Top 5 Arizona Home Builders for Luxury Custom Homes

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Modern Sunset Hillside Project with AFT Construction | Photo by Joshua Caldwell Photographic

Custom home builders play a pivotal role in the creation of luxury custom homes, offering a unique and personalized approach to the construction process. As interior designers, our collaboration with custom home builders is essential to the success of crafting unique, luxury living spaces. The teamwork between our design expertise and the builders’ construction proficiency ensures that every element of a luxury custom home reflects the homeowner’s personalized needs and lifestyle.

From the initial conceptualization to the final execution, the partnership between interior designers and custom home builders is a well-communicated “dance” that results in homes that meet and exceed the expectations of our clients. This process also allows for a perfect blend of architectural aesthetics and functional design elements, all while staying within our client’s expected budget & timeframe.

In this Builder Round-up, we celebrate the top five builders in Arizona whose commitment to quality, innovation, and craftsmanship has left a lasting mark on our industry.

Modern Splendor Homes 

With over 20 years of construction experience, Matt Segerstorm, Owner & President of Modern Splendor Homes, started his first construction company in roofing at the age of 19 before transitioning to constructing luxury residential homes. Segerstrom expresses, “As the owners of Modern Splendor Homes, we take pride in delivering high-quality custom-built homes to our clients. Our focus is on ‘Building Livable Luxury.’” As a custom builder with a cost-plus transparent model, MSH ensures open communication and accountability for each of their projects. Segerstrom adds, “We provide our clients with a clear breakdown of costs and project expenses, ultimately delivering high-quality construction with a sense of assurance and trust in our work.” In addition to transparency, Segerstrom emphasizes that “assembling a team of skilled and experienced professionals who are dedicated to the project’s success are essential” and will contribute to an enjoyable building journey & beautiful home for our clients.

Photorealistic Rendering of #ModernFrenchHaven | Rendering by Cory Black Design

A Finer Touch Construction 

With 29 years of experience in the construction industry, including 19 as a general contractor in Arizona, Brad Leavitt, President of A Finer Touch Construction, emphasizes his background in both commercial and residential construction has contributed to AFT’s success. Specializing in luxury residential projects, AFT Construction’s unique approach prioritizes customer experience & communication, integrating 24/7 online access to budgets, regularly updated schedules, and weekly videos for clients. The AFT Construction team attributes successful construction projects to detailed planning from the start. Leavitt adds, “It is part of our SOP to include an interior designer on every project, as well as the architect and landscape designer [at the beginning of the project]. These team members allow for projects to be correctly set up to optimize build time, and also create an accurate budget.”

#ModernSunset Project | Photo by Joshua Caldwell Photographic

Fenn Rogers Custom Homes 

Brady Fenn, Vice President of Fenn Rogers Custom Homes, forged a remarkable decade-long partnership in the construction industry when he joined forces with Jeff Rogers’ team. Fenn’s roots in custom home building stem from his upbringing, where he worked alongside his father in the family business. Specializing in custom home building and remodeling, Fenn states that Fenn Rogers Custom Homes distinguishes themselves by “taking a very hands-on approach to our projects. We have a small business feel while still being capable of running several multimillion-dollar projects.” Fenn also emphasizes “the importance of a unified team effort for success, with builders, designers, architects, subcontractors, vendors, and clients all aligned towards a common goal—a principle that contributes to a successful construction project.”

Photorealistic Rendering of #ClassicSomerset | Rendering by Pinnacle Conceptions

Phoenix Home Builder 

Phoenix Home Builder places the unique vision of clients at the forefront of their process. Mike Larsen, President of Phoenix Home Builder, explains, “Our focus has been in the luxury custom home niche primarily in the East Valley for people that love to be the central hub and gather family & friends together. We have a proven process and a remarkable team that is highly trained in creating spaces and environments that foster connection and deeper relationships.” After nearly 30 years in the industry, Larsen’s firsthand experience in mastering the construction process has significantly contributed to the success of Phoenix Home Builder. He goes on to emphasize, “Building a great home is a team sport. The qualities we look for in the team are capable, creative, collaborative, and prioritizing having fun together,” which will result in an overall successful project!

#BlueSageEstate Project | Photo by Joshua Caldwell Photographic

Mike Oliver | Independent Contractor 

Mike Oliver, an Independent Contractor, brings a personalized touch to every custom project. His approach involves seamlessly blending his architectural expertise with his desire for hands-on presence onsite. Oliver reflects on this process, stating, “The custom home industry is greatly diverse and unique. As a builder, I have never built the same house twice and I thrive on the variety and ability of making it personal to my clients.” Oliver believes that having trust in your team [architect, builder, designer] contributes to a successful construction project, and will make the custom home journey a pleasant one.

