2019’s Forecasted Home Design Trends to Bring into Your Home NOW!

If you’re familiar with the world of home design and interiors, just like fashion, you know that the trends are constantly changing! At Miller & Smith, we work with award-winning interior designers to design model homes that keep up with these trends and speak to our homebuyers.

 

Some of the trends we are about to share with you come directly from the queen of interior design herself, Kerra Michele, who gave us the inside scoop. Below, take a look at some of the trends that you can expect to see more and more over the next year or two:

 

The Pastel: Lavender

This is a nice “Millennial pink” alternative and the newest pastel to join the trends. This shade, in our opinion, is more universal and a bit less feminine than pink, so it can be easier to incorporate into your home. Kerra suggests pairing it with some darker, more neutral tones, such as charcoal or cognac.

 

The Brights: Orange, Yellow and Teal

These colors pull from a 70’s inspired palette, but are resurfacing in more modern hues. The oranges seen on our radar are muted and reminiscent of natural clays while yellow is being used in a variety of tones depending on the season. If you are more into the cool color spectrum, try a dark teal-green hue, like the pillows and rug in the great room of our Mayfair model home.

 

 

Leather

In recent, this material has come back into the limelight thanks to local craftsmen and industrial style furniture companies. Kerra recommends starting small with a leather throw pillow on your bed and add a leather accent chair later if you want to showcase more of the material in your home.

 

The Tatton at the Garden District at Brambleton

 

Warm, light woods

Gray-toned hardwood ruled the scene for a while, but now a warmer, golden brown hardwood is resurfacing again. These wood tones bring a very welcoming and home-y feel to spaces like your kitchen or dining room.

 

The Allegro at Birchwood at Brambleton

 

Hooded stoves

Go with a classic metal look, or upgrade to a sleeker style to match your cabinets, like the one in our 1L model home at Upper West One Loudoun. More and more, homeowners are separating the stove from the microwave and moving these appliances around to make room for a hood.

 

1L at Upper West One Loudoun

 

Bold kitchens

If you’re still loving the crisp, white kitchen trend, we get it, because so do we! But, if you’re daring for something different, take a hint of color and splash it onto the walls, cabinets, or barstools. Pick whatever color suits your style best, but we are seeing a lot kitchens with bold blues in deep teal and cerulean.

 

Lots of plants

We are not sure how the jungle home trend came about, but we are on board! Not only are plants a nice natural touch to any home, but many indoor plants can significantly add to the quality of the air circulating throughout your home. Breathe easy everyone!

 

1LX at Upper West One Loudoun

 

Can’t get enough interior design inspiration? Take a look at which of our model homes recently won a GALA award for their stunning interiors and browse around for more photos on our website!

 

Sources: http://domino.com/, http://decoraid.com/, livingetc.com

 

 

MILLER & SMITH INTRODUCES WALHAVEN AT KINGSTOWNE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Original Kingstowne Developer and Homebuilder Returns to Alexandra, VA to Unveil New 55+ Community

 

Alexandria, VA, (October 16, 2018) — Miller & Smith, the Washington region’s most award-winning home builder and real estate developer, is pleased to introduce Walhaven at Kingstowne, a brand new community designed for 55+ living.

 

Walhaven at Kingstowne is the only new community of its kind in Alexandria, VA and offers active adult homebuyers two townhome collections including the Kirkton and the Windfaire. The modern three-level townhomes feature private elevators, two-car garages, designer kitchens, spacious owner’s suites and available screened porches, decks and rear terraces to accommodate easy indoor/outdoor living and a low-maintenance lifestyle. Both collections deliver “lock and leave” home designs with up to 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and up to 2,825 square-feet of living space.

 

Walhaven at Kingstowne is located in Alexandria, VA, just minutes from shops, restaurants, entertainment and amenities including multiple outdoor pools, fitness centers, tennis courts and community centers. The close proximity to the Franconia-Springfield Metro station also provides residents with easy access to Washington, D.C. and Ronald Reagan National Airport.

