August 2017

3 Ways To Turn Your House Into A Home Sanctuary

by Shea Homes on August 29, 2017

Life can get hectic between work, family, and all of the other demands that are thrown at you. While taking a staycation can help you get away from it all, you can also create a daily escape within the comfort of your own home, to eliminate ongoing planning. Creating a personal relaxation space at home will motivate you to get through any busy day and make you fall in love with coming home. Here are three ways you can transform spaces of your home into your own personal relaxation sanctuary.

Create A Cozy Living Room

Having an inviting and relaxing living room space will help you unwind after a long day. Update the space with a soft rug and a comfy chair, bench, or couch that you can sink into. Focus on neutral color pieces and add small accents in your favorite color. Liven up the space with a leafy house plant or colorful bouquet of flowers. Leave your curtains open to allow the natural light to come in, but also have a nice standing or tabletop lamp for soft light once the sun goes down. Top it off with your favorite cozy blanket and a warm cup of tea and let your worries melt away.

Don’t have the time or budget to update your whole living room? You can still follow these tips on a smaller scale and create a personal oasis by building a reading nook wherever you have space in your house. Check out these cozy spaces as inspiration for creating your own living room sanctuary.

Bright Cozy living room with fire place
Bright Cozy living room with fire place and carpet
Living room with cozy carpet
Living room sanctuary with television
Living room oasis with leafy house plants
Open living room sanctuary


 Bring the Spa Home 

Feel as though you just left the spa every time you step out of the bathroom. Hop into a large soaking tub or steam bath to help soak away your worries every night. Light some candles and escape into the world of a good book. Soft lighting and a cozy towel and bathmat will help ease you back to the real world when you are done with your bath. Not a bath person? Glass shower doors will make your bathroom space feel larger and more modern. Use a natural tone palette and use colorful towels and lush plants to highlight the space. Check out these spa-worthy bathrooms for ideas:

Bathroom spa oasis with open shower and tub
Open bathroom with spa tub and shower curtains
Bathroom spa tub oasis with natural lighting
Bathroom shower with glass shower doors
Bathroom shower and tub with glass doors
Bathroom sanctuary with spa tub and glass door shower


In need of some actual spa time? Check out the spa services we offer in our Trilogy communities.

Create an Outdoor Oasis

After a long day in the office, unplug and spend some quality time with the great outdoors. Build a relaxing sanctuary in your backyard or on your patio with comfortable seating and colorful pillows. Let the sounds of nature ease your mind by centering the space around a small water feature or fire pit. Add some string lights and an outdoor rug to bring the comforts of the indoors outside. Grab your favorite cozy blanket and escape reality by gazing up at the stars.

Backyard fire pit lounge
Outdoor cozy seating area
Backyard seating area with cozy outdoor furniture
Lush outdoor sanctuary with grill
Backyard oasis with fire pit and cozy seating area
Outdoor entertaining oasis with cozy furniture


Ready to get started? Here are some ideas on how to spruce up your outdoor space.

Need more ideas on how to create your at-home sanctuary? Check out our Pinterest page for more ideas on how to create relaxing spaces within your home, and comment below to share which spaces in your home make you feel the most relaxed and disconnected after a hectic day.


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Fall Fun Finds from Local Vintage Markets

September is almost here! Once the weather starts cooling off, we get the urge to do a little seasonal home decorating to get in the fall mood. It always helps to visit the Valley’s great vintage markets bursting with one-of-a-kind treasures. Here are a few of our favorite local markets taking place this September!

Sweet Salvage Wicked Faire – September 21-24

Address: 4648 N 7th Ave Phoenix, AZ 85013


Sweet Salvage is a 4-day shopping event featuring a huge selection of unique vintage and collectible items. Open on the 3rd Thursday through Sunday each month, this popular market has something for everyone.

Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market – September 15-17, 2017

Address: WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16601 N Pima Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260


Billed as a “shopping experience,” Junk in the Trunk market is a much anticipated event that started in Phoenix and has since expanded to San Diego and Los Angeles. With dozens of talented vendors selling their wares, shoppers will have no trouble finding all things chippy, rusty, vintage and handmade.

Old Brick House Vintage Market

Address: 202 W. Main Street, Mesa, AZ 85201


Open the second weekend of the month in downtown Mesa, the Old Brick House Vintage Market features one of a kind antique finds. Neon lighted cacti and shabby chic dressers are just a few things you’ll find at this local favorite.

And if you’re shopping for a new home to fill with all your treasures, find a Shea Homes community near you and we will help you find your dream home.

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Due to Hurricane Harvey, Shea Homes® is rescheduling the Harmony Grillin’ & Chillin’ event from this Saturday, August 26 to Saturday, September 2nd.