#FamilyFunHouse Project | Photo by Joshua Caldwell Photographic

As we navigate the details of each project, these top 5 builders—each with their unique approach and signature style—continually inspire us to raise the bar in our dedication to elevated design!

In this collaborative journey, this Builder Round-up serves as a celebration of accomplished partnerships and a testament to the impact that high-end builders can have on the luxury custom home-building process. Together, we are shaping the future of luxury Arizona residences, where innovation, craftsmanship, and personalized design come together to redefine luxury living.

PROJECT REVEAL: #BellaVistaEstate

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Our #BellaVistaEstate remodel project effortlessly blends traditional charm with elegance

Introducing the stunning transformation of #BellaVistaEstate, where we turned a dated Tuscan-inspired space with disjointed layouts into a masterpiece of open-concept design and traditional charm. The homeowners’ vision was to revitalize their kitchen, maximizing spatial efficiency while implementing classic elements, like hardwood flooring and timeless cabinetry.

As interior designers, our mission is to seamlessly blend a modern open-concept layout with charming details. To achieve this, we reimagined the layout by introducing a larger island as the dynamic centerpiece, which fosters a hub connecting to the great room.

At the homeowner’s request, an exclusive “pretty pantry” was designed for mom’s use only. This delightful pantry, with floor-to-ceiling wallpaper and custom shelving featuring a pop of green, adds a touch of personality and elegance. The rustic window door not only enhances the aesthetics but also provides a unique glimpse from the outside – because who says pantries can’t have a little drama?

In the transformative redesign of #BellaVistaEstate’s primary bathroom, we undertook a bold approach to enhance both functionality and aesthetics. We replaced the outdated and bulky tub with a sleek stand-alone counterpart, instantly opening up the space and delivering a sense of modern sophistication. The revamped vanity now stands as a testament to thoughtful design, providing a balance between practicality and beauty.

The #BellaVistaEstate remodel demonstrates a beautiful marriage of contemporary and timeless appeal. The result is a home that meets the demands of modern living and also captivates with its classic charm. Stay tuned to get the exclusive details behind the redesign of this project and what architectural challenges go into a full remodel design!


Before we start installing countertops and shipping furniture to your door, we first want to assess your unique needs. While we use our expert interior design knowledge to beautify your space, we work hard to make it feel like YOU! We get to know you and your lifestyle to design a home that perfectly fits you. Hiring an interior designer may seem daunting, but anyone can benefit from having a professional come in and add beautiful touches to your home or help with the process of building or remodeling.

Reach out with any questions you may have about what we believe, what we do, or what you can expect from hiring Alisha Taylor Interiors.

Quality Furniture Designs Should Be a Priority in Your Luxury Home

A Comparative Analysis of Cheap vs Luxury Furniture

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Explore why quality furniture designs should be a priority in your luxury home, and the essential distinctions between cheap and quality furniture. When it comes to furnishing your custom luxury home, the choices you make can significantly impact the overall aesthetic and comfort. The contrast between cheap, hastily assembled furniture and luxurious pieces crafted with intentional design planning is not about the price tag, but about capturing the essence of the items themselves.

How Cheap, Low-Quality Furniture Can Compromise a Design

Affordability can be a tempting factor when purchasing furniture; however, in the context of creating a luxury custom home, it is imperative to refrain from considering cheap furniture, as it jeopardizes the integrity of the design. Here’s how cheap furniture can compromise a space:

  • Quality: Cheaper furniture is often made with lower-quality materials, which can result in a shorter lifespan and the need for more frequent replacements. Investing in higher quality pieces may cost more upfront but can save you money in the long run.
  • Cohesiveness: Mass-produced furniture is often produced with cost efficiency in mind, which can result in a lack of cohesive design. When furniture pieces don’t work together visually, it can disrupt the flow of a room and make it feel chaotic & disjointed.
  • Sustainability: Again, inexpensive furniture is often made with cheaper materials and manufacturing processes, which can have negative environmental impacts. Investing in sustainable furniture options can not only benefit the environment but also provide a unique and thoughtful design element to a space.

The Artistry of Intentional Luxury Design with High-Quality Furniture

Luxury furniture is a tribute to the beauty of intentional design. Each component is carefully evaluated to add to a collective concept, producing a cohesive & complete story. Every aspect, from the materials used to the delicate features, is part of a bigger story that enhances the entire home. Investing in expert craftsmanship guarantees durability and a well-designed space that stands the test of time.

