Design Trends

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.

APRIL FOOLS! Unveiling the Unicorn Exterior Palette

Our glittering new palette is our most fearlessly extroverted collection of colors by leaps and bounds. As hopeful as a waterfall and as cheerful as a rainbow, it compels contractors, exterior designers and homeowners to take curb appeal to a more playful level. We call it Unicorn, and it’s absolutely magical.

Three Trending Color Palettes for Spring 2019

In case you missed it, Royal Building Products named the exterior color trend of the year as Slatescape, a mid-tone blue-gray, inspired by nature. But gray does not mean boring! We have been having so much fun playing with new color combinations inspired by this trend.

Trendspotting at the NAHB 2019 International Builders’ Show

The LiveAbode team has returned from another successful trip to the 2019 NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS) and the NKBA 2019 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Las Vegas—and we are excited to share the latest design trends spotted at the show.

Let the home style tips come to you.