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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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Master Bathroom

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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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Bedroom 2

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Dining Room

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Exterior

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Foyer

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Kitchen

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Kitchen

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Laundry Room

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Living Room

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Master Bathroom

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Master Bedroom

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Master Bedroom

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Patio

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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Chameleon Design Featured Project: Terrace Ridge, Plan 2 // Dublin, CA

With a French country inspired design, this 4 bedroom, 4 bath home is perfect for a multi-generational family looking for a bit more room. Clean wall moldings married with warm wood accents create an opulent feel and the rich ochre, mustard and vintage leather used in the design lend to that elegance as well. This is a gorgeous home for a family with sophisticated, more traditional tastes.

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Bedroom

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Closet

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Dining Room

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Exterior

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Kitchen

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Kitchen

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Living Room

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Loft

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Master Bathroom

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Master Bedroom

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Patio

Patio

5 Rules to Follow When Designing Your Living Room

The living room is the center of the home, and one of the main places that guests see when they visit. We chose five rules that should always be followed when designing your perfect living room.

1. Choose a Color Palette

Selecting a color palette is a must when decorating any room in the house. It will naturally help to give you direction as you’re buying pieces for the room and work to keep things looking cohesive and well-styled. We suggest finding a textile or pattern that you enjoy and using that as your room inspiration. Remember to also accessorize with this in mind!

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2. Size Your Rugs Correctly

Having an area rug can add the finishing touch to any room and anchor your design, but choosing the right size is very important. Having a rug that’s too small can make furniture look cramped, while also making the room look like it doesn’t flow properly. The trick is to choose a rug that fits beneath the front legs of all the pieces, which will make the room look well-balanced and cohesive.

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3. Light It Up!

Incorporating numerous lighting sources in your living room will not only help with the look of your room but will also provide for a nicer atmosphere than you’d get with just overhead lighting only, for example. Overhead is great but table lamps, sconces and floor lamps will work wonders if you’re able to weave them into your floorplan.

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4. Design with Everyone’s Needs in Mind

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.

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5. Mix Multiple Textures

Using multiple textures in a room creates depth and layers to your design. Using pillows, throw blankets and different materials for your furniture can help to achieve this. We love to mix throw pillows, as long as they stay in the color palette!

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Home Design Trend // Earthy Color Tones

After some time spent in the zone of dark and moody hues, the trending color palette is now leaning towards softer, earthy spring tones. The colors are warm and natural and resemble earth elements. Think pale pinks, nudes, tans, terra cotta, and a light moss green. These colors work as a perfect contrast to the moody colors that have been so popular for walls lately, so you can keep those dark walls while experimenting with this fun new color trend. We’ve compiled some of our favorite room inspiration and pieces below:

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Chameleon Design Featured Project: Terrace Ridge, Plan 1 // Dublin, CA

Plan 1 at Terrance Ridge is a beautiful 3,000 square foot home with 4 bedrooms and 4 baths. It was designed with a “European-eclectic” style, furnished with traditional pieces and a fresh color palette of green apple, white and crisp linen. Floors are rich hardwood, which creates a nice contrast, and an added wall creates a perfect place to do a custom entertainment build-in.

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Master Bedroom

Master Bathroom

Master Bathroom

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Living Room

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Kitchen

Girl's Bedroom

Girl’s Bedroom

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Exterior

Dining Room

Dining Room

Second Bedroom

Second Bedroom

4 Ways to Design a Small Outdoor Space for Big Impact

As the weather warms up we all naturally begin to think about being outdoors. For some that may mean just a tiny patio or backyard space, yet with a few design tricks even the smallest of spaces can seem like an outdoor oasis. Bring on the warm weather!

Ambiance Lighting

Creating the right feel for your space is key to making it feel not only inviting but also bigger. Lighting is your friend here, as simple things like stringing lights above a seating area will lend a bright feel and open up the space.

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Photo: Popsugar

Comfortable Seating

Everyone wants to be comfortable as they sip on a cocktail or enjoy time with friends outside. Having seating that is functional as well as comfortable is a key component of creating a great outdoor space.

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Photo: Chameleon Design

Accessorize

Colorful pillows, a throw rug, a great tray to hold food and drinks when you entertain: these are all easy to incorporate into any outdoor space and will make it feel incredibly inviting. Pick up inexpensive pieces on sale from West Elm, Ikea or Home Goods and go to town!

Photo: Harpers Bazaar

Photo: Harpers Bazaar

Make the Most of Your Space

Even the tiniest outdoor space can be made into a cozy nook for reading during the day or having a glass of wine in the evening. If you don’t have room for an entire seating area, a cozy chair and ottoman will do the trick. The ottoman can also double as a side table or extra seat. No room to grow a garden? Try a vertical planter or bring a shelving unit outside and line shelves with potted plants and herbs.

Photo: House and Home

Photo: House and Home

Home Design Trends // Mixed Metals

We love using mixed metals to accessorize a room. This trick can instantly add dimension and create a collected, yet cohesive, feel. Something to keep in mind is to aim to stay within the same tone, warm vs. cool, for example. This will assure the metals compliment one another. Here are some of our favorite mixed metal photos:

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