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 one to life? Simple. Moments are little design pops, where setting and style converge and something personal about you is revealed. Maybe it’s your favorite color, or objects you’ve collected, or family photos. Moments infuse a home with one-of-a-kind personality. Take a look at some of our favorite model moments and think about how you can create some moments in your now or future home.

#1 ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST

Celestia Residence Three Great Room

Placing a structured chair in a corner with strong lines and layered textures like brick, wood and those awesome cable railings, creates a moment that’s all about highlighting the architecture. Calm and inviting, it oozes cool confidence, and makes a perfect perch for morning coffee or thumbing through an art book (or scrolling through your social feed).

#2 HALL OF FAME

Celestia Residence Two Entry

Thanks to white wainscoting framing the perfect gallery wall space, this hallway was a family-friendly moment waiting to happen. Setting photos with thick white mats keeps the look cohesive, while that pop of vibrant green grass livens up the neutral color scheme. But a collection of black-and-white photos would be cool here, too, and bring about a subdued vibe. And bonus, include gallery lighting to really put the spotlight on family.

#3 ROOFTOP RETREAT

Lyric Residence One-X Rooftop Deck

Who wouldn’t want to gaze at the sunset from this third-floor deck? This rooftop moment is all about making the most of SoCal’s ideal weather. With a couple of Acapulco chairs, some potted succulents and bright pillows, you’re ready to kick back and unwind.

#4 RAISING THE BAR

With their flow and open connection to the kitchen, great rooms are fab for entertaining. Adding a bar in an alcove by the stairs takes things to new levels. This moment’s all about putting the ‘fun’ in function, thanks to modern, asymmetrical, two-tone built-ins that create the bar structure while adding extra storage. Imagine decking this out for parties. And we love how the mirror expands the room while also drawing attention to that stylish glass stair railing.

#5 TAKE TWO

Even a doorway can be a moment in the right hands. Check out these two different takes on using a barn door, which are: a) already much cooler than a conventional door, and b) an opportunity to drop a little personal flair. At Lyric, the look goes modern (and lends privacy) with inset opaque-glass panels and sleek hardware. While at Mystral, painting a traditional-style door was a great way to inject color. How fun is that?

Now that you’ve got the scoop, what kind of moment are you going to create at your home, and how will you pull it together? Share and comment on our Facebook page TRIPointeSoCal. And come see more moments and be inspired at our model homes across Southern California. Find a neighborhood and visit today! www.tripointehomes.com/southerncalifornia/

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