Plan Now for Winter Getaways in the Pacific Northwest

The Pacific Northwest is known for its glorious summers. But the region also has so much to offer for winter getaways: snowy ski slopes, backcountry adventures, winter markets, romantic weekends in coastal cabins. Getaways fill up fast—so start thinking about making reservations now. Here are a few options to consider, from mountains to sea: Winter […]

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7 Signs Its Time to Meet with a Luxury Home Builder About Your Dream Home

How do you know when its time to meet with a luxury home builder about that dream home vision that you have been putting off? Do you find yourself fantasizing about things your current home doesn’t have that you really want in your current lifestyle?...

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Hosting Thanksgiving in Your New Custom Home

There is nothing quite like hosting Thanksgiving in your new custom home. Thanksgiving dinner is one of the most enjoyable meals of the holiday season. Of course, you want it to be the perfect showcase of your beautiful dream home to family and friends. To make...

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Dining Room and Kitchen Breakfast Area Inspiration!

Looking for dining room and kitchen breakfast area inspiration? With the holidays right around the corner, we are reminded that family and friends love to congregate around kitchens, break fast areas and dining rooms and that it is an important room in your house design....

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Butler’s Pantry Ideas. Why You Need One in Your Home Design

A butler’s pantry can improve both the style and the functionality of a custom home kitchen. If you are thinking about your new custom home design wish list, this high-end touch to you kitchen may be ideal for you. What is a Butler’s Pantry? If...

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Building a Custom Home FAQs

Building the home of your dreams is a bit different than buying a production home, with a few extra hoops to jump through and some nuances that come with anything-goes opportunities. If you’re brimming with questions, you’re not alone. Here are a few of the most common queries we get asked regularly. Have more? Ask […]

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The 5 Factors to Consider When Building on Your Own Lot

If you are building a luxury custom home on your own lot, there are 5 key factors to consider. Building a custom luxury home on your own land allows you create a house plan to that matches your personality and your family’s needs. Room layouts,...

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Farmhouse Barn Door Interior Design. Functional. Aesthetic. Popular.

From cozy bedrooms to rustic home offices, barn door interior design is all the rage. Barn doors are not just for barns anymore. Today’s modern farmhouse trend sports wide sliding doors for closets, offices and elsewhere. What’s driving the trend? Well, for one thing, space....

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Cool Luxury Custom Home Features to Consider for Your Build

If you are in the planning stages for your new dream home, here are some cool luxury custom home features you’ll want to consider born of our mission is to create Masterpiece Luxury Estates that meet our clients personality and family needs. We have wealth...

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9th Annual Tampa Pig Jig

Devonshire Custom Homes is a proud sponsor of the 9th Annual Pig Jig to benefit the NephCure Kidney International. Please join us for this daylong event on the riverfront with great bands, fun games and amazing BBQ. What is Pig Jig? The Tampa Pig Jig...

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Flooring Options for Your New Custom Home

One of the most visible decisions you will make are the flooring options for your new custom home. A lot goes into this decision. Function, budget, location, lifestyle, maintenance and durability all factor in your flooring selection. As you design your new custom home, you...

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Contemporary Port Angeles Home Ticks the Boxes Without Breaking the Bank

When the empty-nesters came to Estes with a more spendy premade plan, the builder’s in-house architect developed a similar contemporary style but streamlined the design to improve efficiencies. This included modifying and moving rooms around to eliminate redundancies and waste in the framing and mechanicals. A switch to engineered trusses rather than hand-framing also trimmed […]

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Fun Activities for Fall in Kitsap, Jefferson, and Clallam Counties

Autumn on the Kitsap and Olympic peninsulas is a delightful blend of unique sights, sounds, tastes, and smells—not only the pumpkin spice lattes, crunching leaves, and Friday night lights that nearly every area of the country experiences, but also the delights of the region such as more frequent ferry fog horns, the scent of seawater […]

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Looking for an Available Lot for Your Luxury Dream Home?

Are you looking for the perfect available lot for your luxury dream home? Great news. As a luxury home builder, we regularly acquire beautiful lots in some of Tampa Bay’s finest neighborhoods. From Bayshore to Beach Park to Snell Isle and Old Northeast, we hold...

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Why Top Tampa School District Neighborhoods Point to South Tampa for Your New Custom Home

If top Tampa school district neighborhoods are front and center as you plan to build your new custom home, this post is for you. South Tampa is a popular destination for new custom homes for a number of reasons, and education is certainly an important...

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The Relaxed Easy Vibe of Coastal Contemporary Design

Simply put, the vibe of coastal contemporary design is beachy. Taking its cue from the natural environment, coastal contemporary design is meant to evoke the breezy feeling of the beach. A clean, coastal look that’s contemporary and uncluttered will achieve this easy, relaxed vibe. Here...

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How to Enjoy Your New Home Building Process

Your new home building process should be a delight and as stress free as possible as you create the perfect house for your family. At Devonshire Custom Homes, we know that building a new home is an exciting event and want you to enjoy every...

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Beautiful Custom Homes in Parkland Estates

If you are seeking South Tampa living, the Beautiful Custom Homes in Parkland Estates are a must see. Parkland Estates is the perfect neighborhood for South Tampa urban living. Here you will find a mix of classic and new beautiful homes nestled in lush landscaping,...

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Planning the Move into Your New Luxury Custom Home

Is your dream home is nearly finished and you need to plan the move into your new luxury custom home? All the anticipation and excitement of building the perfect home for you and your family is at its peak. Everything is ready. Except the move....

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12 Tips for Keeping Your Home Safe While You Enjoy Your Vacation

Planning that much needed summer vacation is exciting, but remember to also plan for keeping your home safe while you are away. Unfortunately, burglars look for homes that are clearly not occupied. So let’s eliminate that nagging concern about the safety of your home while...

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Beautiful Ceiling Designs Ideas for Your Custom Home

Ceiling design is an often underutilized element in the design scheme of a room. This “fifth wall” can be a key element in the design of a room and can set the stage for your design scheme as much as the flooring does. If you...

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Great Master Bedroom Closet Ideas

Who doesn’t love the idea of a great master bedroom closet? The beauty of building a custom home is you get to build exactly what you always wanted – and master bedroom closets are no exception! It’s the space where you start each day. Its...

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Florida Landscaping Ideas for Your Custom Home

If you are building a new custom home in Florida, landscaping ideas are an important consideration. What you see when you drive up to your home will set the stage for what’s inside your home, allowing your to achieve the feel you want from your...

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How Much Is Too Much Gray in Home Design?

How Much Is Too Much Gray in Home Design?

A transitional living room, heavy in gray tones with a blue couch.
It’s been gray mania in home design over the last few years. Is it being overdone?
June 3, 2019
By: 
Melissa Dittmann Tracey
Staging, Design Trends
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