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Parade of Style, Meet the Designer: Olivia Cerrillos!

Parade of Style, Meet the Designer: Olivia Cerrillos!

The Void.

With our Parade of Homes event just around the corner, we’re happy to introduce you to another one of our talented designers! We sat down with Olivia Cerrillos to give you an inside look into how she designed 4 of our remarkable homes: True Arch, The Void, 64 East, and Moss Hill.

True Arch.After graduating from Meredith College with a degree in interior design, Olivia worked in design-related roles that focused on furnishings, tile, cabinetry, and full-service turn-key remodeling. Her work experience combined with her pleasant and welcoming personality ensure that her customers are happy and satisfied with the design process and can call their new house a home. Outside of work, Olivia is an avid camper and enjoys the outdoors with her husband, family, friends, and of course, her four-legged kids (two German Shepherds).

What inspired the unique designs and themes for your homes?

64 East.

True Arch was inspired by 1930s Durham architecture (it pays homage to the history of Durham)! With The Void, I wanted to show that HBD is more than capable of doing super contemporary designs. 64 East was inspired by the landscape of eastern North Carolina. With the Moss Hill Towne, I wanted to show that our townhomes are just as high quality and stunning as our single-family homes, with lots of great design and features.

What is your favorite part about designing homes featured in the Parade of Homes?  

Moss Hill Townhome.

I really enjoy designing for the Parade of Homes because it gives me a chance to try unique designs that allow me to step outside of the box. I use colors, finishes, and products that can inspire future clients when designing their custom home.

We can’t wait for you to experience the distinctive details of The Void, True Arch, 64 East, and Moss Hill homes at Homes By Dickerson’s Parade of Style during the 2020 Triangle Parade of Homes! For more information about this event, please contact us at 919-205-3404.

Parade of Style, Meet the Designer: Susan Falcone!

Parade of Style, Meet the Designer: Susan Falcone!

As our Parade of Homes event approaches, we want to introduce you to the talented designers behind our 10 unique homes. Each designer chose special selections to fit a particular theme, and we’re excited to give you a behind-the-scenes look into their unique process! This week, our team is happy to introduce you to Susan Falcone, who designed our First Fiddle, Duke’s Revival and Eden Retreat homes.

Not afraid to branch out with a bold feature or fun detail, Susan has several award-winning model homes and Parade homes under her belt, and is excited to share the same creativity with her clients. With a background in the building industry with specializations in tile, she’s passionate about working with her clients to incorporate their personalities throughout their homes, while achieving a timeless design. When she’s not working, Susan enjoys spending time with friends and family, particularly her husband and their two cocker spaniels, Stella and Archer. Take a look at what Susan has to say about the distinctive touch she brought to each home!

What inspired you to create First Fiddle’s unique design and theme?  First Fiddle.

The architecture of this specific plan combined with the beautiful wooded lot gave me immediate inspiration. I knew I wanted something that felt modern yet still timeless a house where you could feel right at home in North Raleigh or in the outskirts of Nashville.

What inspired you to create Duke’s Revival’s unique design and theme? Duke's Revival.  

The combination of this house having a true colonial-style exterior and it being located in Durham. I wanted to channel the tradition of a timeless colonial home, but add some fresh, funky details, colors, and finishes to bring it up to date and carry through for years to come.

What inspired you to create Eden Retreat’s unique design and theme?   Eden Retreat. 

The vaulted ceilings and beam details in this house and how the sunroom and master bedroom enclose the outdoor living. I knew I wanted to take advantage of the natural light and the views to the outdoors.

What is your favorite part about designing homes featured in the Parade of Homes?  

Getting to flex my creativity and really push the boundaries of what we do as a company as well as what I’ve done in years prior for Parade of Homes.

Why do you love living in Raleigh? What is your favorite activity to do here?   

The Raleigh area provides a ton of stuff to do, endless places to grab a great meal, and is only a couple of hours away from the coast or the mountains.

We can’t wait for you to experience the exceptional details of the First Fiddle, Duke’s Revival, and Eden Retreat homes at Homes By Dickerson’s Parade of Style during the 2020 Triangle Parade of Homes! For more information about this event, please contact us at 919-205-3404.

Parade of Style, Meet the Designer: Kelsey Hennington!

Parade of Style, Meet the Designer: Kelsey Hennington!

As we continue to prepare for our Parade of Homes event at the end of September, we want to introduce you to another one of our talented designers behind our 10 unique homes! We’re excited to give you a behind-the-scenes look into how Kelsey Hennington designed our Life of Hygge home.

