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Design Notes!

They have always said that design goes in cycles, and the new cycle is trending to mid-century modern. Think clean lines, lighter feeling furniture, channel that “fifties look”. With the fall furniture market this year we are seeing this influence. Curves are everywhere and they are showing up everywhere from upholstery to case goods, even in lighting and accessories. There is a resurgence of wicker, rattan and caned furniture. These organic pieces add warmth to any interior and keep any interior from looking too harsh.

“Color blocking”, using a bold color on a single wall or piece of furniture, is softening with more pastel tones and subtle patterns and textures. There is also more use of earthy tones in rust, copper and soft gold, which blends with the appearance of brass and gold tone hardware.

The “farmhouse/shiplap” look is still strong but does show signs of starting to trend down. Younger buyers are looking at other clean looks to define their spaces and the mid-century look fits their style. Here is an overview of some of the new looks at this fall’s furniture market:

Colony’s Versatile Timberland Ranch Home!

Timberland Ranch Series of homes is where quality and styling collide bringing you unmatched affordability. Our TL822A Ranch is a three bedroom, three bathroom home with two separate living spaces. The TL822A has a great open concept plan, with the spacious Living Room open into the large Kitchen and Nook.  A built in entertainment center in the Living Room gives the room a great furniture layout.  The Kitchen features a large center island with great storage, prep space, and additional seating space.  The Kitchen has great factory built cabinetry, WilsonArt Countertops, and Frigidaire Appliances.  Both recessed lighting and island lighting brighten up the kitchen and nook space, along with the natural light from the windows over the sink, and the sliding glass patio door. The family room end of the home can be optioned into our Fun Center! This home shows the optional Fun Center and Bedroom Suite. The Fun Center can either be just a space for your family to enjoy, or can become an independent space for someone. The Fun Center/Bedroom Suite option gives you the Generational Suite.  It includes a kitchenette space, living area, bedroom, and bathroom.  Great possibilities for Generational Living.  Throughout the home you will find fantastic storage spaces! The other two bedrooms and bathrooms are off the Living room. The guest bath is located here along with the secondary bedroom.  The Master bathroom is also at this end of the home, and features a large walk-in closet and Master bathroom suite.  The TL822A has many options to fit any lifestyle.


Open Concept View from the Front Door into the living room and Kitchen View from Nook

A look into the Family Fun Center Option – A Kitchenette and Living Space

Color of the Year Design Notes

Announcing the color of the year for 2017…green. In various shades and a bit different from source to source but it is in fact green. Quite a big change from the various shades of white a year ago. It follows the influence of botanical looks that surround us and is also acting as a calming agent in our turbulent world right now.


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Lush is nature’s neutral. From the tallest trees to the deepest valleys, green surrounds us. It’s vibrant, but at the same time, soothing. It changes with the seasons without ever getting old or boring. It’s sprouting up in interior design and fashion trends across the world. Lush spans every style, from glamorous to rustic to contemporary. It can be a statement color, and it plays just as nice with jewel tones as it does with popular neutral hues. Lush can also be used as an accent color to pull out subtle hues in a tweed carpet, bold print or throw pillow. Lush is an excellent companion to hardwood flooring. Just as you’d see in nature, Lush greens are an organic complement to the natural beauty of hardwood.

Eastland Ranch A3219A


Our Eastland Ranch Model A3219A as described below is an example of the quality and standards Colony Factory Crafted Homes is proud to manufacture.

Since it is our 65th Anniversary we have a bundle for our Eastland Homes available at a great discount! Our Eastaland Anniversary Package as described below is a great addition to a Eastland Ranch!

The A3219A model has a very open concept floorplan, when entering the home you can see the entire living space. A nice sized living room has great sight lines, and natural light from the double windows. The living room is open into the kitchen; this kitchen features our new Mission Flat Panel White Cabinets. A large optional island in the center of the kitchen space provides extra work space, storage, and an additional seating area. This kitchen has a large amount of storage, all the cabinetry, the linen cabinet, island and hutch!  Our Silver Frigidaire appliance package is shown here with an additional microwave. The cathedral ceiling in this home gives the cabinetry a different look, and the opportunity to decorate above the cabinets! The kitchen also features an eat-in nook area with a built in hutch for more storage and great serving space!


