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Project Highlight: Center House, Plan 3, Ontario, CA

Be in the Center of It All

Trumark Homes engaged Chameleon Design to create a vision of modern living at Center House, part of a master-planned community in Ontario catering to first-time buyers For a fresh take, we led with a color palette as crisp as citrus and as soothing as a Zen retreat. Grey-hued cabinets compliment stone-look tile in medium taupe to infuse this model home with natural beauty while refreshing punches of lime and yellow contrast wisely against a background of white and earthy hues. We even brought the outdoors in by adorning living spaces with wallpaper featuring picked-from-nature patterns.

Trend: Cemented in Time

Once reserved for driveways and walkways, concrete is right at home indoors, too. Sculptural home accessories hewn from concrete are making a weighty statement this year — and given their substance, this décor trend is sure to become cemented in time as a true modern classic. You’ll find that brutalist-inspired concrete pendant lights cast beautiful patterns while utilitarian concrete tables provide stable elegance. Plus, hardscapes are gaining bold new imprints as concrete castings are replacing marble and tile as trend-making choices for countertops and other surfaces. Even walls and flooring are getting a concrete makeover this year, providing a warm canvas for neutral furniture.

Shroom side table, CB2

Concrete Desk Set, Area Ware

Table lamp, West Elm

Concrete Hanging Planter, Target

Concrete Candle, Le Labo

Cement Taper Candle Holders, Burke Decor

Living the Van Life

You won’t find Shaggy or Scooby Doo in one of these rides, but those-in-the-know are converting vans into epic transports for road tripping or even — gasp! — tiny homes. And why not? You get to define life on your own terms and experience the freedom of the open road — all in approximately 50 efficient square feet. We had the opportunity to recraft an airstream for Great Parks Neighborhood and now we’re obsessed! (Can you say, “Yes, we van!”) Although van life is small in size, it’s big in design potential. From retrofitting a van with porthole windows to give it a nautical feel, to installing a rooftop solar system that gives them endless energy options, to planning a well-designed kitchen and bed, vanlifers are finding that they don’t have to compromise style to gain a home sweet (traveling) home.

Chameleon Design for Great Parks Neighborhood Share Stream

RV, Francois et Moi

Airstream, Lynne Knowlton

Cargo Van, The Vanual

School Bus, Trebventure

Chameleon Design

Trending: Arabian Nights Meet California Dreaming

Dubai may not be on your travel itinerary this year, but you can capture the romance of a thousand and one Arabian nights by capitalizing on the Arabesque trend. Far from antique or Old World, Arabesque lends itself to modern interpretation with bold décor, including occasional furniture and pendant lights embellished with intricately carved geometric designs in brass, copper, silver and nickel. Even fanciful wallpapers allow would-be world travelers to embrace florals, geometric designs and impassioned color palettes.

Natalia Barbour

Natalia Barbour

 

Natalia Barbour

U Design

Curb Appeal

Project Highlight: Reverie, Plan 3, Rancho Mission Viejo, CA

It’s not a dream! Chameleon Design worked with William Lyon Homes to bring Reverie to life for homeowners drawn to comfortable, spacious living in Rancho Mission Viejo. We were inspired by Reverie’s farmhouse architecture and carried the style indoors.  To curate the right lived-in vibe, we mixed elements from traditional farmhouse as well as coastal design – including distressed furniture, a soothing palette of earthy neutrals and washed-and-worn blues, and natural materials – to convey comfortable casualness.

Living Room

Dining Room

Front Entry

Patio

Bedroom

Bedroom details

Bathroom

Nursery

Bedroom

Desk

Bedroom

Color Me Bold

Whether you like it spicy hot or black tie, you’re in luck because bold colors are back. Marking a distinctive departure from all things millennial pink and frothy, interior designs are awash with bold color this spring. Feeling saucy? How about painting a wall with a rich bold red like Caliente from Benjamin Moore that thrusts all hues of red and orange into the spotlight this season. Equally intense is a timeless slate of ebony-hued finishes – from lighting to doors to furniture – that lend elegance to any décor. Kitchens also get the royal treatment with expanses of moody blues, petrol greens and charcoals – creating a sophisticated backdrop for family gatherings and impromptu entertaining.

Chameleon Design

Chameleon Design

Chameleon Design

Decorilla

Chameleon Design

Interiorzine

TRENDING: PURPLE REIGN

How to Design with Pantone’s 2018 Bold Shade
There’s no better way to incorporate Ultra Violet into personal spaces this year than coloring meditative spaces with it. The color experts said Ultra Violet is “symbolic of what is possible and continues to inspire the desire to pursue a world beyond our own.” We recommend borrowing cues from nature to incorporate this mystical purple into interiors that transcend the ordinary, punctuating spaces with décor, accessories and statement pieces that evoke the mysteries of the cosmos.

