Timeless Design

This Ultimate Lifestylist tries to stay organized, but with as busy as we have been it's not easy.

The last few weeks have been super busy trying to get all of my photos and files organized on my computer so I'm ready for all of the new images I hope to take at some of the Fall factory shows.

It's been a wonderful trip down memory lane as I looked at some of teh homes we designed for Patriot Homes, and I'm proud to say that most of those homes would be show stoppers now, even more than 10 years after they were debuted.

Trends vs trendy is always something to consider when you are buying a new home - will you love those brown walls after you have lived with them for 10 years or will you wish you had gone with something more neutral?  Time will tell.

The International Networking Roundtable for Factory Built Housing

We are so looking forward to being a part of the 23rd annual International Networking Roundtable that is hosted by George Allen and GFA Management.

I can't believe it's right around the corner! If you would like to be a part of this historical event, contact them at communityinvestor@sbcglobal.net

Happy Easter

EasterAs a Lifestylist®, I love to decorate for the holidays. It doesn't have to big a huge expense or time challenge - just bringing out the things you love and creating new memories makes that special day one to remember.

This is a home that we LifeStyled for Patriot Homes back in 2002 - where has the time gone! It was at the Tunica show, and I love that Patriot always let me merchandise our homes to show lifestyle, including holidays and special events.

The home was their least expensive model, but we reminded people that every home is a place where the new owners can create their own special memories.

Happy Easter from all of us at The Lifestylist Brands and American Housing Advocates.

TX Manufactured Housing Association Launches New Site

Workroom Easter (4) Workroom Easter (6)

There is a reason Texas is so strong in factory built home  sales - they have a great organization that makes sure that the facts get out to their members and consumers. We got this press release today:

TMHA is pleased to announce our newest member resource with today’s launching of our Owner-Finance Resource webpage.

We have long known a portion of our membership has engaged in some form of individual lending.  Typically this is referred to as “owner-financing.”  Admittedly lending operations were never simple, but the complexity and education needed in the new regulatory environment has had an exponential impact on the demands of any would be lender, especially smaller owner-finance lenders.

The cry for help, education, resources, and direction is a common request we hear these days.  The high turnout at TMHA’s Dodd-Frank Implementation Workshop further demonstrated the demand in our industry for more help and more education.

Today we are launching a new, completely dedicated resource page focused on owner-finance lending.  In conjunction with the webpage launch we are publishing three new articles below in what we expect to be the first three installments of an on-going series of articles dedicated to this area.


For more information about the Texas Manufactured Housing Association you can visit their website or email them at: info@texasmha.com

Timeless Home Design

Coral Sitting

The Louisville Manufactured Housing Show was held this week, and hundreds of manufactured housing buyers attended the event that had 48 homes showcasing what's new in home design.

It motivated me to revisit the homes that Lifestylist Design had merchandised for Patriot Homes over the years and I came across this one. It's the perfect example of timeless design, or even deign ahead of it's time. Drapery panels instead of fussy valances? Yes. High flat ceilings? Yes again. Soft muted colors accented by fabrics and accessories? Exactly what we are seeing today. Believe it or not, this was a home that was shown 8 years ago!

This is a perfect example why great design will never go out of style. When looking for your new home look for ideas that aren't trendy but are something you want to live with for a long time. By adding color in items that can easily be replaced like fabric, furniture and accessories you'll always be in style.

Celebrating 2013

SE R R Models Dec 13 212013 was a great year for the Lifestylist Brands. We were honored to be asked to speak at some large national conferences, new clients joined our family and we continued to be more active in social media.

Flipagram is an app that lets you choose photos that you used in Instargam and make a flip book movie out of them.

Take a look at our Flipagram movie and see some of the people, events and places that made 2013 a year to remember.