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Community Center at Jordan Downs in Watts, California

Redevelopment for Good — Jordan Downs Community Center

A distressed 1950s-era housing development is getting its much-deserved second act as a fully revitalized mixed-income community. Jordan Downs is a joint venture master-planned redevelopment by Bridge Housing and The Michaels Organization, located in Watts, California. We couldn’t be happier to partner with both incredible teams to help realize the vision of the community that preserves its historical roots while enhancing residents’ quality of life. Our team’s goal was to breathe new life into the master plan’s shared amenities through uniquely designed spaces that inspire connection and community, for everyone of all ages. A bright and colorful palette uplifts and inspires, and various seating arrangements offer a comfortable place for after-school activities, Girl Scout meetings, and other neighborhood events. Phase 1 includes one of several of the development’s community centers that aim to be sustainable and more energy-efficient. Phase 2 construction is currently underway and will open in December 2021. We are so thrilled to be working on this next chapter of the development which will include even larger community spaces to further provide residents with support, stability, and a place for recreation.

Community Center at Jordan Downs in Watts, California

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Media area in Community Center at Jordan Downs in Watts, California

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Dining and meeting area in Community Center at Jordan Downs in Watts, California

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Study area in Community Center at Jordan Downs in Watts, California

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Community Center exterior at Jordan Downs in Watts, California

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living room in the Savannah plan at Allevare by Toll Brothers

7 Is Our Favorite Number at This Year’s Gold Nugget Awards

The Gold Nugget Awards released their list of finalists, and we are so happy to be among the Merit Award winners in five categories! The Gold Nugget is an annual awards program that recognizes the top talent and professionals in residential and commercial construction, planning, interior design, and architecture. Two panels of judges selected finalists across 64 categories representing projects among new home communities and master plans, senior housing, education, mixed-use, and adaptive reuse. Entries are evaluated based on their level of creativity, innovation, and concept execution, and they are open to all 50 states and the international community. We know our team does great work, and it’s icing on the cake to be recognized by our industry peers and experts. After tuning into the live ceremony on June 16, we are honored to announce that our team received the Grand Award for Residential Detached Collection of the Year for Flair at Miralon, built by Woodbridge Pacific Group. Flair is located within the stunning Miralon community, which received the Grand Award for Master Planned Community of the Year! To celebrate, we are reminiscing on all of our Merit Award projects—see more of them below!

Flair at Miralon by Woodbridge Pacific Group | Residential Detached Collection of the Year

Miralon | Master Planned Community of the Year

Modern, mid-century interiors and pops of color against a crisp white backdrop work together to create an inviting aesthetic.

living room in the Flair Plan One at Miralon by Woodbridge Pacific Group

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kitchen at Flair Plan Three at Miralon by Woodbridge Pacific Group

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living room at Flair Plan 4 in Miralon by Woodbridge Pacific Group

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Allevare – Savannah Plan by Toll Brothers | Best Interior Merchandising of a Model Home Priced Under $700,000

Honey-toned furnishings and a palette of gray and clover create serene spaces with organic touches.

living room in the Savannah plan at Allevare by Toll Brothers

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home office in the Savannah plan at Allevare by Toll Brothers

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kitchen in the Savannah plan at Allevare by Toll Brothers

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bedroom in the Savannah plan at Allevare by Toll Brothers

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bedroom in the Savannah plan at Allevare by Toll Brothers

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The QUE at Vibe – Plan 1 by Woodbridge Pacific Group | Best Interior Merchandising of a Model Home Priced Under $700,000

Gleaming whites and mid-century styling co-mingle with pops of bright yellow for chic and playful Palm Springs vibes.

living room in the Plan One at The QUE by Woodbridge Pacific Group

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loft view of living room in the Plan One at The QUE by Woodbridge Pacific Group

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kitchen in the Plan One at The QUE by Woodbridge Pacific Group

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bedroom in the Plan One at The QUE by Woodbridge Pacific Group

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backyard in the Plan One at The QUE by Woodbridge Pacific Group

