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The New American Home, Inspired by the Possibilities

In some ways, although it was all fantastic, the Modenus Blog Tour saved the best for last.  On our final day we made a trip to Henderson, Nevada to visit The New American Home.

The New American Home, photo courtesy of Chasen West Photography
The New American Home, photo courtesy of Chasen West Photography


This project was to showcase the latest technology in home building and featured flooring by Mohawk Flooring and Karastan, a division of Mohawk.


A series of doors open to expand living space from which you can view the lights of Las Vegas below.


Believe it or not this is not a custom home but a production model in the Sky Terrace community.  The purpose is to showcase what can be done with different finishes and technologies for varying budgets so that it feels custom to the homeowner.  In my opinion, that’s where creative design comes into play.  I love to be inspired by the finest and be able to translate that for a specific lifestyle and budget.  I know it can be done.



Tilt by Walker Zanger strikes again! I think this was my favorite tile. It’s so cool to see it in its natural habitat!


The upstairs area was loft-styled to further emphasize the open feeling of the house. 

Notice how the neutral color palette reflects the desert landscape.

A beautiful Karastan area rug.
A beautiful Karastan area rug.

It wasn’t all eye candy and hors d’oeuvres, we also learned about Mowhawk and Karastan’s SmartStrand made from 37% corn product.  This bio-based material is eco-friendly and stands up to stains!   The protection is there for life because it’s built into the fibers.  SmartStrand can be found in both Mohawk and Karastan carpets. They have a fun and interactive website here.

Gonna have to take my word for it, it came out lily white, no lie. Photo courtesy of Chasen West Photography

Thanks for following along on my adventures with Modenus Blog Tour Vegas.  For more coverage check out what all the bloggers had to say.  You can find them here. Stay tuned for recaps of my trip with Tile Of Spain to Cevisama.  It’s all about tile, with maybe a little sangria in the mix ;).  I’ll be on the road from Friday February 6-13.  Follow along on FaceBook, Instagram and Twitter!


Gloria Graham-Sollecito

Gloria is a kitchen and bath cabinetry designer with AKBD certification from the National Kitchen & Bath Association. She has also served on the Florida Treasure Coast Chapter's Board of Directors as the VP of Communications. Her work has appeared on This Old House as well as in Florida Design Magazine, K+BB Magazine and the Palm Beach Post. She is co-author of The Complete Idiots Guide to Remodeling Your Kitchen, Illustrated, as well as a freelanced writer contributing occasionally to the Sun Sentinel in the area of kitchen design. She is a proud member of the Blanco Design Council and the illustrious Brizo Blogger 19.


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