 

“We had both the privilege and responsibility of shaping the original vision for Kingstowne more than 30 years ago,” said Doug Smith, president of Miller and Smith. “We are thrilled to return to the highly sought-after area with the introduction of Walhaven at Kingstowne, a first-of-its-kind community that offers a fresh approach to 55+ living.”

 

In 1984, Miller and Smith rezoned 1,300 acres of undeveloped land in Fairfax County. At the time, it was the second largest rezoning in the county’s history. Only 12 miles from Washington D.C., Kingstowne quickly became a growing sub-market and mixed-use community, where residents could live, shop, and dine, while enjoying a shorter commute to work in the city. Since developing the land in 1984, Miller & Smith constructed 1,500 out of the 5,800 residential homes.

 

Walhaven at Kingstowne elevator townhomes start from the low-$600s with models now open. For more information on Walhaven at Kingstowne, click here or follow Miller & Smith on Facebook and Twitter.

 

About Miller & Smith:

Founded in 1964, Miller & Smith has been one of the Washington area’s top privately owned buildings and development firms for over 50 years. Active in both residential and commercial real estate, the company has earned a reputation for creating innovative and imaginative homes and communities. In 2017, Miller & Smith sold 113 single-family home and 185 townhomes. Miller & Smith has built 6,100+ single-family homes, nearly 9,400 townhomes and 2,200+ condominiums, and has developed approximately 13,770 homesites in 130 communities throughout Maryland, Virginia and Delaware. The company is headquartered in McLean, Virginia. The company is headquartered in McLean, Virginia. For more information, click here or follow Miller & Smith on Facebook and Twitter and YouTube.

MILLER & SMITH RECIEVES 14 DISTINCTIVE HONORS 
AT 2018 GALA AWARDS

McLean, VA, (October 11, 2018) — Miller & Smith is thrilled to announce their outstanding success at the 2018 Great American Living Awards (GALA) Ceremony held Thursday, October 4, 2018 in Tysons, VA. Miller & Smith took honors in the following categories:

 

Best Design & Architecture in Detached Home (Lot less than 7,000 square feet and priced from $700,000 to $850,000)

  • Aria at Brambleton West Park

 

Best Design & Architecture in Attached Home (Priced from $500,000 to $600,000)

  • Mayfair at Brambleton Garden District

 

Best Design & Architecture in Attached Home (Priced from $700,000 to $850,000)

  • Belgrave at Brambleton Garden District

 

Best Design & Architecture in Attached Home (Priced more than $850,000)

  • 1LX at Upper West at One Loudoun

 

Award of Merit for Outstanding Living Space or Architectural Feature

  • 1LX at Upper West at One Loudoun Pied A’ Terre (4th Level)

 

Award of Merit for Architecture & Design (Priced more than $850,000)

  • 1L at Upper West at One Loudoun

 

Award of Merit for Outstanding Implementation of Innovative Design Concepts for a Product Line

  • Upper West at One Loudoun

 

Award of Merit for Sales Office, Rental Office, Information Center – Model Homes Sales Center

  • Brambleton Garden District Sales Center and Design Gallery

 

Best Interior Merchandising in Attached Home (Priced from $700,00 to $850,000)

  • Belgrave at Brambleton Garden District

 

Best Interior Merchandising in Attached Home (Priced more than $850,000)

  • 1LX at Upper West at One Loudoun

 

Outstanding Sales Person in Attached Home (Priced from $550,000 to $700,000)

  • AnnTrisha Ramrattan

 

Outstanding Sales Rookie

  • Jackie Martinez

 

Best Innovative Land Planning  

  • One Loudoun

 

Best Integrated Marketing Campaign: Master Planned/Mixed-Use Community

  • One Loudoun

 

“We’re thrilled to be honored among some of the most innovative and forward-thinking companies in the industry,” said Doug Smith, president of Miller and Smith. “This year was particularly exciting for Miller & Smith, and we are thrilled to see the GALA honors reflect our momentum.”

