We tend to play it safe when it comes to making home design decisions, yet the right design risk can pay off big time to create a memorable space with tons of personality. This year, let your resolution be to embrace change, try bold colors, make friends with pattern and experiment with texture to bring the wow factor into your home.
Play with Personality
The Elora model home at Lago Mar in Texas City, Texas.
Filling space on blank walls is often an afterthought in our design plans and something we tackle after furniture and other big-ticket items are in place, but there’s something to be said about building a space starting from a piece of art you love. In this bedroom, a tri-paneled octopus print acts as the muse for the room’s nautical inspired style, influencing the royal blue color palette, woven furniture and shiplap accent wall.
Decorate from the Ground Up
The Madison model home at Royal Oaks Landing in Houston, Texas.
You may not consider flooring as an opportunity to create a show-stopping moment, but the right tile in a bathroom can really make an impact. In this case, the dramatic black and white patterned tile really sets the elegant, traditional tone of the bathroom and works especially well against the dark faux brick surrounding the bathtub and stand-up shower.
Make a Style Statement
The Rollingwood model home at Empire Cibolo Canyons in San Antonio, Texas.
A grand staircase can make a real impact in a home’s design, especially when integrated with decorative yet functional storage. The crisp white built-ins offer visual interest that ties well into the living room’s design and utilizes an area that would normally be dead space.
Reach New Heights
The Bowman model home at Empire Lakeside in Georgetown, Texas.
Without doubt, the wood beams in this living room help accentuate the grand ceiling height and tie together the rest of the rustic wood elements in the fireplace and furniture for an uplifting effect.