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Blush and Gold Never Gets Old

Blush, in all its pink boutique-inspired vintage glory, has been the choice neutral tone for some time now. Many people find that it pairs well with other colors…so much so that it’s dethroning classic greys and beiges to claim the top spot as an accent color. But combining blush with gold? Now the look is not only soft and soothing but also strong and vivacious. These magical hues can be applied to the smallest details, like a gold metallic frame surrounding a blush-rich painting, a candle holder, or a throw pillow. Also claiming centerstage – these hues can be infused through retro-style furniture or a full room design complete with lamps and a coffee table. It’s the perfect time in our society and culture to showcase this traditional feminine color duo as the new power neutrals!

 

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The Solstice Plan 1 is Designed to Go Viral

Life gets much brighter in the Solstice Plan Residence 1 at New Haven in Ontario Ranch, CA. Curated by Chameleon Design, this 2-bedroom townhome by Brookfield SoCal Residential was designed with the vibrant energy of a young, single Instagram influencer in mind. Starting with coming and going: it’s effortless. With all the living space on the second floor, one need only scale a single staircase from the attached 2-car garage. Boho style is expressed through “found” pieces with modern twists of citron green, azure blue, and mulberry coupled by touches of cream, black, and white. The geometric coffee table and mid-century modern chandelier serve as conversation starters—and how about that fuchsia pouf? Saunter down the hallway to the home office and take in the turquoise watercolor-infused wallpaper with a canvas- texture. With a youthful, eclectic, and whimsical feel, the Solstice Plan 1 lends itself to post-worthy, sharable moments – perfect for any young professional.

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Home Sweet Home Office

These days, working from home is easier than ever, especially with the speed of technology making most everything communicable and transferable in real time. It’s no surprise that incorporating an office or bonus space has become a must for many homebuyers.

Define “Home Office”

Depending on your work needs, the definition of home office is broad. Whether you’re running a small business, hosting a meeting or looking for a distraction-free zone from the kids, a home office is exactly what you make it. It could be a simple nook with a built-in desk, or a full-room workspace complete with a desk, shelves, filing system, and every professional amenity under the sun.

Design, Design, Design

Location matters, but designing a space that best meets your needs is of the utmost importance. Need flexibility? Create a space that accommodates varying ergonomic styles, like a stand-up desk, a chair with lumbar support, a bean bag, or an exercise ball. Be sure to build your space around a window if you thrive in Biophilic design. Even better, why not pick a shady spot on the patio to work outside on nice days? By prioritizing your work or business needs and style, the design should take care of itself. With a home office built around you, you’re sure to work smarter and happier.

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Create Gallery Walls Worth Viewing

What to do with those great family pictures and travel photos stored in your photo cloud or hidden in boxes? Make a gallery wall of course! It could be a minimal three-piece display or a floor-to-ceiling collection of unforgettable memories. Whatever you choose, a gallery wall is the ideal way to make a home truly yours.

So Many Ways to Display

Pictures aren’t the only elements that make a gallery wall. Depending on the idea or concept, things like drawings or dimensional items could add unique angles. Or include a piece of leaning artwork, a mirror or a few accessories. There are virtually limitless options for infusing dimension, patterns, objects, materials, and colors into a wall space.

Make Your Statement

Whether it’s aesthetically curated or assembled based on your favorite quotes, a gallery wall can be both decorative and deeply sentimental. What a beautiful way to make a personal statement in your home.

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Gen Z Yellow Adds Happiness to Any Room

Gen Z Yellow (named for the generation born in the 2000s) has been a favorite shade among younger homebuyers lately—taking over the former reigning color of Millennial Pink. This color is pure sunshine, emitting feelings of energy, youth and optimism. Its fun and energetic tone can be incorporated in the smallest of details or it can own an entire space with its cheery, attention-getting hue. Yet even in muted tones from buttercream to golden maize, this trend is remarkably adaptable and appealing; perfect for the warmer color schemes surfacing over the last year. Whether paired with crisp, clean white for pep and pop, or used to brighten up a wall, Gen Z Yellow has boldly made its way into the modern home.