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The QUE at Vibe – Plan 3 by Woodbridge Pacific Group | Best Interior Merchandising of a Model Home priced under $700,000

Bright turquoise accents match the desert sky and pool in this masculine-styled home that plays with modern and geometric forms.

bedroom in the Plan Three at The QUE by Woodbridge Pacific Group

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living room in the Plan Three at The QUE by Woodbridge Pacific Group

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living room in the Plan Three at The QUE by Woodbridge Pacific Group

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kitchen in the Plan Three at The QUE by Woodbridge Pacific Group

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Dover at Compass Bay – Plan 4 by Trumark Homes | Best Interior Merchandising of a Model Home Priced $1 Million & Over

Texture and subtle contrasts bring this transitional design to life with layered neutrals and natural materials.

living room in the Plan Four at Dover at Compass Bay by Trumark Homes

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kitchen and dining room in the Plan Four at Dover at Compass Bay by Trumark Homes

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entryway in the Plan Four at Dover at Compass Bay by Trumark Homes

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living room in the Plan Four at Dover at Compass Bay by Trumark Homes

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Dover at Compass Bay – Plan 4 by Trumark Homes | Best Home-Work Space

Texture and subtle contrasts bring this transitional design to life with layered neutrals and natural materials.

office space in the Plan Four at Dover at Compass Bay by Trumark Homes

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master bedroom in the Plan Four at Dover at Compass Bay by Trumark Homes

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study area in the master bedroom in the Plan Four at Dover at Compass Bay by Trumark Homes

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Catalan at Allevare Defines Casual Luxe

This elegant Catalan model home at Allevare by Toll Brothers elevates everyday living with thoughtful touches and refined features. The composition plays with contrasts layered with neutral hues and natural elements in this cozy and modern single-level home in Buckeye, AZ. Dark and light, hard and soft, and lines and curves mix with wood furnishings and nature-inspired textures. Dramatic wall paneling at the entry immediately sets the tone and draws the eye inward. Similar black paneling extends into the great room to unify both spaces and serve as a feature wall that houses both a fireplace and TV. Mid-century furnishings like a marble-topped hexagonal cocktail table, dining table and chairs, and buffet connect the kitchen, living room, and dining spaces. Area rugs, soft textures, lighting, and wall art establish a distinction between each room while showing the spaciousness of the smaller floor plan. When it comes to art, don’t be afraid to add a large-scale piece, like the abstract artwork we curated for the kitchen. It creates a stunning statement that elevates the feel of the room.

A large covered backyard patio traverses the length of the home and creates a seamless transition from inside to outside. Our team made every square inch count with multiple areas for dining, lounging, and socializing. The backyard is also accessible from the primary bedroom suite continuing the home’s modern and sophisticated styling. Textured grid wallpaper, a linen duvet, and an upholstered chaise lounge soften the masculine undertones of this comfortable retreat. Wallpaper is having a moment, and the team used patterned selections for impact in the home office and laundry room among honey and walnut tones and textural features. Who says these super-functional spaces can’t be cool!

Dining Room at Catalan Plan at Verrado by Toll Brothers Arizona

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Blue foyer with table at Catalan Plan at Verrado by Toll Brothers Arizona

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Great Room at Catalan Plan at Verrado by Toll Brothers Arizona

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Living room with fireplace at Catalan Plan at Verrado by Toll Brothers Arizona

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Laundry room at Catalan Plan at Verrado by Toll Brothers Arizona

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Mud room with shelves at Catalan Plan at Verrado by Toll Brothers Arizona

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Home office at Catalan Plan at Verrado by Toll Brothers Arizona

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Master bedroom at Catalan Plan at Verrado by Toll Brothers Arizona

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Master bathroom with dual sinks at Catalan Plan at Verrado by Toll Brothers Arizona

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Guest room at Catalan Plan at Verrado by Toll Brothers Arizona

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Backyard with pool at Catalan Plan at Verrado by Toll Brothers Arizona

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living room in Plan 2 at The QUE by Woodbridge Pacific Group

Chameleon Takes Home the Gold for Plan 2 at The QUE

It’s time to celebrate! This year, our work for Plan 2 at The QUE by Woodbridge Pacific Group took home gold at The Nationals Awards in the category of Best Interior Merchandising of a Model Priced $500,000 to $600,000! The Nationals is the pre-eminent awards and honors program in homebuilding and interior design, representing some of the most creative and forward-thinking talent in both industries. It’s our version of the Academy Awards, and we can’t think of a better way to spread the cheer, than to revisit this fantastic award-winning home in beautiful Palm Springs!