Before joining our team, Kelsey focused on interior design renovations and worked as a project manager for a high-end custom builder. With a natural eye for aesthetics and innovation, Kelsey is passionate about staying ahead of trends and looking for new ways to bring fresh insights and ideas to her clients. A native of Hickory, NC — the heart of the furniture industry — Kelsey is in tune with the quality and craftsmanship of all the products she works with. Outside of the office, she loves to spend time traveling with her husband and their sweet, energetic fur baby. Get to know more about this incredible designer and her distinct thought process!

What inspired you to create Life of Hygge’s unique design and theme?

Life of hygge

 A Nordic/Scandinavian theme is not something we often see in this area, so I wanted to start with something fresh and new! I’m in a place in my life of simplifying and being very intentional in what I bring into my home, the people I surround myself with, and just being the most present that I can be. This design theme is really much more of a lifestyle and way of living, and in my design research it felt exactly like what I have been focusing on personally, so it really spoke to me!

What is your favorite part about designing homes featured in the Parade of Homes?  

I often have ideas throughout the year that I fall in love with but don’t necessarily fit into that “inventory home” feel, needing to attract the most people as possible. So being able to bring those unique ideas to life during the Parade of Homes is the perfect opportunity to really test the boundaries. I love challenging myself with unique ideas, then translating those challenges in the field to make them happen. So it really turns into a growing and learning opportunity for the whole team.

Why do you love living in Raleigh? What is your favorite activity to do here?

Raleigh is such a melting pot of people and experiences. There’s always something new opening that you can’t keep up! I love that you can literally drive 20 minutes, in any direction, outside of Raleigh and have a completely different experience of food, culture, and nature. Yet we all call “Raleigh” home. Some of my favorite activities include college football, the State Fair, the variety of restaurants and breweries, and hopping on the greenway for a walk or bike ride. There’s always something going on, so finding something to do is never hard.

We can’t wait for you to experience the distinctive details of the Life of Hygge home at Homes By Dickerson’s Parade of Style during the 2020 Triangle Parade of Homes! For more information about this event, please contact us at 919-205-3404.

Parade of Style, Meet the Designer: Turner Hairr!

Parade of Style, Meet the Designer: Turner Hairr!

As we gear up for our Parade of Homes event at the end of September, we want to introduce you to the talented designers behind our 10 beautiful homes! Each designer chose distinctive selections to fit a certain theme, and we’re excited to give you a behind-the-scenes look into their unique thought process. This week, our team is happy to introduce you to Turner Hairr, who designed our Staycation and Belle Vue homes.

Before joining our team, Turner worked in customer service, furniture sales, and home staging, and is equally passionate about design, colors, aesthetics, and customer care. Outside of the office, she loves to spend time outdoors with her husband, daughter, and cocker spaniel, Easton, and relax on the beach at Topsail Island. Get to know a little bit more about this incredible designer and the unique touch she brought to each home!

What inspired you for your Staycation unique design theme?

Staycation

My inspiration behind this home was the beach and the feeling of being by the coast. (Not necessarily the NC coast, but maybe Cape Cod.) That’s where the name “Staycation” came from. I wanted you to walk inside the home and immediately feel like you were at the beach or on vacation. The shades of blue and natural wood tones help to bring this feeling to life.

What inspired you for your Belle Vue unique design theme?

Belle Vue

The inspiration behind this home was California Vineyards. I wanted to do a home that had a French Country feeling to it, but also put more of a modern twist on it. The name “Belle Vue” actually means “beautiful view” in French (how fitting)! The pops of matte black mixed with medium-toned woods and gray-greens are prominent in this home. I have vine-like wallpaper accents and simple trim features throughout to help pull this theme together!

What is your favorite part about designing homes featured in the Parade of Homes?

My favorite part about designing homes in the POH is being able to take risks and give the home a bit more personality. POH allows a designer to do things they may not do on a traditional inventory home. It’s so fun to create an idea on paper and then see it come to life months down the road, and have other people walk through and be able to see and love that theme you worked so hard to create.

Why do you love working in the Raleigh area?

Being in Raleigh is great for so many reasons. My favorite thing about it is the amount of opportunities to be outside. Whether it’s walking a trail, shopping, or grabbing dinner and a drink, there are so many ways to be outside and enjoy the city. It allows you to meet new people and enjoy new experiences.

We can’t wait for you to experience the singular details of the Staycation and Belle Vue homes at Homes By Dickerson’s Parade of Style during the 2020 Triangle Parade of Homes! For more information about this event, please contact us at 919-205-3404.

