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Getting Smart in 2021

 


2020 is finally behind us! We can't wait to get started on all of the possibilities in front of us. 

2021 will definitely be the year when we all start to get smart in our homes by taking advantage of more of the products that are now available to enhance our quality of life.

Here's to an exciting 2021!


Something Old, Something New


 Shiny, new homes, and products are great, but there is something about adding in a little vintage charm and character that can make a home even more special.


Lifestylist Inc hit the road this month and traveled to Roundtop, Texas for one of the largest, and most respected vintage sales in the country. 


As always, we found lots of great buys including these spectacular mid-century modern lighting fixtures. 


This blacklight art had to come home with us as well!

One of the things that this pandemic has made us aware of is how relevant (and fun!) shopping online can be, and we have expanded our Lifestylist Look shop at Lula B's to online shops on eBay Poshmark Mercari and Depop as well. It has been a great way to share our special finds with our followers all over the country, and we are adding new items daily. Please visit one of these stores to shop our Roundtop finds!

We Have Been Named One of the Top Design Influencers for 2020!

Veronika Eagleson is someone that I have always admired. She is someone who is in the know more than anyone I have ever met about design trends, and her networking skills are legendary.

It was a huge honor this year to be asked to be on the Signature Kitchen Suite Design Council, and when we were invited to the Experience and Design Center with Veronika and her Designhounds group, I was thrilled to get to spend some time getting to know her a little bit better and to learn everything I could from her and her incredibly talented group.

Veronika hosts a very prestigious list of Influencers and Designers every year, and this Lifestylist® was so excited to find out that I am a finalist this year! My goal is to make it to the Top 10 of this group, but I need your help.

The public is now invited to vote for who the Top 10 should be. You can vote every day, and it's as easy as just clicking here and voting.

Every vote will be appreciated, and I thank-you from the bottom of my heart for reading our blog and supporting us.

Voting goes until January 15th, and the winners will be announced at the KBIS Show in Las Vegas.

Hoping that I will have some great news to share soon!

Happy Holidays!


Getting Smart About Housing

How the times are changing! Just a few years ago smart homes and smart technology for the home were only available in luxury products and homes.

Now, this technology is available in all different price ranges, and one of the new ideas that we are really excited about is the My Q Smart Garage Door Opener. This cool product that you can buy in Amazon starting at $29.98 will allow Amazon to put your purchases inside your garage door, and you can see on your phone any time that the garage door is opened.


New Options For Those Affected by Hurricane Harvey


Your new home might not be built the way it used to - in fact, it might be coming to you on the road and be built in a climate controlled environment miles away from your homesite.

Clayton Homes launched a new marketing campaign today that might challenge everything you ever thought about manufactured housing. The home shown in the video was in Ft Worth, Texas and is built at the SE Homes of Texas plant - a division of Clayton Homes.

This is just the beginning, I've heard there are lots more great things to come!

Going In A Different Direction: Updating Your Countertops With Natural Stone

What's old is new again... consumers are choosing the times look of natural stone for their countertops, baths, and even walls.
Antolini is our favorite stone gallery, and talk about works of art - their slabs make us want to start remodeling the Home Idea Factory all over again!

Fortunately my sister decided to remodel her kitchen and add a Galley Sink so it's been a lot of fun working with her and sharing new trends. We shared the experience and why we love natural stone products so much on our Lifestylist blog.

Clayton Homes Lifestylist List

Many of the home builders today have websites and blogs, but there are very few that offer as much insight as the Clayton Homes blog. There's lots of great information about the manufactured housing lifestyle, and today there was a great post about the new bath details that are trending. Be sure to bookmark this page - lots of useful information.

Mid Century Modern Beauty in Dallas

We have always loved reading CandysDirt.com - it's a gateway into the most beautiful and interesting homes in Dallas and it's a great place to find out all the dirt about what's going on in Dallas real estate.

Lifestylist® Suzanne Felber has written before about new home construction and trends there, and now she is going to be a regular contributor!

She attended the quarterly Staff Meeting that Candy hosts, and this one was at a stunning mid-century gem that was actually designed by the same architect that designed NorthPark Center. The home has been lovingly restored, and is available to be your new home through Emily Price Carrigan Properties.

Remembering Hurricane Katrina 10 Years Later


It's hard to believe that's it's been 10 years since Katrina set her eye on New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. So much of the media was focused on New Orleans, but the entire Gulf Coast especially in Mississippi has yet to fully recover from her wrath.
When it became obvious that here was going to be extensive loss of housing , the Manufactured Housing Institute and the manufactured housing community sprung into action to make sue that people would have a place to live that was safe.
A few years after the storm MHI's magazine: Modern Homes had an article written by Lifestylist® Suzanne Felber with photography by Lisa Stewart Photography that shared what progress had been made, and what an important part of the rebuilding process manufactured housing played.
You can read a copy of the article here.

What's New in Home Design For 2015

2015 has arrived, and we are getting ready to do some heavy duty trend tracking in Las Vegas.

This year the International Builders Show, The winter furniture and accessory market at the Las Vegas Market Center, the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show AND the Surfaces flooring show will all be held the same week in Las Vegas. It is going to be an excellent opportunity to see all that is new and relevant in home design, and we will be there with cameras finding the best all of these shows have to offer.

To find out what we find as we find it, follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter. Be sure and "like" us on these - we'll be uploading all day long so you won't want to miss a thing.

Independence Day


Happy 4th of July from all of us at the Lifestylist Brands!

Defining Modern

Modern Homes has become such a popular tagline, but the interpretation of what that means is different for everyone.

What is your version?