Trending Home Accents to Add to Your New Miller & Smith Home

Browsing Pinterest has finally got the best of you and you are now trying to decide what style you’re going for in your new Miller & Smith home. If you’re overwhelmed by the options and not sure where to turn, take a look at some current trends that we have recently had our eye on, and how to get the look from our model homes in various communities throughout Virginia and Maryland!


Deep green & cabin chic

Be inspired by the colors and textures of the great outdoors by creating a place that feels like your own cozy cabin in the woods. Take some design cues from our Parkvue townhome at Tallyn Ridge at Pinecliff Park that truly mimics the mountain and valley views seen from the community! The natural hues, stacked logs, and plush mossy accents create a wooded wonderland right inside this gorgeous Frederick, MD home.


Dramatic walls

Whether it is statement printed wallpaper or just a bright, bold color, the design world has slowly been moving away from all-white everything. If you’re really daring with your home design, try incorporating Benjamin Moore’s 2018 color of the year, Caliente, or the Sherwin Williams 2018 color of the year, Oceanside. Both of these colors will make a statement in any room and will keep your home ahead of the trends.


Ceilings with impact

If you have ever visited any of our model homes, you know that this is one of our favorite ways to show off a ceiling in a bedroom, kitchen, or even rec room. Now it’s your turn! Miller & Smith’s modern home designs provide the perfect canvas to take risks with your home interiors, even if it is up on the ceiling. Think of the ceiling as a 5th wall to decorate by creating a cool contrast to the rest of the room, or adding allover pattern to wow your guests!

The Merrimac at Cayden Ridge



A cushion, a pillow, a chair, or an entire couch — the fabric of the year has got to be velvet! This duochrome fabric is not for the faint of heart, as it is shiny and showy, but it is oh so soft. If you can’t picture velvet incorporated into your personal home design aesthetic, consider  swapping your regular accent pillows for some colorful velvet during the holiday season for added shine.


L: The Hillwood at Evermont Trace Brambleton, R: The Criswood at Courthouse Manor


Navy and Gold

We know what you’re thinking, but navy and gold do not have to represent the traditional nautical theme associated with this color combo. Below are a few examples from our 1L Next Level model home at Upper West One Loudoun. The contrast of the dark navy blue colors and the metallic gold accents creates a luxe ‘penthouse suite’ feel and will bring some serious va-va-voom to your home.


The 1L Next Level Home at Upper West One Loudoun


Now that you’ve got some inspiration, enjoy the process of decorating (or redecorating) your new home! See more photos of all of our model homes at!



Reasons to Search For Your New Home this Fall!

Another year means another perfect season to look for your new home. No silly, we aren’t talking about spring, we are talking about fall! Statistically speaking, spring is the most popular home buying season, but the fall season brings many added benefits to homebuyers who are in the market for a new abode. Miller & Smith builds homes year-round in a variety of new home communities so that you can find yours when it most convenient for you. Take a look below at a few reasons why the fall season is the perfect time to look for your new Miller & Smith home!


The ultimate setting for a weekend of househunting

No one can deny that the fall season brings about amazing weather in both Virginia and Maryland where all of our new home communities are located. While visiting any of our model homes (open 7 days a week), you will be able to observe every community in all of it’s beauty with the sun shining brightly and the foliage starting to peek through. Plus, you won’t be overheated, or very cold, while coming in and out of all of the model homes.

The Silverton at Aspen North at Lake Linganore


Less competition to find your perfect place

Many families looking to move prefer to do so in the spring or summer months so that moving does not interfere with the school year. This is good news for your new home search, because there is less competition in the fall to get that exact homesite or QMI you’ve been looking at. If you are looking for a new home to move into before the end of the year, our immediate delivery options are for you! We currently have a great selection of ready-to-move-in homes in a handful of communities that are bound to suit you and your family.

Homesite 1A48 at Cayden Ridge, Homesite 49 at Tallyn Ridge


Less competition to find top-rated professionals

When there is less competition to find your new home, there is also less competition for necessary professional home services! Spring months are the busiest for services like landscaping, painting, interior decorating, etc., but in the fall, you will not have to worry about the professionals you want being booked up for weeks. You are more likely to get everything done for your new home when it is most convenient for you!


New home communities have just opened

Were you looking for a new home over the spring and summer but just couldn’t find the right one for your family? Here at Miller & Smith, we may have the exact answer for you! Over the past few months, we have held Grand Openings for three new home communities in Ashburn, VA! Our West Park Brambleton single-family homes, Garden District Brambleton townhomes, and Upper West One Loudoun Next Level Homes are sure to turn your search up a notch and you might just finally find a place to call home!




Buy everything for your home on sale

Purchasing a new home is exciting, but you also have to think about purchasing things like furniture and smaller appliances to fill it! Fall is the best time to start looking for these types of items because there are some amazing sale prices that pop up towards the end of the year as we begin approaching the holidays. Luckily, all Miller & Smith homes come with brand new large kitchen appliances — one less thing to worry about!


Taking advantage of the fall season to find your new Miller & Smith home is definitely the way to go. If you’re not sure where to start, head on over to our website to browse all of our new homes in Virginia and Maryland at!


Miller & Smith’s Big Night at the Great American Living Awards

Last night, the ladies and gents here at Miller & Smith dressed up for a night on the town at the 2017 Great American Living Awards! This annual award ceremony celebrates excellence in new home architecture, interior design and sales and marketing in the metropolitan D.C. area.

GALA winners Tracy Lamb, Eric Hansen, and Debora Flora!


Additionally, we are thrilled to announce that Miller & Smith was awarded an impressive 21 GALA awards this year! Thank you to our dedicated team for your continued hard work and congratulations to everyone on these extremely well deserved awards!

Awards received by Miller & Smith are as follows:

Outstanding Sales Person Detached Homes under $400’s—Debora Flora
Outstanding Sales Person Attached Homes $400-$550—Eric Hanson
Outstanding General Sales Mgr, Dir of Sales, or VP of Sales—Tracy Lamb
Outstanding Construction Superintendent & Sales Team—Embrey Mill – Debora Flora & Nelson Green

Best Sales Office/Information Center—Upper West Experience Center

Best Design & Architecture Detached Home $400-$500—Arcadia I at Tallyn Ridge
(on lot under 7000 sf)
Best Design & Architecture Detached Home $400-$500—Criswood at Courthouse Manor
(on lot over 7000 sf)
Best Design & Architecture Detached Home $500-$600—Hedgebrook at Cayden Ridge
(on lot over 7000 sf)
Best Design & Architecture Detached Home $600-$700—Award of Merit–Merrimac at Cayden Ridge (on lot over 7000 sf)
Best Design & Architecture Attached Home $300-$350—Paramount at Tallyn Ridge
Best Design & Architecture Attached Home $500-$600—Foxton at Evermont Trace/Brambleton
Best Design & Architecture Attached Home $500-$600—Award of Merit—Hillwood at Evermont Trace/Brambleton

Best Interior Merchandising Detached Home $400-$500-Arcadia I at Tallyn Ridge
Best Interior Merchandising Detached Home $500-$600—Windchase at Cayden Ridge
Best Interior Merchandising Detached Home $600-$700—Merrimac at Cayden Ridge
Best Interior Merchandising Attached Home $300-$400—Paramount at Tallyn Ridge
Best Interior Merchandising Attached Home $400-$500—Parkvue at Tallyn Ridge

Best Video—Award of Merit—Upper West
Best Integrated Mktg Campaign—Award of Merit—Upper West
Best Online Advertising Campaign—One Loudoun
Best Social Media—One Loudoun