Shades and Highlights: Things We Like March 2013
At Highlight Homes, we love the fact that Spring comes a little earlier this year! With its arrival comes fun stuff like gardening, outdoor gatherings, open windows, and picnics in the park. We feel inspired by the blue skies and little green leaves popping out everywhere. True to form, in this month’s installment of Shades and Highlights, we shine the light on a few other people, products and projects that inspire us…
Pantone’s Color of the Year: Emerald 17-5641 – While the Bermuda Grass remains a shade of tan and the leaves take their sweet time returning to the trees, it’s easy to bring those beautiful emerald hues indoors with accent walls, throw pillows, vases, picture frames, area rugs, and more. Pantone – THE global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries – has designated Emerald as its 2013 Color of the Year. It’s a color often associated with tranquility, good health and good fortune. Use it in your décor, and your neighbors will be “green” with envy!
Flower Power – Big bold prints are also all the rage in fashion and décor this year. Whether wearing them or decorating with them, floral prints bring an undeniable sense of Spring indoors. CountryLiving.com features a terrific article by Charlotte Barnard titled “Decorating with Floral Prints” – it’s a must-read!
WE Do Windows! – It’s amazing the difference a new door or replacement windows can make to both the outward and inward appearance of a home. Highlight Homes is proud to work with a number of local window & door manufacturers and suppliers who offer traditional as well as custom items. From unusual geometric shapes to bay windows, we do it all. Open the sash and let those wonderful Spring breezes in. While we’re at it, we can design and construct an entire ROOM of windows – your new sunroom!
Hidden Spaces – As though inspired by Frances Hodgson Burnett’s Secret Garden, we love to find tucked away spaces and turn them into something beautiful. A hall closet door can become a sunken doorway bookcase, the space under the stairs can be opened up and transformed into a highly functional storage space or an indoor dog house, a little used corner can become a book nook, a guestroom closet can become a home office… the possibilities are endless! With Highlight Homes’ extensive knowledge of structural engineering, we may be able to see the possibilities in your home that you may have overlooked.
If you wish to incorporate any of the looks above in your own home, but you need our help to do so – we welcome the opportunity to help you make that happen! Our talented design-build team can be reached by calling 678-873-9234 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.