Diva Design Diary

By Holly Peterson

Diva Design Diary is about bringing the latest interior design trends and tips to our existing clients, as well as future clients...enjoy!

Household Tips from the Pros

By Holly Peterson

"There's no substitute for references.  Get them - period. 
And get as many as you can, three at an absolute minimum."
ERIC JAGGER, Project Manager, Harbor Builders, Port Clyde, ME

"Taking up old carpet disturbs a lot of bad stuff - dust and germs fly everywhere.  Find someone who'll use a HEPA vacuum before and after, and who'll wrap your old carpet in plastic before taking it out.  Check out healthierlivinginstallation.com."
 RENEE LECROY, Flooring Expert, Don's Carpet One Floor & Home, Birmingham, AL

"The chemicals in glass cleaners are too harsh for your electronic screens, and paper towels 
will scratch them.  Use warm water and a microfiber cloth.  But not too much 
water - it can seep into the screen's edges."
DEREK MEISTER, Geek Squad, Best Buy, Cleveland, OH
 "People buy too many varieties of plants.  Edit!  Ten different kinds planted in one bed will look 
like a riot.  Choose three favorites and mass each in a separate bed to keep the peace."
STEPHEN BLOCK, Owner, Inner Gardens, Los Angeles, CA 

"Too many painters give an estimate that's basically to paint.  Once they're in  your house they say, 'Oh, you want me to fix that crack? That'll be extra.'  Be clear from the beginning."
JEFF HESTER, Vice President, Hester Painting & Decorating, Skokie, IL

Stay tuned for the final 5 household tips... next week!

(From: House Beautiful Magazine - Interviews by: Lisa Cregan)

SAN DIEGO: Knotty Barrel NOW OPEN!

By Holly Peterson

844 Market Street | San Diego, CA 92101
WED 5/18 5pm-12am | THURS 5/19 5pm-12am | FRI 5/20 5pm-2am
SAT 5/21 5pm-2am | SUN 5/22 5pm-12am | MON 5/23 Closed for some chores
TUES 5/24 Regular Hours Begin - Open for Lunch 11:30am

Let us know what you think of The Knotty Barrel and it's DESIGN?!
Design Concepts provided by Design Diva Interiors.

Spring 2011 Newsletter from Design Diva Interiors

By Holly Peterson

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Happy Mother's Day!

By Holly Peterson

"When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. 
A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child."
- Sophia Loren

Happy Mother's Day!

We All Need A Little Space

By Holly Peterson

Home office, guest house, play room, yoga studio... whether you need
100 or 1,000 square feet, Modern Cabana offers prefabricated and
sustainable space solutions to fit your lifestyle.

A great alternative to a pricey remodel or addition, all
you need is a little extra space in the back yard and a few days
of hard work. Yes, I said a few days! Two able-bodied
adults with some construction experience can
erect a Cabana in a few days.

These are great solutions for life's unexpected changes. When
all of a sudden you have outgrown your home, but cant
justify moving for just one additional room.