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Introducing: HBD Interiors

Introducing: HBD Interiors

Holiday meals. Cozy mornings. Birthday celebrations. Backyard get-togethers. The way you and your family live is completely unique to you — which is why you should always be surrounded by the details you love. From the kitchen island where you’ll sit back, relax, and enjoy morning coffee, to the family room where you’ll curl up on the couch with your family, the spaces in your home should feel like you from top to bottom.

 

At Homes By Dickerson, we prioritize first-rate interior design, because the features of your home create the backdrop for your happiest moments, big and small. Every color and pattern should flow seamlessly; every piece of decor should work together to create a cohesive, uplifting aesthetic. That’s why we’re excited to introduce you to HBD Interiors, our exclusive interior design division in Raleigh that ensures your home is designed exactly to your liking.

 

homes by dickerson interiors living room

 

New Home Interior Design

 

As you look ahead to a new year, envision the exact kind of space that you want to spend your days in. What energy does your owner’s bedroom furniture give off when you fall asleep and wake up? What vibe does the kitchen decor provide when you’re preparing a meal and enjoying time with family and friends? At Homes By Dickerson, every detail matters, which is why our expert team of design professionals works closely with you to make sure each one fits your style and preferences.

 

In our state-of-the-art Raleigh Design Center, we don’t just build you a home — we create your personal sanctuary, a personalized place that combines excellent design with your unique taste. Whether we’re working on one room or the whole home, we’ll work side by side with you to reimagine and recreate your space. And of course, our process begins with you, because your vision is what makes your house a home. 

 

Interior Design Process

 

Discuss. The first step is meeting with our design professionals for a consultation. This is when we’ll learn about all of your interior design goals and discuss how we can achieve them together. Feel free to ask any and all questions you may have — we’re here to help you bring your dream to life! 

 

Design. Once we have a clear idea of what you want in your home, we’ll work closely with you to create a design that involves colors, textures, patterns, materials, and more. This way, everything will be laid out ahead of time, and we can go over everything together to make any necessary changes. The fun part begins now! 

 

Deliver. The installation process begins once we have an approved design. Now it’s time to bring everything together and deliver on our promise to create the exact space you’ve always wanted. 

 

homes by dickerson interiors dining room

 

New Homes in Raleigh, NC

 

One of our brand new homes in Raleigh, NC is what you’ll be proud to call The Home of Your Life. Expertly designed with open, airy space, flexible rooms, and outdoor living areas, you have all the room you need to enhance your daily routine. Built to today’s high standards of quality, and your high standards of comfort, you can start enjoying your best days ahead in a brand new home in Raleigh. 

 

One of our brand new homes in Raleigh, NC is what you’ll be proud to call The Home of Your Life. Expertly designed with open, airy space, flexible rooms, and outdoor living areas, you have all the room you need to enhance your daily routine. Built to today’s high standards of quality, and your high standards of comfort, you can start enjoying your best days ahead in a brand new home in The Triangle

 

You don’t have to have a Homes By Dickerson home to experience the joy of a home you’ll love styled by HBD Interiors. For more information about HBD Interiors in Raleigh, please contact Turner at 919-413-3378 / Turner@HomesByDickerson.com.

Breathe Easy in The Home of Your Life

Breathe Easy in The Home of Your Life

If home is where you feel safe and loved, then building homes with healthier indoor air quality is the best match we could imagine! Our high-performance, certified-green homes are constructed with better ventilation, low VOC paint, and higher-quality materials that guarantee healthier indoor air — so no matter what’s going on outside, you can be sure that you’re always safe and secure inside your home. 

 

From relaxing in your family room to cooking in your kitchen, everything you do at home is accompanied by fresh, clean indoor air that effectively reduces pollutants, increases comfort, and of course, gives you and your family peace of mind. The need for comfort and security is greater than ever… and we’re excited to say that you and your family can finally take a deep breath and relax!

indoor air quality in new home

 

Built For Health

 

Our homes are unmatched when it comes to craftsmanship and design — but what truly sets us apart are the products and materials we use behind the walls to make sure your home operates at peak efficiency.

