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Home Trends: Decorating for Fall

Categories: Design Trends, Shaddock Homes, Uncategorized | Posted: October 11, 2018 | Comments Off on Home Trends: Decorating for Fall

The weather is finally cooling down and we’re gearing up for the cooler months ahead! One of the greatest things about fall is that it’s the kick-off of the holiday season and we’re all about celebrating with festive décor. We’ve complied a list of some of our favorite design trends and tips to update your home for this season.

Photo courtesy of Pinterest

Homemade Paper Banners
One trend we’re really excited about is paper banners. You can create paper banners of leaves, bats or anything your heart desires and also make it a fun family activity. You can use foil paper, patterned paper or even layer your banners in so many ways. This craft costs very little to make and is easy to swap out as often as you like. We personally love a classic fall toned leaf banner.

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Unconventional Pumpkins
We know that pumpkins have always been a Halloween staple, but we’re seeing more and more of untraditional colors of pumpkins for décor. While we love the classic orange pumpkins, we think mixing it up and decorating your home with muted toned pumpkins gives a beautiful farmhouse feel while still being festive. We are loving this sage and cream collection from SF Girl. The beauty of this trend is that they’ll carry over décor-wise for after Halloween!

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Wall Hangings
One of the bigger trends over the last few years has been yarn wall hangings. There have been simple ones, macramé and even intense woven ones. But one fun idea is to create one you can change out all year long based on the season. We love this one featured on the abeautifulmess blog. It’s a simple touch that updates your room from summer to fall.

Photo courtesy of Pinterest

Gold Accents
When in doubt about your fall décor you can always play it safe by acquiring gold accent pieces! Gold is something you can have in your home year around, but it’s particularly appropriate around the fall through the new year. It adds warmth to your home and you can utilize gold accents in so many ways! We love this combination of gold, candles and earthy elements.

Photo by Ifrah Akhter on Unsplash

Cozy accents are definitely a must at this time of year. Stock up on blankets you can display, new throw pillows and candles but also consider adding velvet into your cozy mix. Velvet has been gaining popularity again and it’s made its way into home décor. Pick up some velvet pillows in a bold fall color. Or if you’re ready for some major décor changes maybe pick out a velvet furniture piece! The options are endless.

Photo by @courtneyfhill on Instagram

Wreath Update
Give your guests a seasonal style greeting with a wreath update! Wreaths are timeless pieces themselves with a wide variety of ways to style them. You can go for seasonal colors, holiday specific or even get a little wacky. It’s all up to you and how you want to impress your guests. We personally love this wreath one of our homebuyers has displayed for this season.

Shaddock Styling: Kitchen Counters

Categories: Design Trends, Helpful Tips & Information, Shaddock Homes, Uncategorized | Posted: August 16, 2018 | Comments Off on Shaddock Styling: Kitchen Counters

When you first move into your new Shaddock home you’ll probably want to jump right into making your home perfect. One of the easiest rooms to decorate and make your own is the kitchen. You can dive immediately into styling your kitchen counters with little to no effort while making a huge impact on your space.

The options for decorating your kitchen are pretty much endless and that might be daunting, but we’re here to help! We have rounded up 6 of our favorite ways to decorate this space to help you achieve your design goals.

1. Edible Décor

One of the easiest and most practical ways to decorate this space is to add in a little bit of edible décor. You can have a big bowl with cute/ready to grab after school snacks for the kids. But you can also place a variety of delicious fresh fruit in a unique tiered display. We’re partial to picking out different seasonal and local fruits!

2. Green is great!

Nothing brightens up any space like some greenery! You can use your countertops, cabinets or open shelves to display a variety of different luscious plants. Succulents work well in this space, but you can also try out fresh herbs. And if you need something low-maintenance rubber plants are also a win!

3. Functional Décor

Decorative canisters, bowls, etc are great ideas for filling up this space, but you can also utilize these pieces. We love to use ours to store flour, sugar and of course coffee! Hiding everyday items in plain sight is a win-win.

(Photo courtesy of @laura_cadenhead on instagram)

4. Display Your Favorites

One of the best pairings for countertops is a favorite cookbook and beautiful kitchenware. Have your favorite utensils that are too pretty to use or a stylish cutting board that needs its time to shine? Set up a space to make these pieces a showcase of your kitchen.

5. Drink Display

Are you an avid coffee drinker? Or maybe you love to collect wine. Either way a fun way to decorate your counters is to dedicate a space to displaying some of your favorite drinks. You can set up a ready-to-go coffee tray or even display some of your favorite wines to unwind with.

6. Company Awaits

If you love having guests and want to display your home in a guest ready way, try having place settings at your island! Anytime you have an impromptu friend pop on by you’re already ready to entertain with a casual meal and gossip.

For more ideas to inspire check out our website gallery here. If you’re still looking for your dream Shaddock home check our available homes here.

Home Trends: The New Neutral

Categories: Design Trends, Helpful Tips & Information, Shaddock Homes | Posted: July 19, 2018 | Comments Off on Home Trends: The New Neutral

When decorating your home it’s important to make decisions you’ll love for a long time, so it’s hard to pick what trends to implement with your design choices. One of the biggest trends in interior design as of late is something that’s bold, but also classic… navy as a neutral.

Immediately when you think of navy you might imagine nautical designs, but don’t limit yourself there. Navy can be used in rustic, traditional and even modern home interior design. Due to the richness of the color it works similar to black as a neutral, but it has a calming effect and the tone you choose can really change up your space.

Navy works well with natural tones like beige or even wood. It’s a beautiful contrast to colors like pale pink, yellow and pale purples. There’s so many ways you can utilize this trend in the home. You can use navy as a paint color on your walls or to make your kitchen island POP. You can buy furniture in a tone of navy to make a focal piece in the room. You can buy home décor accessories in navy to play off other pieces in your room.

If you aren’t fully loving the darkness of navy, you could also try a little brighter blue for a similar effect! We’ve started using this trend in every way we can think of and are loving the results. One of our favorite rooms to utilize the trend in is the kitchen, but it really does work in every room in all different styles. Check out some of our beautiful model home designs below for more navy and blue inspiration. But don’t forget to jump on over to our website here to see more ideas to inspire or check out our Pinterest page here.

Home Trends: The Statement Wall

Categories: Design Trends, Helpful Tips & Information, Shaddock Homes, Uncategorized | Posted: May 31, 2018 | Comments Off on Home Trends: The Statement Wall

Here at Shaddock Homes we strive to build dream homes for every one of our buyers. Because of that we do a lot of research to stay up to date with design styles and trends. One of the biggest things we have been seeing in home design is having statement walls.

Statement walls have always been around, but they are having a revival moment now. There are also endless ways to have a statement wall in your home and also very different ways to do it. This trend is super exciting due to how much impact it can have on a room. Our favorite statement wall designs are: reclaimed wood, shiplap and wallpaper. We’ve utilized these trends in our models in almost every type of room. Which of these styles would you like to see more of? Also, don’t forget to check out our Design Studio here for more information on home design. Or head over to our Pinterest for more inspiration.


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