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What’s hot in interior design? Just ask Michele Coseo, founding principal of Savannah Design Group in Escondido, Calif. Coseo just completed the design of six gorgeous and recently opened model homes at Mesa Ridge, a gated enclave of 322 luxury one- and two-story homes in Summerlin.

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Blurring the Lines Between Indoor and Outdoor Living

“At Mesa Ridge, we embarked on a whole new level of lifestyle with attention to detail in outdoor spaces and the connection to the interior,” says Coseo, who describes Mesa Ridge as a community where luxury meets modern residential. Coseo says it is essential to create an environment where function and design co-exist. This movement towards less formal spaces and large open concepts are achieved through the blending of floor and wall materials, upscale furnishings, lighting, ceiling treatments and lifestyle merchandising. “The party begins inside and spills outside, pushing the boundaries and uniting the two worlds.”

Color and Texture are Timeless

Coseo also maintains there is a growing focus on textures. The right combination of large format materials and natural elements enhance the homes’ modern architecture and add a layer of warmth and luxury. The use of upscale color palettes and textures such as grass cloth wallpapers, quartzite slabs and unique metals evoke harmony and a sense of continuity.

Personality and Individuality

According to Coseo, interior design is personal, and your home should reflect your individuality.

Strategic space planning for your individual lifestyle, along with statement furniture pieces, artwork and personal accessories give a home a unique personality and define your personal sense of style.

Coseo encourages homeowners to do their homework. “Look at lots of interior design magazines or websites to learn what speaks to you. Then do your research to find versions of those items that are within your budget. Most importantly, don’t rush it. Getting interior design right takes time. But in the end, it’s worth it. After all, your home is your castle.”

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