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Extend Outdoor Entertaining into Winter with Fire Bowls

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One of the big perks of living in Northern California is the ability to enjoy the outdoors during the spring, summer and fall seasons – whether it’s exploring all the area has to offer or from the comfort and convenience of your own yard. But just because the temperatures drop and winter weather creeps into…

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Inspired Outdoor Rooms

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Stylish and comfortable outdoor living spaces offer the perfect place to relax and entertain during warm weather. At Ireko, we approach exterior design projects from the perspective of creating the equivalent of an interior living space or floor plan in an outdoor setting. Our approach entails creating one or more distinct sitting areas within a…

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Spice Up Your Home With These Fall Decorating Ideas

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Home decorating purchases were significantly impacted by the great recession of 2008. Home decorators have become more conservative when it comes to accessorizing for special occasions. We have also seen a decrease in spending on overall home decor and accessories. Whether your fall decor or holiday decor budget is large or small, going big with…

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Wine Country Remodel Creates A Warm and Inviting Home

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Our clients in Healdsburg purchased their wine country home many years ago and have been in the process of remodeling ever since. They recently approached us to help them with their biggest interior design challenge: retaining the open space quality of the home while creating a personalized and human scale that defines the unique space….

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Lighting Choices That Enhance Your Interior Design

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Lighting is one of the most important components of an interior design. It enhances the feel of a room and highlights important architectural details, artwork and focal points. Lighting also functions as art, defining the style of a room. A perfectly lit room blends a mixture of overhead lighting, task lighting and accent lighting. Good…

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A Vacation Home Redesign – for Family and Friends

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At this time of the year, our clients’ thoughts turn to renovations and improvements to their vacation homes. Here at Ireko, we are thrilled to be working on a home in Kenwood with a design savvy couple based in Southern California. Though the design project is still underway, we wanted to share our progress. This…

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RENOVATION OF SONOMA COUNTY HOME MIXES NEW AND OLD

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The owners of Ireko, Jim and Michael, pride themselves on helping repeat customers who decide to renovate their existing homes or start anew. Their latest project has them working with a previous client who, along with her partner, is a lifelong collector of art and antiques. The setting is an idyllic twenty-four acre property above…

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Inspired Architectural Design Enhances Luxury Southern California Home

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The redesign of a luxury retirement home in a golf course community of Indian Wells, California provided the opportunity for Ireko interior designers to develop an architectural design in addition to recreating the interior and outdoor living spaces of the master home.     Making Connections Between Guest House & Main House This affluent Indian Wells…

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Consider Your Interior Design Style When Choosing a Sectional Sofa

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Insights from an Interior Designer Sectional sofas have enjoyed a long period of popularity as an interior design element. Their popularity spiked when chain furniture stores began foisting the concept on customers as a quick fix. The piece does provide an easy, and often least expensive, solution to a seating problem – put one in…

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Interior Design for San Francisco Condo a Mix of Neoclassicism and Urban European

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At the Four Seasons, Ireko Creates Urban Retreat for Sonoma County Couple… Jim and Michael, owners of Ireko and its principal interior designers, have had many clients use their exterior and interior design services more than once over the course of their nearly 30 years recreating homes in Northern California. For one particular Sonoma County…

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Ireko & Upholstery:
Passion, Price, & Possibilities

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Let us share our passion for upholstery with you! Come in to Ireko to discover fabulous fabrics perfectly priced to match your vision — for one piece, or many; for one room, or every room in your home. If you missed our recent Upholstery Sale we still have many pieces of material magic on display…

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Chalk Hill Winery Embraces New Approach to Tasting Room Design

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When Chalk Hill Winery’s owner, Bill Foley, visited the Luna Vineyards tasting room redesigned by Ireko, he was impressed with the new approach Jim & Michael created.   Mr. Foley immediately contacted the interior designers to discuss designing Chalk Hill’s tasting room and wine cellar with that same approach. A New Wine Tasting Room Design Concept…

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Interior Design Styles Extend Outdoors at This Napa Valley Ranch

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The distinctive interior design styles Ireko is known for — that of intermingling classic notions of design with modern interpretations — has lead to unique and inspiring settings. Ireko interior designers apply the same creative artistry to exterior spaces. In a recently completed project for a Napa Valley Ranch homeowner, interior designers Jim & Michael redesigned…

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Interior Design of San Francisco Loft

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“Thank you for the lovely gift. You guys are the best designers on the planet!!! I get so many compliments on my homes, people are awestruck by San Francisco.” – Stephen Owner, Loft at Millennium Tower Ireko interior designers Jim and Michael were contacted by a San Francisco businessman. He had purchased a loft in…

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A New Look For A Napa Home, Inside and Outside

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For the interior design of this Napa home the owners wanted their living spaces to convey a feeling of intimacy, arranging separate areas within the living and dining rooms to function independently yet as one. In keeping with their Napa lifestyle, the homeowners also looked to Ireko to redesign their exterior living spaces for entertaining in…

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