Ask the expert: Secrets from the Lennar interior design pros

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Do you love touring model homes for interior design ideas and inspiration? The Lennar Associates responsible for helping to create beautiful model home designs for Lennar West Region communities share with us their tips, advice and secrets for stunning interiors, comfortable spaces, and much more. 


 Newest trends in interior design

Bringing the outdoors in is a timeless design element, but it’s really evolving right now. We are bringing the outdoors in wherever possible and are creating functional outdoor spaces that are just as inviting as the inside of the home. New space planning and design is shifting away from formal spaces. Bi-fold doors that lead to airy California Rooms really support open concept living and extending hard surface such as “wood look” plank tile is great feature that can flow seamlessly throughout indoor and outdoor spaces.

Energy efficiency has become extremely important to buyers, too. They are looking for green features like LED lighting and energy-efficient windows. In addition, industrial design is also trending now and it supports the idea of being more eco-friendly by repurposing materials. Plus, it looks really clean and modern.

Our buyers are looking for a home that will improve their way of living, in big ways or small. Things like USB plug outlets are small details that make a big difference. Or there are grander design elements, like our Next Gen® homes that add so much functional space and make a huge impact in the lives of the families who live in them.

Classic trends making a comeback

Buyers are always going to want granite or marble countertops, but there are a lot of design trends that are making a comeback. Wainscoting wall details add charm to any room and things like vintage lighting and Herringbone patterns can add a lot of character. And wallpaper has come along way since grandma’s house – it’s one of our favorite comeback design elements.

Staging tips to sell your home

When trying to sell your home it needs to appeal to as many buyers as possible. Don’t turn buyers off with loud paint or very taste specific decor. It’s best to keep walls relatively light and neutral and use traditional design elements. It’s also a good idea to take down the family photos and remove any excess clutter. Good staging helps potential buyers envision themselves living in the home you’re trying to sell.

 

Adding more color in your home

You can add color to a space without painting walls. Pop color with pillows, rugs flowers and artwork. If you do add color to walls, use it sparingly. A painted feature wall can be a great backdrop for a bed or built-in cabinets.

Stylish and comfortable outdoor spaces

When outdoor spaces are done right they can be the most comfortable living area in the home. Create comfy lounge spaces by using outdoor rugs and lantern lighting. You can bring some life into your outdoor space with drought tolerant plants and succulents. Plus, adding an outdoor fire pit and a built-in BBQ will make an outdoor space perfect for entertaining.

Quick ways to add curb appeal

A little goes a long way in adding curb appeal. Clean windows and fresh outdoor paint can really make a home pop. Add in some color coordinating plants and fresh mulch to tie it all together. Outdoor potted plants are a nice detail, too.

Sources of design inspiration

Thankfully, there are many good places to go for design inspiration. Pinterest and Houzz.com are user-friendly online sources of design inspiration. HGTV is a great TV source and we also stay update with fashion magazines and blogs. You can also get really inspired by walking through Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware, ZGallerie and other on-trend furniture retailers.

Your favorite Lennar floorplan

We Love any of Lennar’s Next Gen® – The Home Within A Home® floorplans! Lennar saw the need for multigenerational living long before other homebuilders and we have perfected the plans to be extremely livable while offering two private spaces. The “Home Within A Home” tagline really does describe it perfectly.

Have a question for our experts? Ask in the comments below, and don’t forget to follow Lennar on Pinterest for more ideas for your dream home! Visit myRewards to view offers on products and services to help with your next interior design project.

  1. May 4, 2015 aleda

    JusT a home with4 or5 room

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  2. December 13, 2015 KAR

    Who designed the town parc model homes and how do we retain their services if available

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    1. December 15, 2015 Lennar

      Hello, and thank you for asking! The model homes at Town Parc in Broward County, FL were designed by D&B Interiors. I’ve sent you an email with their contact information.

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  3. February 24, 2016 joy white

    hello who designed the Model home Jade in lakes of savannah Rosharon texas?
    and where can i buy similar furniture. My lennar home is under construction in this subdivision

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    1. February 25, 2016 Lennar

      Hi Joy – we’ve forwarded your question to our Lennar team in Houston so they can provide details on the Jade model design. Thank you!

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    2. February 25, 2016 Lennar Houston

      Hi Joy,

      Congratulations on your new Lennar home! We use an interior design firm based out of Houston called Elizabeth Cole Design, and they typically order furniture directly from manufacturers.

      We’re so glad you like the home! If there are any specific pieces you’re interested in, we can try and help track them down for you if they are available. Please contact Lindsey Gregurek: Lindsey.Gregurek@lennar.com

      Have a great day!

