Month: February 2015

Put the Hues and Tones in Your Hearth and Home

PANTONE®’s Color of the Year Plus Color Trends for Spring 2015

Pantone Color of the Year 2015 - Marsala 18-1438Building a custom – or even a semi-custom – home can be a little overwhelming for any home buyer. There are so many elements that go into not only making a house a home, but also into making it uniquely your own. Between selecting essentials like countertops, cabinets, lighting, appliances, flooring, banisters, trim, and more, it’s easy to run out of steam near the finish line and go with a “safe” neutral with regard to the color of your walls. However, the right color can make or break a room – creating atmosphere and setting a mood for all who enter. Entire industries have been built upon the use of color – from fashion to home décor – so Highlight Homes encourages our clients to reserve enough energy and imagination to select the ideal “hues and tone” for their hearth and home.

PANTONE® – the global color authority and provider of professional color standards for the design industries – has announced it Color of the Year for 2015.  Marsala (PANTONE 18-1438) is a warm, stylish and earthy wine red that “is universally appealing and translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors” according to Pantone Color Institute® Executive Director, Leatrice Eiseman.  “Dramatic and at the same time grounding, the rich and full-bodied red-brown Marsala brings color warmth into home interiors.”

Additional colors that are trending for Spring 2015 include PANTONE® 14-4313 Aquamarine, 16-4725 Scuba Blue, 14-5714 Lucite® Green, 19-4052 Classic Blue, 14-1213 Toasted Almond, 16-1720 Strawberry Ice, 15-1247 Tangerine, 13-0720 Custard, and 14-4102 Glacier Gray.

Not entirely comfortable making your own color and design selections?  No problem! We’re more than happy to introduce you to our resident interior designer. For more information about Highlight Homes, please visit us online at, call us at 678-873-9234 or fill out our convenient online contact form and someone will be in touch shortly.

Stonefront Sophistication and Southern Hospitality in Brookhaven

1431 Hearst Drive Brookhaven - HLH - ExteriorAtlanta custom home builder – Highlight Homes – recently completed construction on another stunning new home in Brookhaven. Exuding sophistication, style and an undeniable air of Southern Hospitality, the semi-custom home – located at 1431 Hearst Drive in Brookhaven – is loaded with distinctive features and awe-inspiring architectural touches… inside and out. From the moment you first see the home – with its custom brick round-about on the drive, exquisitely curved roof line over the carriage house-inspired garages, and beautifully paired stone and brick façade – you’ll know you’re in for something truly special just beyond those elegant front double doors.

1431 Hearst Drive Brookhaven - HLH - Family RoomIncredibly priced at just $1,859,000 and weighing in at 5300 sprawling square feet, the home features six bedrooms, five full bathrooms, two half bathrooms, three fireplaces, an unfinished daylight basement, and three car garage. Ideally suited for the family who loves to entertain, the main level boasts an open floorplan with large gourmet kitchen that features crisp white cabinetry paired with white marble countertops and stainless steel top-of-the-line Thermador® appliances. The kitchen opens onto a truly stunning family room with a soaring wood-lined cathedral ceiling. French doors beckon guests outdoors to the covered porch overlooking a delightfully wooded private backyard. The lovely master-on-main, which features a large sitting room with access to the covered porch, also overlooks the backyard and boasts hardwood floors and a gorgeous spa-inspired master bath. The main floor also showcases stunning formal dining and living rooms, private study, breakfast room, butler’s pantry, mudroom and large laundry room.

1431 Hearst Drive Brookhaven - HLH - Master BathThe upper level of the home proves equally impressive with four secondary bedrooms – one of which is a sprawling princess suite, four full bathrooms, and a loft in the attic space above one of the bedrooms (making it the ideal space for a teen suite!). There are also a couple of flexible living spaces that could serve as a gym, media room, study, craft room and more – whatever might best fit your family’s individual needs and collective personality.

1431 Hearst Drive Brookhaven - HLH - KitchenNestled between Silver Lake and Peachtree Golf Club, the home offers close proximity to shopping and dining at the new and positively chic Town Brookhaven live, work, play development and Peachtree Road for an easy commute into Downtown Atlanta. School age children living here will have an opportunity to attend Montgomery Elementary (which scores a 9 out of 10 from GreatSchools!), Chamblee Middle, and Chamblee Charter High Schools. To learn more about this beautiful home and schedule a personal tour, contact Highlight Homes Principal – Tony Pourhassan – at 678-873-9234. For more information about Highlight Homes – including a chance to view other custom homes and luxury renovations in their online portfolio – please visit