Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Persuasive Power of Professional Design!

Been to a model home lately?

Even if you're not interested in purchasing a new home, touring model homes is a great way to keep up with home interior construction trends, fashion, and the latest and greatest in home accessories . As many of you already know, builders typically hire high-end quality home interior designers to create that irresistable "wow" factor for potential buyers.

I recently stopped in to view a model home in Vienna by Courtland Homes. The entire interior color scheme is grey neutral with organic fabrics, nature inspired accessories and artwork and functional "purpose" based living spaces. I took lots of pictures and will share them with you:

Here are a few of the light fixtures, many of which, are of European origin:

The entryway is light filled, spacious and accented with wood paneling that looked more like clapboard siding than the traditional wainscoting found in many upper end homes:

The living room, decorated with painted furniture and sand dollars framed in a neutral setting, invokes a sense of calm and understated elegance:

The dining room, with tone on tone wallpaper, a worldly sphere light fixture, painted furniture, pussy willow filled vase and casual makeshift sideboard evoke lifestyle choices made for functionality versus pedigree:

The library, complete with fireplace, is located in a light filled corner not in the center of traffic:

The kitchen sports painted cabinetry, small tiled backsplash, soapstone countertops, stainless steel appliances, butcher block topped island, shaded lighting fixtures--clearly arranged to welcome all visitors to share the experience of whatever meal is being prepared and whatever sport game or movie is being viewed:

The main level family room, an open continuation of the gourmet kitchen continues the theme of relaxed living and understated elegance geared toward functionality:

First floor optional master bedroom: A plus for those transitioning to one level living and/or those with a handicapped or elderly relative.

The upper level master suite is a delight to behold. The nautical theme continues with all the latest and greatest in home construction materials.

An ocotopus inspired framed piece:

Master bedroom dressing area with nautical window and light fixture:

gorgeous shower!

love the carerrra marble!

The hallway bathroom is loaded with earthy state of the art materials:

oiled bronze fixtures look great with the soapstone counters,

The jack and jill bathroom on the upper level features double custom square cut sinks with stone countertops and small tiled flooring.

The 2nd bedroom is decorated with a pale pink paint & bedspread. Accessories include:

a grassy casual throw rug under the bed, drippingly sweet bedspread & painted furniture...

The third bedroom continues the theme of understated elegance with muted pastels and casual furniture:

Sweet gingham curtain panels add loads charm and a casual air....

The lower level is a fabulous multi functional collection of casually arranged furniture and accessories all intended to satisfy the needs of todays modern family ( combination craft/laundry room, billard & bar area, workout room with sauna, movie sized flat screen, game tables etc.

chess anyone?

crisp and playful...

Pool table and bar area...

combo craft room, laundry room....

sauna anyone?

At around 6,000 square feet this home has it all....

Hope you enjoyed the tour. The design firm that decorated this model home can be found here:

If you'd like to make the most of your real estate experience call me today. I am here to earn your trust and I will treat your transaction as if it were my own!

Carla Brooks

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