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Bright and Brilliant, Reverie Plan 2

Nestled into the heart of Rancho Mission Viejo in the master planned community of Esencia, is Reverie Plan 2 by William Lyon Homes. This cheery space is sure to brighten anyones day with its vibrant bursts of yellow boldly positioned against a backdrop of soft, muted tones. Weaving in accents of neutral greys and creamy whites, the sunny personality of Reverie Plan 2 is expressed in the agrarian details. A compliment to the dramatic patterns, simplistic yet modern wicker chairs and soft fabrics have been infused throughout the home to balance the brilliance of design.

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Kitchen Island Life

Say “aloha” to the heart of the home. Occupying prime real estate at the epicenter of the kitchen, this modern essential is the perfect marriage of efficiency and elegance. Creating the ideal spot for gathering together, the kitchen island provides a shared space to kick off the day with a morning cup of joe or close out the evening with homework and family dinner.

Functional, Yet Fabulous

This centerpiece is never overlooked but always under appreciated and can be utilized in a variety of ways. The sleek design may fool an untrained eye, but this kitchen assistant duels as a master organizer with its surplus of hidden storage compartments. Customizable countertop elements help transform the island into a space that is functional while maintaining a sleek, stylish design.

It’s in the Details

Explore incorporating a different cabinetry color or countertop material from the rest of the kitchen to let the island pop! Infuse concrete, recycled glass or cement elements to give it an elegant distinction. Sleek waterfall sides add an element of sophistication while hanging pendant lighting adds a distinctive sense of personality.

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Center of Attention: CenterHouse Plan 1

Proud to design Centerhouse Plan 1 for Trumark Homes in Ontario, CA this model takes center stage in the community with its timely combination of rustic and modern. Featuring a brilliant combination of fine artwork and finessed furniture, Centerhouse Plan 1 creates a sense of youthful energy through the use of blues and greens, crisp whites and vibrant greenery. In the dining area, a capiz shell chandelier hangs playfully over the wood-tone table, which is flanked by modern white dining chairs with warm wooden legs. This modern, yet cozy condo has every detail covered, with white tongue and groove accent walls and light pine flooring to create a cool, open-feeling space.  There’s even a bassinet in the master and bunkbeds for the growing family who wants to live in style. Well-appointed, close to the freeway, family-friendly and featuring an array of amenities, Centerhouse is where modern living comes full circle.

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Cheer Things Up with Blond Wood

To expand any-sized space, brighten a room and project a cleaner feel, go for light-toned flooring. Lighter floors contrast well with warmer, darker walls and furniture. So, go for that unapologetic statement piece (in navy perhaps?) without losing that open feel. In a bathroom, a reclaimed, light maple wood vanity adds earthy warmth to crisp, white countertops and walls. In a bedroom, light brown pieces against neutral walls create a peaceful, purposeful sanctuary. Yep, blonds are more fun. Just steer clear of those funky, orange-hued ’90s finishes. We need another decade before they’re considered vintage.

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Beautiful, Versatile Navy Blue

Navy is a color with the power to take over a room and the confidence to make its presence known through bold accents. A room transformation can occur simply by painting. However, covering a wall or two with fabric or a wall-covering to add patterns, texture and dimension in this deep tone produces a distinct level of sophistication.

A vibrant element of style

Clearly, navy isn’t a shy hue. In fact, it can mix up the entire ecosystem of a room. The versatility of this tone makes it ideal as both an accent and a neutral (think blue denim). Navy pairs well with neutral palettes, spring tones, and crisp white. It brings a strong contrast to sunny yellow and orange and adds rich opulence with ruby reds and purples.

Not a hint of gloom

While many dark colors can feel a bit gloomy when used abundantly, navy blue evokes an optimistic elegance with a touch of mystery. White and bright tones have had their time in home design for a few years now, so it’s the perfect time to switch up the vibe with a moodier tone.

