Lighten Up! Tips on Making Your Home Brighter

If you have a room in your home that feels dark or maybe not much light gets into the house as a whole, there are ways to lighten things up and get away from that feeling of being in a cave. Sometimes, it can be a quick fix and in other situations it may require a little more effort and expense, but it can make a world of difference in the look and feel of your home. We’re bringing you a few of … [Read more...]

Hunter Douglas Season of Style Savings Event

September 16 - December 11, 2017 Make sure your home is holiday ready by ordering beautiful new Hunter Douglas window fashions today. Rebate savings are available on select styles, September 16 through December 11, 2017. Ask for details.   $100 REBATE* on any of the following purchases of beautiful Hunter Douglas window fashions*: 1 Luminette® Privacy Sheer plus $100 for every … [Read more...]

Settlement at Gruene

Here are some beautiful photos from our newest model home Settlement at Gruene by Princeton Classic Homes. We can't decide which room we like best - which is your favorite? … [Read more...]

Style Guide: Contemporary

What's contemporary style? Simply put, contemporary at its core refers to things “of the moment.” Five or ten years from now, contemporary design in San Antonio homes will likely have a different look and feel than it does today. This is where “modern” and “contemporary” go their separate ways. Modern design has a specific look and feel, developed during a specific design movement in the early … [Read more...]

Style Guide: Transitional

With it’s focus on light and warmth, transitional style joins the best of both worlds and fits right in with our San Antonio lifestyle. If you feel like modern is too sleek and traditional is too formal, your style-in-the-middle may be "transitional." Transitional design is a marriage of traditional and modern furnishings, surfaces, and materials. The result is a blending of the elegance and … [Read more...]

Style Guide: Traditional

There’s a reason that so many San Antonio homeowners enjoy traditionally styled rooms and furnishings. These interiors boast a timeless blend of symmetry, classic patterns and subtle color schemes. This foolproof design style can feel familiar and comfortable – like coming home. This look takes its inspiration from the past; it reflects classic European décor, including British Colonial … [Read more...]

Design Considerations For Your Bathroom Remodel

There are so many details that enter into a successful bathroom remodeling project! Unless you’re a professional who does it every day — or a San Antonio homeowner who’s been through this a number of times — then all details, processes, options and decisions might be overwhelming. If you’re tackling a bathroom remodel project, having some reasonable expectations of what to expect and what … [Read more...]

Is Your Home Getting Smarter?

If you thought keeping up with smartphone technology was challenging, what about your gadgets at home? From LED lights that shut off when you leave the room to sensors that alert you to problems with your plumbing, brainy home applications are emerging on the market. Are you ready to tell your washing machine to start and stop from the comfort of your couch? Or light the porch and open the windows … [Read more...]

Kitchen Remodeling Decisions for a Timeless Kitchen – Part 2

I hope you caught part one of this series on the design decisions for a timeless kitchen that you won’t regret. (In case you missed it, you can read it here.) We know that you might only face a complete kitchen remodel once in the lifetime of your home. This is a big investment in money as well as time, and we know from a designer’s perspective what the big design choices will be and some of the … [Read more...]

Kitchen Remodeling Decisions for a Timeless Kitchen – Part 1

We all love following the kitchen remodeling trends, and it is tempting to jump into a remodel with the latest colors and textures at the top of our wish lists. Unfortunately, the backlash is that you may end up with a look that is dated down the road and “remodeler’s remorse” when the style that you loved this year shows itself to be another passing fad just a few years later. The reality is … [Read more...]