Archive for Design and Decorating
Our Normandy Heights model home in Winter Haven, which was built in 2006, has been updated with a fresh, new look.
The home showcases Highland Homes’ popular Remington II floor plan, which features 1,841 square feet with three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a two-car garage. Read More→
If you are more of a dominant “left brainer,” you’re probably one of those people. You think you can’t handle being creative when it comes to decorating your Central Florida new home, but you can. Color, although typically seen as a tool for “right brainers,” can also be dealt with in numbers.
A classic way of looking at space is with a ratio of 30:60:10. Use this ratio as a guideline as you decorate a space. 60 percent of the room might be the walls. 30 percent might be the bed linens, furniture, curtains, etc. 10 percent might be the accessories such as pillows, vases, books, etc. Read More→
The icing on the cake, the star on top of the Christmas tree, the cherry on top of the sundae….yes, this also can be said for window treatments in your home. It goes without saying that they should be beautiful and reflect your personal taste, but when designed properly, your window treatments can do much more. By addressing light and energy control while considering your privacy, your window treatments can make an impact on the comfort of your home.
When purchasing a Florida new home, it is vital that you consult a professional when dressing your windows. Although, you might think they are just for looks, I assure you that the right window treatment adds much more than their beauty. Read More→
Pantone’s Color of the Year was just announced, and the hottest hue for 2013 is Emerald Green, a radiant and elegant color of balance and harmony. Using green in decorating has endless possibilities because the color’s infinite variations blend easily with most other hues. Green shades are great in gathering spaces such as the kitchen or family room as the hues tend to make people feel comfortable and relaxed. In Central Florida new homes, green can be an especially beautiful accent because it goes so well with our bright sunshine and lush landscapes!
Emerald Green has been popular in the fashion world for awhile. The perception of Emerald green is sophisticated and luxurious which is why it has become so popular in interior design. Emerald is a very bold color that can be overpowering, so it is most commonly used as an accent color with paint or with decor such as window treatments, pillows, or rugs. If the color is too bold for you on its own, try to use patterns that have a slight amount of Emerald green rather than items of a solid. Read More→
The holidays have ended and it’s time to pack up your lights and decorations. If you are like most, than you probably have been stuffing items in your closet to get them out of sight, just to find out weeks later your closet won’t open without items crashing out of it. Since Central Florida new homes are not built with basements, closet space is a hot commodity and keeping your closets organized will optimize your storage space as well as make it easier to find what you need, when you need it. It can be hard to find the time to clean an area that is hidden behind closed doors, but make the time to get your closets organized and I promise it will be easy to maintain. Read More→
After a long day at work, school, or taking care of the kids, many people seek out a place of relaxation in their home to ease the day’s stresses. If you are one of those people, we have some tips to help turn your bathroom into your own private oasis. To create this ideal bathroom, it will not take much time or money – through paint, lighting, fabrics, and spa-inspired décor; you can easily have the dream bathroom you have always wanted in your Florida new home.
When you redecorate your bathroom the first thing to consider are colors. Shades of blue, green and purple have the most soothing effect on the mind and body and can easily be paired with neutrals. Read More→
Sully comes to Highland Homes with a strong background in new home decorating – in fact, Sully previously worked for Highland Homes as an outside interior decorator but left to pursue a career with Ashley Furniture as their visual designer/merchandiser. After 3 years, she has returned to Highland Homes.
“I love working with a home builder because it is so exciting to help buyers select their features and design their home from the ground up and see it all come together in the end,” Sully says.
Sully has a degree in Interior Design from Florida State University and has always worked for either a builder or furniture company. Read More→