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Life, Sunny Side Up

It’s tough not to let an “ooh” or an “ah” slip when laying eyes on this gorgeous model designed by Chameleon Design in Palm Springs. Built by Woodbridge Pacific Group, The Que Plan 1 at Vibe is a true harken to modern architecture melded with mid-century design. Glossy white flooring pairs flawlessly with a white and yellow scheme, while reflective acrylic barstools and a glass coffee table create an even more open feel. Honey blond furnishings are placed throughout to contrast the white and yellow tones and warm up the space, and pieces like the giant dimensional lips and oversized yellow ottoman are the perfect design winks. The indoors and outdoors merge seamlessly with multiple sliders that lead to additional dining and occasional seating—all in vivacious Gen Z Yellow. Call your friends and break out the cocktail cart, the Que Plan 1 brings smiles all around.

 

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Bohemian Harmony at Chateau Estates Plan 2

Bohemian Harmony at Chateau Estates Plan 2

Chameleon Design struck a unique balance of contemporary clean and natural bohemian in its Chateau Estates Plan 2 for Melia Homes in Garden Grove, CA. The cypress root console table in the entryway sets the tone, with natural wood elements repeated throughout the mixed palette of whites, creams, charcoals and apricot. Adding layers of warmth are the blonde, honey and dark wood furnishings with textural fabrics and wallpaper. Music loving Chateau dwellers are sure to enjoy the stunning piano niche and a karaoke loft defined by accented paint striping. Natural wood wall treatments contribute to the organic feel in the downstairs niche and master bath, while gorgeous marble chevron tile in the master bath adds the right amount of modern to the space. Put the welcome mat out, this cheerful and bright home is family- and friend-ready.

The Value of Words

The Value of Words

Many of us use motivational or inspiring quotes at work or at the gym, but what about in our homes? Go for it! Whether they’re clever or sweet notes, bold or inspiring phrases, or soothing passages, signage should spark the desired reaction. The “oomph” to power through the day, be humble, or stay positive. Attitude adjustment is a great reason to add signage, but it can also serve as unique and eclectic artwork throughout the home. Choose wall décor to add dimension, or have your favorite words embroidered in an accent pillow. Whether they make a statement as stencils on a wall, created in chalk on a board, or painted by hand on wood or metal, there is power in words.

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A New Angle on Wallpaper

A New Angle on Wallpaper

Wallpaper isn’t what it used to be (#grateful). Today, a wide range of patterns are sought out by homeowners and apartment dwellers alike. They’re using this sleek element of décor to add a swath of color or apply unexpected texture to a room.

Keep It Simple

It doesn’t have to be busy. In fact, a simple pattern with clean lines on grasscloth is an ideal way to add visual interest without overpowering a space. Still, there are plenty of options. From bold, botanical-inspired looks, to a cool ombre, to solid and soothing tonal choices, wallpaper is an efficient and instantly gratifying way to create layered depth on walls and even ceilings.

Wallpaper on the Rise

Many people new to the housing market are discovering wallpaper for the first time. Think of all the millennials who have grown up in a clean, minimalistic era who are now seeing all the possibilities of this exciting new option. The hype is driven largely by the low-maintenance aspect of 21st century wallpaper. It’s easy to install and easy to remove with stick and peel materials. No more sloppy paste, decorating headaches or residue-laden walls! Today’s fashionably neat wallpaper is sticking around.

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Keeping it Copper

Trending yet timeless, copper reigns in the world of design. Add a crisp modern edge to a plain pallet by infusing accents of this majestic metallic. Dare to pair? Match metals by choosing a cool chrome or steel to compliment the warm undertone of the metalic copper. Whether incorporated through wall clocks or spread platters, this timeless metal is sure to elevate any space.

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