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How to Design a Model Home

August 3, 2016

If you’ve shopped for a new home, then you’ve likely toured professionally decorated model homes. Touring a model home decorated by a builder is one of the best ways to get a feel for how a home’s floor plan will function in real life. But do you know what goes on behind the scenes? We stopped by our Seasons Collection model homes in Windsor, Colorado on install day. Our merchandising team was hard at work, but they let us get an inside look at their…

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5 Home Decorating Mistakes to Avoid

December 8, 2015

You just moved into your beautiful, brand-new home, and now it’s time to decorate! But don’t hop into your car and head to the nearest furniture store just yet. Sometimes it’s best to take a step back and identify what you don’t want to do before you begin a big project. This is definitely a good rule of thumb when furnishing and accessorizing your abode. After all, you’ll likely live in your new home for many years to come, so it’s important to get it…

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How to Get This Designer Bathroom Look

September 16, 2015

Feel like your bathroom décor is set in stone—or ceramic tile, or cultured marble? Even if you aren’t buying a new home or planning a major remodel, you may be able to bring new life to your lavatory with the right lighting, wall- and window coverings, accessories and hardware. Take some inspiration from the master bath in our Pearl model home in Irvine California. Shimmering Romo® Mikado wallcoverings and high-quality orchid reproductions from NDI add natural hints to this spa-like space without the upkeep and…

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Tips for Coordinating Your Home’s Color Scheme

July 14, 2015

Feeling inspired by our model homes? Here’s a handy infographic to help you recreate that model-home look in your own space. Using our Las Vegas models as an example, we’ve illustrated ways to pick a unified color palette and carry it throughout your home. Ready to try out these ideas in your décor? We’d love to see the results! Email photos to questions@richmondamerican.com.

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How to Get This Designer Kitchen Look

May 24, 2015
Beautiful kitchen design

It’s easy to fall in love with a model home kitchen, and not just because the sink is dish-free! Here, we explain the basic design elements used in our elegant Lauren model home in Tucson. Finishes & fixtures More than any other room in the home—except, perhaps, the bathroom—a kitchen’s ambiance is at the mercy of features that aren’t easy to change. The cabinets, countertops, backsplash and flooring you choose establish a large part of its character. The genius in this kitchen’s design is its high-contrast…

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