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2018 Home Design Trends

by Shea Homes Arizona on January 12, 2018

 

So what’s in store for home design in 2018? Here’s a quick guide to some of the hottest home design trends for 2018, and some new home eye candy from our very own Shea Homes® communities.

Spa Inspired Bathrooms
Spa Inspired BathsEverybody is dreaming of resort-inspired bathrooms and we think you deserve your own paradise located conveniently in your home. This master suite in our Latitude at Cantilena community in Peoria features the ultimate spa bathroom. Relax and indulge with light tones of gray and white, recessed and pendant lighting, and a dream shower with soothing rain shower head. 

Mixed Metallics
Mixed MetallicsMetallics are in, and there’s nothing wrong with mixing your silver, brass and gold. But we do advise you to splash it around a room versus making it a dominant color. There is such thing as overdoing it! 

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The Color of the New Year

by Shea Homes Arizona on December 21, 2017

Ultra Violet - Pantone Color of 2018Every year, Pantone Inc., a company best known for its standardized color matching system, announces the color of the year, based on what it believes will be the year’s “it” shade. This coming year’s hue is ultra violet or more specifically, PANTONE 18-3838. On Pantone’s Instagram, they announced the bold color saying, “Pantone’s Color of the Year is one moment in time that provides strategic direction for the world of trend and design, reflecting the Pantone Color Institute’s year-round work doing the same for designers and brands.”

According to Pantone’s executive director, Leatrice Eiseman, in a New York Times article, this complex and introspective shade of purple “communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us towards the future.” Eiseman continued, “It’s also the most complex of all colors, because it takes two shades that are seemingly diametrically opposed — blue and red — and brings them together to create something new and extraordinarily beautiful.”

Show your life and home some love this year by adding a pop of this rich and inspiring tone throughout your home.

Learn more about the color of the year here:

https://www.pantone.com/color-of-the-year-2018

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Holiday Outings in the Desert

by Shea Homes Arizona on December 15, 2017

Holiday Outings in the DesertThe holidays are here and that means there are festivities all around the Valley for the whole family to enjoy. We put together a list of some of the events taking place this month and into the New Year. Shea Homes® wishes you peace, and joy this holiday season!

Las Noches de las Luminarias

Through December 30, 2017

Stroll the pathways of the Desert Botanical Garden as it glows with over 8,000 hand-lit Luminaria bags. Don’t miss out on a warm cup of cider or cocoa with the family as you walk the elegant garden trails. For more information, visit: https://www.dbg.org/events/las-noches-de-las-luminarias-0

ZooLights

Through January 14, 2018

See the animals come to life through lighted displays at the Phoenix Zoo. Walk the park while looking at the glimmering lights while trying to spot dinosaurs in the desert. Ride the camels and the carousel, too. For more fun, visit: http://www.phoenixzoo.org/event-items/zoolights/.

Ballet Arizona’s The Nutcracker

Through December 24, 2017

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the magic of The Nutcracker as it illuminates the stage at the Phoenix Symphony with more than 150 performers. Truly a holiday tradition. For more information, visit: http://balletaz.org/performance/the-nutcracker-2017/

Lights of the World Lantern Festival

Through January 2, 2018

Explore the Arizona State Fairgrounds as it fills with Chinese traditional lanterns, state-of-the-art technology, and lights galore. Enjoy the culture, cuisine, and entertainment for the whole family. For more information, visit: https://lightsoftheworldus.com/

Christmas at the Princess

Through December 31, 2017

Skate and twirl around in the ice skating rink, and enjoy the resort’s holiday-themed spectacle. Spot the lights on more than 100 trees, the 14-foot poinsettias, the large-scale toy soldiers, and more. For more information, visit: http://www.fairmont.com/scottsdale/promotions/christmas-at-the-princess/

Christmas in Color

Through December 30, 2017

Lights and holiday music! Stay warm and cozy in your car as you make your way through this Christmas tunnel at Goodyear Ballpark. It is truly a Willy Wonka–like attraction that will wrap you in a magical display of animated lights, giant candy canes, snowmen, and holiday creatures. For more information, visit: http://christmasincolor.net/