The Great American Living Awards (GALA) celebrates excellence in new home architecture, interior design and sales and marketing. The ceremony is presented annually by the Washington Metropolitan Sales & Marketing Council (WMSMC), the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association (NVBIA), and the Maryland National Capital Building Industry Association (MNCBIA)

 

INTRODUCING WEST VILLAGE AT ONE LOUDOUN

New Three-Level Garden Townhomes, Inspired by New York’s Gramercy Park, Arrive in Loudoun County

Miller & Smith, the Washington region’s most award-winning home builder and real estate developer, is pleased to introduce the West Village townhome collection offered exclusively at One Loudoun.

 

A neighborhood of 40 new homes, West Village at One Loudoun offers homebuyers views of West Village Square, One Loudoun’s secret garden neighborhood park which was inspired by New York’s famed Gramercy Park. The three-level West Village townhomes provide up to 2,900 square-feet of living space with 3-4 bedrooms and up to 3.5 baths. Features of the new townhomes include open floorplans, oversized windows with unparalleled park views, designer GE kitchens and seamless indoor-outdoor living spaces with a partially covered terrace.

 

West Village is located along Russell Branch Parkway just west of Central Park and near the heart of Downtown One Loudoun, where residents are steps away from shopping, dining, entertainment and local community events. Additionally, the close proximity to Route 7, the Dulles Greenway and Loudoun County Parkway, provides residents with easy access to Washington, D.C. and Washington Dulles International Airport.

 

“Our vision for West Village was to blend bold architecture and contemporary lines with classic elegance and endless amenities,” said Doug Smith, president of Miller & Smith. “Coupled with One Loudoun’s ability to provide a unique social hub, West Village matches city living with the serenity of a wooded oasis and a peaceful garden aesthetic.”

 

West Village townhomes start from the mid-$600s. The grand reveal and model opening is scheduled for October 13, 2018. For more information on West Village at One Loudoun, click here or follow Miller & Smith on Facebook and Twitter.

TALLYN RIDGE CELEBRATES “OCTOURBERFEST”

Media Alert (October 8, 2018): Miller & Smith, the Washington region’s most award-winning home builder and real estate developer, is pleased to announce its fall festival, “Octourberfest” at Tallyn Ridge.

 

 

WHEN: Saturday, October 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

WHAT: Join Drees Homes and Miller & Smith for a FREE, family-friendly fall festival. Attendees can tour and trick-or-treat in five brand new single family and townhome models and enter to win a $500 gift card. Kid-friendly activities include face painting, an inflatable bounce house, a corn maze and pumpkin patch, fall treats, plus pulled pork & pit chicken from Blues BBQ.

 

WHERE: Located just two miles from downtown Frederick, Tallyn Ridge is the county’s newest neighborhood and only parkside community with mountain views. “Octourberfest” will be held at 5600 Scott Ridge Place, Frederick, MD 21704.

 

For more information on Tallyn Ridge, click here or follow Miller & Smith on Facebook and Twitter.

About Miller & Smith:

Founded in 1964, Miller & Smith has been one of the Washington area’s top privately owned buildings and development firms for over 50 years. Active in both residential and commercial real estate, the company has earned a reputation for creating innovative and imaginative homes and communities. In 2017, Miller & Smith sold 113 single-family home and 185 townhomes. Miller & Smith has built 6,100+ single-family homes, nearly 9,400 townhomes and 2,200+ condominiums, and has developed approximately 13,770 homesites in 130 communities throughout Maryland, Virginia and Delaware. The company is headquartered in McLean, Virginia. The company is headquartered in McLean, Virginia. For more information, click here or follow Miller & Smith on Facebook and Twitter and YouTube.