Use Your Loft Space as a Home Office

Use Your Loft Space as a Home Office

At Homes By Dickerson, we believe the spaces in your home should be able to adapt to your changing wants and needs — today, tomorrow, and down the line. This means that if you need a home office at this point in time, you deserve a flexible space that can double as the exact room you’re looking for. 

That’s where a spacious loft comes in! Our second-floor lofts offer the private, extra space you need in your daily routine, so you don’t have to use one of the other rooms in your home as a “makeshift” office. After all, your kitchen table shouldn’t have to double as a desk… Study Loft

Are you ready to set up shop? “Home office” will become “home getaway” in a loft designed just the way you like it. Below are a few of our favorite tips to turn this space into a private, productive work area:

Home Office Tips

Calming Scents: Pleasant scents have the incredible power to positively impact your mood. Whether you opt for candles, a diffuser, a fragrancer, fresh flowers, etc., incorporating an aroma that you love into your space will have you feeling refreshed and ready to take on the work day. 

Standing Desk: You don’t need an official standing desk to reap the benefits of standing more while you work. Place your computer on an elevated surface that you can access from where you stand, and try some “standing exercises,” including hamstring curls and desk pushups, or simply move your body however you like.

Soothing Colors: Just like scents, certain colors affect how you feel. Orange and yellow hues typically stimulate energy or excitement, whereas greens and blues might evoke calmness. If there’s a color that makes you feel your best, integrate it into your space through accessories and flowers (or even by painting the walls)!

Stylish Storage: It’s easy to let your workspace pile up, but utilizing functional storage options that you actually enjoy looking at will help you keep everything in order. From your desk to shelves to filing cabinets and everything in between, there are so many trendy and useful options for your personal work needs. 

Warm Lighting: Gone are the days of harsh office lighting… Whether you prefer a soothing, subtle glow of a desk lamp, a bright, energizing floor lamp, or simply natural sunlight, the aesthetic of your home office is entirely up to you.Flex Space

Personal Decor: What would any office be without a little personalization? From bookshelves and plants to wall art and everything in between, don’t be afraid to insert a little personality in your home office. After all, you’ll be spending a lot of time here, and you should feel as cozy (and inspired) as can be. 

Part of what makes one of our living spaces the Home of Your Life is its ability to function exactly the way you need to. If you want a roomy home office, we have a spacious loft that can be turned into the ideal work area. Because at Homes By Dickerson, nothing matters more than creating a home that fits your lifestyle.

For more information about our new homes throughout North Carolina, please contact us at 919-205-4304.

Find Your Perfect Fit at the Parade of Homes

Find Your Perfect Fit at the Parade of Homes

Blue skies, sunshine, and unique home designs call for a parade! Have you been wanting to explore a one-of-a-kind Homes By Dickerson living space? Our talented designers have been working hard to showcase ten beautiful homes at this year’s Parade of Homes event, each one carefully designed with bold choices and selections that fit a unique theme, from “staycation” to “hygge.”

Now’s your chance to experience the unmatched blend of luxury, comfort, and function found in our homes — and find the one that fits your personal style and preferences perfectly. 

New Home Features

Open, spacious, and filled with light, our unique homes have all the room you need to host friends, enjoy company, and of course, savor your quiet time and special moments at home. Built to today’s top standards of efficiency and functionality, these stylish and modern plans are designed to make your days easier — and more extraordinary than ever.

Parade of Homes 

Want to experience exactly what a superior Homes By Dickerson living space looks and feels like? Come out to the parade to tour our ten homes! You can visit from 12 to 5 pm from September 26 to 27, October 2 to 4, and October 9 to 11.

We can’t wait for you to explore our homes in person and see if one of these spectacular plans is the Home of Your Life! For more information, please contact us at 919-205-3404. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Life of Hygee

Wendell Falls

The Cooper Floorplan
Life of hygge

Staycation

Wendell Falls

The Summerset Floorplan

Staycation

Belle Vue

Traditions at Wake Forest

The Brighton Floorplan

Belle Vue

First Fiddle 

Papillion Park 

The Brinkley Floorplan First Fiddle.

Eden Retreat 

Sunset Bluffs

The Covington Floorplan Eden Retreat.

The Void 

Briar Chapel

The Chatham Forest Floorplan

The Void.

64 East

Briar Chapel 

The Windham Floorplan 64 East.

Dukes Revival

751 South 

The Washington Floorplan Duke's Revival.

True Arch 

Crystal Lake at Croasdaile Farm

The Eno Floorplan True Arch.

Moss Hill Towne

Crystal Lake at Croasdaile Farm

Moss Hille B Exterior Moss Hill Townhome.

