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The “Alexander” at The Preserve
You’ll love all the deluxe amenities you’ll find in the spacious “Alexander,” now ready to tour at The Preserve in Eagle!
Gourmet kitchen in the “Alexander” at The Preserve
Take advantage of this great opportunity to explore a top-of-the-line Countryside home! The stately “Alexander” has an inviting covered deck above the entry and an elegant metal accent roof with a distinctive rustic appearance. There’s a stunning gourmet kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel appliances, designer pendant lighting, and a farm sink. The kitchen opens up to an expansive great room with a hardwood floor and an impressive dry-stacked stone view-thru fireplace.
Master Bath in the “Alexander” at The Preserve
The adjacent nook and covered patio provide fantastic flexibility for entertaining. This spacious home offers five bedrooms with a split master configuration for privacy. The lavish master bath invites you to relax with a tiled walk-in shower with rain showerhead, and a freestanding soaker tub. And don’t forget the roomy 4-car garage and a beautiful backyard deck!
Stop by The Preserve to see the “Alexander” today, and discover four additional decorated models you can tour, as well! Our sales office is located at 303 Vandries Way in Eagle. Model homes are open daily from 11AM to 7PM.
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I love this stuff — but then, my tastes have always been a bit eclectic! I buy more out of emotion rather than a desire to make everything match.
In doing some research I came across the word “chintz.” This is a word I have not heard much in the last 15 years. I was curious so I did a bit of digging, and discovered that without even knowing it, we have worked this 80’s fabric into our interiors. Its sunny presence shows up in seat cushions, bedspreads, pillows, and even wall art.
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Use chintz in the right way (take a look at the photo above) and you can give your rooms a bright, cheerful nudge without calling up memories of “grandma’s house.” You don’t even have to use the old style chintz. There are some wonderful new florals available that aren’t your typical pink or mauve, and I think they can bring character and warmth to any room (check out the photo at left).
After writing this, I think it’s time to change out my own sofa pillows in favor of some fresh new floral! Bring on the chintz!
Trina is a design professional at the Coleman Homes Design Gallery, where she lends her expertise to buyers who are building their dream homes. If you’d like to find out more about Trina and get her expert recommendations, schedule a tour at our Design Gallery today — it’s as easy as a click of your mouse! Just visit our website at mycolemanhome.com/design-gallery-welcome and click the orange “Schedule a Tour” button. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (208) 914-6500.
Perk Things Up with a Pop of Color!
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Q: What design tool can you use to incorporate color into your space, highlight architectural details, define an area, and/or create a focal point in any room?
A: Paint an accent wall!
Let your team of professional designers reflect your personal style by choosing an accent wall color at the Coleman Homes Design Gallery!
Whether in your guest suite, dining room, family room, or nursery, we can help select an accent wall color that complements your décor and makes a beautiful statement in your brand new home!
The “Emerson” at Fall Creek in Meridian
Create a focal wall in a bedroom with a splash of color.
The “Emerson” at Fall Creek in Meridian
A dark neutral on this dining room wall works to define the space in this open floor plan.
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The unexpectedly dark hue on the wall makes the clean lines of the crib stand out in this modern nursery, while the accompanying sunny colors keep the mood bright.
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The deep plum accent wall creates a tranquil mood in this elegant bedroom.
Bonnie is a design professional at Coleman Homes’ Design Gallery in Meridian, Idaho. Want to find out more about Bonnie and get her expert recommendations? Schedule a tour at our Design Gallery today — it’s as easy as a click of your mouse! Just visit our website at mycolemanhome.com/design-gallery-welcome and click the orange “Schedule a Tour” button. For more information, contact email@example.com or call (208) 914-6500.
Bring your entry to life with the colorful beauty of spring!
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Spring is just around the corner! Time to sweep up the leaves and debris from winter and create a fresh, inviting entrance. Greet your guests and neighbors as we venture back into the outdoors with a dressed up front porch.
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Pots, planters or baskets filled with flourishes of life and color are a beautiful way to welcome the season.
Annuals and perennials are just starting to arrive, so visit your local nursery today and bring spring to your home!
Here at Coleman Homes, we want to make the selection experience easy and enjoyable for home buyers, and we’ve been working to make your online experience effortless, as well! That’s why we’re excited to announce that we’ve just completed the first step in what will become a complete makeover for our Coleman Homes Design Gallery website.