Glendale Glitters

Through January 6, 2018

Year after year Glendale Glitters dazzles the crowds every Friday and Saturday night of the holiday season with concerts, food, horse- drawn carriages, and twinkling lights decorating all of downtown. For more information, visit: https://www.glendaleaz.com/glitters/

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‘Tis the season to make your home jolly

by Shea Homes Arizona on 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 with the help of some of our favorite Phoenix-area Etsy shops we have put together a few of our favorite holidays finds whether it be for your own home for your family to cherish through the years or a gift to someone you love. Consider these local stores your one stop shop for all things holiday this season.

Signs, Wreaths and Home Décor- SignsStuffnThings (Gilbert, AZ)
Signs Stuff n Things Photo Credit: SignsStuffnThings

Sisters Michelle and Cheryl had a dream of starting a business for years, and in 2013 they made their dreams a reality by taking over a part of Michelle’s home to create an office and studio to design and create everything their Etsy shoppers get to enjoy! The sisters explain that their operation is truly a family affair, often recruiting their children and husbands to join in on the fun. Check out SignsStuffnThings for handcrafted items such as wood signs, wreaths, and home décor — not just for the holiday season, but all year long.

Burlap Table Runners- HotCocoaDesign (Phoenix, AZ)
Hot Cocoa DesignPhoto Credit: HotCocoaDesign

Originally from Eastern Europe, Elena moved to the United States nearly 20 years ago and is now a proud American citizen residing in Phoenix, Arizona. All table linens sold on HotCocoaDesign are designed and created by Elena making her a one woman show. Have something specific you are looking for in a table linen? Most of the linens Elena creates are custom designed!

Greeting Cards, Gift Tags, Wall Art, & Custom Designs-SimplyCBoutique (Surprise, AZ)
Simply C BoutiquePhoto Credit: SimplyCBoutique

Cheryl is the passionate owner, designer, photographer, and creator behind SimplyCBoutique, which she started in 2011. Scrapbooking for years, she then turned to making cards. That led to the creation of home décor, cards, gift tags, address labels and even magnets.

Banners- BekahJennings (Mesa, AZ)
Bekah JenningsPhoto Credit: BekahJennings (Phoenix, Arizona)

Bekah Jennings got her inspiration back in 2008 when her 5-year-old son was using stamps with paint on chipboard. Now, almost a decade later, each banner she creates is hand stamped in paint, distressed, and strung on ribbon. To meet the demands of a growing business, in 2010 Bekah asked her Aunt Johnell to join her as a partner, making it a family affair. Too see more hand crafted banners for every season, visit BekahJennings.

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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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Holiday Decor for Your Dining Room Table!

November 10, 2017




  November is here and the weather is finally cooling down, which means it officially feels like the holidays here in Southern California! We know you’re excited to decorate your home, and we want to help you make it as merry and bright as possible, starting with your dining room table. With Thanksgiving right around […]

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Get Your Home Ready for Fall with Fun Finds from Local Vintage Markets

August 25, 2017




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 […]

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5 Ways to Turn Memories into Home Décor

July 21, 2017




Summer is all about escaping the heat, getting away for some much needed rest and relaxation and soaking up time with family and friends before the kids head back to school. It is a time to create memories that will last a lifetime. You can share these memories with friends and have daily reminders of […]

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4 Fun, Inexpensive Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

May 12, 2017




  The key to Mom’s heart isn’t always a pricey gift. More often than not, there are other, thoughtful ways we can honor our Moms that they will cherish forever. Here are a few tips and ideas to get you started. Before you start, figure out what makes your mom feel special and loved. A […]

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Design Trends to Implement this Spring!

April 19, 2017




  Ahh, spring, how we welcome you with open arms. Out of the winter months, you bring sunshine, blooming flowers, and all of that delicious Easter candy. BUT, spring isn’t just about baby ducklings and gifts from a large bunny…this time of year also calls for new beginnings, starting with clearing out all of the […]

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