The end of the year always brings with it a bit of nostalgia as we review our portfolio of finished projects and reflect in gratitude for the clients who have trusted us to partner with them in such an important decision in their lives.
We could never single out a favorite home among them, but instead have chosen to highlight some superlative features from the homes we built in 2023.
First up, we love the resurgent use of decorative ceiling beams this year! In this home, the warmly-stained beams mirror the wood tones of the stunning open staircase and draw attention to the dramatic vault of the ceiling.
The refined color and sleek finish of the beams installed in this kitchen enhance the modern vibe of the space, framing the chic vent hood and lending definition to a specific area that is part of the larger room.
The ingenious use of recessed beams in this basement family room also serve to define spaces in the room—one for sitting and another for snacking and entertaining.
Beams in this grand entryway draw your eye upward, pointing toward the spectacular rock wall focal point. A section of tongue-and-groove ceiling trim between beams adds appealing warmth and charm.
Another feature we’ve seen more of this year—and love—is a return to more natural hues and shapes in stone for both interior and exterior application. The farmhouse-style stone on this home poses a pleasing contrast to the home’s more modern lines and elements.
One of our favorite personal finishing touches added to each home continues to be lighting, which comes in an ever-widening array of shapes, sizes, and styles. We love how the large, open metal sphere pendants in this stairway play off of the horizontal metal stair rails, serving not only as lighting, but as objects of art.
Check out the artful lighting chosen for the main level of this home! Gone are the days of simple dome lights and boring dining chandeliers.
We’ve noticed that dramatic lighting isn’t reserved only for public areas in the home. A beautiful multi-sided pendant sheds a soft glow in this primary spa-like bath, and if you peek into the closet, you’ll see another stunning fixture.
And just when we think that primary bath suites can’t get any sweeter, this year’s projects proved that they can. Back-lit mirrors not only provide great light for getting ready each morning, but they also create a striking, upscale effect in the room.
Soaker tubs are more sculptural—again, becoming art pieces in their own right. And showers? We love this over-sized, dual-headed beauty with glossy, textured elongated subway tile, champagne bronze fixtures, and linear drain.
Something else we’ve seen this year is a trend toward sophisticated secondary baths—and we’re all in! Look how the curved glossy blue tile applied with light grout on just one wall of this bathroom casts a happy mermaid vibe to an otherwise standard secondary bath.
And in another bath in the same home, varying shades of white, grey, and black matte tile are applied in the shower diagonally to suggest a mountain-scape.
Secondary living spaces, such as offices, hobby rooms, and primary closets (yes—you can actually call the ones we feature here “rooms”) are having a moment, with greater attention given to built-ins and design details.
Imagine having the luxury of built-in drawers, shelving, and a quartz-topped island in your closet! And don’t forget to add a stylish chandelier as the crowning touch.
Something we hope to see more of are metal doors like the ones we installed at the entrance to this handsome study. They manage to impart a refined industrial mood without feeling like a commercial building.
As a residential builder in Colorado for nearly a half-century, Sheffield Homes has seen home trends come and go—and come back around again. You can trust us to balance innovative trends with your distinct taste and lifestyle preferences. We craft homes which aren’t merely structures, but foundations that hold your life’s wonderful moments.
Call us today and let’s start designing your dream home: 303-420-0056.