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Curb Appeal: The Architectural Story of Celestia and Mystral at Skyline

Curb Appeal: The Architectural Story of Celestia and Mystral at Skyline With views stretching to the horizon and starry skies twinkling overhead, Skyline is a place that will make you think about endless possibilities. So when it was time to create the architecture for Celestia and Mystral, architect Dave Kosco at Bassenian Lagoni knew he …

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Adulting Done Right

Adulting Done Right Sometimes adulting is hard—bills, work, chores… you know what we mean. So when you’re all grown up and buying a new home, we say you’ve got to do it right. #AdultingDoneRight.   Whether you call it a man cave or mom lair, party pad or personal sanctuary, we all need one area …

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Model Moments

MODEL MOMENTS We love our model moments. That’s why we’ve decided to shine another spotlight on the different ways designers make personal style pop. In case you’re new to this series, what are model moments? They’re the little design statements that infuse your home with one-of-a-kind personality. The way you use photographs, how a corner …

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Curb Appeal: The Lyric Architectural Story

CURB APPEAL: LYRIC’S ARCHITECTURAL STORY When you’re designing a place called Lyric, ‘harmony’ should always be top of mind. And when you walk down the street at Lyric at Cadence Park at Great Park Neighborhoods in Irvine, the streetscape does seem to sing. Individually, the shapes, styles and even color palettes of Lyric’s Contemporary, Transitional …

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All Decked Out

ALL DECKED OUT Rooftop retreat? Once upon a time, that was only possible in big cities. The views, the ideal party venue… But new architectural trends are taking new homes vertical, and crowning rooftops with indoor-outdoor spaces to swoon over. Added bonus? They’re private. So how to make the most of a rooftop deck, and/or …

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MODEL MOMENTS

Model Moments Designers know that the secret to great home style is never overlooking an opportunity to create a ‘moment.’ A focal wall, a quiet corner, an entryway with good bones, a rooftop that can become a destination—these are all moments waiting to happen. So what exactly is a moment and how do you bring …

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COOKING UP STYLE

COOKING UP STYLE When it comes to cooking up style in the kitchen, it’s all about the details, big and small. Your choice of cabinetry or countertops make a big statement, but little touches like accessories and the style of cabinet knobs and pulls are just as important. And don’t forget lighting! That’s the secret …

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The Power of Color

THE POWER OF COLOR There’s something about the arrival of spring that makes us want to freshen up our spaces with bright, bold color. It’s a time to embrace the hues in the color wheel. So how to do it? And do you have to go all in, or can you dabble a little here, …

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Get Your Host On

GET YOUR HOST ON Here we are in February, or as we like to call it, the month most likely to find us glued to a big screen TV. February begins with the Superbowl and goes out with the Oscars, and both events warrant a blow-out watch party. So, how do you get your host …

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Flex Your Flex Space

FLEX YOUR FLEX SPACE We think one of the highest compliments you can bestow upon a space is to say that it’s ‘flexible.’ Because a flex room takes your needs to heart. Hey, some of us need a craft room as badly as some others of us need a home office or a multi-gen suite! …

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