Shades & Highlights: September/October 2013

stockvault-falling-leafs143243 - Tim FitchEver since we bid a fond farewell to summer and a hearty “HELLO!” to Fall on September 22, the folks at Highlight Homes have found much to inspire us with what promises to be a beautiful change of seasons. The rainy days of June and July have paved the way for a vibrant palette of colors as the leaves begin to change – and as renovation specialists, change is a subject near and dear to our hearts. In this edition of Shades & Highlights, we’ll share just a handful of the people, places and things that make what we do so exciting!

Biltmore Estate: Nestled in the stunning landscape of Asheville, North Carolina – Biltmore Estate is not only a terrific destination for leaf season, it’s also a wonderful place to look for ideas. From timeless architectural and interior design inspiration, to landscaping and gardening ideas – no one does it quite like the masterminds behind one of the Southeast’s greatest treasures. We encourage you to take notes and photos while you’re there of the elements that really speak to you so that Highlight Homes can help you incorporate them into your own original renovation. And we highly recommend the wine tasting, too!

Natural Elements: Not only do we love the use of natural elements in our custom homes and renovations – such as heavy timber beams and native stone accents, we also love the infusion of Mother Nature in home décor. Check out this “oldie but goody” that outlines some suggestions for natural elements in your Halloween décor: Going Green for Halloween.

West Elm Fall/Winter 2013 by Sherwin-Williams: The color geniuses at Sherwin-Williams have pulled together a beautiful collection of shades for their West Elm Fall/Winter 2013 paint palette. We really love the warmth of Rugged Brown paired with the richness of Indigo Batik – it’s like wearing blue jeans with a well-worn pair of cowboy boots. Color is still king when it comes to bright shades like Blue Nile, Forward Fuschia, and Heartthrob Red. A social network designed for architects, Architizer is also a great resource for anyone with a particular fondness for architecture in its many varied forms. Consumers considering a major overhaul renovation or building a new home from the ground up can find all kinds of inspiration from the ultra-modern and uber-cool designs displayed under the “Explore Projects” tab.

Feeling inspired?  Give the talented design-build team at Highlight Homes a call in order to bring your visions to light!  We look forward to hearing from you and are even MORE excited about working with you. We can be reached by calling 678-873-9234 or via e-mail at  To learn more about our services and sneak a peek at our online portfolio, please visit us online at

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Shades & Highlights: September/October 2013