 

Your Chef’s Station and Eatery

Your Chef’s Station and Eatery

The smell of morning coffee, the scent of a summer meal, a new bottle of wine being… there’s no place as warm and welcoming as the heart of your home. With a large center island, pristine appliances, gorgeous cabinetry, and open, inviting space for all your dinner parties and cozy brunches alike, your chef’s station and eatery is the happiest place to be.

 

At Homes By Dickerson, we know beautiful kitchens like the backs of our hands. From top to bottom, the high-end features you have in your kitchen change the way you enjoy the experience of cooking and eating. (And relaxing, of course!) When it comes to The Home of Your Life, you deserve the kitchen of your life. Here’s how one of our kitchens gives you more of everything you love: 

 

Kitchen.

More Space: A wide open kitchen means even more comfort, and there’s truly nothing better than that. Whether you’re enjoying an early homemade breakfast, celebrating a holiday, or throwing a buffet-style luncheon with your friends, you have all the space you need to spread out and do what you do best.

Large Island: Do you love to share hors d’oeuvres? How about taste-test wine while preparing a gourmet meal? An extra large island adds extra large character to your kitchen, and provides something that’s just as chic and stylish as it is functional. With ample room for seating, cue the comfort (and glass-clinking).

 

Kitchen.

Beautiful Lighting: Whether you’re checking out a new recipe in a cookbook or plating your family’s favorite dinner, you need optimal lighting to guide the way. Our beautiful lighting adds that warm glow you’re looking for in the most special room of your home. Your kitchen is just as luminous as you’ve always dreamed…

New Appliances and Flooring: The aesthetic of your kitchen can make or break how you feel about it, which is why we include only the very best features. With sleek flooring and the brand new, contemporary appliances you deserve, you’re constantly surrounded by magazine-worthy beauty.

One of our kitchens is exactly where you want to be for all of those memorable moments at home, big and small. No matter how you love to use your space, your chef’s station and eatery combines everything you love about comfort, luxury, and flexibility. Browse our photo gallery for a closer look at our kitchens! 

 

P.S. Here are a few of our favorite summertime recipes to make right now!

 

Brunch

Easy Caprese Quiche: Turn your favorite light and tasty summer salad into an irresistible morning treat!

Bananas Foster French Toast Kebabs: This “portable” delicacy is perfect for any brunch party.

Melon and prosciutto.

 

Apps and Sides

Melon Prosciutto Skewers: Sophisticated and fun, these skewers are packed with the most incredible flavors.

Corn Salad: Nothing says summer quite like a classic corn salad mixed with your favorite add-ins.

 

Main Dish

Grilled Moroccan Steak and Carrots: Get your grilling skills ready to cook this delectable steak to perfection! 

Summer Squash, Mint, and Pecorino Pasta: Light and flavorful pasta is perfect for an at-home date night.

 

Blueberry drink.

Cocktails and Drinks

Blueberry Ginger Cooler Fresh, fruity, and sparkling, this mocktail tastes like beach days and sunshine!

Strawberry Jalapeno Mint Julep: Add a little heat to your favorite classic cocktail and enjoy the mix of flavors.

 

Dessert 

Cucumber Key Lime Pie: One forkful of this tangy and sweet pie and you’ll be in seventh heaven…

Gourmet S’mores: Bananas, peanut butter, strawberries, cinnamon marshmallows… need we say s’more?

Enjoy More Space in The Home of Your Life

Enjoy More Space in The Home of Your Life

Spread out, get comfortable, and enjoy the freedom of wide-open space. In a brand new Homes By Dickerson home, expertly built and stylishly designed, you have all the room you need to work from home, host dinner parties, relax, enjoy an entertainment room, designate a play area for your kids, and the list goes on… 

 

From your open-concept living area and screened porch to your luxurious owner’s suite and rec room, the spaces in your home are roomy enough to use them however you wish without ever feeling cramped. With the flexibility of these features, you can customize your new home to your heart’s content and live on your terms. 

 

If you want to…

 

Work space.

Work from home: 

Turn your study into an open, airy office.

 

Rec room.

Create a playroom for your kids: 

Accessorize your rec room with everything your kids love.

 

Revisit a hobby:

Use your guest room to house your art workshop, at-home gym, etc.

 

Outdoor space.

Relax and unwind:

Designate an area of your wide open bedroom or screened porch for yoga and meditation.

 

Living room.

Entertain friends and family:

Enjoy your open-concept living area, where each room flows seamlessly into the other.

