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Interior Architecture and Design Enlightens New Home Rebuild

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Ireko is honored to have been chosen by several homeowners in Sonoma County to lead the design of their rebuilt homes, which were destroyed by the recent wildfires. One specific project in the Santa Rosa area, is a partnership between Ireko designers Jim and Michael and the architects at Harkey Construction. The team seeks to…

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Easy Fall Decor Updates That Will Revitalize Your Home

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With the shift to working from home, little touches around the house take on a greater significance. While most of us did not enjoy the commute to work, it was a chance to see the change of seasons, experience some new colors and get out of the house a little each day. The change of…

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Sectional vs Sofa: How to Make the Best Choice for Your Home

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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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Simple Tips for Decorating with Accessories

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Consider the scale of each accessory When it comes to decorating with accessories, the single most important thing to consider is the use of scale; meaning making strong statements with fewer items. In other words, in one’s grandparents house accessories meant a lot of little things that made collections. In today’s home accessory world, the…

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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 the forecast…

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How To Create A Comfortable Outdoor Living Space For Your Home

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Stylish and comfortable outdoor living spaces offer the perfect place to relax and entertain all year. 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. This entails creating one or more distinct sitting areas within a larger 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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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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