Project Highlights

SoCal MAME Awards winners

Dripping in Gold from the SoCal MAME Awards

Chameleon Design is honored to announce that we have taken home the gold for three of our projects at this year’s SoCal MAME Awards! We are always so excited to attend this event—hosted by the Greater Sales and Marketing Council (GSMC)—that celebrates the best of the best in homebuilding. It was our honor to partner with GSMC to provide the interactive photo booth area and help capture memorable moments during this special evening.

This award season, 12 of our projects were named finalists in five different categories, and we were part of the team for two finalists for Community of the Year. We humbly accepted these wins alongside three of our fantastic builder clients: Melia Homes, Woodbridge Pacific Group, and Brookfield Residential. Our three SoCal MAME Gold Awards were for:

  • Townes at Magnolia – Plan 4 by Melia Homes for Best Interior Merchandising of an Attached Home Plan Priced $750,000 and Above
  • Jewel at Signature PGA WEST® – Plan 1 by Woodbridge Pacific Group for Best Interior Merchandising of a Detached Home Priced $600,000 and Above
  • The Landing at Tustin Legacy by Brookfield Residential – Community of the Year (Hybrid)

As always, we are incredibly grateful for our clients, who work alongside us to create such memorable homes and spaces, and to the GSMC and Team PMP for putting together an event where we can come together and celebrate our fantastic industry!

white kitchen with natural wood accents

Tranquil and Tropical – Strand Plan 1

In the beautifully scenic town of Oceanside lies one of Trumark Homes’ newest communities, Strand at Melrose Heights. It’s easy to live the California dream here, with convenient proximity to some of San Diego’s finest entertainment venues, schools, and historic destinations. The master-planned community of Melrose Heights is made up of four exquisite townhome and single-family home neighborhoods, yet Strand stands out for its aptly designed, three-story townhome floorplans with optional flex spaces and lofts.

At Strand Plan 1, fun seating areas in the backyard provide a great hangout space for family and friends, and the firepit is perfect for cool summer nights. A growing family will be delighted to find themselves in a relaxing space reminiscent of a modern tropical retreat. Modern furnishings meet pops of azure blue, teal, citron, and bright white for a fun and vacation-ready atmosphere. Palm-themed accents and natural rattan furnishings create fun, fresh, and outdoorsy surroundings. Woven light fixtures, a beautiful octagonal blue backsplash, bold patterned wallpaper, and beautiful finish carpentry details create plenty of points of interest in this home.

bold living room with yellow couch and black and white striped rug

Nova Plan 2: A Refreshing Desert Oasis

When life gives you lemons, you’ll find yourself making lemonade at Nova Plan 2 at University Park by Woodbridge Pacific Group. This bright and stylish 3-bedroom home is perfect for a young family eager to experience the best of desert living. Centrally located in Palm Desert, this fresh and vibrant model sports a classic black and white aesthetic with bold pops of lemon-yellow throughout. Accent walls add visual appeal in the living room and secondary bedrooms, while natural textures and patterned tiling keep the space intriguing at every turn. We’ve added a little zest to the space by incorporating fresh, lively pops of green via house plants, especially in the dining room. Nova Plan 2 includes an entertainment-ready bar in the lounge area, coupled with open shelving for holding and displaying housewares. Residents of the Nova neighborhood have access to a variety of community amenities like pickle-ball and bocce courts, an event lawn, and even a spa, making University Park a thriving desert oasis for homebuyers.

bright living room with blue and yellow area rug and colorful throw pillows

Colorful & Groovy at Nova Plan 4

University Park is a new, spirited community by Woodbridge Pacific Group, centrally located in Palm Desert, CA. One of the newest neighborhood additions, Nova Plan 4, takes a nod to mod with its influential design style and bright color palette. Plan 4 at Nova is on trend with groovy, curvy shapes and furnishings highlighted by splashes of turquoise, pink, lime, and black throughout. Pops of color get their moment with the help of contrastingly clean, white walls and flooring. The main living area is a sight to behold with a standout patterned throw rug and matching bright yellow accent chair. Colorful abstract art adorns the walls in the bedrooms, and accent walls of bright blue and green make each room a fresh, new experience. Residents at University Park have access to top-tier schools and amenities like tennis, pickleball, bocce ball courts, and resort-style pools for cooling off in the hot desert sunshine. Take happiness into your hands and experience the beauty of desert living, no matter the season.

