Home Design and Planning

Interior Design Trends 2018: Take the Quiz to Find Your Style

December 20, 2017




As we say goodbye to 2017, we’re already looking eagerly at the year ahead—and particularly at 2018 design trends! From wood treatments and metallic textures, to graphic angles and vibrant colors, the up-and-coming interior design trends for 2018 have a style for every personality. Take our quiz for ideas on how to refresh your current […]

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6 Ways to Make Your Outdoor Living Space Perfect for Year-Round Enjoyment

December 14, 2017




  Some home buyers are willing to sacrifice indoor space for more outdoor living space, but shorter days and cooler nights can often send homeowners indoors. Even though the weather may not always be ideal, we believe that enjoying your home’s outdoor space should not be limited to the warmer months of the year. Come […]

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How to Add Hygge to Your Home

December 14, 2017




Winter is the perfect time to make your home more hyggeligt. Hygge, pronounced HOO-gah, is a Danish word that is associated with happiness, coziness, comfort, contentment and, of course, home. It does not have a direct translation in English, but this idea and lifestyle is assumed to be part of the reason that Denmark is one of the happiest […]

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Introducing Bristol at Baker Ranch!

December 11, 2017




  A new year is quickly approaching, which means new additions are on the horizon for the Shea Homes® SoCal family. What new additions, you might ask? We are excited to announce that Bristol will be making its grand debut at Baker Ranch in January 2018! Bristol will include two-story, single-family homes, with distinctive floorplans […]

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‘Tis the season to make your home jolly

December 8, 2017




Decorating your home for the holidays can be fun and something special that the whole family gets to enjoy. Every year we unload the great big holiday boxes from the attic, remembering all of the fun decorations filled with memories that have been collected over the years. We at Shea Homes® recognize these moments and […]

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Guest Bedroom Decorating Ideas and Designs for Your 2017 Holiday Season Guests

December 4, 2017




The final leaves have fallen from the trees, holiday lights are sparkling in the streets, and the scent of cinnamon and pine candles fill our homes. The holiday season has arrived and it won’t be long until visitors are knocking at your door. Make your house feel like a second home by providing your guests […]

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Experience Waterline in Virtual Reality

November 28, 2017




Waterline, the latest Shea Homes® community, located on the San Francisco Bay in Point Richmond, California, is now open –  and these gorgeous new homes are now pre-selling. Their stunning location will truly take your breath away. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to wake up on San Francisco Bay? This could […]

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What is a Flex Room? How to Customize Your Home to Your Lifestyle

November 21, 2017




What is a Flex Room? A flex room is essentially an area in your house that can be customized and used for a number of different functions. At Shea Homes, we typically refer to these multi-purpose rooms as “Flex Spaces.” Flex spaces can be entire rooms or an area in your home that can be […]

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PHOTO FOCUS | Award-Winning Vista Dorado in Brentwood

November 20, 2017




  It’s no wonder that the breathtaking Vista Dorado community was selected as 2017 Community of the Year by the Bay Area Building Industry Association. Located in the rolling hills of Brentwood, California, with close proximity to shopping and dining, these spacious and gracious homes have plenty to offer homebuyers. Shea Homes® Vista Dorado Plan […]

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5 Fall Mantel Decorating Ideas (While on a Budget)

November 16, 2017




Dropping temperatures and changing leaves are a sure sign that fall has arrived. Whether your Shea community is in an area that experiences true seasons or not, one easy way to bring the essence of fall into your home is by decorating your fireplace mantel. We understand that between preparing for holiday get-togethers and hosting […]

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