 

  • Exterior Air Barrier: ZIP System® reduces the risk of water vapor moving into the wall system. Air barrier also assists with maintaining conditioned air. Maintaining conditioned air means less energy is needed to recondition the air. Less energy means lower utility bills. And since all building systems must perform well together to optimize the energy efficiency of a home, the savings can add up.

 

  • Low VOC Paint and Carpet: Some paints may emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that can serve as an irritant to people with certain allergies. Our homes feature low-VOC paints that help improve indoor air quality. Low-VOC carpets help reduce airborne irritants that can cause problems for allergy sufferers and help improve indoor air quality.

 

  • MERV 11 Filter: The MERV rating is a measurement scale designed by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) to rate the effectiveness of air filters. MERV ratings go from 1 to 16, with higher ratings corresponding to a greater percentage of particles captured. MERV 11 filters capture more than 95% of airborne particles including pet dander, dust, and smoke. Every HBD home features a MERV 11 air filter for your HVAC System that is designed to help remove dust and allergens from your home.

 

  • Electronic Air Dampers: The HBD building process includes full home ventilating which brings in fresh air from the outside.

 

  • Sustainable Materials: Our host of vendors choose materials that are not only good for the environment but also for the health and comfort of your family.

 

Comfort and Peace of Mind

 

Now more than ever, you deserve a home that prioritizes your health and well-being just as much as you do. Whereas older homes may lack the features that provide fresh, clean indoor air, our brand new, efficient homes are specifically designed to let you breathe easier than ever before. Every moment you experience at home is enhanced by healthy air — which means comfort and peace of mind, 24/7.

Since 2009, our team has embraced high-performance green building, and we are honored to have built the most single-family homes certified to the NGBS in the country. This year, we look forward to showing you how one of our healthy homes will make your life extraordinary. For more information about our healthy new homes in the Triangle, NC, please contact us at 919-205-3404.

Personalize The Home of Your Life

Personalize The Home of Your Life

At Homes By Dickerson, we build your home — but you are the artist who creates the masterpiece. The feeling of home is completely unique to you, which is why your personal style and choices dictate The Home of Your Life. Throughout your new home process, our team of experts will work closely with you to ensure that your unique vision becomes a reality.

personalize new home in Raleigh

Personalize Your New Home in Raleigh

When it comes to what your home looks and feels like, you have three options:

Start from our existing plan portfolio. After you’ve browsed our gallery of award-winning floor plans, you can place a refundable lot reservation to secure your favorite home site. This is when we’ll finalize your plan and pricing details.

Modify an existing plan in our portfolio. You can choose one of our existing floor plans and customize it to fit your needs. We’ll place a refundable lot hold on your home site while we finalize your plan and pricing details.

Create a custom design. If you want to completely customize your home, you can sit down with our on-staff licensed architect to go over your goals and needs. Get inspired by plans we have done in the past, or start from scratch to design your own. The design agreement fee can be applied towards the purchase price of your new home.

Once you have your floor plan squared away, you’ll choose all of the quality features and finished details that make your house a home. Our team will be on hand to give you ideas on how to maximize your investment range while also staying within that range throughout the entire process.

Our four state-of-the-art Design Centers offer a variety of high-quality interior and exterior selections for you to choose from. With the help of our experienced designers, you’ll choose all of the important details, from your fixtures to your cabinets and countertops, and everything in between. Our goal is to create a customized home atmosphere that enhances every moment of your daily routine.

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Custom Home Interior Design

Even after your home is built, we’re still available for all of your interior personalization needs with HBD Interiors, our exclusive division that ensures your home is designed exactly to your liking.

Discuss. The first step is meeting with our design professionals for a consultation. This is when we’ll learn about all of your interior design goals and discuss how we can achieve them together. Feel free to ask any and all questions you may have!

Design. Once we have a clear idea of what you want in your home, we’ll work closely with you to create a design that involves colors, textures, patterns, materials, and more. This way, everything will be laid out ahead of time, and we can go over everything together to make any necessary changes. 

Deliver. The installation process begins once we have an approved design. Now it’s time to bring everything together and deliver on our promise to create the exact space you’ve always wanted. 

Your home is so much more than walls and fixtures — it’s where you will live your life. And we can’t wait to create this special place for you! For more information about personalizing a new home in Raleigh, please contact us at 919-205-3404.

