Blu Homes Tour in Sonoma

August 17th, 2015

I’m a kid in a candy store when I get the chance to explore a model home. On Saturday, Blu Homes, the widely popular manufacturer of modern prefabricated homes, was offering a peek into two models they built for a client in Sonoma, and I had the chance to visit and photograph them.

pool and backyard

Blu Homes began as in innovative approach to modern design with the idea to build homes in half the time of traditional method. All Blu homes are smart featuring advanced technology, they’re energy efficient, and built with eco friendly materials.

The models have been installed in over 30 states, but demand is so high right now that Blu Homes is limiting their production to California only for the next 18 months.

I visited two homes on a shared lot, I learned this pair of homes belongs to a client who allowed the tour for a day. I imagine this is a second home since the closets were empty or perhaps the owners haven’t quite moved in yet. The decor was simple throughout.

blu home master bedroom

 

guest room sliding doors

I’m always interested in materials, thankfully Blu Homes provided them! The gorgeous flooring throughout is Plyboo prefinished bamboo in Havana.

There were two full bathrooms in the large Balance model, and one in the smaller Element model, all three showers had brick pattern Emser Lucente glass tile, this first bathroom has the Crystalline in the shower installed in a simple brick pattern, the vanity is Heartwood maple and the floor tile is Emser porcelain tile in Pietre Del Norde Vermont.

blue glass tile shower maple vanity

 

This bathroom again has Emser glass tile in Ocean Mist with white grout, the cabinet is by Heartwood in White Gloss, the countertop is Caesarstone in Quartz Pebble.

blue glass tile shower

This bathroom also had the same gloss cabinet and Caesarstone countertop, the glass tile in the shower again Emser in a bold Empire Gold.

emser glass tile caesarstone countertop

 

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BOTB 8.14.15

August 14th, 2015

My mantra for August has been “play more, blog less” and that carefree approach to living and working has made this last bit of summer so relaxing and enjoyable. Yesterday I took off for a few hours to go wine tasting, it was fun to play hooky and enjoy some tasting rooms with no crowds before the harvest season begins.

I am blissfully out of the loop when it comes to all things happening online but I did manage to spy a few inspiring projects around the web (and also with Amanda’s help!) Enjoy this continuing ‘Best of the Blogosphere’ series !

Don’t miss Cassie’s kitchen reveal at Hi Sugarplum, wow that backsplash, right?

kitchen makeover hisugarplum

 

Brit at House Updated shares a clever tutorial for supporting floating open shelving in her kitchen.

diy floating open kitchen shelving

 

Construct a basic sofa side table for holding drinks etc. with Sinnen Rausch blog.

sofa side table

  

How pretty are these marbled clay necklaces? Via A Beautiful Mess.

marbled clay necklaces

   

Build a lap desk for supporting a book, tablet, or laptop with The House of Wood.

diy wood lap stand

 

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