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 …
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! …
TRI POINTE HOMES’ AWARD-WINNING VIRIDIAN AT ESENCIA WELCOMES FIRST HOMEOWNERSNEW RESIDENTS ATTRACTED TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD’S ELEVATED DESIGN AND SIZEABLE CUSTOMIZATION WITHIN ORANGE COUNTY’S PREMIER MASTER-PLANNED COMMUNITY IRVINE, Calif. (December 11, 2018) – TRI Pointe Homes Southern California announced today that its first homeowners have taken up residence at Viridian at Esencia, its new hilltop neighborhood …
HOMESTYLE HOLIDAY BAKING Gingerbread. Sugar plums. Crisp-fried doughnuts. It wouldn’t be the holiday season without delicious treats. For us, it’s all about the cookies. They’re the ultimate homemade holiday offering, whether you pack them in a tin to send across the country or pile them on a plate to pass around at a party. And …
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PUTTING THE GREAT IN GREAT ROOMS You know what we love about the great room? How it pulls the whole house together. Airy and open, a great, great room gracefully connects a home’s living spaces. It brings the outside in when it opens to a California room. Or transforms everyday dining by putting the spotlight …
SCHOOL DAYS HAVE BEGUN With the opening of Esencia K-8 School on August 21, it’s official: Life at Aria and Viridian, two neighborhoods by TRI Pointe Homes in Rancho Mission Viejo, now comes with the chance to give your kids a top-notch education— right in your own community! The brand-new state-of-the-art campus, serves the neighborhoods …
CURB APPEAL: VIRIDIAN'S ARCHITECTURAL STORY Stroll the sidewalks of Viridian and you’ll be wowed by the eclectic streetscape. Fresh, modern spins on Spanish, Adobe and coveted Farmhouse architecture are unique and distinct. But together, they harmonize, echoing Rancho Mission Viejo’s heritage ranch roots. To find out how it’s done, we talked to Hans Anderle of …
FLOORED BY FLOORING Think about it: Flooring is one of the most high-impact elements of your home. It takes a beating, holding up to everything from soccer cleats to high heels to the pitter patter of little ones, including the four-legged fur babies. But more importantly, it can make one heck of a design statement! …
BAR STOOL STYLE TO COMPLETE YOUR SPACE “A bar stool’s a bar stool, right?” said no Home Enthusiast ever. When it comes to finding the perfect bar stool for your space, there are way more factors to consider than whether you’re talking three legs or four. Materials make a statement about style. Is your home …
“A bar stool’s a bar stool, right?” said no Home Enthusiast ever. When it comes to finding the perfect bar stool for your space, there are way more factors to consider than whether you’re talking three legs or four. Materials make a statement about style. Is your home traditional? Modern? Glam? And to blend harmoniously into your floorplan, a bar stool’s size and stature should reflect the kitchen design. We gathered up inspirational photos of some of our favorite looks. Pull up a seat and let’s talk bar stools.
#1 LUXE LEATHER
Talus Residence Three: Kitchen
An oversized island in sophisticated stone cries out for luxurious seating, and leather certainly fits the bill. Supple, elegant, and yet extremely durable, it’s a look that only gets better with time. At Talus, substantial stools on a sturdy base harmonize with the kitchen’s color palette and traditional styling.
Alston Residence One: Kitchen
While at Alston, rendered in a modern shell shape atop a steel frame, saddle leather is an unexpected pop of color that pulls the whole room together.
#2 BACK TO BACKLESS
Aria Residence One: Kitchen
How to bring contemporary flair to a smaller space? It’s all about the backless bar stool, whose sculptural style adds a dose of practical whimsy. At Aria, rough-hewn wood seats are a rustic counterpoint to the stools’ delicate metal base. They’re substantial without overwhelming the island’s footprint.
Paloma Residence One: Kitchen
Meanwhile at Paloma, the moody materials of the Residence One kitchen are grounded by a pair of sturdy stools in dark wood and industrial steel.
Paloma Residence Three: Kitchen
And over at Paloma Residence Three, the bright open-plan kitchen’s airy feel is echoed in high-shine stools boasting modern good looks.
#3 NATURAL BEAUTY
Lucera Residence Three: Kitchen
Whether in sea grass, wicker, rattan or even colorful acrylic (hello, bistro style), woven bar stools are design workhorses that translate in a variety of settings. Like at Lucera, where the natural material balances the island’s shiny stone surface while reflecting its variegated hue. Note the proportions—you could seat an entire dinner party at that island without ever feeling cramped.
Tierno Residence Three: Backyard
Then at Tierno, sun-resistant woven bar stools show off their outdoorsy side, providing comfortable and stylish outdoor bar seating without ever breaking a sweat.
#4 WOODEN SOLDIERS
Tierno Residence Three: Kitchen
So strong, so sturdy, and yet so sophisticated all at the same time, wooden bar stools are equal parts classic and cool. Check out these stunners at Tierno. The bentwood styling recalls café culture, lending the sleek kitchen a little Parisian flair, especially paired with those sparkly pendant lights. Very ooh-la-la.
Viridian Residence Three: Kitchen
But at Viridian, it’s all about Danish modern. Woven seats, rigid lines and a wishbone back feel hand-hewn, warming up the polished, neutral space.
Now that you’ve got the scoop, what kind of bar stool statement do you want to make? Share and comment on our Facebook page @TRIPointeSoCal. And get excited, because there’s even more to see and be inspired by at our model homes across Southern California. Find a neighborhood and visit today! www.tripointehomes.com/southerncalifornia/.