The bedrooms in this home are separated by the living space. The Master Bedroom is off the living room it features a large closet, and an attached bathroom. The Master Bathroom features a single lav sink, a tub/shower combo, linen cabinet and commode! An optional stand in shower is available as an option and shown here in our photos. Our secondary bedrooms are off the hallway at the other side of the home. The two bedrooms are very similar in size and storage space. The secondary bathroom is also located here and is a typical guest/second bath with a single lav sink, tub/shower combo and commode, this bathroom has a large linen closet outside the door for optimal sheet and towel storage.



This home includes the following Eastland Anniversary Package items:

Eastland Sapphire Anniversary Package

-Empire Faucets Throughout

-Tulip 2 Arm Lights in Bathrooms

-5 Arm Experia Light in Nook

-Silver Appliance Package

-Overhead Laundry Cabinets

-Single Row Ceramic Tile Backsplash in Kitchen

-Full Wall Ceramic Tile Behind Range

-Crescent Edge Countertops in Kitchen and Baths

-Double Lav Sinks at Master Bathroom

-China Sinks at Bathrooms

-Cabinet Pull replacing Knobs

-Ceiling Fan in Living Room

-5 Recessed Can Lights in Kitchen

-2 ¼” Cabinet Crown

-Under Cabinet Moulding

Virtual Tours!

We have launched a new Virtual Home tours page on our website! Talk a tour through the model homes and see the features that set our homes apart!

We also have a tour of our Builder Show, you can see all the homes that were shown at our Colony Homes Show! Please note not every home has the tour, but photographs and video are there to see interiors of all homes!



LINK to TOUR Page! 

Design Note: Color of the Year

Benjamin Moore paints has announced its “color of the year” for 2017,


Shadow 2117-30. It is a dark, muted amythest purple toned color which is quite a contrast to last year’s color of the year, which was a shade of white. It will pair well most shades of grey and neutral beige to provide a nice contrast. Use it as an accent in bedrooms or dining rooms to give the space a calm feeling. Pair it with soft yellow for a touch of sophistication or with white to provide contrast in a room. This is a color that will also start showing up in accessories and linens as well, providing touches of richness to your bathroom or dining table.


Debbie Stutsman

Corporate Director of Design

The Commodore Corporation

Eastland Sapphire

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We are celebrating our 65th Anniversary! To celebrate we are offering a Sapphire Anniversary Package on all Eastland Ranch Homes! The package gives you amazing options for an outstanding price!

The Sapphire Package includes:

  • Empire Faucets Throughout the home
  • Tulip 2 Arm Lights in Bathrooms
  • 5 Arm Experia Light in Nook
  • Silver Frigidaire Appliance Package (choose white or black – gas or electric)
  • Overhead Laundry Cabinets over Washer/Dryer Space
  • Single Row Ceramic Tile Backsplash in Kitchen
  • Full Wall Ceramic Tile Behind Range
  • Crescent Edge Countertops in Kitchen and baths
  • Double Lav Sinks at Master Bathroom
  • China Sinks at Bathrooms
  • Cabinet Pulls in place of Knobs
  • Ceiling Fan in Living Room
  • 5 Recessed Can Lights in Kitchen
  • 2 1/4″ Cabinet Crown Moudling
  • Under Cabinet Moulding

These amazing options can be added to a Eastland Ranch for the Anniversary Price of $265!

Available now thru September 2017!

Visit the Sapphire webpage here to see video of the Package! 

Timberland TL821A is our Featured Home!


Our Timberland Ranch 821A is a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home with approximately 1700 square feet of living space! A formal foyer entry leads you into the great room which has great sight lines to the Kitchen and Dining space. The Great Room has an optional entertainment wall, choose your own components to build the entertainment center to fit your families’ needs.   The Great Room and the Dining space are divided by a decorative half walls and columns, defining the spaces, and giving great sight lines.

The Kitchen is open into both the Dining space and the Great Room.  A large kitchen island with waterfall countertop, an angled stove wall, full wall backsplash, Frigidaire appliances, and much more make up this fantastic kitchen.  The kitchen islands offers seating space, as well as a nook area for a table.  Off the nook is a utility room with washer/dryer hook up, optional utility sink, and  the necessary furnace & water heater closets!

The bedrooms in this ranch are separated by the living space. The two secondary bedrooms are off the kitchen hall, along with the secondary bathroom.  Each bedroom features a walk-in closet! The Master bedroom is off the Great Room, it also features a walk in closet, and an attached bathroom. The Master Bathroom is standard with a shower and single sink, however the vanity has the double lav option, and the shower can be upgraded to a ceramic tile shower, or add the glamour bath option to have a shower and a tub.  Check out the photos of our model, and the video too!

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