By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine
Furniture is getting curvier this year. Softer lines, curves, and rushing are trending in design. Rounded options are pushing out the sharp-edge designs. It can be a nod to the 1960’s and ’70’s, but contemporary fabrics and details keep it from looking outdated.
Check out some examples.
The Woodlands. Picture perfect one-story Village home across the street from a park with pool and courts! Open floor plan with 3 bedrooms, study plus flex space. Wide plank wood floors…Plantation shutters throughout…bay windows …spacious kitchen with lots of cabinets and counter space. Master with sitting area. New carpet in secondary bedrooms and flex room. Spacious multi-level wood deck with built-in seating. Enjoy living in this low maintenance home. Roof replaced in 2015 and HVAC replaced in 2015. Garage has a 5 ft extension…perfect for work space or additional storage and long driveway allows for extra parking. Walk to park and hop on the hike and bike path to 3 shopping centers. Within 10 minutes to Town Center. Cannot beat this location!
Indian Springs is located south of Woodlands Parkway, north of Spring Creek and west of Gosling. This is the only village featuring actual hills in The Woodlands. In addition to John Cooper Private School, Falconwing Park and Forestgate Park is located in Indian Springs. Shopping areas include Indian Springs Center.
Neighborhoods in Indian Springs: Altwood, Cascade Canyon, Chandler Creek, Dove Trace, Eagle Rock, Hazelcrest, Heritage Hill, Hunters Crossing, Idlewood, Indigo Sky, Lansdowne, Legacy Point, Lenox Hill, Mirror Ridge, Peaceful Canyon, Piper Trace, Rushaven, Shawnee Ridge, Stellar Point, Teal Briar, Trace Creek
The Woodlands Creekside Park Village. Remarkable 1.5 story home with fabulous curb appeal in Tupelo Green Creekside! Great home for entertaining family and friends. Livable floor plan with 4 bedrooms downstairs in a split plan, and nice size game room upstairs with a half bath. Kitchen is open to family. Tons of storage and counters in this kitchen with beautiful stained cabinets, granite counters and a center island. Master suite offers a tray ceiling and bay windows. Wood floors in formal dining. Enjoy outdoor living on extended patio with pergola. Tupelo Park is at the front of this neighborhood and has courts, play and picnic areas, and pond for fishing. Creekside shopping is just a few minutes away. Enjoy all Creekside offers...shopping, restaurants, Rob Fleming Nature Trails, Aquatic Park, recreation center, festivals, 4th of July fireworks, art & sporting events. Zoned to highly acclaimed Creekside Forest Elementary. Easy access to Grand Parkway! Visit http://micheleflory.com/property/39-prairie-falcon-place/ for more info plus photo gallery.
The Woodlands Village of Creekside Park is planned to be home to 7,100 new families. A mix of home styles, price ranges and homebuilders is found in the Village of Creekside Park, similar to the other villages in The Woodlands. Many of the same popular homebuilders who build in other areas of The Woodlands are building new homes in Creekside Park. New homes are currently priced from the $180’s to more than $3 million.
New homebuilding is underway in several neighborhoods located off the main entrance to the village on Gosling Road and in the neighborhood of Timarron off Kuykendahl Road. Sale of new homes and homesites is also underway in the gated community of Carlton Woods Creekside, home of a Tom Fazio Championship Golf Course.
Lakes & Parklands to Discover
Vast areas of parklands, totaling 1,850 acres, along with plentiful lakes and ponds, are the highlight of the new Village of Creekside Park. Here, you and your family can enjoy hiking, swimming, fishing, kayaking and canoeing, mountain biking, birding and other creative ways to commune with nature. It’s a true adventureland!
Many of the neighborhoods in Creekside Park are centered around parks or water features. A 72-acre lake and linear park, called Lake Paloma (Spanish for “dove”), extends east to west in the center of the village, acting as a scenic connector between neighborhoods. A 12-foot wide walking and biking trail will run along the banks of Lake Paloma. Major parklands include the 1,700-acre George Mitchell Nature Preserve, named in honor of The Woodlands’ founder, George Mitchell, and 20-acre Rob Fleming Park, named in honor of Rob Fleming, Texas Parks and Wildlife naturalist and artist.
A Vision Named for a Visionary
Trailheads will lead from several of the neighborhood parks into the 1,700-acre George Mitchell Nature Preserve at the northern border of the village. Two trailheads leading into The Preserve – one in the Village of Creekside Park and one in the Village of Indian Springs – are now open. Miles of soft surface trails are also open for hiking and birding. The George Mitchell Nature Preserve includes seven miles of frontage along Spring Creek, and is part of the Spring Creek Greenway Project, a joint effort of Harris and Montgomery Counties to amass 33 miles of Spring Creek frontage for a bi-county nature trail system extending from US 59 to Spring.
Rob Fleming Park features a Craftsman-style Pavilion; a playground; tree-lined promenades and groves of specimen trees; a naturally landscaped one-acre lake with lakeside conservation trail; a bluebonnet meadow; a field for community festivals; a butterfly garden; and a picnic area. A wildlife sculpture trail that will be a tribute to the artistry of Rob Fleming will be completed soon.
By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine
Some home designers want to make a bigger statement with the ceiling, and they’re turning to wallpaper to do it. Wallpaper is once again growing in popularity for walls, and some designers are now experimenting with it to dress up the ceiling too.
Some designers are using it to transform a ceiling’s living space with wallpaper in minimalist designs or in metallic. It can add texture and certainly some drama to a space.
Some designers are using floor-to-ceiling wallpaper all in the same print. Others may have the walls all painted white or a light color and then use a wallpapered ceiling to jazz up the room. Faux tin on the ceilings can be a way to create a statement ceiling too.
Use with caution, however: A dark or bold of wallpaper could make a ceiling appear lower.
But for spaces that can pull it off, a wallpapered ceiling can look chic. Plus, if you have a listing with dreaded popcorn ceilings, this can be a way to give the ceiling a modern, yet less expensive update. Check out some of these examples from designers at Houzz.