Experience the Happiness of a Mood Boosting Home

Experience the Happiness of a Mood Boosting Home

At Homes By Dickerson, we believe that home is your safe, secure getaway from the outside world, where you and your family experience the little things that make life so special: cozy mornings, shared meals, laughter and conversation, new passions, get-togethers with friends near and far. Home is where happiness lives. 

That’s why our team creates mood boosting homes throughout the Triangle, specifically designed to elevate your mood while you go about your daily life. With superior construction methods, expert design, and a lot of love and care, we’re excited to provide you with a living space that you’re proud to call The Home of Your Life.

Mood Boosting Home Features

Open Layout: So many of your very best moments are shared with others. That’s why we build our homes with an open-concept layout where your kitchen, dining room, and family room flow together without walls in the way. This openness creates a warm and inviting atmosphere that sets the tone for the rest of your home, where you’re always connected to those around you whether you’re entertaining or spending time with family. 

All-New Everything: Sit back, relax, and enjoy the complete comfort of fresh, clean space that’s all yours. From the kitchen island where you’ll gather with family and friends to the appliances and features you’ll use every day, everything in your home is untouched and ready for you and your family to make your unique mark. All-new everything means your beautifully designed home is entirely your own from top to bottom.

Natural Light/Outdoor Living Spaces: When you wake up in the morning and head to your kitchen for a cup of coffee, there’s nothing more soothing than the sight of natural light. Our homes are designed for natural light flood in, so all of your moments — big and small — are illuminated naturally. And of course, with an outdoor living space like a screen porch, you and your family are always connected to the beauty of nature.

Flexible Space: The way you and your family live is completely unique to you. That’s why you deserve flexible space that can be used however you wish. With areas like a first-floor study and a second-floor rec room, you’re free to create whatever you need, whether you want a home office to work privately, a playroom for your kids, a hobby area to hone your craft, an entertainment room to enjoy your leisure time… the list goes on.

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When you’re at home, you should be surrounded by an atmosphere that enhances every moment. That’s why we design our mood boosting homes to foster happiness, no matter what’s going on in the outside world. If you’re ready to experience The Home of Your Life, all of us at Homes By Dickerson can’t wait to meet you!

For more information about our new homes in the Triangle, please contact us at 919-205-2368.

Home Design Trends For 2021

Home Design Trends For 2021

There’s no better time than the beginning of a new year to give your home a “mini makeover.” As you look ahead to 2021, think about the areas of your home that you’d like to spruce up a little (or a lot)! From warm, earthy tones to house plants, there are so many fun trends to try out in your favorite spaces. Take a look at a few top design trends for 2021 that our designers recommend.

Interior Home Design Trends

 

House Plants: If you love the calming, natural vibe of house plants, situate them throughout your favorite spaces, like your kitchen, bedroom, or family room. This is an easy way to spruce up your home without having to make a big adjustment. Try herbs, peace lilies, English ivy, pothos, Chinese evergreens, and more to brighten up your rooms. You can also add pops of color and personality with unique planters.

Bedroom.

Statement Headboards: Nothing says “relaxation” quite like a beautifully designed bedroom. And nothing completes a well-rounded look than a statement headboard for the bed. This year, it’s all about vibrant, lively headboards that become a focal point in the room. From tufted and nailhead styles, to geometric patterns and bright colors, the options are endless. Plus, you can paint an accent wall behind it to complement the look!

Home office.

Home Office: If you’ve already designated a flexible space as an office, you’re ahead of the trend! We’re predicting that home offices are here to stay, which gives you countless opportunities to design and decorate your space, and change it up when you’re ready for something new. The most important thing is to create an office that you’re comfortable working in every day, whether that includes calming plants, accessories like photos and wall art, a soothing wall color, floating bookshelves, a trendy ladder, warm lighting, etc. 

Living room.

Warm, Earthy Tones: Now more than ever, we love the idea of a warm and comforting aura at home. That’s why earthy tones are the perfect colors to incorporate into your spaces, whether as wall colors, in furniture and accessories, throughout table displays and bedding, and more. The natural, earthy look can be created with browns, tans, yellows, warm grays, ivory, soft shades of green, and more — play around with these hues and see what feels best!

Flex Space.