 

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Home, Sweet, Modern Home

In Azusa, CA Builder Brookfield Residential has crafted something special in the Citrus and Palm Plan 2. Three-stories of refined rustic, this townhouse is full of flexible and adaptive features. Think built-ins, like an extended bench seat with storage in the dining area for big family gatherings, and an architectural niche with a built-in desk and open shelving to help strike the perfect work/life balance. A mix of crisp, polished pieces with refined rustics and woven accents create a distinct feeling of warmth, while the grey wood-like tiling lends a cool contrast to the soft honey hues. Inspired by the beauty of nature, the home’s collection of neutral tones fashion a light color scheme, leaving every square foot feeling wonderfully bright and open.

Neutral Color Power: Bold Isn’t Always Better

Neutral Color Power: Bold Isn’t Always Better

Whether warm and inviting or calm, cool and collected a neutral palette offers a bounty of possibilities. Hand-tailored by Mother Nature herself, it’s no wonder this concoction of earthy tones has stood the test of time.

Neutrals serve as a versatile design foundation—one that can “calm” or ground furniture or accent pieces in brighter shades and unique shapes. A neutral color palette can also create opportunities to add in or swap out splashes of color as trends and seasons change. Plus, neutrals are a great way to highlight textures in a room; making the oft-overlooked design elements of wood, tile, or unique fabrics feel right at home. But perhaps best of all, neutral colors are a smart and timeless investment. They are soothing and classic, work with all styles, and have a mass appeal.

With seemingly endless possibilities in textures and tones, the key is to mix things up. A blend of textures, materials, and shapes in combinations of cool and warm shades enhance the natural characteristics of the room while in its neutral surroundings.

Geometric Flare, No Math Required.

Geometric Flare, No Math Required.

No longer must geometry be an intimidating subject to the math-challenged. Instead, it’s a formula for making a room feel more open by simplifying the lines and shapes of a space. Pattern-adorned contemporary rugs or accent tables can elevate the look and feel of a room, especially along hallways or in modern settings. Make the living room a showstopper by adding a sofa or side table with a geometric flare, or by incorporating ‘acute’ lighting fixture. These eye-catching focal points give it a bold, minimalist, and crisp vibe.

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Seeing Spots

From the jungle to the den, leopard is one of those trends that takes the market by storm – then does it again and again in a few years’ time. Proving that leopard is timeless, its roots in interior decor date all the way back to the 17th century. Yet, most experts will characterize leopard as lending a “modern” feel to a space. Even the smallest leopard accent gives a space a chic and playful facelift that’s sure to draw the eye, especially when paired with soothing neutrals. Try using leopard in small doses so its elegance doesn’t overpower. Dotted accent pillows? Spotted area rugs? From the savanna to the sofa, anything’s possible.

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Energizing and Relaxing: Pantone’s Color of the Year is a Juxtaposition of Emotions

How coral snagged the #1 spot as Pantone’s “2019 Color of the Year” is no mystery. There’s just something special about it. “Just as coral reefs are a source of sustenance and shelter, we see this color giving us assurance and buoyancy in an environment that’s been continuously shifting for 10 years,” says the vice president of the Pantone Color Institute, Laurie Pressman.

Double Duty

Coral is a testament to how color enhances the way we experience life, playing a dual role of energizing and nourishing. Evoking imagery of bustling ocean life and brilliant sunsets, it’s easy to gather why coral is pleasing to the eye. Perhaps it’s the unique way it hovers energetically between red and orange without choosing a side. Its striking appearance draws the eye with a revitalizing pop of color that makes every room look brighter.

 

The Perfect Wingman

Coral’s versatility as both a standalone and partner shade deserves twice the applause. For a calm or beachy vibe that doesn’t overwhelm, beige tones make a perfect pair. To ramp up the energy, look no further than coral’s two complementary colors – green and blue. Whether it’s lime, turquoise, teal, royal blue, or navy, they all play nice with coral, and serve to illuminate its ability to open the eyes and the heart to any space.