Life After… Home Renovation

Allow us to "enlighten" you - opulence is making a major comeback! Photo credits: Deepu Das/Stockvault
Allow us to "enlighten" you - opulence is making a major comeback! Photo credits: Deepu Das/Stockvault

While there is always a great deal of anticipation and excitement leading UP to a home renovation, there is plenty left over for AFTER the renovation company has packed up their equipment and gone. A well-planned home renovation is not only a functional addition to your house, it should also serve as the ideal blank canvas to showcase your unique sense of style and personality. With the help of some of our interior design friends, the Highlight Homes’ team welcomes the chance to see your renovation from start to glorious finish.


What does one do with a blank canvas?  Paint it, of course! Pantone  – THE global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries – recently revealed its Pantone®View home+interiors 2014, which highlights some of the coming year’s hottest colors and combinations. Will you identify with the bright shades of Techno Color and Eccentricities, the muted hues of Physicality and Sculpted Simplicity, or one of the other five shade-inspired palettes created by the color experts at Pantone?


Word on the street is that some of the hottest trends in home décor include a major emphasis on eye-catching art, chevron stripes and honeycomb patterns in fabrics, bright and bold florals, vintage looks, glossy finishes and LOTS of luxury touches.


According to Elle Décor, some of the hottest trends in furniture – as evidenced by the inventory at the Furniture Market at High Point, North Carolina – include metallic leather, showy glamorous pieces, tailored looks in upholstery, small space solutions, dining room tables that make a statement, and items that incorporate green design and manufacturing techniques. Some things we like out there on the market include cozy over-stuffed sectionals, painted accent furniture, natural materials and eclectic blends of modern and antique furniture.


From lighting to drawer pulls, we are seeing a couple of exciting trends. With the return of vintage looks, brass and gold are making a bold comeback. Lighting has become just as fanciful as it is functional – from sleek industrial pendant lamps to sophisticated chandeliers.

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The most important thing to do when finishing a room is to fill it with things that you love. A country look can become more stylish when a repurposed barn door becomes a sliding door – serving as both a focal piece and a functional room separator. A beachy look can feel trendier with the use of sandy neutrals and subtle enhancements like bleached floors and less is more approach to placing “beachy” items around the room.

Of course, in order to get to the interior design phase of your home renovation – you need to RENOVATE first.  To schedule a no-obligation consultation with the talented design-build team at Highlight Homes, call us at 678-873-9234, e-mail us at, or fill out our convenient online contact form.  To learn more about Highlight Homes and the services we provide, visit us online at

Life After… Home Renovation