1: Glass Knot, Z Gallerie 2: Agate Coaster Set, Barneys New York 3. Chesterfield Velvet Sofa, Aubergine, Houzz 4. The Peacock Chair, Design Applause 5. KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer, Williams-Sonoma

ULTRA VIOLET…NOW WHAT?

You can say many things about Pantone’s choice for Color of the Year, but one thing is for sure: Ultra Violet is a bold statement. When rolling out its annual prognostication, the Pantone Color Institute heralded Ultra Violet for its creative inspiration – and for a good reason. Artists David Bowie, Prince and Jimi Hendrix counted on shades of the bold color to express their individuality. This hypnotic hue invites you to visualize your unique mark in the world – or at least your corner of it – and hurdle limitations holding you back.

Favim

Favim


Blog Lovin’


Fresh Home

Fresh Home


Purple couch

Est Living


LPC Furniture

LPC Furniture

Family Room

PROJECT HIGHLIGHT: TERRACINA AT RANCHO TESORO, SAN MARCOS, CA

A Front-Row Seat to Nature

Nature designed the perfect palette outdoors, and homeowners choosing Rancho Tesoro in San Marcos are lucky enough to live among its calming hues indoors. This single-family home features a stylish two-story design and a host of modern amenities ensconced in neutral comfort. A warm palette of chocolate, plum, cognac, cream and stone soothe throughout the open living spaces and evoke the feeling of touring Napa Valley wine country – all from the comfort of an expansive family retreat, second master bedroom suite and upgraded kitchen ideal for entertaining. Even the stone-look porcelain flooring conveys lightness, with contrasting java-stained cabinets lending earthiness.

Kitchen

Kitchen


Family Room

Family Room


Living Room

Living Room


Owner’s Suite

Owner’s Suite


Bedroom

Bedroom


Bedroom

Bedroom


Entry Way

Entry Way


Hallway

Hallway

Welcome Center

DESIGNING A CALIFORNIA ORIGINAL

Riverstone — Madera County’s newest and biggest master-planned community — arrived in January 2017, quickly embracing home-buying families who gravitated toward the original way of life possible in this 2,000-acre Central California enclave just 48 miles away from the entrance to Yosemite National Park. With innovative homes, a sustainable water supply and a land plan protecting the project’s natural resources, Riverstone is ushering in a new level of Valley life dedicated to the cultivation of happy, healthy families. At build-out, the community will offer eight residential districts with 6,578 homes in walkable neighborhoods, parks, trails and open space, multiple community clubhouses, a dog park, a community farm, historic olive and citrus groves, commercial and mixed-use space, and on-site schools.


We’re still reeling from #TheNationals earlier this month! Our Riverstone Welcome Center earned us a Silver award and we took home the Gold award for Best Master-Planned Community along with builder Riverstone Development LLC, marketing director Nick Bruno, ad agency InterCommunications, landscape designer Terry Broussard of Broussard & Associations and architect WHA.

Given the opportunity to design the welcome center and community clubhouse, Chameleon Design borrowed cues from the local region to attract homebuyers to an activities-rich lifestyle. The team prioritized cutting-edge design and technology for the welcome center, selecting modern furnishings and a wide array of exhibits and materials. A glass display touts the community’s high points in a fresh way, while a wall-mounted screen reveals rotating lifestyle and landscape images, while a tabletop interactive touch screen lets visitors swipe their way to community specifics, including details on the upcoming residential districts. Bikes, kayaks and other adventure gear are whimsical reminders of the outdoor fun at the community. The welcome center, just like the community it represents, is a unique place — one alive with family fun, camaraderie and a wholesome agrarian spirit.

Intent on bringing this spirit to life at the community clubhouse, Chameleon Design created The Lodge. Designed to meet the needs of active families, the innovative clubhouse offers an array of in-demand amenities including a state-of-the-art fitness center with advanced equipment, a great room and flexible gathering places with Wi-Fi, a demonstration kitchen, and even a gear barn outfitted with essentials homeowners might need for on- and off-site adventures. Just outside The Lodge, residents enjoy a resort-style pool and spa with poolside cabanas, a children’s pool, an outdoor bar with fire pit conversation areas and a community garden. The venue’s differentiating architectural vernacular — what we call deconstructed agrarian industrialism — combines the rusticity of farm with the magnificence of the national park lodges of yesteryear. It features exposed beams, grand windows, and authentic and enduring building materials, such as Sierra Nevada granite and tin roofs that have 100-year lifespans.

Community Room Bar

Community Room Bar


Clubhouse

Clubhouse


Welcome Center

Welcome Center


Exterior Elevation

Exterior Elevation


Community Pool

Community Pool


Clubhouse

Clubhouse


External

External


Picnic Area/Herb Garden

Picnic Area/Herb Garden


Exterior Elevation

Exterior Elevation


Gear Room Rentals

Gear Room Rentals


Rental Bikes

Rental Bikes


Welcome Center

Welcome Center


Demonstration Kitchen

Demonstration Kitchen


Gym Facility

Gym Facility