We gave this three-bedroom model a bright white palette so the desert sunlight becomes an elemental design feature that bounces off surfaces and furnishings. Textural neutrals play up the sophistication with warm wood furnishings, like a glass-topped tree trunk cocktail table, striking driftwood sculpture, and chandeliers in bamboo and rattan that play up the volume of the ceilings. The open kitchen is clean and modern with clean white oak luxury plank porcelain pairing perfectly with two-toned cabinets in white and greige. The upstairs is full of opportunities for reflection and repose while enjoying a favorite cocktail as per Palm Springs lifestyles demand. Layered neutrals continue upstairs in both bedrooms. We kept the loft understated so its large windows bring the San Jacinto Mountain views into the space, creating a wondrous mural-type effect that blends the indoors and outdoors. With its refined luxury and modern desert vibe, it’s no surprise this coveted plan sold out quickly, and we couldn’t be happier that it’s been recognized with the highest honors by our industry peers!

living room in Plan 2 at The QUE by Woodbridge Pacific Group

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living room in Plan 2 at The QUE by Woodbridge Pacific Group

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living room and kitchen in Plan 2 at The QUE by Woodbridge Pacific Group

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neutral armchair in Plan 2 at The QUE by Woodbridge Pacific Group

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white kitchen in Plan 2 at The QUE by Woodbridge Pacific Group

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loft in Plan 2 at The QUE by Woodbridge Pacific Group

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sideboard and mirrors in Plan 2 at The QUE by Woodbridge Pacific Group

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master bedroom in Plan 2 at The QUE by Woodbridge Pacific Group

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secondary bedroom in Plan 2 at The QUE by Woodbridge Pacific Group

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Multi-Functional Spaces at Dover at Compass Bay’s Plan 4

The Plan 4 model at Dover at Compass Bay is a little modern masculine and a lot of casual luxury situated in the desirable city of Newark on the San Francisco Bay. Upon entry, you look through the dining area and into the great room. There is a lovely play of comfort, laid-back luxury, and masculine sophistication with the use of gray, black, and tan. Balanced with contrasts of textural and smooth, raw and refined that play off one another and encourage the eye to dance around the light-filled open-concept floor plan. A dramatic inky black wall and wood slice decor welcome you down the hall towards the garage entry/drop zone and beyond to the home’s main living areas.

Upstairs in the master bedroom, striking black tongue-and-groove paneling takes a turn three quarters up the wall, warm wood bedside cabinets, and a frosted glass chandelier offer moments of relaxation and repose. It wouldn’t be 2021 if we didn’t include some creative use of space, and multiple master closets allowed us to seamlessly integrate a stylish and cohesive workstation that can be more private when you close the black-framed sliding doors. The study room for parents and kids is a multi-purpose design done right. Kids can make the most of its layout with multiple workstations, a Zoom-worthy floating desk, and contemporary art background. The secondary bedroom and laundry room continue the calm and cool palette with warm wood touches, making this three-bedroom floor plan by Trumark Homes a welcoming retreat many families would love to call home.

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Classic Cottage Style Gets a Modern Upgrade in Gardens Plan 3 at Lantana

This three-bedroom townhome, from the Gardens Collection at Lantana @ Beach by Brookfield Residential, lives large in all the right places, with a refined cottage style and carefully curated experiences throughout. Upon entry, we created a terrific school/work-from-home space in this “fun-sized” den. Your Zoom meetings are sure to be a hit with the powerful yellow & white patterned wallpaper and cleaver shelving as your backdrop.  The pegs create a pseudo drop zone for backpacks or coats and the buffet is a perfect place to grab the keys, grocery bags or dog leash on your way out. 