      – Lennar Houston

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      1. July 29, 2016 Heather

        Can you please let me know who the interior designer was for Oak Crest in Tigard, Oregon. Thanks!

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  1. May 4, 2015 aleda

    JusT a home with4 or5 room

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  2. December 13, 2015 KAR

    Who designed the town parc model homes and how do we retain their services if available

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    1. December 15, 2015 Lennar

      Hello, and thank you for asking! The model homes at Town Parc in Broward County, FL were designed by D&B Interiors. I’ve sent you an email with their contact information.

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  3. February 24, 2016 joy white

    hello who designed the Model home Jade in lakes of savannah Rosharon texas?
    and where can i buy similar furniture. My lennar home is under construction in this subdivision

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    1. February 25, 2016 Lennar

      Hi Joy – we’ve forwarded your question to our Lennar team in Houston so they can provide details on the Jade model design. Thank you!

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    2. February 25, 2016 Lennar Houston

      Hi Joy,

      Congratulations on your new Lennar home! We use an interior design firm based out of Houston called Elizabeth Cole Design, and they typically order furniture directly from manufacturers.

      We’re so glad you like the home! If there are any specific pieces you’re interested in, we can try and help track them down for you if they are available. Please contact Lindsey Gregurek: Lindsey.Gregurek@lennar.com

      Have a great day!

      – Lennar Houston

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      1. July 29, 2016 Heather

        Can you please let me know who the interior designer was for Oak Crest in Tigard, Oregon. Thanks!

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  4. March 8, 2016 LaToya Williams-Bey

    Can you tell me who designed the Bluebonnet model home in Delany Cove, Houston, TX?

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    1. March 9, 2016 Lennar

      Hi LaToya – we will ask our Houston team and let you know. Thank you!

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    2. March 9, 2016 Lennar

      LaToya, the Bluebonnet model was decorated by Elizabeth Cole Design in Houston.

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  5. March 28, 2016 Veronica

    Who design the Lennar’s Model Homes at Beacon Park, Irvine, CA?

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    1. March 28, 2016 Lennar

      Hi Veronica. Lennar worked with two different designers for our model homes at Beacon Park: Ambrosia Interior Design and Lasting Interiors.

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  6. April 4, 2016 Norman Smith

    Hi, can you tell me who Lennar used to decorate the model homes in the D’Andrea community, Sparks, Nevada?

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    1. April 4, 2016 Lennar

      Hi Norman – the models at D’Andrea were decorated by Desa Design from Chico, CA. The Next Gen model was decorated by Chameleon Design from Costa Mesa, CA. Thanks for asking!

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  7. April 25, 2016 Yasamin George

    I’m looking for an interior designer for the st Regis model Tampa Fl, any help is greatly appreciated!

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    1. April 26, 2016 Lennar

      Hi Yasamin, our St. Regis model in Tampa was decorated by Masterpiece Interiors, out of Orlando. Thanks!

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  8. May 18, 2016 Caroline

    Hi: who designed the Tivoli model at River Strand in Bradenton?

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    1. May 18, 2016 Lennar

      Hi Caroline – we will ask our Lennar team in SW Florida and let you know. Thank you!

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      1. May 29, 2016 Caroline

        I’m still awaiting a response on the designer of the Tivoli model at river strand. May I also have the designer of the Tivoli model at Arbor Mill at Millcreek? Thank you so much.

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  9. May 28, 2016 Del Dacks

    Can you tell me who do the interior design for Ashton Parc? I loved the use of wallpaper. Very nicely done.

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  10. June 21, 2016 Sumana

    What is the name of the designer for the Magnolia layout open kitchen concept at the Lidera, Bothell community?

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  11. June 25, 2016 RP

    Who designed the Arroyo Vista model homes in Murrieta, CA? How can their services be retained? What stores provided the products used in the homes? Thank you.

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  12. June 27, 2016 Joseph Clark

    We are building a home in Gran Paradiso in Venice, Fl. Can you tell me who was the interior designer for the Princeton model? Thanks!

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  13. July 8, 2016 sabrina

    Hi, who decorated the homes in Silverwood Estates? Thank you

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  14. July 31, 2016 Jennifer Walton

    Who designed the Columbia in the vista palms community it’s amazing. We are starting the process of getting that home and loved everything about it.

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  15. August 21, 2016 Jane

    Hello, Could you please tell me who designed the Model home Rosehaven in Chester Springs, PA?

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  16. September 4, 2016 Mike from Manchester UK.

    Hi, we have just bought a Majestic on the Champions Gate development in Florida and was wondering who did the interior design on there. We really love how it has all been put together and would like to do similar in our new home.

