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  TABLE OF CONTENTS  –  Interior Design  –  Fall 2009
 
Ventanas Fall 2009  
ABOUT THE COVER - Hacienda Dos Lunas is an upper valley home that was converted into a unique entertainment and business venue. It fits well into our interior decorating issue because of the effort expended to create a perfect business atmosphere. Interior Design is all about the atmosphere that represents you as an individual, your personal aspirations or those of your business. Photograph by Bill Faulkner
 
Bob Skolnick   PUBLISHER - Despite the difficult economic times for both the housing and magazine industries, we have continued to provide quality editorial on new homes... READ MORE
 
Joe Burgess   EDITOR - This is the first issue dedicated to interior design, and whether you are remodeling an older home or building a new one, the interior décor is the final touch... READ MORE
  INTERIOR DESIGN
     

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  DESIGN LIBRARY
Dream Homes: 100 Inspirational Interiors is for those who are still in the conceptual stage for decorating their home.
 

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  FEATURE HOME
Dos Lunas Tequila converted an El Paso Upper Valley home into an intriguing hacienda for entertaining clients and guests.
 

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  INTERIOR DESIGN
Six Interior Designers from El Paso and Las Cruces join Ventanas in sharing tips on every facet of decorating the interior of your home.
 

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  COLOR
Color sets the mood of the house and to some it is the most fun part of decorating. Color in a room, it is affected by ambient lighting, the angle of the light striking a surface and so on.
 

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  WALL SURFACING
There are many exciting wall-surface combinations that can merge the identity of your new home remodel with the unique image you are striving to develop.
 

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  CUSTOM WOODWORK
Custom woodwork for ceiling beams, posts, framework, doors, and cabinetry can definitely provide an impressive boost for the appearance of your home.
 

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  FLOORING
Tile, hardwood, area rugs, carpeting – we all have our preferences as to what our feet should contact as we wander from room to room in our home.
 

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  LIGHTING
How exciting to walk into lighting showrooms with every shape and size of floor lamps, vanity lighting, reading lamps, chandeliers, sconces, and decorative light fixtures.
 

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  FURNISHINGS
Furnishings are the finishing touch that truly reveals the details of the homeowners's character. It is the culmination of the interior design process and should be the most fun.
 

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  WINDOW TREATMENTS
Draperies are still the statement of elegance for covering windows, but there are styles available that had not even been conceived during your parents era.
 

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  FEATURE HOME
The El Paso home of Dr. Bobby and Angela Santoscoy was designed to enhance quality family time and personal growth amongst busy schedules.
 

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  FEATURE BUILDER
French Brothers built a home with all the bells, whistles and exquisite décor in Alamogordo to showcase options that can be utilized in any new design.
 

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  ENCHANTED GARDNER
Houseplant maintenance and placement improves the lives of your indoor plants and increases the level of enjoyment for the interior of you home.
 

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  FEATURE BUILDER
BIC Homes in El Paso makes good on a strong commitment to customer satisfaction by building from innovative, efficient and home-owner friendly plans.
 

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  DESIGN LIBRARY
Design Ideas for Kitchens presents a range of ideas and references for forming and filling
a creative kitchen.

 
 
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