M/I Homes: Village at Central College

After touring the model home at Minerva Park, I checked out another M/I Homes development in Westerville, Ohio, right around the corner from Hoover Reservoir tucked between ponds and across the street from a future park sits The Village at Central College.
The Village at Central College will be offering two phases with 71 total home sites. To begin with, the first phase will feature 39 new single-family homes featuring timeless architecture and harmonious designs with options of a pond or wooded view.
City: Westerville, Ohio
County: Franklin
School District: Westerville          
Price Range: $312,900 – $468,564
Square Feet: 2,012 – 3,520
Home Type: Single Family
I had a personal tour guide this visit, She explored every nook, cranny and closet of the model home and gave it a resounding two thumbs up! 
She especially loved the Princess room, clearly created just for her.

As I mentioned in my previous blog post, the design process, lead by renowned Mary Cook and her team, each model home is designed very specifically to a demographic, and a family that is created among the team members. They then design pointedly to the pretend family, complete with names.

Cook who is known for designing spaces that have an emotional impact as well as her team, finds inspiration everywhere. Dinner with friends, children at school, magazines, blogs, Pinterest. Design is something you live and breathe if you do it professionally such as Cook and her team. Kate Brennan gave us some insight into the current design trends that you see all through the Harriett Model Home at Central College,

The most sought after design trends are still the hand picked, personal aesthetic, restoration hardware, casual but cool curated looks.
The best part about the feel of this trend is that it is not busy, you don’t need a lot of pieces or knick-knacks, it’s very simply executed,
Combining warm and neutral paint colors is also a popular trend and one that was very evident at The Village at Central College.

Neutrals allow you to add in pops of color and offer you the license to switch the space up easier.

A few resources Mary Cook and her team pull inspiration from:
When Mary Cook’s team planned the design for Central College they focused on the three colors of the year for 2016, dusty lilac, rose and pale blue.
They found when looking at the paint colors standing alone they weren’t all that attractive or jaw-dropping. Once Cook and her team got to work finding fabrics and accents that complimented the three colors it finally all came together and the colors through our the house are light and refresh.
I can’t count the number of times I said to myself. I just love this color palette, while taking in the Central College  model.

My favorite part, as well as everyone else’s I think, are the spacious floor plans. I love how open the houses are and allow the natural light to flood in.

Even the small details of the house compliment the color scheme.
Another great example of the used of paint that appears as wallpaper.
This first floor bath was so bright and fun!
I loved the use of paint in the upstairs hallway.
Another great example of the power of jazzing up a neutral.

The Princess Room, in other words, Evelyn’s room.
Every little boy’s dream room.

Evelyn trying out all the details.
I loved the kid’s, second floor bath.
Again, the use of a funky neutral adds so much to an other plain beige color.
Adding in texture is another big design trend.
The wood  paneled wall in this girls room adds in a whole extra element of texture and design.
This was by far my favorite room.

Every detail made my heart swoon.

Everything about this room makes me scream, YES!
M/I Homes is so thoughtful about the use of space when designing a home. The second floor den/great room stopped me dead in my tracks.
First, do you see how they incorporated the pale blue and dusty rose into the stripes of this room?

This house is basically my dream house board on Pinterest.
I can’t even with how the light blue stripe flows into the light blue boys room from this angle.

I loved the details of the master bedroom. The only thing that didn’t make my heart sing was the beige. I am so not a beige person, it just does nothing for me. My Mom loves beige, she has a whole house full of beige, except for my Tiffany Blue bedroom. Which is why I was surprised I loved the hallway and kid’s bedroom as much as I did. But the use of the beige paint made all the difference.
The master bathroom colors redeemed themselves.
Find out the current inventory of available M/I Homes at Central College, HERE.
After absorbing the gorgeousness of the Harriet Model Home at the Village of Central College you might wonder what your design aesthetic is? M/I Homes has put together a quiz to help you determine which home style best suites your needs.
Take the Quiz, HERE.

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A big basement with the option of finishing it for even more flex space.
She comes with the house. She really wanted the sprinkles on the counter!
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I was compensated by M/I Homes in exchange for blog posts & social media support. All thoughts and opinions are my own and I would totally buy one of these houses!

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