The craftsmanship of luxury furniture extends beyond the surface with an additional focus on functionality and comfort. Thoughtful ergonomic design transforms furniture into more than just decor; it becomes an experience. When investing in quality furniture designs, “the result is a unique piece that reflects the hand of a craftsperson, the quality standards of an industry leader, and the personal vision of each and every customer” (Hickory Chair, 2024).

The significance of a professionally designed furniture plan goes hand in hand with the emphasis on quality pieces. A crafted furniture plan not only complements the aesthetic vision of the home but also ensures optimal spatial utilization, creating a collective & sophisticated living environment. The integration of interior design expertise with high-quality furniture pieces elevates the overall space, transforming a custom home that seamlessly merges style, functionality, and luxury.

Our Advice to You: Choose Quality Over Cost in Design

The difference between low-cost, poorly designed furniture and high-end, intentionally planned pieces goes far beyond just surface-level appearances. The contrast is a testament to the level of dedication involved in creating a fully furnished space that is also expertly curated with thoughtful care. While choosing cheaper alternatives may seem like an attractive option, investing in quality and design ultimately will benefit you & your custom home in the long run.

At Alisha Taylor Interiors, we design with intention. We believe that your home should reflect your unique personality and style. That’s why we take the time to listen to your needs and create a personalized design plan that suits your lifestyle. Alisha Taylor Interiors sources the highest quality materials and works with trusted craftsmen to bring your vision to life. Our goal is to create a space that you’ll love for years to come, one that is both beautiful, functional, and timeless.

Vote for Us | 2024 ‘Luxe Interiors’ People’s Choice Awards

We have some exciting news! Drum roll please… a few of our latest New Build projects have been selected to participate in the 2024 Luxe Interiors People’s Choice Awards!!!! This is HUGE, this is on a national level!  Whooo hooo!  But….we need your help!  You can vote for one of our kitchen designs and our interior architecture design each day (starting January 29th, ending February 16th).  We are honored that it’s friends, fans, and clients like you who are part of our unfolding success story!

So GO VOTE!!! (see the projects and links below)

The Luxe Interiors + Design People’s Choice Awards will be based on results of online voting from the general public, that’s you!

Luxe People’s Choice is your platform to empower your preferences! Casting your vote ensures that the brands, personalities, and trends you love receive the recognition they deserve.

VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE PROJECTS BELOW:   (don’t forget, you can vote for each category up to once a day)

Luxe Interiors Awards best kitchen

BEST KITCHEN – Blue Sage Estate

Eye-catching drama partnered with multi-generational family-friendly function defines this new build kitchen located in the up-and-coming luxury community of Somerset in Gilbert, Arizona. The barrel-arched beamed ceiling takes center stage pulling your eye up to appreciate the volume and drama then points to the various details and materials below.


Family Fun House Luxe Interiors Awards

BEST KITCHEN – Family Fun House

This darling light and bright farmhouse kitchen was designed for a fun young family excited to move into their first custom home.  The design was kept clean and simple to help balance the chaos of young children and family life.  Glossy painted cabinetry, a white cast iron Kohler apron front sink, and durable quartz countertops are all easy to wipe clean and all lend to the fresh farmhouse style.


Luxe Interiors Awards modern architecture


This soft-contemporary new build sits on the boulders overlooking the desert landscape of Scottsdale Arizona. In collaboration with principal architect, Scott Carson with Cosan Studio, the inspiration for the interior architectural details was about how to beautifully dance with Mother Nature herself.  Featuring a 40-foot disappearing sliding glass door with unobstructed views of city lights and desert terrain, the great room is the very definition of interior and exterior living working together.

Participating in Luxe People’s Choice is not just about voting; it’s about being an integral part of a movement that celebrates and elevates the finest in the world of design. Your vote adds a unique perspective to the collective voice of enthusiasts who appreciate excellence in its many forms. Happy Voting!

Luxe Interiors + Design’s annual RED Awards recognizes and honors excellence & innovation for the best-designed new product introductions and the best residential architecture, interior design, built environment, and landscape architecture projects across the country. The Editor-in-Chief of Luxe Interiors + Design and a multidisciplinary panel of notable industry experts will review submissions and select winners.

Mastering the Use of Color in High-End Home Designs

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As interior designers creating high-end home designs, mastering the use of color is a defining skill that can transform spaces into works of art. Achieving the perfect color palette requires understanding aesthetics, client preferences, and the spatial dynamics of each space.