Chameleon Design team raising a glass to 30 years

Raising Our Glass to 30 Years

We’re breaking out the bubbly because team Chameleon is celebrating the firm’s 30-year anniversary! We’ve been on cloud nine this year, as it was on April 2, 1992, that our fearless Founder, Eve Lowey, opened Chameleon Design’s doors with the goal to create an exceptional design firm that catered to homebuilders and residential developers. Since then, it has been our privilege to serve hundreds of clients to help them create bespoke model homes, sales offices, and amenities across the country.

“Thirty years, there’s so much to be thankful for,” says Eve. “Our fantastic clients and amazing team are the best in the business. Chameleon Design wouldn’t be where it is today without them!”

From the beginning, our leadership team sought to create a safe and welcoming culture for experienced and emerging designers, inviting unique perspectives and creativity. We’re constantly inspired by our clients and the beauty of the world around us. It’s from this wellspring that our team raises the bar higher and higher each day and why we’ve been recognized with more than 170 prestigious industry awards and glowing client accolades.

“The Chameleon team is second to none and I could not imagine working with anyone else for our design needs. Their eye for design speaks for itself, and the level of service they provide is outstanding. They push us to take risks, are flexible when we throw them curveballs, and are never satisfied with good-enough. They are one of the most important pieces of the Woodbridge Pacific team and it is a privilege to work with them.”

Bradley Davis,
Marketing Director
Woodbridge Pacific Group

“I’ve worked with the Chameleon team for many, many years and considered them a part of our team. They have an eye for detail, are able to go with the latest trends and have good knowledge of attainable finishes…They really are a force and [I] was grateful to work with them over the years as well as call them my friends”

Tracey Long,
Marketing Manager
Taylor Morrison

“Congratulations on 30 years, Chameleon! We truly value our sales office and model collaborations over the years and thank you for your passion, innovative design and continued friendship. Cheers to your continued success and wonderful designs!”

Caitlyn Lai-Valenti,
VP Sales and Marketing
Brookfield Residential

Chameleon Design has gone on to become an industry design leader in understanding the evolving needs of the modern homebuyer, and a trusted builder partner integral to new home marketing. The last 30 years have been incredible with growth, innovation, and new opportunities. We’re excited to continue expanding and creating spaces that highlight quality and imagination. Cheers to the next 30 years!

Chameleon Design team raising a glass to 30 years

living room with blue rug and fiddle fig Townes at Magnolia Plan 2 Melia Homes

Townes at Magnolia Reinvents SoCal Style

The perfect southern California experience awaits at Townes at Magnolia, a collection of 3-story contemporary townhomes in Anaheim, California. With bountiful amenities such as fire pit gathering areas, BBQ grills, recreation areas and more, residents can always make the most of the blissful California sunshine. In a central location near Disneyland and Angel Stadium, and with the beach just a short drive away, adventure and fun are a weekend staple for residents, both in and out of this Melia Homes community.

Despite the OC locale and enticing proximity to the beach cities, buyers desiring their own coastal haven can find it in Townes at Magnolia Plan 2. This 3-bedroom model home offers much in soothing chic aesthetic and unique accents. Upon walking into the home, potential buyers will be delighted to find a memorable painted barn door leading into the guest bedroom. Serene blue paneling and beach-themed artwork make this space a calming paradise. The serenity continues throughout the home on the upper levels, with azure blues and beiges throughout the living areas and trendy furnishings with plenty of natural materials. Each room has something to catch the eye, whether it’s a paneled accent wall, blue, textural tiling, or a pop of colorful paint. The result is a casual and breezy atmosphere that leaves a buyer dreaming of taking a vacation right in their very own Anaheim home.

great room at Plan 1 Dover at Compass Bay in Newark, California

It’s Easy Being Green at Dover at Compass Bay’s Plan 1

If a breath of fresh air came with a design style and color palette, the Plan 1 model home at Dover at Compass Bay by Trumark Homes would be it. This dreamy home’s Newark, CA, locale is perched along the San Francisco Bay with nearby access to the area’s waterfront and wildlife refuge. Bright and breezy are hallmarks of our approach to this four-bedroom home that appeals to growing families. Our infusion of soothing neutrals with youthful bursts of lime and lemon refresh and uplift each room. Wall paneling, organic materials and textures add dimension, and high-contrast black light fixtures, tiling, and accents anchor and round out the home’s modern and inviting design. Here, everyone in the family has their own space to work and relax — the well-appointed home office features plenty of built-ins and natural light, and a playful kids’ loft is the perfect spot to do homework or watch TV. We especially love how the various shades of green create a sense of energy and vitality. Even the laundry room got a colorful wall treatment because a home’s corners and alcoves should look and feel special!
great room at Allevare at Varredo The Catalan Toll Brothers in Buckeye, Arizona

The Nationals Recognizes Team Chameleon With 5 Silver Awards

There’s nothing like starting the new year riding a wave of celebration! Team Chameleon has had the privilege of completing several groundbreaking projects the past year with our incredible clients. It’s in this spirit of gratitude that we are so happy to announce that five of our projects are Silver Award winners at this year’s The Nationals awards. With recognition in three different categories, we are accepting these honors alongside our three wonderful builder clients- Brookfield Residential, Toll Brothers, and Woodbridge Pacific Group. Silver Awards represent top vote recipients in each category and are finalists for the coveted Gold Award.

