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What’s Your Paint Personality?

There’s nothing like a fresh coat of paint to brighten a room, and then there’s paint as the focal point and design element of a space. Let’s dive into the latter here, because it’s no secret we love using paint to create a mood, a room’s character, and a home’s personality. Let your paint flag fly! Accent paint is the designer’s not-so-secret weapon and, when done right, sets the tone of the space, from soothing palette choices to accentuate the zen vibes, to a bold black-and-white-stripe detail in a hallway for added appeal on an otherwise overlooked space. 

Don’t be afraid to go big: solids, stripes, ceiling – adding a pop of color through accent paint never goes out of style and will continue to bring an added oomph to any space. Layered over architectural detailing like board and batten or tongue and groove wall treatments add a lovely layer of depth to a usually white wall (and are Instagram darlings of residential design). Want to create some volume and an illusion of a larger floorplan? Painting a staircase wall or stair risers highlights the eye’s movement up to the ceiling from one story to the next, and creating a statement on the ‘bed wall’ creates a stylish focal point and emphasizes where you want the most attention in the room. Paint accents are magical, and we use them all the time to create memorable interiors for all of our clients!

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Beyond the Verge of Great Style

Everything about this Plan One home design at Verge is smart, crisp, and chic. Marketed to the young single professional or student, Verge is one of seven distinctive home collections by William Lyon Homes in the master-planned community of Novel Park in Irvine, CA. A harmonious balance of playfulness and restraint, the overall design is a true multi-color palette against soothing neutral backgrounds within a mid-century aesthetic. 

The three-story, single-bedroom floorplan feels open and generous, with soft accent paint highlighting and accentuating the architectural windows in the main living space and the multiple sculptural sputnik chandeliers hung from the third-floor ceiling. The foyer’s whimsical orange wallpapered accent wall and bold blue console table create a sense of arrival before the stairs leading up to the second-floor living areas. Gray serves as the perfect neutral for both flooring and sofas, a solid foundation upon which to layer colors and prints throughout. The wood coffee and dining tables add warmth and beautifully complement the bright wall paint and white kitchen cabinetry. The eye is treated to mid-century furnishings, vibrant pops of color and geometric patterns throughout the home, creating a memorable impression on the neighborhood’s target market. In fact, this home design created such a positive stir that all four homes released sold out in only a month! Verge is the ideal Orange County launch pad for the young and young at heart.

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We’re Heading to the 2019 SoCal Awards!

We are so EXCITED to announce that we have ten finalists in six different categories at this year’s SoCal Awards! To work with such incredible clients in the homebuilding industry is an absolute dream, and to be recognized for doing what we love is just icing on top of the cake. We’ve had such a wonderful and fulfilling year working and collaborating with various builders on the design of their model homes and sales centers, and we’re so proud to give these projects and everyone who was involved the spotlight they deserve!

We look forward to celebrating with our fellow peers and nominees at the award ceremony on September 28th! Take a look at our nominated projects below: 

Best Interior Merchandising of an Attached Home Priced $750,000 & Over: Modo at Novel Park Plan 3 

Builder: William Lyon Homes

Marketing Director: Tracey Long 

Design: Chameleon Design

Modo Plan 3

Modo Plan 3

Modo Plan 3

Modo Plan 3

Modo Plan 3

Modo Plan 3

Best Interior Merchandising of an Attached Home Priced Under $750,000: Verge at Novel Park Plan 3

Builder: William Lyon Homes 

Marketing Director: Tracey Long 

Design: Chameleon Design

Verge Plan 3

Verge Plan 3

Verge Plan 3

Verge Plan 3

Verge Plan 3

Verge Plan 3

 

Best Sales or Leasing Office: Novel Park Sales at Great Park Neighborhoods

Builder: William Lyon Homes

Marketing Director: Tracey Long 

Design: Chameleon Design

Novel Park ‘Pathfinder’ Sales Office

Novel Park ‘Pathfinder’ Sales Office

Novel Park ‘Pathfinder’ Sales Office

Novel Park ‘Pathfinder’ Sales Office

Novel Park ‘Pathfinder’ Sales Office

Novel Park ‘Pathfinder’ Sales Office

 

Best Interior Merchandising of a Detached Home Priced $900,001 to $1.5 million: Echo at Novel Park Plan

Builder: William Lyon Homes

Marketing Director: Tracey Long 

Design: Chameleon Design

Echo Plan 4

Echo Plan 4

Echo Plan 4

Echo Plan 4

Echo Plan 4

 

Best Interior Merchandising of an Attached Home Priced Under $750,000: The QUE Plan 1 

