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We understand the importance of growing and staying knowledgable in today’s constantly changing society and we hope to make that process easier through our Trends, Tricks and Tips blogs! New blogs or testimonials will be added monthly, with each blog focusing on a different part of the housing process or new trends in the housing community!


Blogs & Testimonials

April 2018 Blog: 10 Key Questions to Ask Your Builder - When deciding to build a custom home, the most important task is finding a builder you trust. Check out the top ten things to ask a potential builder.

March 2018 Blog: Outdoor Living Styles - As spring approaches, we look into the different types of outdoor living to fit all lifestyles.

Client Testimonial: Meet the Plesniak family! - The Plesniak's customized their French-inspired dream home in Chatham Hills. Read about their experience!

February 2018 Blog: Things to Consider Before Building a Home - A perfect blog for those beginning to think about building a home. Our experts share four key points that should be considered first to ensure a great build.

Client Testimonial: Meet the Canning family! - The Canning's craft-inspired home sits among the trees and hills in our newest community, Maple Ridge!

January 2018 Blog: 2018 Design Inspiration - Our interior design partner, Everything Home, gives a few tips for trends to look for in 2018.

Client Testimonial: Meet the Kasnick family! - The Kasnick's custom home offers a unique take on outdoor spaces and truly shows the family's design tastes.

December 2017 Blog: Our Building Process - This blog looks into the Old Town Design Group building process and breaks this  down step by step so you know exactly what will happen next.

Client Testimonial: Meet the Miles family! - The Miles family built a cozy custom home in the Arts and Design District in Carmel. Read about their story building with Old Town!

Design Spotlights!

Hover over image for more information! In collaboration with Everything Home

  May : Two-Toned Kitchens   Kitchen design has come along way in recent years. The two-toned look is breaking the rules of ‘Traditional’ style, shifting towards warmer tones, mismatched cabinets and bold colors to create a more airy atmosphere. There are a few different ways to achieve a two-toned kitchen: contrasting cabinets or contrasting island. Add a pop of color to the island while your cabinets stay more neutral. Mix cabinets throughout your kitchen to add visual interest and balance within the space. 

May : Two-Toned Kitchens

Kitchen design has come along way in recent years. The two-toned look is breaking the rules of ‘Traditional’ style, shifting towards warmer tones, mismatched cabinets and bold colors to create a more airy atmosphere. There are a few different ways to achieve a two-toned kitchen: contrasting cabinets or contrasting island. Add a pop of color to the island while your cabinets stay more neutral. Mix cabinets throughout your kitchen to add visual interest and balance within the space. 

  April : Wallpaper Accents   Changing the walls inside your home is a quick and easy way to update a room. This can be accomplished with an accent wall of patterned wallpaper. Wallpaper has come a long way in recent years. It has a much longer lifespan compared to paint and if you've installed a vinyl wallpaper, it's very easy to maintain. Temporary wallpaper can be installed for those with an ever-changing style.

April : Wallpaper Accents

Changing the walls inside your home is a quick and easy way to update a room. This can be accomplished with an accent wall of patterned wallpaper. Wallpaper has come a long way in recent years. It has a much longer lifespan compared to paint and if you've installed a vinyl wallpaper, it's very easy to maintain. Temporary wallpaper can be installed for those with an ever-changing style.

  March : Performance Fabrics   This new innovative fabric focuses on durability, clean-ability and beauty. Made with solution dyed acrylic and synthetic fibers, performance fabric can hold up to sticky fingers, crayons, and even the occasional spilled juice. Washable, fade resistant, high rub count and easy maintenance are just a few of the factors that make performance fabrics so great! A few popular brands are Sunbrella & Crypton.

March : Performance Fabrics

This new innovative fabric focuses on durability, clean-ability and beauty. Made with solution dyed acrylic and synthetic fibers, performance fabric can hold up to sticky fingers, crayons, and even the occasional spilled juice. Washable, fade resistant, high rub count and easy maintenance are just a few of the factors that make performance fabrics so great! A few popular brands are Sunbrella & Crypton.