The Nationals is an annual competition that’s hosted by the National Sales and Marketing Council of the National Association of Home Builders. It’s one of the most prestigious awards programs in the industry, honoring North America’s top talent in 65 categories across various disciplines in community and home design, marketing, and sales. A panel of judges selected finalists from entries across the country, and we are thrilled to be recognized among our peers.

To get ourselves amped for the awards season, we’re taking a walk down memory lane to revisit these Silver Award-honored projects.

The Catalan at Allevare at Verrado | Best Interior Merchandising of a Model Priced $400,000 to $500,000

Modern and cozy, the interiors in The Catalan model home by Toll Brothers play with rich neutral colors, textures and geometric shapes.

Plan 2 at Indigo at Canvas Park | Best Interior Merchandising of a Model Priced $400,000 to $500,000

Blue acts as a soothing neutral in the Plan 2 model home at Indigo by Brookfield Residential, complete with warm organic touches.

Plan 3 at Indigo at Canvas Park | Best Interior Merchandising of a Model Priced $600,000 to $700,000

Monochrome gray is luxuriously soft and inviting with layers of texture and wood accents in the Plan 3 model at Indigo by Brookfield Residential.

Residence One at Flair at Miralon | Best Interior Merchandising of a Model Priced $600,000 to $700,000

A nod to mod, the Residence One at Flair by Woodbridge Pacific Group is a sophisticated throwback to the effortless glamour of Old Palm Springs.

Residence Four at Flair at Miralon | Best Interior Merchandising of a Model Priced $700,000 to $850,000

Wood and black furnishings anchor and scale the volume of this polished and sun-drenched Palm Springs residence by Woodbridge Pacific Group.

living room at Signature PGA West Plan One in La Quinta, California

High Style in the Low Desert — Topaz Plan One

Nestled in the Coachella Valley and surrounded by the Santa Rosa Mountains, La Quinta is an idyllic desert playground for the jet set, snowbirds and festival revelers alike. It was with these buyers in mind that we approached the interiors of Topaz Plan One at Signature PGA West by Woodbridge Pacific Group in La Quinta. The scheme is sophisticated yet youthful with natural touches that connect to the warm hues of the surrounding terrain. Crisp white walls accentuate the vivid desert sunlight, while cool blues are reminiscent of the sparkling pool and sky. Bursts of orange offer up a playful contrast that’s full of energy. Blonde and honey-toned wood furnishings are used throughout the home and help ground the white’s ethereal feel. We layered color and pattern in unexpected ways in this model home for a vibe that’s spirited and joyful while undeniably chic. The resulting ethos is one of pleasurable contrasts that dials into the many reasons people seek to call La Quinta home — a casually elegant lifestyle that embraces leisure, adventure, and play.

living room at Rancho Palma Plan 6 in San Bernardino, California

Subtle Contrasts Reign Supreme at Rancho Palma’s Plan 6

Sweeping panoramic vistas uplift and enchant at Rancho Palma by Trumark Homes, a gated community nestled in the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains in the Inland Empire, California. The muted yet refined colors of the surrounding terrain inspire the community’s Plan 6 model home, reflecting the spirit of outdoor adventure that awaits along jagged peaks and undulating hills only a short drive away. The home’s interior is a case study in subtle contrasts that creates a restful retreat with connections to the outside world. Our team was deliberate in our curated selection of natural materials and furnishings, like wood-encased mirrors, a jute rug, wood tables, and woven window shades. The living room looks and feels like a big hug with its textural elements infusing a cozy vibe that’s still refreshingly upscale. Here, contrasts are nuanced, like the interplay of sharp angles and rounded features. Tawny brown hues commingle with slate and onyx materials, offering a pleasing balance of warm and cool tones. Touches of burnt orange, a color reminiscent of late summer sunsets, suffuse throughout the bedrooms and loft. The effect is a lifestyle that’s sophisticated yet approachable and wholly inviting — a blend of cozy and modern for the at-home age where so many of us continue spending a lot of time in our living rooms, kitchens, and home offices.