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Seven Silver Finalists Vie for Gold at The Nationals

We are delighted to announce that we have seven silver award finalists in the running for the gold award at ‘The Nationals Awards” by the National Association of Home Builders. Among these, five nominations shine in various interior design categories, while the remaining two are for the spectacular community of the year categories. Our nominations include:

  • Verve at University Park Plan 1
  • Verve at University Park Plan 2
  • Jewel at Signature PGA WEST Plan 2
  • Strand at Melrose Heights Plan 3
  • Esprit at University Park Plan 1
  • Terra at The Landing at Tustin Legacy (Best Multi-Family Community Up to 4 Stories)
  • Villas at Los Coyotes Country Club (Best Multi-Family Community 4 Stories and Above)

We extend our gratitude to our esteemed clients—Trumark Homes, Woodbridge Pacific Group, and Brookfield Residential—for their collaboration on these exceptional projects. The winners will be revealed in Las Vegas on February 27, 2024, marking a momentous celebration of excellence in interior design and community development on the national stage. Thank you for being part of this exciting journey with us!

Verve at University Park Plan 2 | Best Interior Merchandising of a Model Priced $600,000 to $700,000

natural living room with wood decorEsprit at University Park Plan 1 | Best Interior Merchandising of a Model Priced $700,000 to $800,000

modern great room with black details

Verve at University Park Plan 1 | Best Interior Merchandising of a Model Priced $500,000 to $600,000

bright white living space

Jewel at Signature PGA WEST Plan 2 | Best Interior Merchandising of a Model Priced $600,000 to $700,000

bedroom with neutral color palette

Strand at Melrose Heights Plan 3 | Best Interior Merchandising of a Model Priced $600,000 to $700,000

large bedroom with black and white decor

Terra at The Landing at Tustin Legacy | Best Multi-Family Community Up to 4 Stories

 

Villas at Los Coyotes Country Club – Best Multi-Family Community 4 Stories and Above

 

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Sunlit Serenity: Maximizing Natural Light in Interiors

Basking in the gentle glow of natural light effortlessly transforms living spaces into warm, inviting havens. Beyond its aesthetic allure, harnessing sunlight in interiors visually expands a room and cultivates an atmosphere that’s both welcoming and uplifting. Think of sliding doors as a versatile tool, be it in the master bedroom or the great room—that not only amplifies natural light, but forges a seamless connection to the outdoors, blurring the boundaries between inside and outside. Mirrors, strategically positioned on walls, act as enchanting conduits for light, bouncing and reflecting it around the room, creating an illusion of space and adding brightness. Utilizing light tones and whites in a color scheme maximizes the benefits of natural light, contributing to an overall bright and airy ambiance. We like to complement this color choice with furniture that won’t absorb light excessively, and we often angle pieces towards the light source for optimal reflection. Glass, both as a material and design element, plays a pivotal role in maximizing light. Glass accessories and furnishings permit light to pass through effortlessly, adding sophistication while maintaining an open feel. Incorporating a polished finish flooring, like hardwood or stone, ensures every surface reflects the natural light, and contributes to a brighter and more welcoming space. These streamlined design strategies enhance an interior’s aesthetics and enrich daily living experiences, turning a home into a well-lit respite that exudes elegance and tranquility. Open those sliding doors, position mirrors just right, and let the sunshine illuminate every corner—because every home deserves a daily dose of nature’s brilliance.

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“Upward”: Blue Hues and Bright Moods in 2024

Sherwin Williams has spoken, and the Color of the Year in 2024 is “Upward,” a pale, blissful blue shade with subtle hints of soft grey. It stands in stark contrast to Pantone’s choice of “Peach Fuzz,” but both colors emitting distinct messages of positivity and hope for the new year. While Pantone’s hue wraps us in much-needed warmth and tenderness, Sherwin Williams’ “Upward” brings a breezy calm and contentment, like a slow, deep breath. This soothing tone emanates a positive, carefree energy without overwhelming the senses. Pairing seamlessly with pale cream tones, greys, deeper blues, or light wood tones, “Upward” also serves well as a striking contrast to deep black. As designers, we look forward to incorporating this tranquil shade in our work throughout the upcoming year and witnessing its transformative influence on spaces and moods alike.

