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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!

Tips For a Safe Thanksgiving

Tips For a Safe Thanksgiving

This year may look different than others, but you can still experience the fun and festive Thanksgiving you look forward to! With a few adjustments and safety precautions, this year’s holiday will feel just as warm and joyful as it always has. At Homes By Dickerson, we believe that connection is the key to a happier life — and we want you to share a happy (and safe) Thanksgiving with your loved ones from the comfort of your new home in North Carolina. Take a look at our helpful tips for making this year’s holiday just as special as the last.


Tips for a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving

 

Change Your Perspective: Change doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, if you look at the situation from a new perspective, you’ll be able to spot the silver linings, and most importantly, find time to relax and have a laugh. It may be hard to accept that a large gathering with family from out of town isn’t practical this year — but there are still so many fun and easy ways to safely connect with everyone while enjoying your normal traditions.

FamilyHost Dinner Outside: If you have family around your home in North Carolina, you may feel confident about the decision to have a small gathering. Get creative and have some fun serving dinner outside on your porch, patio, or deck. Space out chairs for added safety, and incorporate fun, mini hand sanitizers into your placemat displays. If you love a good DIY project, make family face masks!

Cook (Virtually) Together: Even if you can’t physically be together, you can still connect and cook with your loved ones. Set up a video call with your phone, computer, or iPad on your kitchen island, and prepare your meal as you normally would while enjoying the virtual company of family with your favorite music in the background. Once the meal’s ready, keep the video call going while you enjoy it!

thanksgiving table setting

Dive Into Decor: If you’re preparing to enjoy a quiet dinner at home, make plans to decorate your table as you typically would. This will make the holiday feel as “normal” as possible, while keeping you busy with something you enjoy doing. Plus, with fewer places at the table to set up, you can focus on a beautiful, intricate centerpiece that lets you get creative and do something different. 

Treat Yourself: Yes, this is just as important as anything else! Dealing with change is not always easy, even if it’s temporary. And we want you to know that you’ve done an incredible job adjusting to a new situation. This holiday, take the time to treat yourself, whether that means indulging in an extra slice of pumpkin pie or saving the dishes for later so you can cozy up on the couch to enjoy a Thanksgiving movie marathon. 

From all of us at Homes By Dickerson, we hope you have a happy and safe holiday!

The Final Home at Henderson Place at Fearrington

The Final Home at Henderson Place at Fearrington

4251 henderson place

Tucked into picturesque Pittsboro, a tranquil town filled with southern charm and the friendliest neighbors around, Henderson Place at Fearrington is a new community like no other. With only one home left — yes, just one! — you have one more chance to experience the magic of this stunning setting on a daily basis.

Located at 4251 Henderson Place, our final home comes complete with 4 spacious bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and 3,461 square feet of open, airy space on scenic, wooded acreage. If you’re ready to leave the past year behind and settle into The Home of Your Life, this beautiful home is waiting for you to call it your own!

New Home Features

At Homes By Dickerson, we know that the details make the biggest difference, which is why we paid close attention to each one in this home. On the main floor, you’ll find features like a retreat-like owner’s suite with a wardrobe, a formal dining room, and an open-concept kitchen, living room, and breakfast area, designed to bring family and friends together for all of those special moments. Living room

This home also includes a basement with two bedrooms and a shared bathroom, a large rec room, a movie room, and walk-in access to ample storage. Custom built-ins, hardwood floors, upgraded appliances, a screened porch and deck, and more come standard — making this modern, flexible home the perfect place to create your best memories.

Enjoy The Home of Your Life

Close your eyes and envision your perfect morning. Can you see yourself screened porchmaking coffee in your elegant kitchen as the sun rises, and enjoying it on your screened porch while looking out onto beautiful wooded views? When you make this house your home, you get to experience the peace of mind that comes with tranquil outdoor living and open, light-filled space from top to bottom.

Not to mention, with all of the charm of the Fearrington area just minutes from your front door, from locally owned boutiques and restaurants to the famous Fearrington Village Inn and Spa, you always have something unique to experience when you’re not enjoying the comfort of your home. 

It’s time to welcome a new year — and a fresh start. Make 2021 the year you move into The Home of Your Life! For more information about our final home at Henderson Place at Fearrington, 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.

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.

Find the Home Style That Fits Your Taste

Find the Home Style That Fits Your Taste

Join us as we toast to the 10 beautiful homes in our upcoming Parade of Style! As you discover your very own design style during the Triangle Parade of Homes this fall, we’ve paired each home with the perfect beverage. Something light and refreshing? Bold and strong? There’s something for everyone. Take a look at what we have to fit your taste!

Parade of Style Cocktail Pairings

Life of Hygge

Community: Wendell Falls

Floorplan: The Copper

Cocktail: Pear and Elderflower Spritz

Life of Hygee

Just like a light and refreshing cocktail, this farmhouse-style home provides the airy, light-filled space you love, with an open-concept living area with a vaulted ceiling, green features, a peaceful study, and more.

  • 2 oz. pear vodka 
  • 2 oz. St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
  • 1 oz. club soda
  • Garnish: pear, thyme, or lemon

Fill a glass with ice and pour in pear vodka and elderflower liqueur. Top with club soda and garnish with a sprig of thyme, pear, or lemon.

 

Staycation

Community: Wendell Falls

Floorplan: Somerset

Cocktail: Citrus Paloma

With unique features like an upstairs loft and rec room, a Zoom call room, a screened porch with a double-sided fireplace, and 10-foot ceilings, this beautiful home puts a calming, coastal twist on classic design.

