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Top Style Trends to Create Your Summer Sanctuary

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Welcome to the sunny season in Texas! As the temperatures rise, it’s the perfect time to refresh and revitalize your living space. And we’re excited to share some of the hottest summer style trends to incorporate into your luxury custom home. From breezy outdoor spaces to vibrant interior accents, these trends will help you make the most of summer in your Texas oasis.

1. Indoor-Outdoor Living Spaces

Transform your home into a seamless blend of indoor and outdoor living. Large sliding glass doors, retractable walls, and covered patios can create a harmonious flow between your indoor living areas and your backyard. Incorporate comfortable outdoor furniture, string lights, and lush greenery to make your outdoor space an extension of your home.

2. Cool Coastal Colors

Bring the serene vibes of the coast into your home with a palette of cool blues, soft greens, and sandy neutrals. These colors can instantly make any room feel fresh and airy. Consider painting an accent wall, updating your throw pillows, or adding coastal-inspired artwork to capture that breezy summer feel.

3. Natural Textures and Materials

Incorporate natural textures and materials like rattan, wicker, bamboo, and linen to create a relaxed, organic ambiance. These elements not only add visual interest but also help keep your home feeling cool and comfortable. Think woven baskets, light linen curtains, and rattan furniture to bring this trend to life.

4. Light and Airy Fabrics

Swap out heavy fabrics for light and breathable materials to keep your home cool during the summer months. Opt for sheer curtains, lightweight cotton or linen bedding, and airy throw blankets. These fabrics not only enhance comfort but also contribute to a bright and open atmosphere.

5. Vibrant Outdoor Kitchens

Take advantage of the warm weather by upgrading your outdoor kitchen. Incorporate state-of-the-art grills, pizza ovens, and beverage stations to create the ultimate summer entertaining space. Add a splash of color with vibrant tile backsplashes, and don’t forget comfortable seating for guests to enjoy al fresco dining.

6. Tropical-Inspired Decor

Add a touch of the tropics to your home with bold, leafy prints and exotic accessories. Think palm fronds, banana leaves, and vibrant floral patterns for cushions, rugs, and wallpapers. Complement these prints with real tropical plants like monstera, bird of paradise, and ferns to bring a touch of the jungle indoors.

7. Eco-Friendly Features

Sustainability is always in style. Incorporate eco-friendly features like energy-efficient windows, solar panels, and sustainable materials in your home design. Not only will these elements reduce your environmental footprint, but they can also lower energy costs and enhance the overall comfort of your home.

8. Spa-Like Bathrooms

Create a tranquil retreat in your home with spa-inspired bathroom upgrades. Think rainfall showerheads, freestanding bathtubs, and natural stone or wood accents. Incorporate soft, neutral tones and lush greenery to enhance the relaxing ambiance. This trend transforms your bathroom into a luxurious sanctuary.

9. Smart Home Technology

Keep your home cool and efficient with the latest smart home technology. Install smart thermostats, automated window treatments, and advanced lighting systems to easily control the climate and ambiance of your home. These features not only provide convenience but also enhance your home’s energy efficiency.

10. Outdoor Entertaining Areas

Designate a special area for outdoor entertaining, complete with a fire pit, comfortable seating, and perhaps even a water feature. String lights or lanterns can add a magical touch for evening gatherings. This trend encourages you to make the most of your outdoor space for memorable summer nights with family and friends.

By incorporating these summer style trends into your luxury Texas home, you’ll create a fresh, inviting atmosphere that celebrates the beauty and warmth of the season. Whether you’re entertaining guests or simply relaxing with family, these updates will help you enjoy the best of summer living.

 

10 DIY Project Ideas for Christmas Break: Crafting Your Home Wonderland

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The winter holidays are upon us, and what better way to make the most of this joyful season than by sprucing up your home with some fun and creative DIY projects? Embrace the festive spirit and transform your happy home into a cozy, personalized haven. Whether you’re looking for small enhancements or considering ambitious endeavors, here are some fun ideas to get your creative juices flowing and keep the kiddos busy this Christmas break.

1. Outdoor Fire Pit

Take advantage of the cooler weather and build an outdoor fire pit to gather around with friends and family. Not only does it add warmth to chilly evenings, but it also creates a charming focal point for your outdoor space. Consider using local Texas stones for a rustic and authentic touch.

2. Customized Wreaths

Put your creative talents to the test by crafting personalized wreaths for your front door or interior spaces. Incorporate native Texan flora like pinecones, magnolia leaves, or even cotton stems for a unique and regional flair.

