Interior Design Powerhouse Kathy Kuo Is All About the Career Pivot

Glamour’s Women to Watch series spotlights women who are redefining what it means to be an influencer. Yes, they have “personal brands” and rapidly growing social followings—but in some way, each of these women is pushing the boundaries of what an influencer should look like, act like, or stand for. Their very presence is broadening the scope, which gives them the space to have actual influence: These women are changing conversations, dictating trends, and creating style. And they’re just getting started.

Every day more than a million people log in to Design Home, an interior design game that allows users to decorate virtual homes using real-life pieces from brands like Joybird, West Elm, and Williams-Sonoma. And if you’re one them, you might feel a slight thrill when you hear the name Kathy Kuo Home.

“People definitely recognize me now,” Kuo tells me. The interior and industrial designer opened her

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Recently opened home model center in Casa Grande unveils new designs

What are the features you’re looking for in a dream home? Is it a light-filled open kitchen for cooking and entertaining, a spacious walk-in closet for storing your clothing or a en-suite with double sinks?

In Casa Grande, take a tour of new homes at Palm Creek Resort & Residences. This luxurious, 55-plus community has unveiled a model center for a sneak peek look at new manufactured homes designed by Cavco and Champion Homes. Here you can view the must-have features everyone wants in their abode, from sleek appliances to high ceilings and wood laminate flooring.

You’ll find everything you need in the modern kitchen, from wide countertops and huge islands to stainless-steel appliances and deep farmhouse sinks.

Tucked in this quiet community midway between Phoenix and Tucson, Palm Creek offers stylish resort living, where every day is a golf day.

For an active lifestyle, Palm Creek has access to top-notch amenities, including four swimming pools and four hot tubs, pickleball and tennis courts, lawn bowling, and a softball field, among other

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Must have look and style to raise your home’s value

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Your home is a reflection of your personality and lifestyle. Home design trends are constantly evolving, so what was popular today will probably be out of style tomorrow. If your home is not up to date with the latest home design trends, you can get started on renovating it right away.

This article has highlighted some home design trends you should consider when planning a home renovation or building your dream home from scratch. The right combination of styles can add value to your home and improve its resale price.

Minimalist home design

The minimalist home design is popular among home builders nowadays because of its simplicity, functionality,

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Q+A with Meritage Homes on Developing Curated Design Collections for Customers

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As many home builders know, design fatigue and choice paralysis are real phenomena that some buyers experience during the new-home design process. When overwhelmed with a copious amount of product options, buyers often become stressed, delay decision-making, and overall could be displeased with the process and their new home.

To take the stress out of selecting interior design finishes for new-home customers, Meritage Homes launched its Design Collections, or a designer-curated lineup of interior packages that includes coordinated flooring, cabinets, countertops, and more.

BUILDER spoke with Tracy Tannenbaum, chief marketing officer at Meritage Homes, to hear more about the research behind choice paralysis, how the company developed its curated collections, and what’s included in the streamlined packages.

BUILDER: Why do customers desire a simple and transparent design process?

Tannenbaum: From a research study we conducted through Wakefield of buyers across a variety of new-home builders coast to

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