The Study of Color Psychology

One key aspect of our approach to mastering the use of color is, to begin with a comprehensive understanding of color psychology. We recognize that colors inspire specific emotions and moods, influencing the overall ambiance of a space. In high-end designs, where luxury and sophistication dominate, we often choose a refined palette that includes deep blues, muted greens, and rich woods. These hues radiate elegance and create an atmosphere of grace and class.

Creating a cohesive color scheme is an art in itself. We carefully select colors that harmonize with each other, fostering a sense of unity throughout the home. This involves exploring complementary and analogous color combinations that enhance the overall aesthetic. We also pay careful attention to undertones, ensuring a consistent warmth or coolness that ties the elements of a room into a whole.

Creating Movement Through Textures

Texture is a powerful tool in mastering the use of color. To add depth and visual interest, we experiment with luxurious materials like brass, wood, and marble. The play of light and shadow on these textured surfaces enhances the impact of carefully chosen colors, contributing to the overall sense of luxury and sophistication.

While subtlety is often the hallmark of high-end designs, we also recognize the importance of bold accents. Strategic placements of bold-colored walls or standout pieces of furniture serve as focal points for personality and uniqueness in a design. This boldness becomes a signature element, making the space memorable & distinctive.

At Alisha Taylor Interiors, our mastery of color involves a delicate balance of psychology, harmony, and texture. By understanding the emotional impact of colors, creating cohesive palettes, and incorporating luxurious textures, we craft spaces that transcend the ordinary, leaving a well-thought-out & timeless design.

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mastering the use of color in an office

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The Taylor Series: Our January Discoveries

As we move into the new year of 2024, we’ve released our January Discoveries —a curated collection of insights, trends, and noteworthy findings that promise to set the tone for a dynamic journey ahead.


January Discoveries Kitchen


Interesting Piece to Read:

THE CREATIVE ACT: The Way of Being by Rick Rubin

Music producer, Rick Rubin, is known for creating a space where artists of all different genres and traditions can hone in on who they really are, and what they offer. He has thought deeply about where creativity comes from and where it doesn’t. He’s learned it’s about your relationship to the world, and that creativity has a place in everyone’s life. The Creative Act is a course of study that illuminates the path of an artist as a road we all can follow.

Episode to Tune Into:

THE INTERIOR COLLECTIVE | When Gap Meets Gucci: Livable Luxury with Brigette Romanek

Quiet Luxury is the buzzword in every marketing campaign and TikTok video these days. But the concept of mixing bespoke, one-of-a-kind pieces with quality, everyday items is here to stay. Joining us today is Brigette Romanek, founder, and principal designer of Romanek Design Studio. Brigette built her studio on the foundation that spaces should be fresh and functional, aesthetically provoking, and completely lived in. Tune in as Brigette breaks down how she achieves that livable luxury in every project–from quiet family homes to multi-million-dollar high-profile projects.

Dishes to Devour:


Crafted from a straightforward, homemade dough infused with the aromatic essence of rosemary, this pull-apart bread weaves together layers of butter, garlic, cheese, and herbs. Baked to a glorious golden brown and served in an enticing pull-apart style, this bread captivates with its flaky texture and rich flavors. Anticipate the irresistible allure that wafts through the air as it bakes—truly an undeniable favorite.

Add-to-Cart Finds:

PALECEK Donovan 30″ Barstool in Gold

You’ve most likely noticed this barstool in our #BlueSageEstate & #ModernSunset projects because we were blown away by the quality and unique design. This PALECEK barstool features an antique gold finish metal frame and legs with a fixed upholstered seat and inside backrest. The outside backrest features cane matting, which is available in all PALECEK finishes. If you envision these barstools in your new custom home, reach out to us to start designing your furniture plan! They are sure to make a statement!


In exploring our January Discoveries, we embark on the rest of 2024 enhanced by the insights that will pave the way for a year filled with beautifully designed possibilities.

A Year in Review for Alisha Taylor Interiors

Year in Review
Photography by Tara Dunn Photography

Join us in celebrating our Year in Review for 2023 characterized by creativity, dedication, and passion for luxury interior design!

We completed seven amazing projects.

In the whirlwind of 2023, our Alisha Taylor Interiors design firm achieved a remarkable accomplishment—completing seven stunning full-service furniture and New Build/Full remodel projects. We revealed to our clients the completed projects for #PinnacleCanyonRemodel, #PoshManor, #BellaVistaEstate, #BlueSageEstate, #DesertCharmRemodel, #ModernSunset, #FamilyFunHouse. We are so proud of the commitment from our builder & architect partners, sub-contractors, our install team at FLD, and of course, our team at ATI.

