The brand-new Southern Oaks home of Preston, Nicole, Madelyn and Hayden Geeting was first introduced to the family via blueprints. "It was perfect. I was so drawn to the open plan! I wanted something that was fresh and bright, welcoming and able to accommodate lots of entertaining. We can have a lot of kids running around, big dogs - a standard poodle and great dane - and never feel cramped," says Nicole Geeting.
With the help of talented designer Tracey McKee of McKee & Company, this exquisite estate went from "Country French" to a lighter, brighter European escape. "She got rid of the red and green florals; the plaids; the oak finishes and revitalized the space with classic shades of ivory and blue. Our home now feels like a breath of fresh air! It's comfortable, stylish and meets our every need," says the homeowner.
The stunning home belonging to Jim and Karen Reilly may look luxurious, but don't let that intimidate you. This is a place where rowdy kids have gathered, dogs have roamed and feet have always been invited "up." "I'm a mom of boys, I'm outnumbered!" jokes Karen Reilly. "They never cared what I did to the house and they don't mind the 'pretty.' I'm given a lot of free reign but my goal has always been to create a space that is comfortable and relaxing. You don't have to worry about breaking anything here. It's homey and cozy," says the military mom.
It's our favorite time of year - holiday decor time! - and we're eager to deck the halls with the help of Henry Mayo's Holiday Home Tour. Each festive season, we look forward to getting an up-close look at Santa Clarita's finest homes, all dressed up for celebration! Here we take a look back at two old favorites as we eagerly await the opportunity to explore this year's most fabulously appointed houses on the annual tour.
When one hears the word "eclectic" in reference to interior design, most immediately presume that the result will be a smorgasbord of upcycled thrift-store finds and bold colors. In the case of this Westridge home, however, it translates visually to a collection of rich textures, surprising accents and handmade intentions.
When life gives you lemons, turn them into lemonade - or, in the case of Scott Zimmerman's Stevenson Ranch house, turn a recent life change into an opportunity to remodel your home into a more accurate reflection of who you are. "With the help of Jen Brown from Surfaces SCV Design Center and Kathy Goldstein of Suburban Chateau, my house was 'lightened up' and made more masculine," says Zimmerman.
We can't get enough of Pinterest - the organization, the inspiration, the fun!
Looking for that little "extra" that will take your interior from "fine" to "fabulous?" Start with distinctively-colored cabinets, a grey that's great, fresh furniture and more!
The 2017 New Year's Resolutions your home wants you to make.
Fun and fast changes that will instantly lift your look.
The best kind of home improvement is one that you can show off! These fast fixes will not only prep your place; they'll make you look good while doing it.
We'd never condone cheating on an exam, but we're all about "borrowing" answers to our biggest home-design tests. Here are the Ivy League tips that will earn your house straight As.