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Chameleon Design Featured Project // Monterra at PGA West, Plan 3, La Quinta, CA

Plan 3 at Monterra PGA West is a beautifully designed home with a covered patio area, a gorgeous pool and a casita set against the mountainous backdrop in La Quinta. The interior features a casual elegance design style complete with rich stone flooring set against wood, brown, tan and natural furnishings. The color palette includes off whites, brown, copper and pops of rich emerald green.

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Chameleon Design Featured Project // Monterra at PGA West, Plan 2, La Quinta, CA

Monterra Plan 2 boasts a modern eclectic interior design style with rich neutrals accented with pops of blue, copper and dark red. We used an interesting mix of rustic and reclaimed wood, iron and bamboo accents grounded on a wood looking porcelain plank flooring. Set within a golf course community this home is perfect for an active, mature family with plenty of space to entertain or relax after a day of golf!

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#Trending // Blue and White Color Palette

The blue and white color combination has always been a classic look and now it’s also one of the trending décor styles! This color palette can go elegant or coastal, modern or French country. This palette is a great choice for long lasting style while staying on trend.

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West Elm, Marbleized Vases

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Hand-Dyed Shibori Velvet Ombre Pillow Cover- Square, Restoration Hardware

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Navy and Natural Dorothy Kilim Flat Weave Rug, Jonathan Adler

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Indigo Blue Batik Plates Set of Four, Crate & Barrel

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Feather Wallpaper, Serena & Lily

How to Keep Your Home Looking Up To Date

We love trends as much as the next designer, but unfortunately trends eventually go out of style, leaving an outdated look in their wake. Luckily, we have some tricks up our sleeves that will allow you to indulge in the best trends of the season, while assuring your home stays fresh and up to date.

Pick a Neutral Color Palette

Selecting a neutral color palette for the main areas of your home will allow for the perfect base, while giving you the opportunity to layer in changing trends that can easily be removed if they begin to feel dated.

 

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Find Your Personal Design Style

Tapping into your personal style can help you decipher which home decor trends to lean towards and which to avoid. Consider the colors and textures you gravitate towards and work them into your existing pieces and palette. This should take you beyond the trends and leave you with pieces that are timeless.

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Opt for small pieces instead of entire rooms

When incorporating a trend into your interior design it is important to note that small is better. Sure, that Spanish tiled bathroom might look fabulous now, but will you still love it in a year? Small trending accents, such as throw pillows, are great ways to pay homage to a trend without overdoing it. Rooms that are themed tend to go out of style quickly.

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Functionality

Choosing functional pieces and remodel choices will help to create a timeless effect to your home. The more functional your home and furniture is, the more timeless your design becomes. Select furniture that fits with your lifestyle and that of your family and you won’t need to buy new pieces every few years!

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How Color Can Redefine A Room

Whether you have just moved in or have nested in the same place for years, a little change of color can do wonders to your interior. Big or small, painting or wallpapering projects can have a huge impact on the look and feel of your interior design. Grab some crafting tools and get started!

  1. Small furniture pieces

Painting a small piece of furniture can change the look and feel of an entire room. Something like a dresser or end table is an easy DIY and will add a fun pop of color to a room. We recommend using a piece that’s gone out of style or maybe one that doesn’t match your overall design.

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2. Accent walls

The easiest room transformation: paint one wall. Need help choosing a wall color? Our recommendation is to pick a color you already love decorating with, that fits the overall interior design of your existing room. This will create a significant change but won’t require you to redecorate entirely. If you’re feeling really bold, check out our previous post on the trending moody wall colors.

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3. Cabinets

A fresh coat of paint on cabinets can create an entirely new look in a room. Whether it’s the kitchen, bathroom, or laundry room this is a simple and inexpensive way to transform it. Recently we’ve seen dark cabinets trending, but whether you opt for a moody or bright color, be ready for your room to have a whole new personality!

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4. Architectural Accents

Wall papering a room is another great way to add color and it can also make the architectural accents look more dramatic. The colored wallpaper in this room accents the wood molding and creates depth while bringing the room together.

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Home Design Trend // Family Friendly Coffee Tables

Finding the perfect coffee table that works for the whole family and is stylish is just what this trend is about. When designing homes for families, it is important to find beautiful yet family functional coffee tables. Check out some of our favorites for some inspiration.

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The classic coffee table is big enough for everyone, extra storage and it’s easy to clean. Now that is family friendly.

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We think this coffee table pulls the room together, it provides extra storage, more room for decoration and a flat space for kids to do homework on.

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Round tables are great if you have little ones running around, no sharp edges! Plus this one has additional space underneath for storage.

This type of coffee table is good for a big family or for families with a lot of friends, it can be one or multiple tables for homework, eating spaces or whatever you need.

Using a unique material adds flare but it also has a softer texture for any kids who might bump into it.

Chameleon Design Featured Project: Monterra PGA West, Plan 1 // La Quinta, CA

Plan 1 at Monterra PGA West in La Quinta is a uniquely designed 3,180 square foot home with 3 bedrooms and 4.5 baths overlooking a beautiful golf course. The interiors are Spanish Modern featuring eclectic furniture in a color palette of fuchsia and orange. Sand and neutral tones added into the mix created the perfect balance and a nice flow into the spacious backyard and pool.

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Chameleon Design Featured Project: Terrace Ridge, Plan 3 // Dublin, CA

Plan 3 at Terrace Ridge is a beautiful, uniquely designed 3,127 square foot home with 4 bedrooms and 4.5 baths. Overlooking the hills of Dublin, CA., the home interior features a modern “Monterey, California” style complete with state of the art furniture, a two-car garage and a spacious outdoor patio. We used a color palette that included chocolate browns, ivory and dashes of persimmon and love the outcome. What do you think?

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Designing With Nature in Mind

With back to school just around the corner and Fall beginning we thought we’d take a look at simple ways to bring a little bit of the outdoors in and create a bit of zen while we’re at it. While it’s true that the long summer days we’ve all been loving will soon be behind us, with these tips we hope that you won’t miss a minute!

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1. Natural Textures

Incorporating plants, wood, leather, and other natural textures will lend a sense of craftsmanship and comfort, while making your home feel more cozy. Layering in these materials with your existing décor will add interest and give you an inviting feel just in time for the cooler Fall months.

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2. Large Windows

Rooms that invite the outside light in are rooms people want to be in. Not only do they provide great views but natural light as well, which automatically draws the eye. The larger the window, the better: this makes the room feel like you are still able to enjoy the outdoors.

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3. Open Concepts

The open floor plan has hit us by storm! This concept not only means shared windows and natural light, but it also creates a sense of togetherness. Larger windows and glass sliding doors extends the space even further, seamlessly transitioning to the outdoor space.

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4. Go Simple and Neutral

While you might love some designs, they may not be practical for your family’s needs. Take into account who will be using the room, and what their needs are. Living rooms are less and less the formal, sitting rooms of the past and today people want to make them as functional as possible. One way to do that is plenty of comfortable seating to create a space for everyone who will be using the room. Designing with kids, and even pets, in mind can help you decide which fabrics are best for your design.

Home Design Trend // Leaf Prints

Who doesn’t love feeling like they are on a tropical island? This trend will have you thinking you’re sipping on a pina colada in no time. Large leafy prints, think ferns, palms and banana leafs are growing wild. For this trend, scale is key. But, if you aren’t ready to commit to a bold gesture like wallpaper, you can still get the same effect by trading out some throw pillows or cushions or framing and hanging a large print.

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