What sets our design process apart is the collaborative effort of our dedicated design and business team. In the design phase, I, alongside a junior designer (either Marti or Mia), craft the design for the interior and furniture selections. Emma, our Logistics & Business Director, takes charge of procurement details, ensuring a seamless process over the 4-6 months delivery timeframe. She also acts as lead and orchestrates the full installation day, collaborating with our Marketing Director, Rebecca. The two transform spaces into works of art, adding the final touches to make them reveal-ready. Rebecca then concludes the project with a professional photoshoot, capturing the essence of our clients’ beautiful homes.

We attended KBIS & High Point Market.

In a quest for inspiration, our design & business teams attended the KBIS Conference in Las Vegas and the High Point Market in North Carolina. These experiences allowed us to forge connections with innovative vendors and physically engage with the furniture pieces we love incorporating into our designs.

Year in Review
Photography by Tara Dunn Photography

We celebrated a branding milestone.

Celebrating a significant milestone, we achieved over 10,000 followers on Instagram in 2023, a goal set in our ambitious Marketing Plan. This milestone signifies the growing community that shares our passion for interior design, and we express our gratitude to each follower who has joined us on this journey.

We welcomed our newest team member.

Welcoming Mia Schultz to our team was a highlight of the year! As a small but mighty team, we take pride in our collective efforts to turn our clients’ visions into realities, emphasizing aesthetics and functional details. We’re grateful to have Mia on our growing team!

We hosted our First Annual ATI Team Awards Night.

To cap off the year, we introduced a new tradition—the First Annual ATI Team Awards Night, held at the enchanting Wrigley Mansion. This evening of team appreciation allowed us to come together, savor a delicious meal, and celebrate the unique stories and accomplishments of each team member.

As we reflect on our Year in Review, we are grateful for the growth, connections, and shared successes that have fueled our passion for creating stunning spaces. Looking ahead, we are excited to carry this momentum into 2024, continuing to elevate the world of interior design with creativity, dedication, and a commitment to excellence!

Cheers to the New Year!

BEHIND THE DESIGN: #ClassicSomerset

Partnering with luxury builder, Fenn Rogers Custom Homes, and the distinguished architectural designer, Pinnacle Conceptions, our interior design firm, Alisha Taylor Interiors, is collectively shaping the vision for our #ClassicSomerset project, combining our expertise to create a truly exceptional luxury custom home.

Discover the ‘Behind the Design’ into the epitome of luxury with our latest new build #ClassicSomerset project that blends classic elegance with modern functionality. Our client’s vision came to life as we crafted a home that radiates sophistication and style.

#ClassicSomerset Design

Culinary Masterpiece: The Kitchen in Focus

The heart of this luxury new build is the kitchen, a masterclass in timeless design. A classic white palette, highlighted by brass hardware, creates a striking contrast. Shiplap and trim on the ceiling add a touch of intricate detailing, elevating the space to new heights. The kitchen’s focal point, a drywall hood, serves a functional purpose and adds a sculptural element to the space.

Every detail has been carefully curated, from the white perimeter cabinetry to the wood and navy finish on the island cabinetry, adding a pop of interest. Quartz countertops and a square tile backsplash complete the kitchen, creating a perfect sight of luxury.

#ClassicSomerset Kitchen Design

Unveiling the Essence of #ClassicSomerset

In crafting our #ClassicSomerset project, we’ve combined innovative and recreational elements into the design, ensuring a home that caters to both luxury and leisure. With a golf simulator offering entertainment, the cozy reading nook invites a unique twist – a rock climbing wall, adding an adventurous flair to the tranquil space. Open-railing stairs are designed with exquisite metal and wood accents that guide through the different levels. The harmonious blend of materials adds a visual appeal, enhancing the overall aesthetic and providing a subtle yet impactful design statement throughout the home.

#ClassicSomerset Finishes

Our Promise to You & Your Luxury Custom Home

Step into our #ClassicSomerset luxurious new build and experience the seamless fusion of classic design and modern amenities, where every corner tells a story of elegance. At Alisha Taylor Interiors, we aim to make each of our clients feel at home in their living space. Through our personalized design process, we work to create homes that are unique, timeless, and reflective of the people who live in them.

We believe that your home is the one place you can escape to after a long day, a place to host and gather with family and friends, and a place that represents growth, memories, and stability. We do what we do to make your home beautiful and livable for the life you want to live within its walls.

