Sabal’s Employee Spotlight series shares a more personalized look at our employees and the unique role they play in the homebuilding process.
This week, we had the pleasure of sitting down with Becky Crosby, Sabal’s Design Manager, to hear her personal take on the ins and outs of home design. Becky helps create aesthetically pleasing interiors for our homes that are a reflection of our high standards and commitment to quality.
What is your favorite room in a house? Why?
The kitchen. You are able to really express yourself in so many ways in this room and get creative. People want to invest in the kitchen and pay attention to more details. For instance, did you know that you can have an organizer for pot and pan lids inside a drawer?!
What is the first thing you notice about a home?
With the exterior, I notice the color palette and the use of materials. On the inside, I am drawn to the layout. How open the living spaces are to each other, the kitchen and family room.
What is your favorite interior design trend happening right now?
Statement lighting. Using a pop of color or unique design detail. I am really loving all the gold – brushed and antique gold especially. Mixing materials like rustic beams or floating shelves with more modern concrete countertops, polished nickel and clean line cabinets or shiplap with metals and brick. And using an unexpected space for things such as a pocket office or reading nook. Dark windows versus white and wallpaper. And the comeback of sunrooms. They really are so versatile. Sorry, I couldn’t pick just one!
How would you define your own personal style?
Eclectic. I like to blend styles, patterns and textures. Using a distressed vintage coastal piece alongside a bright pattern with a French twist. In my own home, I have a farm house dining table with traditional ladder back chairs upholstered in a large, bold pattern with Scalamandré fabric, all anchored with a vintage distressed area rug and simple craftsmen wall trim. I’ve seen people get that look of, ‘what is she doing?’ only to later admit they are pleased with how it turns out. I have learned over the years to trust my instinct and go with my first vision.