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On The Cover: Ryan Hughes Design "Big Time" Project
Dare To Dream
Natural Light
Natural light is the fundamental element for your home studio. The many benefits of natural light include a better mood, cost efficiency and productivity. Brighten your space with sky lights, lighter curtains, mirrors & glass accessories.
Dare To Dream
Dare To Dream
Add functional, appealing features for a desirable home.
Turning your home into the living space of your dreams takes effort and commitment, but while the weather is warm and motivation is on your side, it's time to put your visions to the test. Whether you choose to start your renovation project on the inside or outside, for fun or for function, the important part is committing to getting it done and doing it right. That includes finding the right materials and products to suit your specific needs and style, whether it's for closet organization, a beautiful kitchen upgrade, adding features like skylights or anything in between. Your dreams and desires for your home are attainable and within your reach, so long as you're devoted and willing to put in the time.
Natural Light and Fresh Air from Above
You can brighten your space in an eco-friendly way with Energy Star-qualified, solar-powered fresh air skylights from Velux America, which provide natural light and ventilation to reduce energy costs. Adding solar-powered blinds can further increase energy efficiency. The skylights carry a 10-year, no-leak installation warranty and, along with the blinds, operate by remote control, closing automatically when it rains. Both products, along with installation costs, qualify for a 30 percent federal tax credit.
Versatile Home Storage
It's time to get organized. Turn any closet or area in your home into a designer-inspired storage showcase with ClosetMaid's SuiteSymphony line. This affordable, DIY system is available in multiple finishes and styles, and offers accessories such as doors, drawers, shoe shelves and expandable hang rods for total customization.
Functional Furniture
Ideal for enjoying a serene cup of coffee or welcoming guests for some outdoor fun, you can liven up your backyard space with a patio furniture set to help both aesthetically and functionally. The right set for your deck, patio or yard can lend a pleasing element to the eye and a comfortable spot to sit and eat, drink or rest after a friendly game of whiffle ball. Available in myriad colors and combinations, look for patio furniture that matches your style and personal preferences.
Backyard Getaway
Find a comfortable temperature and enter your most relaxed state at any time with your own backyard hot tub. The gateway to a restful opportunity, a hot tub gives you a chance to close your eyes and unwind whether it's the end of a long day or starting out your Saturday morning. With varying options like in-ground or above and a multitude of sizes, plus the ability to tune individual jets to your liking, a backyard hot tub can be the perfect personal oasis.
A Finishing Touch
Bring everything together in a kitchen or bathroom with the subtle feature that can sometimes be forgotten – the faucet. Extravagant or simple, modern or classic, the faucet can serve multiple aesthetic purposes like catching attention upon entering the room or simply complementing the design elements around it. Adding the final touch with the right faucet can be a beautiful way to wrap up a room.
Photo Courtesy of Velux Skylights
LED Conversion
Halogen lamps are a thing of the past and costly. Convert your Halogen system to an LED system that can last up to 15 years saving you thousands of dollars in energy costs and lighting maintenance.
Outdoor Entertaining
Backyard Retreat
Expert, award-winning pool builder, Ryan Hughes Design/Build has created an outstanding backyard retreat perfect for entertaining. Several cozy lounge areas surround the geometric shaped pool including an oversized, square fire pit area with bench seating, a wooden pergola supported by stone columns encloses a comfortable outdoor sectional with custom fabrics and a glass tiled fire table. The patio dining area is complete with an outdoor kitchen and overhead television within view of the in-pool loungers and adjacent seating areas. Night is the perfect time to enjoy the cozy atmosphere with the use of multiple textures; regal wooden pergola, stone columns, drapery accents, tropical foliage and the most exquisite of elements. Modern pool with raised spa and sun shelf with ledge loungers is perfect for sunbathing or nighttime tv viewing. The infinity edge of the pool displays a wall of shimmering blue glass tiles. This wall creates the unending illusion from the house vantage point. The shallow overflow pool with built-in ground lighting illuminates the edge, transforming this design into a shimmering yet tranquil waterfall art.
Personal Color Story
The secret to a more vibrant, energetic, and happier life can be as simple as a strategic pop of color. In her fifth book, Change Your Home, Change Your Life™ with Color, Moll Anderson reveals how readers can transform their lives for the better by revamping their surroundings.

"Life is full of color, and color holds so much power in our lives that most people don't realize," says Moll Anderson. "Color is so much more than meets the eye. It goes beyond something purely visual as it is a full-on sensory process that serves as an amazing source of energy that affects our mood, feelings, and even our behaviors."

"With this new book, I want to inspire and help others get in touch with their true inner selves to unlock their own personal color story," adds Anderson. "By looking through past moments and memories – whether positive or negative – this book will teach you how to find your truth and how taking a journey with color can transform and makeover your life."
Florida Pool Designer
AAA Custom Pools Launches New Website
AAA Custom Pools just launched a new website and social media accounts featuring their breathtaking outdoor living projects. #floridapooldesinger
Cup of Coffee in a New Way
Artistic Illumination
Beautiful Illumination of this Victorian House in Clovis California by Artistic Illumination #outdoorlandscapelighting
Outdoor Dining
Outdoor Dining Inspiration
Mirroring the stainless look of the well-appointed outdoor kitchen, a contemporary aluminum and glass dining set within an outdoor pavilion delivers casual dining in style. A Ryan Hughes Design. Photography by Joe Traina

Trade Events
MIFF 2017 Gamma Wood (pictured), continues to churn creative designs to attract buyers and has embarked on high technology automation to ensure consistent high quality and to meet increasing orders.
Art & Design
deiNERI stand'ART: An Innovative Way to Bring Visual Art to Outdoor Decors With its high-quality modular unit combined to a stunning artwork, this new product perfectly blends art and design. It offers new design possibilities and practical solutions to challenges of privacy, separating spaces, and managing flow, while contributing to the aesthetics and emotional expression of any space.
Outdoor Theater
Trend Report
According to members of the Jenn-Air Design Advisory Council, some of the latest kitchen design trends include functional items like kitchen islands designed to look more like furniture pieces and open shelving for displaying favorite items.
Cup of Coffee in a New Way
Star Illuminations
Illuminator to the Stars, Artistic Illumination, Hollywood Hills gallery. #hollywood #hollywoodhills #hollywoodlandscapelighting