Staycation

  • 3 oz. freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
  • 1 1/2 oz. of sparkling water
  • 1 oz. tequila
  • 1 tablespoon Grand Marnier
  • Sugar or salt
  • Lime and grapefruit slices

Place a small amount of sugar or salt on a plate. Moisten the rim of glass with a lime wedge. Rim your glass with sugar or salt. Add a small amount of ice to a cocktail shaker and to your drinking glass. To the shaker, add grapefruit juice, tequila, and Grand Marnier. Shake to combine and pour over ice. Add sparkling water. Stir gently, just until combined. Garnish and serve.

 

Belle Vue

Community: Traditions

Floorplan: Brighton

Cocktail: Blueberry Mint Julep

Inspired by modern French design and filled with unique details like vaulted ceilings and exposed beams, this home is bold and vibrant, just like a classic cocktail with a modern twist. Blueberry Mint Julep

  • 6-8 blueberries
  • 10-12 mint leaves, plus extra for garnish
  • 1/2 oz. simple syrup
  • 2 oz. bourbon
  • 2 oz. soda water

Gently muddle the blueberries, mint leaves, and simple syrup in the bottom of a glass. Add bourbon and stir. Add enough crushed ice to fill the glass to the rim, and then pour the soda water over the ice. Garnish with a mint sprig.

 

First Fiddle

Community: Papillon Park

Floorplan: Brinkley

Cocktail: Bourbon Old Fashioned

Suave and full of bold personality, this distinctive home is filled with features like double staircases, an oversized master wardrobe with seating, an owner’s entry with storage lockers, and elements of sophisticated comfort and warmth like this classic drink.Bourbon Old Fashioned

  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 3 dashes bitters
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 2 oz. bourbon
  • Garnish: orange peel

Add the sugar, bitters, and water into a rocks glass, and stir until sugar is nearly dissolved. Pour the water and bitters into glass, stir to combine, then place the ice cubes in the glass. Pour bourbon over the ice and garnish with the orange slice.

 

Eden Retreat

Community: Sunset Bluffs

Floorplan: Covington

Cocktail: Lemon Ginger Tea (Non-Alcoholic)

With a beautiful open-concept living area, sunroom, and large screened porch, this home feels like a calming retreat in the English hillside — just like a simple, staple tea that satisfies at all times.Lemon Ginger Tea

  • 4 cups water
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 piece ginger, 2-3 inch (5-7 cm)
  • 2 teaspoons honey or preferred sweetener

Bring water to a boil and remove from heat. Cut lemon and ginger into thin slices. Add to the hot water. Steep for 5-10 minutes. Strain and pour tea into a mug. Add in honey and stir.

 

The Void

Community: Briar Chapel

Floorplan: Chatham Forest

Cocktail: Matcha Latte (Non-Alcoholic)

Innovative and comforting, this home features modern details like a waterfall kitchen island, a floating staircase, an artist loft showcasing local art, a zero-entry shower in the master bathroom, and so much more between its modern clean lines and sharp angles.Matcha Latte

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons matcha powder
  • 1 tablespoon hot water
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 3/4 cup hot milk (regular, almond, or oat)

Sift the matcha powder into a cup. Add the water and stir until no lumps remain. Stir in the honey. Add the milk and serve.

 

64 East

Community: Briar Chapel

Floorplan: Windham

Cocktail: The Charleston Gimlet

A modern take on an Eastern Carolina cottage, this unique living space is both classy and bold, with features like a dedicated study, see-through fireplace, natural wooden beam waterfall in the master shower, and more in this intercoastal home.Charleston Gimlet

  • 2 1/2 oz. gin
  • 1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 oz. simple syrup
  • Garnish: lime wheel

Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with a lime wheel.

 

Moss Hill Towne

Community: Crystal Lake

Floorplan: Moss Hill

Cocktail: Pinot Grigio Spritzer

With a luxurious first-floor owner’s suite, and other convenient details like a grilling deck that overlooks the natural green space, the rustic yet classic comfort of this home reflects the simple satisfaction of a timeless, fan-favorite drink. Pinot Grigio Spritzer

  • 3/4 glass chilled white wine
  • 1/4 glass chilled club soda
  • Slice of lime or your favorite berries

Fill your glass with both the wine and club, add your favorite berries or a lime wedge. Add a splash of ginger ale or lemon lime soda for something sweeter.

 

True Arch

Community: Crystal Lake

Floorplan: Eno

Cocktail: Blackberry Thyme Gin & Tonic

Inspired by early 1930s downtown Durham, this timeless, ranch-style home reflects an English garden vibe with arch details, oversized triple-slider glass doors that lead to a screened back porch, and more.

  • 1 oz. fresh lime juice
  •  8 blackberries
  •  4 oz. gin
  •  2 oz. thyme simple syrup (3 sprigs thyme, 1/2 cup water, 1/2 cup sugar simmered and cooled)
  •  Tonic
  •  Ice
  •  Garnish: blackberries, thyme sprigs

Muddle together blackberries and lime juice in the bottom of a mixing glass. Fill mixing glass with ice and stir in the gin and simple syrup. Stir and strain it into ice-filled glasses. Top it off with tonic.

 

Dukes Revival

Community: 751 South

Floorplan: Washington

Cocktail: Classic Dirty Martini

Just like your favorite go-to drink, this classic new urban Durham stye home is satisfactory from top to bottom, with an oversized kitchen island, Zoom call room, large covered porch leading to the patio, and a grand foyer with a wrought iron staircase.Classic Dirty Martini

  • 2 1/2 oz. gin or vodka
  • 1/2 oz. dry vermouth 
  • 1/4 to 1/2 oz. olive juice (or olive brine to taste)
  • Garnish: 1 or 3 olives

In a mixing glass filled with ice, pour the gin, dry vermouth, and olive juice. Stir well and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with 1 or 3 olives.

From all of us at Homes By Dickerson, we hope you enjoy our homes at the parade!

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.