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Messages from Jim

Hello. My name is Jim Rascoe, and I am one of the owners of Ireko, an interior design firm and retail furniture and home decor store here in Sonoma County, California.

After more than 25 years of interior design work throughout the county and the country, many of you suggested that writing this blog might be a great way to share some of the design projects Ireko has created and the techniques I’ve used in this ever-changing, and illusive world of interior design. So, I’ve decided to give it a try. I’d like this blog to encompass a series of topics, thoughts, and comments about questions my clients most frequently ask me. Let me know your thoughts!


Spice Up Your Home With These Fall Decorating Ideas

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Posted Under: Accessories, Inspiration, Interior Design

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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Ireko Chosen Top Interior Designer in Sonoma County

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Ireko is honored to announce that it has been selected one of the top 10 Interior Designers in Sonoma County CA by Prime Buyer’s Report again for 2017. Growing with over 7 million uses each year, consumers trust The Prime Buyer’s Report to avoid the scam, fraud and businesses with low customer satisfaction. Editors and…

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Lighting Choices That Enhance Your Interior Design

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Posted Under: Inspiration, Interior Design, Lighting

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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Ireko Awarded Houzz Best of 2016 Award

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Ireko, one of Northern California’s premier interior design and furniture galleries, is honored to announce that it has been awarded the prestigious Best Of Houzz 2016 award! Every year Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design, honors the design professionals behind the most popular photos on Houzz. Houzz recently counted how many times…

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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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The Benefits of Our Interior Design Process

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Benefits to Shopping at Ireko Creating beautiful interior designs for Sonoma County clients has always been a primary focus of Ireko. Our rich and varied interior design portfolio offers the opportunity to see many of our finished projects, providing a great visual sense of what we can create for your home. But Ireko is more…

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Why Choose Ireko for Interior Design?

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Posted Under: Interior Design, Space Planning

Passion and Professionalism At Ireko, we believe interior design is the realization of a passionate idea. It is the discovery of that idea, selected from countless possibilities, that inspires us and moves us to make that idea a reality for our clients in Sonoma County and throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Our interior design…

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Inspired Architectural Design Enhances Luxury SoCal Home

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Posted Under: Inspiration, Interior Design, Outdoor Design

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 community…

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Consider Your Interior Design Style When Choosing a Sectional Sofa

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Posted Under: Furniture, Inspiration, Interior Design, Space Planning, Upholstery

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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Historic Meets Modern in Sonoma’s Frick House

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Vision for Interior Design: “Gracious But Not Pretentious”   Stepping through a custom, leaded glass front door, beautifully accentuated with pencil beveling that allows filtered sunlight to dance about the entry hall, you are met by the first of many Ireko-inspired design elements — a cervine table ornamentation perfectly placed in the bright, airy foyer…

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