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Chameleon Design Shines at 50th SoCal MAME Awards

This year, Chameleon Design embarked on a groovy journey to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the SoCal MAME Awards in Anaheim, CA. Presented by the Greater Sales and Marketing Council and BIA Southern California, this prestigious event is a highlight of the industry’s 2023 calendar year. We were thrilled to have 20 finalists representing Chameleon Design, each vying for recognition in eight diverse categories. When the moment of truth arrived, we were beyond honored to take home awards in an incredible seven out of those eight categories!

The stars of our victorious lineup include:

  • Best Sales or Leasing Office: The Landing at Tustin Legacy
  • Best Interior Merchandising of a Detached Home under $600,000: Topaz at Signature PGA WEST® | Plan 1
  • Best Interior Merchandising of a Detached Home $600,000-$900,000: Jewel at Signature PGA WEST® | Plan 2
  • Best Interior Merchandising of an Attached Home under $750,000: Flats and Towns at Zest | Plan 4
  • Best Interior Merchandising of an Attached Home $750,000 & Over: Terra at The Landing at Tustin Legacy | Plan 5
  • Best Interior Merchandising of an Attached Home $1 Million-$2 Million: Villas at Los Coyotes Country Club | Plan 5
  • Attached Community of the Year Priced over $750,000: Villas at Los Coyotes Country Club

This remarkable achievement would not have been possible without our incredible clients at Woodbridge Pacific Group, Brookfield Residential, and Trumark Homes. We are immensely grateful to share these award wins with such visionary partners, who continue to inspire us with their innovative projects.

We see these honors as a testament to our dedication towards setting new industry standards and our passion for creating exceptional living spaces. We’re so excited for the incredible journey that lies ahead!

Villas at Los Coyotes Country Club | Plan 5

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Jewel at Signature PGA WEST® | Plan 2

Topaz at Signature PGA WEST® | Plan 1

bright living room with sliding doors to backyard

Terra at The Landing at Tustin Legacy | Plan 5

great room with dark wood cabinetry

Flats and Towns at Zest | Plan 4

black and white living area with modern art

The Landing at Tustin Legacy Sales Office

sales office with bold statement wall

Villas at Los Coyotes Country Club Community

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Beyond the Nightstand: Creative Bedside Arrangements

The classic combination of dual nightstands, thoughtfully chosen accessories, and the beloved table lamp has long been the universal standard for bedside arrangements. It’s a delightful choice. However, at times, we relish the opportunity to step outside the box, leaving buyers pleasantly surprised. Adequate lighting remains paramount, so we often opt for pendant lights gracefully suspended above the nightstands or introduce a sleek floor lamp strategically placed before a mirror. The result is nothing short of captivating—a stylish focal point that demands attention. Occasionally, we take the unconventional route by forgoing the nightstand on one side, replacing it with a pendant light and charming wall-mounted floating shelves or cubes. This innovative twist adds a touch of uniqueness and aids in saving valuable floor space—a win-win scenario. Embracing change and introducing distinctive elements not only serves to inspire potential buyers but also opens doors to creating the illusion of more space.

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Designing Luxurious Living with Glass and Ceramics

In the ever-evolving world of interior design, the latest trend of statement glass has become an essential element, adding a touch of timeless elegance to any space. The use of glass and ceramic materials not only elevates the entire room, making it feel more luxurious, but it also serves as a masterful conductor of light, creating a magical interplay that captivates the senses. As these materials are inherently natural, their textures are in high demand today, contributing to their allure.

