This post is sponsored by Tri Pointe Homes – Washington.
In case you haven’t seen it over on Instagram, we’ve partnered with Tri Pointe Homes – Washington (formally known as Quadrant Homes) to design two of their model homes in their new community in Edmonds, WA called Trailside at Meadowdale Beach!
We are beyond excited to work together and be able to bring you with us on this journey of designing and furnishing not one, but two homes, as well as give you an inside look into the process of working with a builder to create your dream home.
First of all, Tri Pointe has an incredible Design Studio where you can work with a design consultant from their team to hand-select the finishes for your home, truly personalizing it for your and your family. It’s from here where I was able to make my selections for the tile, hardware, plumbing, flooring, and more—just like any of their homebuyers would!
Each week up through the project reveal this spring, we will be sharing updates on Instagram via our “Tuesdays at Trailside” chats on Stories. I’ll be diving into one area of focus of designing these two homes weekly; so far we’ve talked about the introduction to the project, how I came up with each home’s concept design, and what to keep in mind when choosing flooring.
Here’s a quick recap of what we’ve covered:
The Concept Design
With every design, I start by thinking of an overall concept or mood to guide my design decisions. For the first model home, called #TrailsideCoastalModern I used a lot of natural textures and colors in combination with light and airy neutrals that will evoke the feeling of being on the coast. This new community is near the shores of the beautiful Puget Sound, and this privileged location was definitely an inspiration when envisioning the concept design of each home.
The second model home, called #TrailsideNWModern, will have a modern mountain-inspired interior, with warmer tones and fabric choices that contrast with the darker tones and metals throughout and keep it feeling moody.
When designing a home, I like to start with the items that will have the biggest impact like the walls, the flooring, and the kitchen elements, and then go from there. I tend to gravitate towards mid-tone flooring as they disguise dirt and imperfections a lot more easily than either dark or light-toned flooring. You definitely don’t want your floor to highlight every speck of dust they come into contact with!
For both Trailside Coastal Modern, and Trailside NW Modern, I went with a mid-tone flooring selection—Trailside Coastal Modern is a bit warmer and lighter, and Trailside NW Modern is cooler with a touch of gray in it. You always want to think about how the wood you select will work with the rest of the space. With a mid-tone, it’s neutral enough that you’re able to play with both lighter and darker elements on top.
We can’t wait to continue sharing this journey of designing these homes for Tri Pointe and look forward to you following along!