Visit our site at http://www.mycolemanhome.com/design-gallery-welcome/ to find a beautiful new homepage with improved navigation. Now, scheduling your tour at the Coleman Homes Design Gallery is as simple as the click of a mouse! What’s more, accessing features like our Lookbook, Design Blog, and Buyer Testimonials is easier than ever. The next phase of our website makeover will add and improve features and functions, making your online experience a dream come true.
Visit our site today, and look out for even more great changes to come. We look forward to helping you personalize your dream home!
Bring a bright burst of color to furniture — even fabric!
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The mild weather we’ve been having these past couple of weeks has me thinking about projects for spring. Last summer a friend told me about chalk paint. This versatile product lets you add a fresh wash of color to almost any finish, with no primer required. There are tons of beautiful colors to choose from, and for those DIY people out there, I’m told you can even make it yourself, though I haven’t had the chance to try it yet!
Here’s an easy at-home paint recipe, along with a few ideas for inspiration:
Recipe For Home-Made Chalk Paint
(adapted from clumsycrafter.com)
- Add 1 tablespoon of Plaster of Paris to 1 cup of paint (make sure to stir the Plaster of Paris well before using, to break up any clumps)
- Slowly add 1/4 cup hot water to the paint/Plaster of Paris mixture and stir well until smooth
You’ll have a beautiful matte-finish paint that is perfect for distressing/antiquing furniture or other pieces. Its texture is thin enough so that deep wood grain will show through. After you’ve finished painting, wait until the surface is completely dry, then lightly sand the edges with a fine sandpaper to distress. You can seal the paint with a finishing wax if you like.
Use Chalk Paint to Bring New Life to Old Furniture
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A fresh exterior and some new hardware can bestow swan status on almost any ugly duckling.
You Can Even Use Chalk Paint on Upholstery!
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If you’ve got an old chair that’s destined for the scrap heap, chalk paint just might give it a second chance. Just use a fabric medium like this one to soften up the material as you go along.
I hope these ideas provide you with as much inspiration as they do for me! If you’ve done some chalk paint projects in your home, we’d love to see them — please be sure to share them with us!
There’s never been a better time to build your dream kitchen with Coleman Homes!
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Join us for a Dream Kitchen Tour at Coleman Homes! You’ll enjoy culinary creations, wine tasting, live music, and the chance to tour beautiful kitchens that will inspire a vision for your own dream kitchen! You’ll also be entered into the drawing for a $3000 Culinary Gadget Package full of top-of-the line appliances for equipping your dream kitchen (drawing will be held March 19). For a list of tour dates, complete details, and to RSVP, please visit mycolemanhome.com.
Make a Home Cooked Meal That Only Takes Minutes!
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Do you fall victim to the “I’m too busy to cook!” dinner? Some days I do not feel like cooking, though I know that I should. Many times I just want to “tap out” and go out to eat — but home cooking doesn’t have to be complicated to be delicious! I thought I would share one of my favorite, quick, go-to meals:
I usually pick up a package of stir fry beef at the grocery store, along with some fresh veggies. A bag of frozen stir fry vegetables or frozen broccoli and carrots will also work in place of the fresh veggies. You will also need a jar of stir fry sauce or a packet of stir fry seasoning. Do you have some instant rice on hand? If not, don’t forget to add that to the grocery cart! I like the frozen brown rice from Trader Joe’s – you can just throw the bag into the microwave to steam.
When you get home, grab your Wok! Don’t have a Wok? Don’t worry, a large, deep frying pan will work just as well.
You will either need to prep your fresh veggies or pull the bag out of the freezer for prep. I like to steam my fresh veggies before adding them into the mix. I have a steamer for my microwave that is perfect for this. If you bought a bag of frozen veggies, the back of the package will offer directions for cooking. I steam the veggies so that they are tender, and then I can just toss them into the Wok without worrying about cooking time.
I add a tablespoon of oil (or sesame oil, if I have it on hand) to the Wok. Toss the meat into the oil on medium heat. Once the meat is browned (it shouldn’t take long, as the stir fry meat is thinly sliced) turn the heat down and then add the veggies and prepped sauce, either from the jar or package. Stir and leave on low heat. Prep your rice (or noodles) and serve.
Within twenty minutes, you’ll have a fresh and healthy dinner your whole family will enjoy!