Is it Harder To Decorate a Mobile Home Than a Regular One?

Hobbs Spa Trop Overall AfterHobbs Kitchen AfterThe days of being able to tell if a home is manufactured or a site built are quickly coming to a close. Today's manufactured home can offer as many options as it's site built competition if not more. Technology and manufacturers have come a long way in what we can offer consumers today anywhere in the country.
I just got back from Hobbs, NM working with an amazing retailer - Young's Factory Built Homes. This isn't your "old school" retail center - even though they have been in business since 1958 nothing at this retail center is aged or dated. You can tell be the photos that the homes are well presented and would make anyone a proud homeowner. They asked me to come in and add some design trends to their interiors and I'm hoping to share what we accomplished in the next few months.
Making your house feel like a home doesn't have to cost a fortune - something as simple as adding color with colors in trendy colors and adding a few accessories can make all the difference. Pillows are another easy way to add warmth and softness to any interior - plus they are great to curl up with on a cold day!
If you have a chance stop by Young's and experience in person the trends we have shown. Tell them The Lifestylist® sent you!

I Adore Lisa Garza -She Was on The Next Food Network Star - Where is She Now?

I love Lisa Garza too! Of all the contestants, she is absolutely the one that I would watch on a show and buy what ever products she brought to market. I’m still craving the Orange basil marmalade she made on the show.
Nancy Nichols, the food goddess at DMagazine has done a great job of keeping us informed on all things Lisa - if you love food you should make a point of reading her blog. I knew she could get me the answers I was looking for, and she directed me to Lisa’s new website at Couture Caviar. Suze Restaurant that she and her husband own also has information.
Keep the Lisa love alive! If you sign up as a friend on her Facebook pages it will show those crazy folks who chose “others” who the fan favorite truly is!

Which Appliance Companies Offer The Best Customer Service?

The Home Idea Factory was asked to be the Lifestylist® for The New American Home 2011, and we loved getting to see all of the new product innovations that were included in the home.
Thermador provided the appliances for this beautiful home, and visitors fell in love with the steam oven, refrigeration columns and the eye catching Sapphire dishwasher. Besides it's SBL (sexy blue light) technology, this workhorse could fit 18 stemmed wine glasses, had three drawers, and made it possible to clean everything from fine crystal to heavy, dirty pots and pans.
We did a video of the Reidman Development team experiencing this dishwasher, and also showed what consumers thought. What did the homeowners like the best? They said that Thermador's customer service was the component that won their loyalty. The Thermador team was always there when they had questions, and went above and beyond to make sure that the new homeowners were happy with their new home.