As you look ahead to more space, more comfort, more everything, you can be sure that your flexible Homes By Dickerson living space gives you more out of life. For more information about our beautiful new homes in the Raleigh area, please contact us at 919-205-3404. We can’t wait to get started!

New vs. Used: The Advantages of The Home of Your Life

New vs. Used: The Advantages of The Home of Your Life

At Homes By Dickerson, we believe your home should reflect you inside and out. And while a used home has all the “pieces,” it doesn’t have the heart. With a squeaky clean new home as your canvas, you finally get to put your wants and needs first and make your home entirely your own.

 

From all-new systems and cleaner air quality to superior features and open-concept design, a beautiful new home in North Carolina makes life easier and more enjoyable every day. Take a look at the advantages of The Home of Your Life vs. any used home you’ve seen before:

 

Kitchen.

Used home…

Waste time and energy cooking meals with old, unreliable appliances

New home…

A spacious chef’s station and eatery with all-new appliances that work beautifully

 

Used home…

Miss the fun of hosting friends and family because of the cramped barrier of walls

New home…

A cleaner and greener deluxe family suite where each open room flows into the other

 

Outdoor space.

Used home…

Not enough room outside to fully enjoy each season

A new home…

Your own peaceful and private natural oasis that brings the beauty of nature to the comfort of home

 

Bathroom.

Used home…

No way to feel pampered and relaxed, especially at the end of a long day

New home…

A spa-like sanctuary with a soaking tub, walk-in shower, and walk-in closet

 

Used home…

Not up to speed with what you need today and down the line

New home…

Brand new and expertly built to provide everyday paradise with comfort, luxury, and flexibility

As you compare new construction vs. resale, be sure to consider just how much a high-performance, certified-green home will enhance your daily routine. Aside from saving you money in the long run, The Home of Your Life in North Carolina lets you live the happier, healthier lifestyle you want and deserve. This summer, we’re saying “out with the old, in with the new”… there’s no better way to live your life.

Create Your Custom Home: Riverside at Carolina Park and Nexton

Create Your Custom Home: Riverside at Carolina Park and Nexton

Picture this: you have your family over for holiday dinner. Everyone’s gathered around the kitchen island, grazing over leftovers and laughing. Children’s shoes are strewn across the floor, muddy from playing outside. The lighting overhead is soft, comforting, and familiar — the perfect complement to a special evening.

 

The details of your home, from your countertops to your flooring to your lighting, aren’t just details. They’re the accessories in your life’s best scenes, the backdrop of your happiest memories. At Homes By Dickerson, we want you to be the one to make these choices, because your personality is what makes your house a home. In our exclusive Design Center, you’ll finally get to create your custom home. This is the Home of Your Life. 

 

New Home Communities in Charleston

 

In two of our gorgeous communities in Charleston, Riverside at Carolina Park and Nexton, we’ll help you decide which rooms are needed or unnecessary and how much space you desire, as well as choose the perfect look and feel. There’s never been a better time to start fresh in a clean, untouched home in a community that provides the peace and privacy you want, with a close proximity to everything you love!

 

Carolina Park kitchen.

Riverside at Carolina Park

 

In the heart of Mount Pleasant, one of our estate-style, single-family homes will become your base, your sanctuary, and your greatest source of comfort. Starting at the $800’s, our plans provide the abundance of open space you’ve always wanted, along with the flexibility that makes every day easier and more enjoyable. 

 

Convenient to local highways, downtown Charleston, and South Carolina’s most beautiful beaches, you always have the world at your feet — both inside and outside of your home. From holiday dinners, birthdays, and backyard get-togethers in your home to celebrations in town, family beach days, and strolls along the water, your days in a Riverside at Carolina Park home are going to be the best of your life. 

 

Nexton living room.

Nexton

 

Starting at the $300’s, our 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom plans in Nexton are expertly built with modern design and luxury features to bring total flexibility into your daily routine. From your open-concept living room to your covered porch and every inch in between, a home in Nexton is where your wants and needs come first. 

 

Just 25 miles from Charleston and 5 miles from downtown Summerville, you’re connected to nearby businesses, schools, shops, and eateries by trails, parks, and the beauty of nature. So when you’re not enjoying the comfort of your open, airy living space, you have the magic of downtown just minutes away, as well as first-rate community amenities just outside your door, including a 25-meter competition pool, an interactive splash pad, a covered pavilion, multi-purpose lawn areas, a fire pit, paved paths, and so much more.

Are you ready for more space, more comfort, more everything? One of our beautiful homes is ready to give you more out of life… today, tomorrow, and every day after that. For more information about Riverside at Carolina Park and Nexton, please contact us at 843-466-4875. We can’t wait to get started!