Colored and stained glass accessories not only add a luminous quality but also introduce a playful burst of color, while warm-toned glass pieces pay homage to the trendy aesthetics of the 70s. Additionally, uncolored glass pieces are adept at reflecting light, imbuing the room with an airy elegance that visually expands the space. Ceramic accessories, rooted in their natural essence, offer an artisanal touch, especially when painted in warm or earthy tones. They come in an array of vibrant colors, providing ample versatility for creative exploration in form and design. In the realm of interior design, statement glass and ceramics are the cornerstone of a new era, inviting you to weave elegance and artistry into your living spaces.

home bar with built in shelving

Elegant Plan 5 | Villas at Los Coyotes Country Club

Indulge in a life of sheer luxury at the Villas at Los Coyotes Country Club, a true marvel by Brookfield Residential, nestled against Buena Park’s scenic fairways. The single-story Plan 5 model, an architectural marvel, beckons with a sprawling great room, formal dining area, and an oversized island. A palette of deep plum, camel, and linen hues elegantly blends with dark wood tones, creating an ambiance of sophistication. As you step inside, you’re welcomed by a built-in home bar adorned with glass shelving and a mini fridge, setting the tone for effortless entertainment. The great room’s interplay of textures and balanced tones exudes drama while maintaining an open feel. With a refined kitchen boasting deep wood tones and under-cabinet lighting, every inch of this home is tailored for elegance. From wood-look wallpaper in the primary bedroom to an exquisite home office, Villas at Los Coyotes Country Club Plan 5 paints a portrait of lavish living at its finest.

living room with blue couch and round coffee table

Bold Walls, Bold Statements

Welcome to a world where walls aren’t mere boundaries, but captivating canvases of creativity that redefine spaces with a symphony of color, texture, and contrast. These walls are more than accents; they are storytellers that infuse charm and style into every nook. Creating a feature wall is an art, and the possibilities are endless.

Exposed brick is both rich and rugged; a portrayal of history and modernity entwined. Its tactile allure and earthy palette create an ambiance that’s simultaneously cozy and sophisticated. Similarly, stone creates an enchanted, rustic feel and adds a bit of natural whimsy and life to a space—more so than a traditionally painted wall.

Wood paneling on a feature wall is another material that creates a showstopping effect, as it opens the door to being creative with shapes and color. Shiplap, board and batten, and tongue and groove paneling are some of our personal favorites, and when combined with wallpaper in small sections, they produce a perfect harmony that adds elegance without overwhelming the senses.

On the more playful side of feature walls, chalkboard paint across a playroom wall adds creative flair to a homework spot. Doodles, drawings, and dreams come to life, turning a simple wall into an interactive canvas of imagination. With bold feature walls, a space becomes a unique and personal masterpiece.

blue barn door to guest room

Practical Beauty: Barn Doors

The charm of barn doors extends beyond utility; they are artful expressions that seamlessly integrate practicality with artistic charisma. These sought-after home features redefine door dynamics with sliding ingenuity, saving space while imparting privacy without bulk. The magic lies in their duality—practical barriers that maintain an open feel, perfect for home offices that demand focus without isolation. When selecting a barn door, material matters. Solid wood exudes timeless elegance, while painted options add a bold splash of color. Matching the door’s design to the surrounding accents adds a cohesive touch that transforms any space into a gallery of unity. Barn doors are more than entryways; they’re portals of innovation that breathe life into each transition.

colorful primary bedroom with abstract art

Barbiecore Style | Making a Dreamhouse a Reality

Who doesn’t love bright hues, feminine details, and plenty of pink? This is the core of “Barbiecore” style, a trend we’re seeing more in 2023, as interiors reflect the recent popularity surrounding all things Barbie. While we don’t directly model our spaces after Barbie herself, her ever-popular sense of style focuses on accessories, bright pops of color, and femininity—which is something we can’t help but be inspired by. We incorporate this style from time to time when we’re designing interiors that spark interest and joy in homebuyers. After all, every homebuyer wants a dream house! Aside from a colorful interior, channeling the iconic 80s is also a big part of this trend. A retro accent or pattern here and there emphasizes the vibrant style and makes the home that much more enticing. Barbiecore is all about creating a fun, fearless, and bold interior that creates a sense of wonder.