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Nov 18
bathroom

Stepping Up Your Master Bathroom

The master bathroom may not be your first thought when you’re dreaming of a getaway, but maybe it should be! A few simple, spa-like touches can elevate your master bath into a luxurious oasis.

Quick Fixes

Budget: $15-50

Time: 0-1 hour

If you are looking for an easy add to the master bath space, we recommend candles, towels and vanity accessories. Placing candles around the bathtub will open up the room and add additional soft lighting.  

Buying new, fluffy towels will surely step up the master bath game, but displaying said towels can elevate your bathroom’s look even further. Consider incorporating a rustic vanity display to store and display towels, soap and other bathroom accessories in a way that is organized and elegant.

Placing green plants near windows will also transform the bathroom. Consider selecting a signature candle and matching scent room spray. All of these modifications will make your bathroom easier to use and more visually appealing.

Bigger Additions

Budget: $50-200

Time: an hour or more

If quick fixes don’t complete the revamping project, consider adding in bigger wall mirrors to open up the space. Moreover, try painting the walls a soft white or lighter pastel to give the master bath a more airy atmosphere.

Next Level Updates

Budget: 200 +

Time: day long process

To fully transform your master bath into a spa style environment, consider adding jets to the standard bathtub or changing the shower heads to include a rain-water head. These technical changes will forever transform your nightly routine, leading to a more balanced and centered you!

 

Nov 10
Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Table Decor to Impress Your Guests

With the hustle and bustle of holiday cooking, we are often left fretting about what to bring to the table instead of enjoying the decor that’s already on it. This holiday season, try making your Thanksgiving table arrangement part of the meal experience, and change up what you think you know about table decor. Here are a couple ways to bring together the event without straining the host.

Bringing the Outdoors Inside  

We love the ambiance of fall colors in nature, but indoor/outdoor seating during this time of year is a recipe for lukewarm food and chilly guests. To give your table a woodsy, autumnal effect without having to leave the comfort of indoor fireplaces and heating, consider decorating your table settings or runner with leaves and vines from the backyard. This sounds like a back-to-school DIY, but elegant settings like this one masterfully incorporate organic elements to give a rustic effect to placemats.

You can even use the same idea to decorate votives with chestnuts or festive berries. If this DIY isn’t your style (or you don’t have a large backyard to pull from), it is still helpful to gain inspiration from the fall colors around you. Some areas have more orange/ yellow fall hues, while other parts of the country may celebrate a warm thanksgiving that yields itself to greens, yellows and whites. Tailoring your setting to the environment may bring a new personalization to the event.

Variations on a Hue

One decor trend that we are obsessing over this fall is the use of monochromatic or neutral toned decorations. This is especially fun and applicable when decoration for Thanksgiving in warmer locations, includings Southern California’s deserts and beaches. While these areas may not experience significant seasonal changes, their natural fall landscapes are beautiful nonetheless. This inspiration from Tone on Tone blends minimalistic hues with chic, traditional styles.

If your Thanksgiving decorations are getting repetitive (cornucopias, leaves, reds, oranges, dark hues) we recommend the monochromatic, fresh hue trend. It is a new take on the classic Thanksgiving spread, but that spin might just bring you a new perspective on what is already such a special day.

Nov 03
Volunteer

Volunteer Opportunities in Santa Ana, Chino Hills, and Dubli

Feeling thankful this season? So are we!

Trumark Homes proudly partners with charity:water to help bring safe, clean drinking water to people in developing nations. This holiday season, and all year round, we are committed to doing our part no matter how big or small. To learn how you can make a difference in your community, check out our roundup of local giving and volunteering opportunities below!

Santa Ana

Santa Ana Chili Van

  • Provide help to homeless veterans by serving a warm meal of hearty chili. Visit this link to sign up for one-time or weekly service.

Dublin

Open Heart Kitchen

  • Open Heart Kitchen hosts annual holiday food drives for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Click here to donate or volunteer to help distribute holiday treats like turkey and pumpkin pie to those in need in the Dublin area.  

Chino Hills

Let It Be Foundation

The Let It Be Foundation supports children and families going through medical treatment. Attend a fun holiday brunch to support the cause!