Design Trends

Dream Homes From the Past Five Decades

2020 is here, and we’re thrilled to be celebrating Royal Building Products’ 50th anniversary! In the spirit of nostalgia and our love of home design, we thought we’d take a stroll down memory lane and revisit the idea of a “dream home” in each of the past five decades. Are you ready for a blast from the past?

The Best of LiveAbode 2019

We’re wrapping up another wonderful year at LiveAbode! In 2019, we built up our community on Instagram to over 2,600 (thank you for following!), worked with some amazing contributors such as Kate Builds and Made by Carli, and continued to provide expert insight on the latest trends in home design.

Step Inside the Southern Living 2019 Idea House

Earlier in October, we hosted an exclusive “Deck the Fall” event and private tour of the Southern Living 2019 Idea House in Amelia Island, Florida. We welcomed a VIP group that included BlueLinx, Riverside Homes, Lansing Building Products, and Crane Island Development, as well as lifestyle and design influencers from A White Farmhouse, Our Blissful Cottage, Young Love Mommy and This Messy Season.

Q&A with the Designer of the Southern Living Idea House

We were honored to participate in the Southern Living 2019 Idea House through our exclusive Zuri® Premium Decking by Royal® sponsorship. Over the next few weeks, we will be sharing design insights and behind-the-scenes photos from the home.

LiveAbode’s Book List: Design Inspiration from the Pros

Are you looking for some end of summer reads to get you motivated for a fall remodel? Or maybe just something to keep on your coffee table for when inspiration strikes?

Look no further.

In honor of National Book Lovers Day, we have rounded up a list of books from design experts, thought leaders and industry influencers to inspire your next home design project.

Happy reading!

Color Palette of the Year Combos to Inspire Your Exterior Style

When it comes to playing and experimenting with color, why should interior designers have all the fun? We love to explore all the ways compelling color combinations can highlight the unique elements of your home—from siding and trim to windows and doors.

Creative Ways to Add Slatescape to Your Exterior

Earlier this year, we named Slatescape, a midtone blue-gray as our color trend of the year — and this hot new neutral has applications that go far beyond siding.

If you have fallen in love with this versatile shade as much as we have, but aren’t ready to replace your siding just yet, here are some other ways to incorporate it into your outdoor space.

Let the home style tips come to you.