While lots of folks continue to be in the market for a new home in the DC Metro area, many people have also learned they can learn a lot from touring models for their inner-interior designer self. No matter why you’re visiting the new communities and models, it’s fascinating to see what designers do and how their styles, color palettes and ideas change over time. It’s an art, really. I suppose one could think the same about an architect (HOW did that floorplan idea come to mind?), or a Marketing Firm (HOW did they know that was going to be such a hit? Who designed that? How cool!) or a new Homebuilder and their stories behind each community (HOW did they know that’s what we or I wanted?). But, really, interior design is in a league of its own. Always fascinated, most of us on the Great American Living Awards Committee are Real Estate junkies to some capacity. We not only support the industry we are lucky to be a part of, but we are also intrigued by the annual entries from the many categories available. One big hit this year at the October event will be interior design. So, is your home designed similar to what the trends are? If not, here are some ideas to get your brain going! And, have fun. So much of interior design is about who you are. So, own your inner Interior Designer.