Shea Homes invites you to stop by their four furnished model homes in Vivace at Harmony on Saturday, September 2nd from noon to 2 pm for their Grillin’ & Chillin’ Event. This event is a great way to meet Harmony home owners and see the lifestyle offered in the community.

Stop by for a gourmet burger and a craft beer while you check out the four model homes and homes ready for move-in. There will be an ice cream sundae bar and you can register to win a 20 quart YETI cooler, no purchase necessary to win.

Homes in Vivace at Harmony are on 50 foot or 60 foot wide homesites. They range from three to four bedrooms and two to four and a half bathrooms and 2000 to over 3500 square feet.

The line-up of luxury homes includes gourmet kitchens with beautiful oversized islands and living areas that are spacious enough for entertaining and yet comfortable for cozy dinners for two. With a focus on downstairs living, some of the plans include upstairs bonus spaces.

Every one of the four model homes in Vivace at Harmony recently won either a Best Product Design or Best Interior Merchandising Design awards, as best in the state of Texas, from the Texas Association of Builders at the 2017 Texas Star Awards.

Shea Homes in Harmony offers three elevation styles: Americana, Texas Traditional or French Country. Shea Homes blends the open living concepts and contemporary feel of its California design heritage with a traditional Texas influence. The result is a home designed to let you live your way, enabling you to select contemporary or more traditional finishes without sacrificing the integrity or quality of your home. Our diverse finish choices including paint, flooring, cabinets, lighting, plumbing, and hardware allow for flexibility not common with many builders.

To visit, from From I-45 North, take the Grand Parkway (99) east. Exit Rayford Road and turn right. Turn right on Spring Trails Park Drive and left on Cavatina Way. For more information, call (832) 869-4032 or (832) 869-4038.

Shea Homes is the largest private homebuilder in the nation, having closed more than 100,000 homes.  Since its founding in 1968, Shea Homes has grown to be recognized as a leader in customer satisfaction with a reputation for design, quality and service.   Shea Homes opened its first Houston community in 2015, and in addition to Harmony, is currently active in The Woodlands, Sienna Plantation, Laurel Glen, Meridiana and Cane Island. For more information, visit


DIY Homework Station

Summer is quickly coming to an end and the hectic-ness of back to school is right around the corner. One way to help your child transition back to the structure of school – and to keep some structure in your home – is to make sure they have a fun, and organized, study space. By having a dedicated workspace meant for them, and built by them, your kids may be more motivated and focused on the homework they need to do. To start building your at-home homework station, here are 3 easy DIY projects that you can do with your kids to help them organize their supplies and get excited about going back to school.

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Shea Homes® Makes Life Simpler With Smart Home Technology Options

August 18, 2017

Shea Homes Arizona offers a variety of options when it comes to automating your home with smart technology. Whether you’re looking for one or two smart features or a fully integrated system which includes everything from keyless entry to remote control of audio, lights, thermostat and appliances, we are ready to help you select the […]

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Shea Homes Grillin’ & Chillin’ Event in Vivace at Harmony

August 17, 2017
Harmony event

Shea Homes® invites you to stop by their four furnished model homes in Vivace at Harmony on Saturday, August 26th from noon to 2 pm for their Grillin’ & Chillin’ Event. This event is a great way to meet Harmony home owners and see the lifestyle offered in the community. Stop by for a gourmet […]

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Join us for The Grand Opening of Padova

August 17, 2017

Shea Homes® has a new collection of homes opening in the beautiful SoCal city of Irvine! Padova at Orchard Hills will be offering FIVE two-story floorplans that feature 4 to 5 bedrooms, 4.5 to 5.5 baths, and approximately 2,898 to 3,474 square feet of generous living space. Residents who settle in the hillside community of Orchard Hills will […]

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Shea Homes® Kicks Off Partnership with Arizona Cardinals for the 2017 Season

August 11, 2017

Football season is here and we couldn’t be more excited! Now in our third year of partnering with the Arizona Cardinals, we’ve got plenty of fun planned for our Shea Homes homeowners and Arizona Cardinals fans. Here are five ways you can get involved! Visit a Shea Homes Community and Enter to Win Tickets First, […]

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Sage Amenities Will Take Your Breath Away

August 11, 2017

The popular Sage community located in Livermore, California, has seen tremendous success since opening in 2016. Sage by Shea Homes® recently received 6 awards from the Building Industry Association, and with good reason – the Sage community is already a wonderful and relaxing place to call home, and many of the community amenities are now open […]

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Join us for the Cortesa Model Grand Opening!

August 9, 2017

Cortesa by Shea Homes® is unveiling new models at Esencia in Rancho Mission Viejo! If you’re a 55+ active adult on the hunt for a home where you can connect, socialize, relax, and enjoy a variety of upscale amenities, then keep Saturday, August 19th, open! Join us for a first look of these unmatched, one and […]

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