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  17. October 12, 2016 Kia

    We are in the process of building in Orlando, Florida in the Oaks at Moss Park. Could you please send me information on the designer? Thanks!

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    1. October 12, 2016 Lennar

      Yes, absolutely – our Orlando team will be in touch with those details. Thank you.

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  18. November 18, 2016 Ed

    Can you tell me the color name and manufacturer of the off-white paint used throughout the Juniper model at the Plateau at Somersett in Reno? It’s just so clean and classy. Time to repaint the living room in my 10 year old Lennar home in Las Vegas.

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  19. November 28, 2016 Audrey Flores

    Hello, I would to extend my compliments to the interior designer of the Lexington model home at the Storey Park in Orlando FL. May I ask where I can buy the same white bunk bed, curtains, bedding and curtains ?

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  20. December 15, 2016 Kathy

    Please let me know where i can purchase the large L-shape couches in the top photo. Thank you!

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  21. January 16, 2017 S. C.

    Hi! Is there pictures of a decorated Lennar Versailles home model available?

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  22. February 7, 2017 Devon

    Who is the designer for the Lennar homes in Carson City & Dayton, NV and how would we get in touch with them?

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    1. February 11, 2017 Lennar

      Lennar works with Ambrosia Interiors for our homes in Reno.

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  23. February 9, 2017 Nesa

    Hello,
    I’m desperate to locate two hanging candle sconces located in the Mackenzie model in Miramesa. The sconces are hung in a niche in the entrance of the model home. Could you please help me by directing me to where I can buy these? I want them for my new Village home.

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    1. February 19, 2017 Nesa

      Miramesa is located in Cypress,Tx. If i could at least have the designers contact info- that would be great!

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      1. February 19, 2017 Lennar

        Hi Nesa – we’re checking with our Lennar Houston team for that information and will be in touch with details as soon as possible. Thank you.

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      2. May 19, 2017 Nesa

        Any luck on locating this information?

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  24. March 23, 2017 Bruce Moore

    I’m in S.A. Texas and looking to buy a lennar home and just wounder what colors can we get for interior walls??

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  25. March 30, 2017 Kristi

    Who designed/decorated the homes in the Layton Lakes Destiny community in Chandler, AZ?

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  26. April 8, 2017 Heather Brown

    Who decorated the model homes in Mountain Crest? Thx

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  27. May 31, 2017 DJ

    Who designed the model home at Lennar Blackstone in Cumming on old atlanta road.

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    1. June 1, 2017 Lennar

      Hello DJ, Our Atlanta team will reach out to you with that information. Thanks!

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  28. June 18, 2017 Kami dhindsa

    Hi I am looking for the interior designer for a new house in a process just framing done in Bakersfield California. I saw couple model home designed by Lennar. I liked it so much, the houses are designed with all the color coordination, furnituer and all the other stuff. Can I get some information how to find the interior designer close to our area from Lennar to complete my dream home. Thank you so much.

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    1. June 19, 2017 Lennar

      Hello Kami! We have shared your request with the Lennar team in Bakersfield who can provide more details. Thank you!

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      1. June 20, 2017 Kami dhindsa

        Hi this is kami are you able to provide me the contact information for bakersfield Lennar team so I can contact them. Thank you.

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  29. June 19, 2017 Susan Ellis

    Who does Lennar retain for design services in Southwest Washington? We walked through a couple of homes this weekend, and would like to retain their services.

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    1. June 23, 2017 Lennar

      Hi Susan! We have shared your questions with the Lennar team in Vancouver who can provide you with more details. Thanks!

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  30. July 24, 2017 Pradeep Bysani

    We purchased a house in Lennar Canton Ridge and liked the interiors in model house. Who designed the model house? Where can we buy similar furniture? Can someone help us get a contact?

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    1. July 24, 2017 Lennar

      Hello Pradeep! We hope you are enjoying your new Lennar home! The Lennar Seattle team will be in touch soon to answer your questions. Have a great day.

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  31. July 28, 2017 Bach Morales

    We’re very impressed with the flooring tile in the office/garage at Rockefeller Central Park West Irvine, CA. Could you please tell me the type of tile, maker, color and size. Thank you so much. We’re look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Bach Morales
    bachm@pacbell.net

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    1. August 7, 2017 Lennar

      Hi Bach, We have shared your questions with the Lennar team at Central Park West who will follow up with additional details. Thanks!

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  32. March 24, 2018 Jacy

    We just purchased a Camino Pacific Home (Residence Two) in Fontana, CA. I saw a video tour of our home. Can someone guide me to who designed these homes? I want my house to look as gorgeous as the model!

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