Discover the Paint Colors from #BlueSageEstate


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Discover all the mesmerizing paint colors from our #BlueSageEstate project, neatly compiled in one spot. 

The #BlueSageEstate project boasts a stunning range of paint colors that will leave you feeling inspired and refreshed. From cool blues and greens to warm neutrals, the palette has something for everyone. Whether you’re looking to create a calming oasis in your bedroom or a lively gathering space in your living room, these colors are sure to meet your every need.


Porous Stone, a warm gray hue with green undertones, adds a touch of sophistication to any design style. This timeless neutral color is part of Dunn Edwards’ Cool Neutrals Collection and complements a wide range of color palettes.

Porous Stone is a versatile color that can be used in various settings, from living room walls to kitchen cabinets, and even exterior stucco. The green undertones in this hue make it a perfect pairing for natural wood accents, while its warm gray base adds a cozy feel to any space. No matter how you choose to incorporate this color, it is sure to bring a touch of elegance and sophistication to your home or office design.

Kitchen Paint Color



Pointed Rock, from Dunn Edwards, is a rich and bold shade of gray that perfectly complements the muted blue tones of the #BlueSageEstate’s overall color scheme. The addition of this color in the back kitchen & owner’s entry adds a sense of depth and dimension to the home, creating an inviting atmosphere that is perfect for entertaining or simply relaxing with family & friends. Whether you are a fan of traditional or contemporary design, this versatile color is sure to make a bold statement in any room of your home!

Back Kitchen Paint Colors



Utilizing Dunn Edwards’ Armored Steel paint, we were able to establish a serene atmosphere in the home office of #BlueSageEstate.

By using this paint color, we were able to transform this home office into a tranquil space that promotes creativity and productivity. The subtle gray-green tones of Armored Steel give the room a sophisticated look that is both modern and timeless. Whether you’re working on a big project or just need a quiet place to think, this paint color will help you achieve the perfect atmosphere.

Office paint



To bring some excitement to the recreational room’s bathroom, we decided to use Dunn Edwards’ Drifting Downstream paint color.

This serene shade of blue-green has transformed the guest bathroom into a tranquil oasis. The soft hue brings a sense of calmness to the space, making it the perfect place to unwind after a long day. The color also pairs perfectly with the warm white paint on the vanity cabinets, creating a cohesive and inviting atmosphere. Overall, we couldn’t be happier with our decision to use Drifting Downstream and highly recommend it to anyone looking to add a touch of serenity to their home.

Bathroom paint



Foggy Day is a light, misty warm gray color with a subtle green undertone. This color is inspired by cool, wintry days and is an easy hue to incorporate into any interior design. Its versatility allows it to complement a variety of other colors in both warm and cool tones, which is why we used it as the typical paint color throughout this home.

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Behind the Design: #ModernFrenchHaven

Partnering with luxury builder, Modern Splendor Homes, and the distinguished architectural designer, Cory Black Design, our interior design firm, Alisha Taylor Interiors, is collectively shaping the vision for our #ModernFrenchHaven project, combining our expertise to create a truly exceptional luxury custom home.

Behind the Design Modern French Haven


The design direction for the #ModernFrenchHaven project is inspired by the fusion of classic and modern elements, with a strong influence on timeless French design. The incorporation of curved details and arches plays a central role in shaping the aesthetic, adding a sense of elegance & sophistication to the overall look. Ornamental concepts further enrich the design, offering intricate touches that reveal charm and character.

The French influence was a defining factor for this home, creating a space of refinement and romanticism. By drawing inspiration from French design, #ModernFrenchHaven aims to evoke a feeling of luxury while integrating modern details to ensure a fresh and relevant appeal.

To maintain a cohesive and contemporary feel, a palette of neutral tones will be applied throughout the home. These muted hues create a sense of balance and serenity while allowing for flexibility in personalization. This will result in a design concept that gracefully combines classic beauty with contemporary functionality.

Behind the Design Modern French Haven



We are most excited about the kitchen in this home, which exudes a monochromatic elegance. The French-inspired arches and curved details add depth and character to the kitchen transforming it into a space that stands the test of time. In the design of this space, the inclusion of brass accents plays a crucial role in enhancing the overall aesthetics. Whether it’s in the form of fixtures, handles, or ornate details, the brass elements not only add a sense of luxury but also contribute to the French-inspired design.

