they are coming home through the use of soft

the kitchen set up less disconcerting.

textiles and hearteningly comfortable seating and lounging areas.

The home also includes an area which, while not on many people’s

The house’s design follows a simple, yet difficult, formula to follow

home check off list, anyone would be wondering why they never had it

when it comes to putting a home together. Open up the space for

before. The area, of course, is a home beverage station. With a modest

people to interact, make everything as comfortable as possible for

yet ample wine chiller, space perfect for an espresso machine and a

the homeowners, allow for guests to come in and know that there is

sink that would seemingly reject anything other than wine glasses.

space meant for them. This home does it well and is perfect for any homeowner looking for a space that they can see themselves living in

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1. What key factors should people take into account when dreaming up their ideal outdoor area? When visualizing your outdoor space, consider seating and functionality. No matter how large your space is, make sure you can accommodate parties of all sizes. If you don’t have room for couches or dining tables, choose chairs that are easy to move and store. Add versatility to your seating with stylish poufs and garden stools. These serve double-duty as chairs and tables, so you can maximize your space. To create function, expand your kitchen to the outdoors by adding a grill and accessories. From stand-up to portable, grills come in all shapes and sizes. Portable grills are perfect for tailgating or camping, while larger ones from Weber or Nexgrill can prep enough food for a family get-together or neighborhood block party. Setting up a functional outdoor kitchen with a bar cart, or even an expansive island, lessens indoor foot traffic and keeps everyone together. 44

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3. What are customers requesting the most in terms of materials, add-ons, etc.? Overall, people are looking for durable items that can withstand anything—from weather to everyday wear and tear. Outdoor fabric technology has come a long way and now, homeowners can trust that they won’t need to replace patio essentials after a few uses. New technology from Cushion Guard and Sunbrella Fabric materials are UV-treated to resist fading and maintain vibrancy, all while resisting stains and spills.

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ne of the most frequent dilemmas faced by both seasoned designers and aspiring decorators is how to tackle the challenge of accessorizing a space. Though every project

is unique to the owner’s taste, there are a few simple rules that help demystify what can be an overwhelming process.

KEEP IT PERSONAL Keeping your primary inspiration for accessorizing a space personal is essential. Using elements that you love and that have meaning is a key step in creating a space you will truly cherish. A favorite photo, an object from a memorable vacation or a much-loved gift, are all great starting points on building your accessories palette. From there, select other objects that are inspired by or compliment that object.

COLOR IS KEY Everybody responds to color, and carefully planning your palette before selecting accessories is time well spent. Generally, one or two colors for your accessories will give you more than enough options for adding interest and coordination between your furniture and wall colors. Contrasting colors add vibrancy while monochromatic schemes tend to be more calming. Go for bold pops of color in your accessories if your space is anchored in neutrals. If you have prominent colors represented in areas such as walls, wall coverings, window treatments or upholstery, then play with varying shades of one or two of those colors.

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PICK A THEME Accessories are a great way to establish the theme of a room. In telling the story of your space, think of them as carefully selected adjectives! If your design centers around a modern aesthetic, then keep your accessories clean. If you are working on a second home or vacation property, perhaps draw from geographic inspiration. Don’t go overboard or let the theme overpower the space. Be mindful of how you want the space to feel, and more importantly, how you want to feel in the space.

FIND THE BALANCE A general rule of thumb is, more formal spaces tend to lean towards symmetry and balance, whereas informal or casual spaces play with asymmetry. Flanking fireplaces with matching chairs, placing pairs of matching items on shelves or mantles, or art of the same scale on opposing walls supports a formal feel. Offset groupings, single accent chairs and art in a variety of scales is more relaxed.

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COMFORT IN NUMBERS When grouping multiple objects such as candles, framed photos, apothecary jars or other objects d’art, always vary their size and height. Books are a great way to add height and layers to a grouping if you have elements of similar heights. Groups of three are a tried and true rule of thumb; however, stick to odd numbers if you have more objects in a grouping.

SHED SOME LIGHT One of the easiest and most dramatic ways to add impact to a room is with lighting. A variety of lighting options give both style and flexibility in setting the mood for how a room feels. Lamps are a favorite accessory and can add ambience to any style of dĂŠcor. Table lamps are great for illuminating a specific area of a room and can also highlight accessory items placed near them. Floor lamps are effective in creating mood and are great because they can stand on their own or be placed near furniture as part of a grouping. Recessed lighting is good for functional illumination of a space, whereas interesting fixtures, such as chandeliers or sconces, can add character.

