Holiday Entertaining Ideas

The holiday season is all about gathering with friends and family. From cookie parties to toasting the end of the year, there are endless options for entertaining in your home. The trick is to make it all look effortless. We’ve gathered some tips and ideas to help you do just that with your holiday parties this year. Read More

Unexpected Color Combinations

After the home of your dreams has been built or your remodel is finished, it’s time to make the space your own. While contractors make sure that everything from the molding to the fixtures are perfect, it’s up to you to choose the colors that will bring the house to life. While gray is the color of the moment for many modern homes, don’t be afraid to go bold. Pick color combinations that are unexpected and make you smile.  Read More

Living Room design ideas

Design Ideas: Perfect Placement for Art

Art is what turns your house into a home. All shapes and sizes can add color and personality to the space. It’s always fun to walk into someone’s home and see what they have chosen as the focal feature or point of interest. From creating an arrangement over the fireplace to hanging a work of art from the ceiling, here are all the design ideas and tools you need to properly feature your works of art. Read More

Westlake Bedroom

Preparing for Holiday Guests

With the holidays right around the corner, it’s time to get things ready for the hustle and bustle of the season. This includes everything from decorating your home to preparing your guest room for visitors. If you’ve been using your guest room as a catch-all space, now is the time to clear the clutter, dust the cobwebs and fluff the pillows. With a few simple touches here and there, your guests may never want to leave.  Read More

Holiday Host and Hostess Gift Ideas

The holiday season is a time to deck the halls and invite friends into your home, but you’ll also receive invitations to celebrate the holidays with family and friends at their homes as well. As your dance card fills up for the season, be ready with the perfect thank you gift for every party. Here are some of our favorite host and hostess gift ideas.  Read More

Stunning Kitchen Islands

Every cook knows that having your kitchen setup just right is vital for happy cooking and family gatherings. Having an island in your kitchen can make this a lot easier by providing a number of great assets. One of the best benefits of an island is the extra counter space it provides. Extra counter space can be used for casual or extra seating by adding a few bar stools; as a buffet for hors d’oeuvres during dinner parties; or added space for baking and food prep. These kitchen centerpieces also offer a nice design flare to your home. Some kitchen islands have a range top or sink, offering the ability to stay connected visually to what’s going on instead of looking at a wall.

No matter which benefit is your favorite, a kitchen island is sure to add functional beauty to your space. Here are a few of our favorite islands to get you dreaming! Read More

outdoor living room

Year-Round Outdoor Living Escapes

Imagine if you had a beautiful outdoor dining room where your guests could eat and socialize. If relaxation is more your speed, picture lounging on an outdoor daybed or a hammock, reading the day away. Outdoor living spaces like these are easy to envision, but they do require some planning to make the space a cohesive part of the home. Here are a few things to consider when designing the perfect outdoor haven. Read More

master bathroom

Elements of a Luxurious Master Bathroom

Your bathroom is arguably the most important and useful room in your house–even more than your kitchen! Like most homeowners, you want your master bathroom to go a step beyond and become a private retreat – a place to get away, relax, and pamper yourself. More than the five star hotel-grade towels and pampering hand soaps, your bathroom needs certain design elements that add comfort, utility, and luxury that will make it an inviting and welcoming space at the end of a long day. When you are building your custom luxury home, the master bathroom is not the place to skimp on design elements. Here are some ideas that will help you turn a basic bathroom into a spa-like experience you will look forward to. Read More

Practice your Swing with a Home Golf Simulator

Many people enjoy playing golf. The idea of spending a day outside in the fresh air playing a few rounds sounds both refreshing and relaxing. Unfortunately, many people don’t have the time to get to the course as often as they’d like. If you want to play golf but can’t find the time, you can play at home with a personal golf simulator. Most avid golfers have tried these simulators in their local pro shop, but having one in your home is even better. There are several benefits to installing a home golf simulator in your home. Read More