Dann Foley has written design stories for Palm Springs Life, The Standard and many other publications. This is a collection of some of his fun and easy-to-do design ideas for you to use in your home.

Holiday Style

I want to share with you what those who know me are very aware…I LOVE CHRISTMAS! It’s the most wonderful time of year. Everything about the holiday makes me smile, makes me happy.

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Living with Pride… and Style

Happy Pride Month! As we at The Standard join in the festivities of the month, I cannot help but reflect on the many ways that in the LGBT community celebrate. We take pride in our ever-expanding struggle for equality. We take pride in our LGBT families and communities. We take pride in our youth and in our seniors.

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Fashion & Style, @Home

This month we, as a magazine, explore Fashion & Style. As your resident, “living well” guru I am excited to discuss with you the cross-roads of fashion, style and home. These worlds of style are intertwined. The influences of color, pattern and design you see coming down the runways of fashion houses make their way into your home, albeit at a slower pace.

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In Design: Music and the Home

As The Standard celebrates music in this issue, it has given me pause to contemplate the effect music has on the home. Just as an orchestra or group comes together to create soothing/inspiring sound, a great design does the same.

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The Art of Living Well

This month at The Standard we are celebrating a summer of Arts & Entertainment. Frankly, I could not have chosen a better editorial theme for the month myself! It is like a gift to me because I love entertaining! Summer entraining is really one of my favorite things because I love showing my clients and friends how to be casual and still sophisticated.

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Travel and Design: A Life Well Lived

Summer is here and one of the quintessential pass times of summer is, travel. I was raised in a family of great travelers. I used to jokingly call my grandparents nomads because they traveled the globe.

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Where Can I Get It?

As a professional designer with more than 30 years of experience in my own firm, I can honestly say that one of the most asked questions I get is, “Where can I get it?” In a world of homogenized retail and internet searches it seems as though our offerings have not gotten larger, only smaller.

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Desert Design Done Right

Can we be honest here? During my many years designing homes for desert dwellers, I have often marveled at the lack of personality and originality in the “Desert Look”.

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“French Lifestyle” Influences to Bring into Your Home

Originally posted on PalmSpringsLife.com on September 2nd, 2015 Fresh flowers, color, and even chocolate are elements of French Style to consider. If you follow my social media platforms, you know that I have spent this past month in Paris. In fact, I am writing this...

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