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MIRROR MIRROR Mirrors are a wonderful go-to accessory, adding both reflective light and expanded sense of space to a room. Mirrors are also one of many designers favorite accessorizing elements. Frameless mirrors add character to any style, whereas framed mirrors can either compliment or add contrast to the theme or style of a room. Mirrors can be used as both a dramatic focal point, such as a large-scale mirror over a fireplace, or as an accent, such as hanging in a niche or above a small shelf.

FROM THE GROUND UP Next to art, rugs are the easiest way to find inspiration for pulling a room together. Many designers will use a rug to develop an entire design concept. Rugs are great for both defining spaces in a room and serving as the anchor for accessory selections, albeit style, theme or color. Many designers think of rugs as the “heart and soul” of a room, and will often use them as the touchstone for all color, texture and design choices related to a space. With this in mind, it’s often wise to select a rug first then build the room around it. As you curate your home’s collection of accessories, ENJOY the process! If you follow your heart and trust your intuition, you will create a space that is comfortable, livable and reflects both your style and personality. CHEERS!

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MUST HAVE POWER TOOLS

ools. Where do you even begin? What tools should you own? Locking/needle nose pliers, Allen wrenches that range in size from microscopic to gargantuan, saws for wood, saws for tile, saws for everything else, tuning wrenches, is that the right blade size? What brand is best? … Head hurt yet? Same. To take the guess work out of it all we decided to turn to the experts and let them guide you in your journey to tool Nirvana. Here is what Mario Magallanes, a West El Paso Home Depot Associate, had to say:

1. If you could only own one power tool what would it be? Having a go-to lawnmower is a must, as you’ll use it throughout almost all seasons of the year to increase curb appeal. When searching for the perfect one, look for durability and convenience. Now, models have different settings for certain jobs, like mulching or bagging, to save you time and effort. For homeowners, convenience is key. Create a more streamlined set of power tools by choosing tools that have an interchangeable battery. Ryobi carries a cordless 40-volt model with a lithium-ion battery that works with other Ryobi 40-volt tools, such as string trimmers and blowers. Perfect for anysized lawn, the mower provides 35 minutes of run time. 2. How do you ensure you are getting the most life out of your tools? While it may add time to your job, proper cleaning and storage is necessary for keeping tools in top shape. Depending on the size and function of your tools, create cleaning and storing routines that will maintain your tools’ value for years to come.

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Before cleaning any power tool, remove the battery or make sure the tool is unplugged for safety. Then, remove dust by wiping down all surfaces and lubricate all moving parts to prevent chafing, heating and erosion—this process is different for every tool so always check instructions. For smaller hand tools, like drills and saws, storage systems and wall pegboards are popular ways to stay organized and keep go-to tools within reach. Even if you’re not using a tool every day, it’s a good idea to clean it every couple of weeks to avoid dust build-up or rust.

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3. Biggest mistake customers make when buying tools? Before investing in new power tools, make sure to test a few options to check size and function that will match your space and job. Always consider what job you’re doing, how long it will take and how often you will complete the task. These options let you weigh the type of power you need—battery, electric or gas. Additionally, it helps you decide budgetwise what investment makes the most sense. A local associate can help you determine the best brand and model, and you can test the products in store. From there, easily buy online or in-store, knowing you chose the right one.

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THE GREAT Palms blow in the wind around you as you take another sip of your tropical drink. Basking in the sun with white sand between your toes and emerald water on all sides. Ah, the Richard Branson diet—aka your own private island—is where we want to be spending the long summer days. Avoiding the copious amounts of tourists in their socks and sandals, odd vertical poses with overpriced cameras (that they use on the automatic setting) and their ability to drive any sane person to a padded room. Heavy tech startup/ lottery money vibes headed your way in, three, two, one…

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Little Harvest Cay

Guatemala Honduras

EAST SISTER ROCK ISLAND

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Falafel with Tzatziki Chef’s tip

| By: JESSE MAYNES |

for the falafel 1 can chickpeas, drained and dried ½ small red onion, rough chopped

