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9 Reasons to Shop at Ikea

Price: For the same quantity of furniture and accessories, you’re going to spend a half to a third of what you would spend at other stores. Simplicity: Ikea feels like a corn maze you’ll never exit, but in reality having every single item you

Functional Living Room for entertaining

Ikea Apartment Installation

A few weeks ago we had the privilege of co-sponsoring a Friday night wine & cheese event at Montrose Apartments in Mountain View. It’s such an awesome location, close to everything and with great amenities. We had a chance to mingle with all the neighbors

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Mood Lighting

You’ve probably already figured out how to get good light on the tasks you do at home. A bright light for bike repairs, for instance, or a way to minimize glare on your monitor. But what type of lighting is best for dinner with friends,

Science of Light and Color

Every color is affected by the light sources around it, both natural and electric. Before painting a room with what you think is your favorite color, select the right lighting to ensure you get what you are expecting.   Isn’t all lighting about the same other than

LoveSac… baby LoveSac!

From the engineer:  LoveSac spent some time thinking about this sofa design. Flexible: with LoveSac’s interchangeable components, you can go from sofa to chaise to theater seating in minutes! As your lifestyle changes or you just want to mix it up, this design flexes with you. Bonus:

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HI-TECH FLOORING

Silicon Valley loves to combine sleek design with great functionality, and we’re no different. Our founders reflect this combination, as Amanda Giles is an expert in visual design and color, while Shelly Ostman is an electrical engineer with an affinity for efficiency and functional design.

Functional Entry Console

The Drop Zone

Had enough of shoes, coats and bags never making it to your closet? Do piles of junk mail mock you on the kitchen table before swallowing your keys and birthday checks? Fear not! Your current mess holds insight to the solution that is both efficient