Each year designers of all stripes eagerly await Pantone’s announcement of its Color of the Year. We can expect to see this color pop up everywhere in the new year, from clothes to furniture. If you like to keep up with trends, it can be difficult adding the color into your, especially if you don’t want to repaint or update your furniture on an annual basis! ...

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After years of languishing in the shadow of their multi-story cousins, single-story homes are gaining in popularity once again. If you’ve been thinking of buying a new home, you probably debated whether or not you wanted a single story, or ranch style home, or a multi-story home. There’s plenty to love about having everyone on the same floor: they’re easi...

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‘Tidying up with Marie Kondo’ has captured the nation’s imagination since it’s New Year’s Day premiere. The show has sparked a national conversation (there’s a good chance you’ve seen the show mentioned on social media) on home organization, and even thrift stores, consignment shops, and donation centers have experienced a rise in donations in Januar...

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If you’re afraid you may have a brown (or black) thumb, don’t fret! Keeping your houseplants alive doesn’t have to be difficult. Here are a few tips on how to care for your plant babies. Choose your plant wisely Not all plants were created equally. There are some that require a lot of maintenance and others are relatively low-maintenance. If you’re n...

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Open concept floor plans have continued to grow in popularity. While there is plenty of love about them, like the open and airy feeling they provide, they also present a challenge when it comes to selecting paint colors. How do you make each area in your home look and feel unique without disrupting the flow from room to room? There’s a careful balance to stri...

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Life is filled with stressors, from work, school, and everyday life in general. It’s easy to forget to take the time to take care of ourselves but it’s important to take the time to de-stress. Doing so helps your mind and body relax and maintain a healthy overall well-being. While those enviable resort spa vacations are dreamy and relaxing, they’re also p...

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Another holiday season has come and gone and we’re enjoying the start of a brand-new year. For many, it’s an annual tradition to resolve to eat healthier and exercise more (especially after the holiday indulgences!), save more money or learn a new skill. While you’re making plans for a new year, have you considered creating resolutions for your home? Here...

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There’s an excitement in the air as SummerHill Homes is preparing for the grand opening of our newest community of townhomes and condos in Santa Clara! Nuevo is an innovative urban town offering 331 homes with outdoor living spaces, including rooftop terraces and decks on some plans. Nuevo provides three unique home collections: E-States: 41 4-story single...

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Do you dream of buying a new home next year but you’re not sure where to start? Now is a great time to start getting ready. While you probably won’t have time to get your down payment together this year, there are still plenty of other steps you can start taking now so you’re ready to make the leap in to homeownership next year. Do a credit check Your ...

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The holidays are here and it’s time to deck the halls. Decorating for the holidays can sometimes be daunting, especially if you’re starting from scratch, but it doesn’t have to be! Here are a few simple tips that will make sure your home is both merry and bright all season long. Select your theme Everything begins with a plan. Before you begin purchasi...

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