Not a fan of spice? the jalapeño is optional

didn’t try falafel until later into my life so let me be the first to tell you that was mistake. I’ve learned my lesson because now I understand its greatness. It’s crunchy, herby, fresh, packed with flavor, and…

vegan. Think of a hush puppy, but way cooler. For some reason it just seemed so much more complex than it really is, and that’s always intimidating. I’m here to tell you that it’s easy to make and that hard to pronounce foods deserve a chance too! I picked up on a liking for falafel at one of my restaurant jobs in my early twenties and I haven’t looked back since. Falafel is basically blended up chickpeas with herbs, rolled up into balls and deep friend. It hails from the middle east and can be eaten in a variety of different ways. One of my favorite ways is as a meat substitute. This is coming from a meat eater, I can honestly tell you it’s stomach filling and curbs that “fear of missing out” feeling when you don’t order “the usual.” Especially when served with a fresh tangy tzatziki that’s filled with fresh cucumber, lemon, garlic, and dill.

3 garlic cloves, rough chopped ½ jalapeno, seeded and rough chopped

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onion, and herbs into a thick paste. Remove from processor and into a medium mixing bowl. Add flour,

2 tablespoons parsley, fresh 2 tablespoons cilantro, fresh

baking soda, and salt/pepper, stir to combine. 2.

Using plastic wrap, cover the mixture and let sit in fridge for minimum 2 hours. A cold mixture is important to shaping the falafel into balls, so they will hold during the

1 teaspoon cumin 2 pita breads or naan bread

Using a food processor, blend chickpeas, garlic, jalapeno,

frying process. 3.

While mixture cools, prepare tzatziki by combining Greek yogurt, lemon zest and juice, dill, mint, cucumber, garlic,

1 teaspoon salt/heavy pinch black pepper

and salt and white pepper into a small mixing bowl. Stir to ensure even distribution. Cover and let sit for 1 hour

1 teaspoon baking powder 2 ½ tablespoons flour

to let flavors mesh together. 4.

pan. While oil heats, remove falafel from fridge and form into 1-inch balls, place on parchment paper until ready

2 cups canola oil

to fry.

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1 cup Greek yogurt

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½ lemon, zested and juiced 1 tablespoon dill, chopped 4 mint leaves, chopped ½ cucumber, peeled and minced 1 garlic clove, minced salt to taste white pepper to taste

Heat two cups canola oil to 350 degrees in a small sauce

Drop into oil with a spoon, and fry for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown. Remove and let drain on paper towel. On a warm pita bread, spread tzatziki then place falafel. Garnish with fresh cucumber, avocado, dill and mint.


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In

Spring, 2018

In-Home Sunset Self-Watering Planter

There is now a self-dimming light bulb that fades to

A self-watering planter that you fill with water once a month is a

darkness in a span of 37 minutes, matching the time of

godsend to all regular travelers and lazy people. Keep your foliage

your average sunset. It’s a gentle way to lull you to sleep at

alive as it dispenses water without any worry.

the end of the day.

Nerdy Bathtub This high tech KOHLER bathtub uses VibrAcoustic technology and acts as a bluetooth speaker, sending vibrating musical waves through the water as you’re bathing. Plug in your smartphone and relax to the sound and rhythm of your favorite songs.

Robo-Mower A robot lawn mower? This advancement in technology and landscaping may increase sloth-like tendencies but at least our lawns are getting neater. Much like a Roomba, this robot lawn mower uses sensors to map out your lawn and get the job done all on its own.

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Tuscan Kitchens

Although the oversized center island and grand wooden cabinets of a Tuscan kitchen does have its charm, we’re finding that minimal kitchens with vintage or modern accents are becoming more popular. Dump the big and bulky looks with something sleek instead.

Vertical Blinds Vertical blinds are out and a hassle to open and close! Curtain shopping is fun anyway. Opt for fun, trendy or flowy curtains instead to add depth and style to your windows.

Glass Blocks A huge trend in bathroom designs of the past was bulky glass blocks. These still look nice but a great transition is frosted glass windows. People who used glass blocks wanted light to shine through their windows while maintaining

privacy.

This

can

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achieved with frosted glass, which lets light shine in in a modern way.

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Our Summer Spaces issue published by The City Magazine - El Paso, TX