Multipurpose Spaces: Now that you’re spending more time at home, it makes sense to maximize your flexible spaces. For example, if your kids are currently taking virtual classes, you can create a virtual classroom that doubles as a playroom or rec room for after school. For a cozy home office, add storage shelves, a desk, and a chair to your family room (or even your bedroom)! You can also use a flexible room as a home gym and hobby/crafts area, so you and your kids can both utilize the space.

Contemporary Style: No matter the style of your home, whether farmhouse or traditional, we love the look of contemporary touches here and there. Believe it or not, the “grandmillennial” trend is making a huge splash in homes — and it’s so much fun to get creative with! This up-and-coming style is all about comfort, and incorporating the “homey” decor pieces you might find in your grandparents’ home into modern spaces. The grandmillennial trend includes things like floral wallpaper, rattan coffee tables, antique paintings, scalloped lampshades, delicate china, crocheted throws, and more. Try it out and see what feels right!

 

From all of us at Homes By Dickerson, we hope you enjoy sprucing up your home in 2021!

Build a Custom Home in Raleigh

Build a Custom Home in Raleigh

At Homes By Dickerson, we believe your home is much more than walls and fixtures — it’s your place in the world. It’s where you will live your life. That’s why we build your custom home in Raleigh as if we were building it for our own families. Our team takes the time to meet with you and understand your lifestyle, so that we can create a home that fits you just right. We’ll figure out which rooms are needed or unnecessary, how much space you desire, and the look and feel that best complements your personal style. 

Our four state-of-the-art Design Centers display an array of high-quality interior and exteriors sections for you to choose from. With the help of our experienced designers, you’ll start bringing your unique vision to life, from your fixtures to your cabinets and countertops, and everything in between. Our goal is to create a customized home atmosphere that makes you feel safe, secure, and comfortable, no matter what’s going on outside. 

The Process of Building a Custom Raleigh Home Exterior

Of course, the process begins with you — your dreams and your goals. No matter how you prefer to get acclimated to our homes, whether that’s by browsing our visual galleries and floor plans, driving our communities, or even meeting neighbors, this is your time to imagine the life you want to live in a Homes By Dickerson home.

Next, you’ll choose the perfect Raleigh community for you and your family. We believe that where you live determines how you live, which is why we create our custom homes in only the best neighborhoods. We’ll help you determine what you want in terms of surroundings, conveniences, and lifestyle — so whether you want to be closer to downtown, enjoy a shorter commute, or benefit from a larger home site in a tranquil setting, our team will provide you with options that make sense for you.

When it comes to customizing your home, we offer two unique options:

Modify an existing plan in our portfolio

  • Choose one of our existing, award-winning floor plans and customize to fit your family’s needs
  • Place a refundable lot hold on your home site while we finalize your plan and pricing details

Create a custom design

  • Sit down with our on-staff licensed architect to review your goals and needs
  • Get inspired by plans we have done in the past or start from scratch 
  • The design agreement fee can be applied towards the purchase price of your new home

Once you’ve chosen the features and finishes of your home, you’ll have the opportunity to review your personalized pricing and specifications. This will help give you an idea on how to maximize your self-appointed investment range, as well as stay within that range during the process.  Kitchen.

After the details are finalized, you’ll be able to review Homes By Dickerson’s Purchase Agreement, as well as ask any questions before moving forward with paperwork. You’ll receive finalized drawings to ensure that our team has accurately captured your unique vision.

Design center.

Next, we’ll complete the finishing touches — arguably the most fun part of the process! Your personal designer will work closely with you (up to 15 hours) in one of our Design Centers to choose the colors and finishes that reflect your style and preferences.

Throughout different milestones of construction, you’ll have several scheduled opportunities to meet with your project manager onsite and view your home. Whether it’s your electrical walk-through or interior trim walk, you’ll see your home throughout its various stages and be prepared for your homeowner orientation to review final details before closing.

Before we present you with the key to your new home (yes, it’s just as exciting as it sounds!) your closing coordinator will ensure that all details are accounted for and shared with the closing attorney at settlement. Then, once you have closed on The Home of Your Life, you’ll meet with your client care representative, who will guide you through the first year as a Homes By Dickerson homeowner. Our warranty process involves three-month and ten-month walk-throughs, as well as helpful information on maintenance details.