Additionally, the curved hood design is a distinctive feature that further reinforces the French influence within the space. The sweeping lines and graceful curvature of the hood design evoke the architectural motifs often seen in classic French homes. This carefully crafted element serves as a focal point, providing a sense of authenticity to the overall design.

Equally captivating is the mud room. Combining botanical wallpaper and ornate tile flooring creates a captivating visual element. The stunning cabinetry color, complemented by modern pendants and the use of mesh metal on the drawers, adds a layer of interest and sophistication to this space. It’s a beautiful blend of classic and contemporary design.

Behind the Design Modern French Haven

Behind the Design Modern French Haven



The clients behind our #ModernFrenchHaven project are a family with a deep-rooted desire to create a luxury custom home. Their primary motivation was to provide their children with a space where they could cultivate cherished memories. They envisioned a home where laughter, love, and shared experiences would be abundant.

Our clients held a strong belief in the value of an open-door policy. They wanted their home to be a welcoming haven for friends and family, where everyone would feel comfortable and at ease. They aimed for a beautiful and functional living space that seamlessly aligned with their lifestyle and needs. Their vision was to design a home that exuded beauty and made practical sense in its layout and features.

Our clients were keen on relishing the entire process of building their dream home. It was not just about the result for them; they wanted to savor every step of the journey, from conception to completion.


At Alisha Taylor Interiors, we believe that luxury and indulgence can be felt in your everyday life, including in your own home. We work closely with you in the beginning phases of the design process, and then you can turn it over to us to make your dream home come to life. You can expect our lead designer to be in contact with you through the entire design process, to have someone from our studio at every major installation, and at the end of the process, be able to walk into a professionally designed home that meets all your expectations and more.

The 2024 Colors of the Year with Alisha Taylor Interiors

Explore the 2024 Colors of the Year from our top paint brands and gain inspiration through Alisha Taylor Interiors’ analysis. Discover how we interpret and utilize these hues to create timeless spaces in our luxury custom homes.

Color of the Year
2023 Colors of the Year

Color theory plays a pivotal role in interior design, influencing the mood, atmosphere, and overall aesthetic of a space. By understanding the principles of color theory, we, as interior designers, can effectively manipulate colors to create corresponding or contrasting effects, stimulate specific emotions, and enhance the functionality and visual appeal of a room.

Whether it’s through the selection of a dominant color scheme, the use of complementary accents, or the strategic placement of colors, a deep understanding of color theory empowers designers to transform ordinary spaces into captivating, purposeful, and visually pleasing environments.

The annual “Color of the Year” analysis provided by our luxury paint vendors holds immense significance for us. It equips us with the latest color trends, ensuring that the spaces we design remain both aesthetically pleasing and cutting-edge. Delving into the intricacies of color theory, we gain insights into its impact on mood, ambiance, and psychological perception within interior spaces.

The 2024 Colors of the Year

In the unveiling of the “Colors of the Year,” we’ve discovered that several of our preferred paint brands have selected a “Color of the Year” within the blue color family. This choice aligns with one of our signature brand colors at Alisha Taylor Interiors, a medium-dark shade of cyan-blue (similar to Benjamin Moore’s Newburyport Blue HC-155).

Each member of our team has carefully chosen one of the 2024 “Colors of the Year” as our source of inspiration and crafted enticing storyboards around each. Explore the remarkable designs our team has put together below:


Farrow & Ball | Wine Dark Color of the Year
Farrow & Ball | Wine Dark


Emma Mauvais, Business & Logistics Director — “The color blue has always been connected with feelings of peace and tranquility. Within our homes, blue tones can offer a refreshing respite from loud pops of color while still adding flare. Blending a muted blue, like Farrow & Ball’s “Dark Wine”, with organic elements evokes a feeling of groundedness in a space. Incorporating woods, chestnut browns, soft patterns, and pops of gold creates a cohesive and layered look, without compromising the soothing effect of blue tones.”


Farrow & Ball | Wine Dark Storyboard Design


Dunn Edwards | Skipping Stones Color of the Year
Dunn Edwards | Skipping Stones


Rebecca Phillips, Marketing Director “Creating soothing, introspective moments, Dunn Edwards’ ‘Color of the Year’ Skipping Stones, “is a serene and steely blue with hints of green and gray and is meditative & energizing like the sea” (Dunn Edwards, 2023). I paired this deep, rich wall color with a dark, textural tile backsplash, and mood pendant lighting, to set the tone for a unique ambiance. While charcoal cabinets and warm tone accents, such as cognac leather chairs and wood plank ceiling treatments enhance the modern refinement, this bar lounge design makes for the perfect destination for an unforgettable home experience.”