3. Festive Light Displays

Illuminate your home with a stunning display of lights. Create a breathtaking arrangement along your roofline or landscape with dazzling LED lights. Add a Texan twist by using cowboy boot or star-shaped lights for an extra touch of charm. If you use neutral colors, you can keep them up all year!

4. Handcrafted Furniture

Channel your inner craftsman and build bespoke furniture pieces. Whether it’s a reclaimed wood coffee table or a set of wooden shelves, personalized furniture adds character and elegance to your home. Texas has a wealth of reclaimed materials to explore, giving your creations a distinctive local flair.

5. Herb Garden Indoors

Bring a bit of greenery indoors by setting up a DIY herb garden. Use decorative pots or mason jars to plant herbs like rosemary, cilantro or basil. Not only do they provide fresh ingredients for your culinary endeavors, but they also infuse your home with natural scents and colors. Take it one step further and plan a crafts day with the kids and paint the pots together with flowers, lady bugs, turtles – whatever they like.

6. Accent Wall Revamp

Transform a plain wall into a captivating accent with a fresh coat of paint or unique wallpaper. Experiment with vibrant Texan-inspired colors or patterns to enliven your living space. Consider incorporating motifs like Lone Star patterns or desert landscapes if you want to keep it puro San Anto, as we say.

7. Customized Corkboard or Pinboard

Create a functional yet stylish corkboard or pinboard to organize your space. Use a rustic wooden frame or repurpose old picture frames for a vintage feel. Personalize it further by adding Texan-themed fabric or pins shaped like iconic state symbols.

8. Home Theater Installation

Turn a spare room or basement into an entertainment hub by setting up a home theater system the whole family can enjoy. Install a projector, comfortable seating, and ambient lighting for a cinematic experience right at home. Just don’t forget the vintage popcorn maker!

9. Upcycled Décor

Give new life to old items by upcycling them into decorative pieces. From mason jar lanterns to repurposed wine barrel furniture, the possibilities are endless. Unleash your inner artist and let your Texas roots inspire your designs.

10. Cozy Reading Nook

Create a serene reading corner by incorporating comfortable seating, warm blankets and shelves filled with your favorite books. Add Texan charm with cozy throw pillows featuring local landmarks or landscapes.

With these DIY projects, you can infuse your home with personalized touches that reflect you and your family’s style and celebrate the holiday season. Embrace the spirit of creativity and craftsmanship and make this winter break a time to cherish by creating lasting memories within the comfort of your own home. Happy holidays and happy crafting!

It’s All in the Design!

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We’d like to introduce you to our phenomenal residential designer, Shawn Campbell of Campbell Designs. He’s the gentlemen responsible for creating the magnificent custom home designs for our clients. He’s able to take all your dreams and aspirations for your new home and translate them into a plan from which we build. It’s fair to say, we couldn’t do it without him!

Shawn started his career as a residential designer in Dallas over 20 years ago. When he began, he was even drawing by hand. This was before the inception of the advanced designing software commonly used today.

We’ve been working with Shawn for over 10 years now. When we sat down with him to ask his advice on how to help make the process more seamless for our clients, he offered these tips:

  • Know what you want. So many people get started but don’t really know what they want, which results in having to continually make changes, costing time and money.
  • Have a firm grasp of your budget. Coming in with a clear budget helps inform, not just the design, but every element of the entire project.
  • Make a list of your priorities. What aspects of your new home are most important to you? Say, for example, you know you want a luxurious primary bath, a three car garage and a really amazing view of the lake, then that’s our starting point, and we design the layout of the home around those priorities.
  • Be open to alternative that fit within your budget. While we always really appreciate the photos people find in magazines and online of home elements that they really like, it’s often those really cool details that get cut because of budget restrictions. However, I do my best to give the client what they want while making the house affordable and buildable. For example, a lot of people want curtain walls these days (with the metal frames and glass in-between) but they’re very expensive, so alternatively, I can implement large windows with wood frames that are close together, giving it a similar effect.

Trends Shawn is seeing in new home designs:

  • What’s still really popular right now is the modern farmhouse design, with one big rectangle as the layout for the main public spaces that includes a kitchen on one side, dining table in the middle and the living room on the other side. I haven’t designed a formal living room or dining room in a long time.
  • As you might imagine, we’re still seeing more home offices.
  • Guest rooms and kids’ rooms are getting a little bit smaller, as they’re less of a priority.
  • Not everyone ones likes a soaker tub in the primary bath anymore. It’s nice to have, but not everyone really uses it.

Shawn has worked with several builders over the years and still does. He told us: Stone Creek Custom Homes is the number one builder I work for. If anyone asks me which builder I recommend, I always say Stone Creek.

Thank you, Shawn, we feel the same way!