How to Furnish Your Living and Dining Rooms

Furnishing a home to fit the aesthetic and lifestyle of your family may be harder than initially thought. As a home design company, we have done custom builds for a wide variety of households of various sizes and styles. Today, we’re bringing you some advice on how to make your living and dining rooms feel customized to your vision through perfect furnishings.

Luxurious or Comfortable?

Properly furnishing your living and dining areas is dependent mainly on the typical day for your family. If you’re the type of household that spends a lot of time together, keeping your furniture choices comfortable and relaxed will reflect that very well. A more structured and formal approach to furnishings can make a home feel transformed into a beautiful banquet and is perfect for families that host a lot of formal gatherings.

For our relaxed approach, we recommend pairing neutrals with a consistent pop of color throughout both spaces to add cohesiveness. For chairs, sofas, and loveseats, we believe going for a brown or black leather-esque finish will work wonders for holding up to spills and constant traffic.

When it comes to luxurious furnishing, we often lean into the use of monochromatic or grayscale palettes. Rich dark wood tones paired with pale cream cushions create elegant seating for the dining room, while crisp colors and contemporary accents can make a living room feel like an extension of formality. (more…)

Why Should You Go Custom?

As a builder and designer of custom homes in Bucks County, PA, we are often asked why custom homes are the right choice for our clients. Today, we figured we would break down some of the key reasons that you should go with a custom home by Rotelle Studio(e) over a traditional, prebuilt house.

Beyond a Personal Touch

Every home that you purchase will inevitably get a personal touch, but a custom home goes well beyond that. Every square foot of your home, when built by us, radiates your personality and needs. With all of the options available and our team of professionals guiding you through every step of the way, the exterior and interior of your home will be a dream come true.

Less Maintenance

A new build is perfect for those wanting a turn-key house instead of buying a home where you need to fix little things left behind by a neglectful owner or builder. Our team ensures top-quality builds so that you have fewer worries and more time to enjoy your brand new home. (more…)

Interior shot of a mudroom designed by Rotell(e) Studio(e)

Two Ways to Use Color This Summer

Designing your home’s interior from scratch or reinventing your current space is a difficult task to take on. We build custom homes in Bucks County, PA, and beyond, and we know how color plays a significant role in all that we do. It takes a wide range of creative and visionary skills to create a colorful oasis that is perfect for your household. Luckily, we at Rotelle Studio(e) are taking a deep dive into some of the many ways you can use color this summer to give your home a bright edge.

Embrace the Blue

Pantone’s color of the year 2020 is Classic Blue. With how the year has panned out for many of us so far, it’s easy to feel sad, down, and well, blue. However, now is the perfect time to flip the depressing connotation of this beautiful color on its head and create gorgeous spaces that encapsulate the seas and skies.

Here are some ways we believe you should incorporate Classic Blue, and other shades of blue, into your home’s interior this summer.

  • Go bold and mono. Monochromatic aesthetics are in this year, and blue is an excellent choice for taking on this trend. Whether you go with a deep navy, an eye-popping cyan, or anywhere in between, incorporating a single tone of blue within an entire space is a smart and effective way to incorporate color without being too overbearing.
  • Find a style and twist it. Blue is one of the categories of color that can work great with any style you adopt into your interior design. If going for a more bohemian style, using darker blue tones can ground a space and keep it from feeling too chaotic thanks to the color’s calming nature. Blue can also be used to mesh well with industrial styles or to contrast from the warm woods in a more farmhouse style.

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Naples Ranch

Naples Ranch

The Naples ranch features flexible living, designed to-suit. Stepping inside the expansive entry foyer, you are greeted by a flex room on one side and a two-bedroom suite on the other side. Continuing down the foyer hallway, you pass by a powder room and encounter the gracious, open-plan kitchen. Featuring a walk-in pantry, the kitchen opens into both the dining area and great room for a family space. A laundry room and secluded owner’s suite Read more…

Sagamore Cape Cod

This cape cod is the largest of our capes and is a great option if you are looking to downsize to a floor plan that offers a master down, but does not compromise on space for an entertaining lifestyle. Featuring a separate living/study and dining room, kitchen, and great room, there is plenty of space to spread out. A first-floor master suite and 2 additional bedrooms on the upper floor is perfect for a growing Read more…

Wellfleet-Cape Cod

The Wellfleet cape cod kitchen opens directly to the great room and features a separate flex room that could easily serve as a home office or private study. This floor plan also features a master down with two walk-in closets and a nice-sized master bath. The two bedrooms on the upper floor share a hall bath and are ample in size. Base square footage: 2,250. Please call for current pricing. *Notice: we have made our Read more…

Brewster-Cape Cod

This lovely cape cod ranch boasts a very open and flowing floor plan that combines the kitchen, dining, and great room all into one central area. A master suite just off the dining room offers the convenience of a master down. There are two large bedrooms on the second floor that share a hall bath. Base square footage: 2,056. Please call for current pricing. *Notice: we have made our best effort to ensure this floor Read more…

Rotelle Wharton Custom Home

Wharton-2-Story

This Rotelle-built custom home, the Wharton, is our most spacious model and offers everything needed for gracious living. The open design features an elegant foyer, with a study and flex room to one side and a formal dining room with an available butler pantry to the other.  A gourmet kitchen with pantry and breakfast room leads into a large, spacious great room.  The Wharton also features a convenient second entry door into the ample mudroom Read more…

Cape Cod

Behind the modest façade of this cape cod style, the floor plan is practical and comfortable living. The first floor is a simple and efficient gathering spot, featuring an open concept living area, which includes the kitchen, dining, and living room. The kitchen, with 42” wall cabinets and an optional center island, opens to the family/living room. The dining room, which is also open to the kitchen, leads to the optional back porch, perfect for Read more…