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Chameleon Design Featured Project: Cielo, Plan 3 // Brentwood, CA

Cielo at Palmilla Plan 3 is a large five bedroom home built with a growing family of five in mind. There’s a master bedroom, bedroom for each child and  a hangout room on the first level for all three kids to use. The home has a contemporary Napa Mission style using golden maize, taupey brown and crisp white colors throughout.  The main flooring has a traditional look with medium tone wood planks and we used a warm cut pile with linear pattern for the carpeting.  Kitchen cabinets are a clean, white wood.

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Living Room

Master Bedroom

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Patio

Transition Your Decor From Summer to Fall

Though temperatures have been hot, hot, hot, we can’t forget that Fall is just around the corner! The transition from summer to fall provides the perfect excuse to update your home with fresh accessories and hues inspired by the season. Dress your home for cool autumn weather with these simple interior and exterior decorating ideas below:

Balance Your Textures and Fabrics

Gauzy cottons and light linens feel decidedly summer while soft cashmere, warm wool, and textural burlap have a distinctly autumnal vibe. This time of year, feel free to use all of these luxe textures in your home, but incorporate them in colors that may be more appropriate for the time of year.

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Update Your Throw Pillows
As the weather gets cooler, the family will start spending more and more time indoors. Cozy up your living room sofas and chairs with plush throw pillows in different shapes, sizes and patterns. Comfy accessories add visual interest to your living room, plus they’ll emit a warm, inviting tone perfect for the season.

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Style With the Plants of the Moment
We love the color and vibe a few decorative palm fronds bring to our summer setups, but they will look misplaced come fall. Switch out your summer florals and plants for more transitional items like branches and hydrangeas in deep, purpley hues.

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Cozy Up the Patio
Don’t forget about your favorite outdoor spot when the seasons change. As summer transitions into fall, the weather becomes perfect for comfortable evenings outside. Decks and patios are often neglected as the weather cools down, but the lack of heat and humidity makes your outdoor space even more usable and enjoyable. Now there’s no reason to not enjoy the patio January through December.

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Home Design Trends // Rose Gold Accents

Having taken the fashion world by storm, rose gold accents have made their way into the interior design world. This finish is now available on plumbing fixtures, hardware and flatware. Rose gold is a gold alloy made from a combination of gold and copper. It has a warm, pink hue and lends to an elegant, timeless and warm feeling in the home.

Photo: Tray Table, Phillip Mainzer

Photo: Lamp, Nate Berkus

Photo: Flatware, Anthropologie

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Chameleon Design // Nominated for 4 SoCal Awards!!

If you are in our neighborhood, stop by and give us a high five – because that’s what we’re doing at our office right now!  We’re pleased to share our good news!  Chameleon Design has received the prestigious honor of making it to the finalist round of The SoCal Awards, presented by the Greater Sales & Marketing Council of Southern California.  As with every design we do, we strive for only the best in design, innovation and creativity.  Receiving industry recognition by our peers as well as leaders and influencers about our hard work is cause for us to celebrate!  A BIG THANK YOU to our wonderful clients who trust us with their work daily.  We’ve been nominated in the following categories:

Category: Best Sales or Information Center Pavilion Park
The First Great Park Neighborhood
Five Point Communities
Marketing Director: Jann Rowe
Strada Advertising/Chameleon Design

Great Park Neighborhood

Category: Best Interior Merchandising of a Detached Home priced under $500,000
AVO – Plan 2 ALT
Planet Home Living
Marketing Director: Melanie Ryan
Chameleon Design

AVO Plan 2

Category: Best Interior Merchandising of a Detached Home priced over $1 Million
Azurene at Brightwater – Plan 6
Woodbridge Pacific
Marketing Director: Karen Spargo
Chameleon Design

Azurene

Category: Best Interior Merchandising of an Attached Home priced under $600,000
Cortile – Plan 4
Brookfield Residential
Marketing Director: Mercedes Meserve
Chameleon Design

Cortile

Chameleon Design Featured Project: Cielo, Plan 2 // Brentwood, CA

Plan 2 at Cielo at Palmilla is a three-bedroom home built for a young family with two children. The theme of the design is “contemporary chic” and our beautiful color palette included linen, grey, light beige, glossy white, and bright pops of berry. To complement those colors, we selected espresso kitchen cabinets and ceramic tile flooring in a light beige with linen loop patterned carpet in the bedrooms.