Pine wood luxury vinyl plank was used to create a larger more continuous feel on the second floor. Rustic white wash and pine pieces feel modern because of their clean lines. Crisp white, calming gray and vibrant yellow are super hot as Pantone’s Colors of the Year. The interplay of color and pattern encourages the eye to move around the room, and features like a textured sisal rug and raffia-wrapped bar stools add to the organic cottage style and contrast beautifully against the bright white kitchen. This soothing color scheme creates moments of relaxation and happiness! Sleep and rejuvenation is what the third floor is all about.  From the daughter’s room who loves horses and all things natural and free, to the son who loves camping in the wilderness and on into the master suite, complete with the right sized deck where you can enjoy the sunset with a glass of wine. It’s all the details in this striking townhome that create effortless Orange County living!

 

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One of Our Fave Hues: Silver Award Recipients Chameleon Design Received 7 Honors at The Nationals 2021

We love what we do and need to pinch ourselves daily for the privilege of working with our wonderful clients. Recognition from our deeply respected industry experts and peers is icing on the cake, which is why team Chameleon is incredibly honored to have been recently named Silver Award winners in seven categories at next year’s The Nationals! Established in 1982, The Nationals is the National Association of Home Builders’ most prestigious awards program, recognizing the nation’s top achievements in categories including homebuilding, new home communities, residential architecture and interior design, sales experience, and marketing. Judging is administered by a select panel of top industry leaders and professionals, including homebuilder chief executives, design firm principals, and head designers. Entries are considered and awarded based on their overall innovation, functionality, relevance, and ease of realization. We are very proud to be among this select group of awards finalists, and we look forward to the announcement of Gold Award winners during The Nationals Gala in February in conjunction with the International Builders Show. Here’s a peek at our award-winning projects!

Emerald Park at New Haven Welcome House by Brookfield SoCal | Best Sales/Leasing Center

Bright color pops in this cheery sales office and highlights the fun lifestyle promised in this new home community.

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Tracy Hills Welcome Center by Integral Communities | Best Community Welcome Center

A well-appointed modern farmhouse-style welcome center features opportunities to explore and engage with tech-forward elements.

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Indigo at Canvas Park Plan 1 by Brookfield SoCal | Best Interior Merchandising of a Model Priced $375,000 to $500,000 

Calming neutrals with pops of color and an organic theme highlight the ease and functionality of this three-bedroom townhome.

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The QUE at Vibe Palm Springs Plan 1 by Woodbridge Pacific Group | Best Interior Merchandising of a Model Priced $500,000 to $600,000 

A sleek and modern townhome with bright yellows reflective of iconic Palm Springs sunshine offers luxe desert living.

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The QUE at Vibe Palm Springs Plan 2 by Woodbridge Pacific Group | Best Interior Merchandising of a Model Priced $500,000 to $600,000

Layered neutrals and natural embellishments accentuate and soften the light-filled volume of this incredible Palm Springs townhome. 

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Flair at Miralon Palm Springs Plan 1 by Woodbridge Pacific Group | Best Interior Merchandising of a Model Priced $600,000 to $700,000

Mid-century furnishings and styling enhance the ease and comfort of this luxurious single-story home in Palm Springs.

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Flair at Miralon Palm Springs Plan 4 by Woodbridge Pacific | Best Interior Merchandising of a Model Priced $700,000 to $850,000

A retro masculine theme rich in warm woods and matte black creates an upscale living experience and frame show-stopping views of the San Jacinto Mountains. 

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Plan One at The QUE Looks on the Bright Side

Pop quiz: What’s modern, sleek, and effortlessly chic? The Plan One at Woodbridge Pacific Group’s The QUE in Palm Springs checks all of these boxes and more, and took home top prize at last month’s SoCal Honors for best Model Home Merchandising for Sale Price up to $750,000. SoCal Honors is homebuilding’s premier Southern California awards event recognizing member excellence and innovation in residential architecture, interior design, and marketing. We are honored to be among the best talent in our industry, and are incredibly proud of our amazing team!