Builder: Woodbridge Pacific Group 

Marketing Director: Karen Spargo 

Design: Chameleon Design

The QUE Plan 1

The QUE Plan 1

The QUE Plan 1

The QUE Plan 1

The QUE Plan 1

The QUE Plan 1

 

Best Interior Merchandising of a Detached Home Priced $600,000 to $900,000s: The QUE Plan 3 

Builder: Woodbridge Pacific Group 

Marketing Director: Karen Spargo 

Design: Chameleon Design

The QUE Plan 3

The QUE Plan 3

The QUE Plan 3

The QUE Plan 3

The QUE Plan 3

 

Best Interior Merchandising of an Attached Home Priced Under $750,000: Centerhouse Plan 2 

Builder: Trumark Homes

Marketing Director: Carola Cherief & Meagan Gomez 

Design: Chameleon Design

Centerhouse Plan 2

Centerhouse Plan 2

Centerhouse Plan 2

Centerhouse Plan 2

Centerhouse Plan 2

Centerhouse Plan 2

 

Best Sales or Leasing Office: Emerald Park Sales Office

Builder: Brookfield Residential

Marketing Director: Lauren Stuart 

Design: Chameleon Design

Emerald Park ‘Welcome House’ Sales Office

Emerald Park ‘Welcome House’ Sales Office

Emerald Park ‘Welcome House’ Sales Office

Emerald Park ‘Welcome House’ Sales Office

Emerald Park ‘Welcome House’ Sales Office

 

Best Interior Merchandising of a Detached Home Priced $900,001 to $1.5 million: Chateau Estates Plan 2 

Builder: Melia Homes 

Marketing Director: Amber Whaler 

Design: Chameleon Design

Chateau Estates Plan 2

Chateau Estates Plan 2

Chateau Estates Plan 2

Chateau Estates Plan 2

Chateau Estates Plan 2

Chateau Estates Plan 2

 

Best Website – Associate

Marketing Director: Eve Lowey 

Design: Taylor Digital

Chameleon Design Website

Making the Most of The Bonus

They’re as American as Levi’s. The universal multipurpose room, the secondary family room, not to mention the game, music or hobby room. And who could forget the home theater?

We got the chance to feature a very nontraditional version of a bonus room – the garage! Decked out with all the moto accoutrements for tinkering and a sofa/tv set up for watching the game, this hideaway is the definition of a man cave. The possibilities are open and virtually endless when it comes to personalizing a bonus room or an extra space in the home.

Built-ins give a room so much opportunity. Picture a built-in kitchenette for cocktails or storage. Add a mini fridge for drinks and snacks (especially for those third-floor bonus rooms.) A cut out for a chair makes a great homework space for the kids, or a built-in seat with a cushion against a window can create a cozy reading nook. No matter how you style it, the bonus room or loft is the perfect opportunity to try something new.

 

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Meet the Spacious, Stylish Echo Plan 3

William Lyon Homes hits it out of the park with Echo plan 3: One of seven collections in the Novel Park master planned community. Nestled in the dynamic and active Great Park Neighborhoods in Irvine, this model is a modern three-story single-family home with the perks of a traditional-home layout. The kitchen, living and dining rooms are on the first floor, all 4 bedrooms are on the second and a large bonus and covered deck occupy the third floor. The contemporary furnishings are a mix of Spanish style with touches of rustic elements. Light backgrounds and soft linen walls are adorned with pops of fuchsia, tangerine and camel. Unique wall décor like woven baskets in the living room, oversized metal florals in a girl’s room and family photo collage in the hallway add dramatic accents in key areas. The drama continues with the design challenge displayed in the master bedroom with off-set windows and an odd pop out in the corner of the room. This was overcome by stacking stunning drapery off to one side and adding macramé hanging planters in the pop out above the nightstand. The Echo plan 3 is the ideal balance of conventional, practical space and trend-worthy style in Irvine’s newest and most interesting neighborhoods.

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Surprise and Delight: White with Color Pops

Although Maximalism is ruling design these days, it’s tough to ignore the simple beauty of streamlined layers of color, pattern and texture. Here, a crisp white foundation is the centerpiece, and bright pops of color set the whole look off. White is the perfect base to build upon – yet it can be completely changed to connect with seasons and trends. The challenge lies in making a space feel like home without feeling stark and cold. But that’s where the color comes in. Choose a statement piece to ground the room and your color scheme, such as a favorite piece of furniture or a series of artwork. Mix things up, experiment and soon, the balance will be struck. There’s nothing like the comfort of clean whites!

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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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