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Home Design Trends // Swing Arm Sconces

We’ve been noticing swing arm wall lighting popping up everywhere these days and we like it!  Swing arms are space-saving wall sconces with flexible “arms” that pivot or extend out over a table, sofa, bed or countertop. They can provide a focal point to a room but won’t compete with art on the walls, which makes them easy for anyone to implement into their decor.

Pottery Barn

Restoration Hardware

Wayfair.com

Jonathan Adler

Home Design Trends // Tassels

Tassels have a long history of being used in decorative arts adorning European palaces, homes and people dating as far back as ancient times. But today’s tassel embellishments being used on furniture and fashion offer tremendous variety.  They’re fresh and sexy, glamorous and artful, and can be bohemian chic or modern; every home appreciates that.  Here are some looks that may work for your home:

Pillow, Furbish.com

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Curtains, Anthropologie

Throw, West Elm

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Chameleon Design Featured Project: Cielo, Plan 1 // Brentwood, CA

Cielo at Palmilla is a beautiful enclave of new homes in Brentwood, CA. They offer buyers large floorplans, bright interiors and modern amenities. Plan 1 is a three-bedroom home built with a young family in mind. We worked with the theme of “soft palette farmhouse,” and used soft teal, cocoa brown and creamy whites to bring it to life. Cabinets were finished in white and flooring is warm, scrubbed wood plank and a wheat cut pile carpet.

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Living Room

Master Bedroom

Secondary Bedroom

Nursery

Exterior

Simple Ways to Upgrade Your Home Like a Designer

It takes a certain eye to be able to pull a room together and make it fabulous and functional, all at the same time. With that being said, not everyone can afford to hire an interior designer to come into their home and guide all of their design decisions. And some of us actually want to be the one who makes our own design decisions, using our own individual style and preferences.

So how can we get the inspiration to take our interiors from boring to beautiful, without the expense of a professional designer? We’re sharing some simple tips to help you begin designing your rooms into a space that, until now, you thought only an interior designer could create.

Display Books
Books are the greatest accessories ever. They add warmth to any room. Stack and intermix them with fun objects for an instantly polished look.

Photo: Pinterest

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Avoid the Matchy-Matchy
Different textures make any interior look more expensive. Combine sisal, leather, metal, linen and glass to make a simple space seem as if it’s been curated by a professional.

Photo: Chameleon Design

Throw Some Pillows
Accent pillows can look high-end but are super easy on your wallet. They’re a perfect low-risk chance to play around with color and pattern.

Photo: Chameleon Design

Include a Statement Plant
The fiddle leaf fig is beloved by design pros–and the magazines that lovingly photograph their work–for its large size, lollipop shape and cheery shade of green. Add one or a similar big green plant to inject color into an otherwise mostly neutral palette.

Photo: Pinterest

Layer Your Rugs
A great way to cover a large space without investing in a room sized rug, it’s also a easy way to incorporate mixed patterns and lend a relaxed bohemian style to a space that can easily be changed up later.

Photo: Pinterest

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Paint Your Bookshelf’s Backing
A simple way to create depth as well as a fresh, vibrant look with minimum effort is to paint only the backing of built-ins or bookshelves.

Photo: Elle Decor

Add Mirrors
Whether used as a single statement piece or in a small grouping, mirrors lighten and open a lackluster space. Target is a great “luxe for less” source for fab mirrors these days.

Photo: Chameleon Design 

Home Design Trends // Artisan Pieces

Handmade and artisan craft pieces are currently a big home decor trend, ranging from knit accessories to imperfect pottery. Marketplaces like Etsy have created a platform for creative-types to sell their handmade products to people from all over the world, growing this desire for decor pieces with character. Many retailers have picked up on this trend and have designed pieces to appear handmade, with a slight irregularities or adding a rustic finish to create the appearance of age.

Rope Dyed Pillow, Mercado Global 

Handmade Mug, Leif Shop

Striped Tablecloth, Little Market

Handwoven Market Basket, Connected Goods