Behind the Scenes with Darling Homes

Have you ever wondered what goes into building a Darling Homes model home? Darling Homes is opening the doors and taking you behind the scenes for an up-close-and-personal look at the inspiration, construction and design of its model homes and communities.

Join us as we unveil our newest and most unique communities, tour new floorplans, and explore cutting-edge Darling Homes’ interiors that anticipate the desires of area homebuyers and shape expectations for luxurious living in Dallas and Houston.

Our first behind the scenes tour takes us to Parkway Terrace in Houston, a remarkable community in prestigious West Memorial where we’re building a Darling Homes model that’s part of brand new plan series designed especially for the area.

The new model series offers stunning curb appeal. Inside, architectural designs include vaulted ceilings and elements that blend perfectly with the local lifestyle in this upscale, urban area of Houston.

We’ve just completed our final construction walk and are excited to be opening our luxury model home to the public.

Let’s take a look inside.

The Kitchen

We wanted to create a light and bright kitchen with personality. We paired shades of white and cream, which happen to be our Darling Homes color of the year for 2016, in elongated subway tiles to create a classic herringbone pattern. This is a flexible design element we love. Tiles like these can be laid in many different combinations, and the colors lend a level of sophistication to the home.


Pairing dark bronze lighting and plumbing fixtures is a great way to highlight these elements and make them stand out. In the kitchen, the finishes created an industrial feel at the room’s focal point, the kitchen island.


The Master Bedroom

A design element that’s always consistent with a Darling Homes’ model is adding custom craft carpentry to accentuate the beauty of a space.

We added a unique element to the master bedroom by creating a focal wall with a harlequin pattern in wood trim.


The Study

In the study, we took a space that might traditionally be painted in a more neutral tone and flipped the expectation by painting the trim work Garrison Gray.


The Staircase

We love that painted risers are all the rage these days. Our model at Parkway Terrace takes advantage of the trend to create an eye-catching staircase that adds that little something extra to the home.


The Color Palette                

Want to add elements of our Parkway Terrace model into your home? Here is our color palette from PPG Paints.

Pantone Colors

To see more of this Darling Homes model, visit Amy Hill at Parkway Terrace at 13216 Stoneleigh Terrace Drive in Houston, TX 77077. The model will be open beginning June 4, 2016.