Shag carpeting. Beaded curtains. Carpeted walls. Indoor wicker furniture. Over the last 50 years, people have followed some truly horrifying design trends. And you’ll notice you (hopefully) haven’t seen a single one of them in a new build home or modern design catalog. Striking a balance between trendy and timeless isn’t always easy. You might…

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It has been awhile since we have been “allowed” to entertain friends in our homes.  With things slowly starting to open back up, and restrictions being lifted, we are finally able to begin to see our long lost friends and family!  Of course we still want to be mindful and cautious when we are around…

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New home design trends are always changing, and while the 2019 trends will not disappear entirely, they will certainly evolve and grow in the upcoming years.  Many of these new trends can be seen throughout our new Harper Model Home at Kensley.  Here are 6 hot design trends that you will see this year!  …

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Pantone announced that its 2020 Color of the Year is Classic Blue, a shade reminiscent of the sky at dusk. “It’s a color that anticipates what’s going to happen next,” said Laurie Pressman, the vice president of the Pantone Color Institute, which selects the Color of the Year. “What’s the future going to bring as…

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Wallpaper has come a long way since the last time that you saw it in your grandparent’s home.  It is a cost effective way to make your home feel like it has that custom touch without breaking the bank.  From an accent wall to an entire powder bath, how you choose to use wallpaper is…

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Moving into a new neighborhood comes with a lot of change. The prospect of meeting all your new neighbors and getting to know the people who live nearby can be daunting. But if you’re moving in the fall, making new friends in the area is a lot easier. Why? Because Halloween, celebrated by walking around…

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Think quick – do you have brown rice in stock? How about macaroni noodles? After spending time finding a recipe, making a grocery list, and planning out your meal, the last thing you want is to reach for a staple and realize you’re out… or worse; you can’t find it in the chaotic mess that…

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The best way to give your home a little refresh is to switch up the decor when the seasons change!  Now that we are heading into the month of October, and yesterday was the first official day of Fall, now is the perfect time to change out the Summer wreaths and the bright colored throw…

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Formal dining rooms can be one of the most forgotten spaces in a new home. You may have grand ideas about the dinner parties you’ll throw, or the cherished moments of a family dinner, but lives get busy, and the dining room is all but abandoned until the holidays. Much like any room in your…

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Labor Day weekend is the perfect time to shop for your new home’s decor.  This holiday weekend can offer some great sales, and it is that transitional time of the year when Summer items need to be sold to make room for Fall and Winter.  So if you are in the market for some new…

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No matter what style speaks to you – whether you’re a minimalist at heart or love rustic themes – some design tips always apply. Here are some timeless home decorating tips you should always follow, no matter how you choose to decorate your home. Make Your Bedroom Your Favorite Room in the House Your bedroom…

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Let’s be real. We all watch HGTV and start judging our own homes with the beautiful styles we see on TV. Maybe we don’t always agree with their choices (carpet in a kitchen??), but we all wish our homes could look so put together. Bringing your home to HGTV level isn’t impossible. In fact, it’s…

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