Enjoy the Opportunities in Raleigh Raleigh

If you currently live in or near a larger city, you may be at a point in your life where the hustle and bustle doesn’t excite you anymore. In a neighborhood outside of Raleigh, a small town with a big personality, you have the best of both worlds. You’ll enjoy the peace and quiet of a scenic, secure neighborhood, while being close to the things you love downtown, without all of the traffic, congestion, high prices, and cramped space of larger cities. Outdoor living

If you prefer the intimacy of a local coffee shop or family-owned restaurant, where there’s always a friendly face to see, a neighborhood outside of Raleigh is the place for you. At home, you’ll enjoy the comfort of an open-concept living area that’s designed for connection, along with a wide open outdoor area to enjoy the seasons — then when you’re looking for a downtown excursion, you have the family-friendly fun of Raleigh just a short drive away. From shopping and dining to outdoor recreation (did we mention the beach and skiing opportunities are just a short road trip away?) you can enjoy the things you love, and return to a home and community that feel just right.

Build a Custom Home in Raleigh

When you choose to build a personalized Homes By Dickerson home in a safe, secure Raleigh neighborhood, you aren’t just choosing a beautiful house with beautiful surroundings — you’re choosing peace of mind for today, tomorrow, and every day after that. You’re choosing a lifestyle that’s rooted in simplicity, so you can enjoy your time the way you want to, without anything standing in your way. And of course, with our caring, knowledgeable team by your side, you can be sure that your experience building The Home of Your Life will be just as enjoyable as living in it. 

If you’re ready to move to a custom home in Raleigh, all of us at Homes By Dickerson can’t wait to help make your ideal lifestyle a reality. For more information, please contact us at 919-205-3404.

Parade of Style: Meet the Winners!

Parade of Style: Meet the Winners!

We hope you enjoyed the 2020 Parade of Style as much as we did! Our team is happy to say that all the hard work, planning, and creativity has paid off, and the homes we showcased are officially award winners! Creating a stage for our beautiful homes and our talented designers has been so rewarding, and we want to thank all who came out and toured our homes.

Finally the moment you’ve been waiting for! Here are the homes that stole the show:

The Void.

The Void: GOLD

Briar Chapel

376 Bennett Mountain Trace

Chapel Hill, NC

$895,000  SOLD

64 East.

64 East: GOLD

Briar Chapel

164 Post Oak Road

Chapel Hill, NC

$596,000 SOLD

Duke's Revival.

Dukes Revival: GOLD

751 South

905 Celia Saxon Drive

Durham, NC

$650,000

True Arch.

True Arch: GOLD

Crystal Lake at Croasdaile Farm

2203 Meadowcreek Drive

Durham, NC

$769,000  SOLD

Belle Vue

Belle Vue: GOLD

Traditions

1416 Reservoir View Lane

Wake Forest, NC

$885,000

Staycation

Staycation: GOLD

Wendell Falls

724 Daniel Ridge Road

Wendell, NC

$545,000

Life of hygge

Life of Hygge: GOLD

Wendell Falls

425 Liberty Star Road

Wendell, NC

$406,000 SOLD

First Fiddle.

First Fiddle: SILVER

Papillon Park

2264 Duskywing Drive

Raleigh, NC

$918,000  SOLD

Moss Hill Townhome.

Moss Hill Towne: SILVER

Crystal Lake at Croasdaile Farm

1003 Laurelwood Drive

Durham, NC

$625,000 SOLD

Eden Retreat.

Eden Retreat: BRONZE

Sunset Bluffs

2245 Plowridge Road

Fuquay Varina, NC

$635,000 SOLD

Each home was carefully designed with bold choices and selections to fit a unique theme, and provide our unmatched blend of luxury, comfort, and function. Best of all, the Parade of Style homes that haven’t been sold are available to purchase, so you can fall in love with one of these incredible homes and call it your own! 

At Homes By Dickerson, we care about you and how you live, which is why our new construction homes in North Carolina are created to fit a range of styles and preferences. We can’t wait for you to browse these living spaces that we’re so proud of, and find the one that suits your wants and needs. For more information, please contact us at 919-646-8771.

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.