Get happy in this cheery pied-à-terre style single-family home with three bedrooms and three baths. Ultra-bright white walls and glossy floors reflect lovely desert light and expand the scale of the first floor living spaces. Pops of color surprise and delight, with vibrant yellows iconic of Palm Springs sunshine. Honey-toned wood furnishings are a nod to classic mid-century styling, and a bright circular jute rug creates an unexpected boho vibe to round out the living room. An all-white palette opens up the kitchen, and retro tile backsplash adds playful texture and dimension. Acrylic bar stools at the center island, a glass cocktail table, and the open stair rail keep sight lines open in a narrower layout. Take the cocktail party upstairs in a luxe loft with a neutral background and furnishings layered with pops of colorful artwork. With whimsical sunburst wall decor, mid-century seating, and a built-in wine bar, we couldn’t imagine a better place to pop open a bottle of Champagne and toast our team for a fantastic SoCal Honors win. Cheers!

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Haute Hygge in Plan Three at Indigo at Canvas Park

The Plan Three townhome at Indigo by Brookfield Residential is an exercise in hygge design and decor. A Danish word that’s derived from old Norwegian and loosely translates to ‘well-being,’ hygge is more a state of being than a particular design form. A cornerstone of Danish culture and everyday life, it resides at the intersection of purpose, form, and style, evocative of all things cozy, charming, warm, and extraordinary. In practice and principle, it’s about creating environments that allow us to enjoy all of life’s great moments with the people we cherish. 

Indigo’s Plan Three represents the hallmark of hygge philosophy in 1,527 square feet—classic Scandinavian design with its beautiful simplicity, cheerful minimalism, and purposeful furnishings. Working with a smaller footprint makes this sophisticated yet approachable style shine. Uncluttered and open sight lines, abundant natural light, and considered placement of furniture and embellishments work in harmony to appeal to all the senses. White-washed walls juxtaposed with warm woods, folk-style accents, and greenery are welcoming and inspire relaxed and comfortable living.

The tenets of hygge are embraced throughout this charming three- to four-bedroom floorplan. It’s easy to envision a group of friends enjoying a Sunday brunch in the woven rope dining chairs or seated among the soft fluffy pillows on the couch. Living areas are a gentle balance of soft curves, angular lines, and neutral hues. Every piece and feature is carefully curated and serves a distinct purpose, from open floating shelves in the upstairs loft, playful macrame wall décor as the entry focal point in the dining area, and a beaded chandelier in the master bedroom. An open terrace with its cozy seating extends the home’s living space into the outdoors in comfort and style. Plan Three is designed to inspire us to live comfortably, beautifully, and to fully embrace life’s moments.

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Calm, Cool, and Collected at Gardens Plan 1 at Lantana @Beach

The team masterfully maximized every inch of this two-bedroom, 1,345 square-foot townhome at Gardens Plan 1 at Lantana @Beach by Brookfield SoCal. A subtle contrast of light and dark accentuate Plan 1’s best features, with hues of soft blue, sand, black, and white. An accent wall and charcoal hexagonal floor tile present a striking greeting at the entry, and the addition of a slim metal console and basket transforms the small space into a functional drop zone. Upstairs, open lines and geometric prints blend with nature-inspired shapes and warm woods for a soothing, tranquil balance. A black impact wall in the dining area immediately draws you into the main living spaces, with its larger-than-life botanicals playfully complementing the organic feel. Layering coffee tables of different shapes and materials is a great way to create depth in a room (see our latest post on this trend here), and we particularly love the organic root wood table paired with the glossy round metal piece for contrast. On the third level, bedrooms receive similar treatment with a combination of cool and warm features by extending the color palette and adding textured bedding, a macramé stool, wood and metal furnishings, and contemporary art. Gardens Plan 1 creates a stylish canvas where homebuyers can easily experience the incredible lifestyle at Lantana @Beach!

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