DUNN EDWARDS - Color of the Year Storyboard
Dunn Edwards | Skipping Stones Storyboard Design


Benjamin Moore | Blue Nova Color of the Year
Benjamin Moore | Blue Nova


Mia Schultz, Design Assistant — The shades violet and blue come together in this elevated, sumptuous hue. “Elevate the every day and expand horizons through juxtaposed color that is sure to inspire. With Blue Nova leading the way, depth and intrigue are balanced by an undercurrent of reassurance. This alluring mid-tone features an enchanting duality, capturing the spotlight with endlessly classic appeal” (Benjamin Moore, 2023).

Color of the Year Storyboard Blue Nova
Benjamin Moore | Blue Nova


FARROW & BALL | SELVEDGE NO. 306 Color of the Year


Marti Diehl, Junior Designer — According to Farrow & Ball, “Selvedge is named after the highly prized denim woven on a shuttle loom to produce closed edges. It’s particularly good in low-light spaces, creating a familiar and friendly atmosphere, making it suited to bedrooms or rooms you spend time in, in the evening” (Farrow & Ball, 2023). Using Selvedge for the bookshelves paint color, this particular library design reflects a homey ambiance and creates a sense of calm, perfect for enjoying a good book nestled on the leather sofa in the evening hours.

Farrow & Ball Selvege Color of the Year
Farrow & Ball | Selvege Storyboard Design


Embracing the Legacy: The Last Generation of Furniture Makers

by Emma Mauvais, Business & Logistics Director

Furniture Makers
Designed by Jorge Upholstery

In the world of luxury interior design, furniture crafted by skilled furniture makers offers more than functionality; it is a statement of artistry, craftsmanship, and timeless elegance. In an era dominated by mass production and automation, this essence of authenticity is often overlooked. While there exist groups of artisans, manufacturers, and trade schools who have held steadfast in their commitments to preserving the craft of furniture making, many say this will be the last generation to do so.

Craftsmanship Under Pressure: The Diminishing Art of Hand-Crafted Furniture

Mass production, with its efficiency and cost-effectiveness, has undeniably reshaped the interior design and furniture industry. It has created a gateway to trendy, stylish, and functional furniture; garnering a broader market of consumers who appreciate the convenience of having a wide array of options readily available. However, amid the allure of practicality, the unmatched quality of hand-crafted furniture is being sacrificed.

using textiles
Pacific Furniture Manufacturing

Earlier this year, while visiting High Point Market, this notion of consumers valuing quantity over quality was expressed by many of the manufacturing warehouses we visited. Since pandemic-era restrictions took effect, lengthy lead times and backlogged production schedules have become common in the global supply chain. Customized furniture that was once estimated to take 8-10 weeks to complete, quickly turned into 20–35-week timelines, if not longer. While these production schedules have incrementally improved, the talented hands creating these pieces are dwindling.

Many custom furniture makers, textile artisans, wood and metal specialists, and other trades involved in the realm of luxury interior design and furnishings have expressed growing concern about declining craftsmen and women. Many of these trades are generational, skills passed down through families and learned over time through traditional apprenticeship approaches. This is commonly seen in areas such as High Point, North Carolina, a globally recognized hub for furniture manufacturing with strong generational community ties. However, in other areas across the United States, such as Arizona, those time-honored skills and practices are not as prevalent.

Fostering the Next Wave of Artisans: Shaping Futures in Interior Design

So, where does the next generation turn to?

The next and newest generation of creators will have greater access than ever before to hone their skills, fine-tune their creative and technical crafts, and become changemakers in the always-moving world of luxury interior design. Now more than ever, accessibility to trade schools and programs is top of mind. By promoting and spreading awareness of these curriculums and their subsequent career paths to students venturing forward in their education, there lies a beacon of hope for a new wave of skilled artisans. From creative-driven aspects of the field to more hands-on and technical avenues, the opportunities that await future students are vast, and much like the design industry, are continuously growing and evolving.

Our Mission to You

Interior design and furniture curation are about more than just aesthetics; they’re about creating a home for our clients, one that exudes elegance, individuality, and timelessness. When a client’s home is outfitted with hand-crafted furnishings, the high-end, artisanal quality is unquestionable. At Alisha Taylor Interiors, our goal is to make each one of our clients feel at home in their living space. We believe that your home is the one place you can escape to after a long day, a place to host and gather with family and friends, and a place that represents growth, memories, and stability. We do what we do in order to make your home beautiful and livable for the life you want to live within its walls!

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