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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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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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