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Discover the Beauty of Lowcountry Design at Stillwater

A new collection of Darling Homes is coming to Conroe at Stillwater, a community that offers gracious, Southern-style living in a desirable Houston suburb.

Our new Darling Homes model exudes elegance with a color palette that starts with a beautiful, painted-brick exterior that gives the home real Southern charm.

A Southern-style InteriorLowcountry design is featured at Stillwater in Houston

Creating a traditional Lowcountry design that reflects the Darling Homes’ aesthetic was our goal for this home. We achieved the look by using cream tones for the walls and furniture, paired with found and reclaimed objects. The result is a home that is elegant but feels like you can make yourself at home.

An Elegant Entry

The entry of this home is as breathtaking as it is welcoming, with a grand staircase a sitting area that opens into the dining room and updated design elements that reflect a more modern aesthetic

Timeless Kitchen Style

We used a smaller subway tile in a beveled cream and repeated the shades of cream in the cabinets and accessories. Our 2016 Darling Homes Color of the Year are shades of cream and white. When used in the kitchen it creates a look that won’t become dated. This Darling Homes kitchen is timeless.Lowcountry design kitchen in Houston, Texas

The heart of the home is the kitchen. In many of our new plans, hearth rooms are standard, affording a distinct focal point in this intimate gathering space for casual conversation, reading and dining. This thoughtful design element declutters the family room and provides for a singular focal point for the TV in the main part of the home.

A Study in Style

A walk down the hall to the master suite brings a pleasant surprise with a convenient and secluded study. Darling Homes are created for a lifetime of memories with family and friends, and a place to live life to its fullest. With this floorplan, the study is tucked away from the social areas of the home for convenience, this offers a quiet and private place to work.

Timeless TraditionLowcountry design in master bedroom in Houston.

Stained beams, a patterned carpet and painted shiplap-layered walls create the backdrop for a room layered in tradition. Add a cream-tufted headboard, skirted night stands and a candelabra chandelier for the complete effect, a master bedroom that’s an ideal retreat.

Want to see more? Come experience Darling Homes at Stillwater today. Our Community Sales Manager Alan Snead is ready to welcome you into this new home.

Lifestyle

Outdoor Luxury is Your Comfort Zone with Darling Homes Dallas

Looking for a home boasting the ideal blend of indoor and outdoor luxury for year-round livability? Here’s your chance to discover Darling Homes’ stunning collection of move-in ready homes that offer the best in outdoor living with charming front porches, spacious courtyards and picturesque views, making every day feel like a vacation.

Now through June 30, 2016, Dallas-area homebuyers can receive up to 1.5 percent of the purchase price in closing costs with the purchase of a new Darling home with Taylor Morrison Home Financing.

Tucker Hill in McKinney

With homes priced from the mid $300,000s to more than $1 million, Darling Homes offers a diverse collection of flexible home designs fit for every style of living, including busy professionals, growing families and fun-loving retirees.

Capturing the idyllic style of Colonial-inspired architecture designed to reinvent the lifestyles of the past when neighbors gathered on their front porch steps, Tucker Hill provides a strong sense of community.

With classic, Grecian doorway moldings, a front porch swing and columns, Darling Homes’ period-specific designs are ideal for those seeking traditional, outdoor living.

The model home at Fairways at Gentle Creek offers an expansive interior courtyard complete with a secluded sitting area and stone and brick combinations influenced by Mediterranean designs that provide a shady refuge for hosting outdoor festivities on warm summer days.

Parkside at Woodlake’s model home brings a modern twist to traditional fireside lounging with a crackling fire pit perfect for roasting marshmallows and laid-back entertaining with close friends and family.

Verandas at Southlake Outdoor Luxury

Looking to host an elegant party? The luxurious courtyard at Verandas at Southlake offers the ideal venue. Surrounded by exquisite, Mediterranean arches with a natural brick covered fireplace as the focal point and whimsical blue accents, Darling Homes has created the ultimate entertainer’s dream.

As the evenings cool during the summer months in Dallas, our model home at Windsong Ranch provides the perfect space for elegant get-togethers and fun outdoor barbecues where guests can mingle indoors and out.

Like what you see? For more information about Darling Homes’ move-in ready and new-build homes, contact Internet Home Consultant Melissa Ruggles at (469) 252-2255. Restrictions apply. Click here for more details.

Design

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Design Lifestyle

Explore Lively Urban Living in Dallas at VUE Las Colinas

Interested in urban living in Dallas? New opportunities are beckoning to be seen in the Dallas-Fort Worth area with the unveiling of three home collections, including all-new, three-story, urban home designs by Darling Homes at VUE Las Colinas in Irving, Texas.

Reminiscent of East Coast brownstones, Darling Homes’ new, three-story urban home designs offer a sense of timeless elegance in a stylish urban community.

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Situated along the TPC Four Seasons Las Colinas golf course, Darling Homes’ three-story Urban Series provides homeowners with impressive views and access to a prestigious lifestyle ideal for year-round living.

Also available at VUE Las Colinas, Darling Homes’ award-winning, two-story Villas offer a natural, easygoing ambience with windows that flood the home with natural light and open home designs that connect the indoors to the elegant outdoor lifestyle available at VUE Las Colinas.

Complete with crisp whites, beige and rain-cloud gray, this open-concept home design offers nautically-inspired elements and accents for a clean, cozy interior ideal for those who lead a busy lifestyle.

This tastefully designed kitchen and dining room offers space to prepare gourmet recipes for friends and family or to enjoy quiet evenings at home.

Love hosting elegant gatherings at home? Imagine serving drinks to friends and family as they watch the revelry below.

Guests will love visiting this uniquely crafted villa, featuring an expansive living area with modern architectural details that instantly creates a space that’s welcoming, comfortable and sophisticated.

From the dark wood cabinets to the crisp, white countertops, this gourmet kitchen offers a clean and modern space designed for both relaxing evenings at home and for hosting exciting get-togethers with friends and loved ones.

Urban Living Loft in Dallas

The spacious second-story loft offers the ideal place to sit and read a book or enjoy views of the garden and sky through the adjacent windows.

Tucked away from the main living corridors, the private master bedroom retreat boasts a sleek interior with a touch of glamour that reflects the carefree lifestyle available at VUE Las Colinas.

For those seeking the luxury of a traditional, single-family home design, Darling Homes also offers its beautiful, one- and two-story home designs built for homebuyers who appreciate traditional living in a vibrant, urban setting.

Like what you see? Take a tour and experience for yourself the upscale urban lifestyle that awaits at VUE Las Colinas in Irving, Texas.

For more information about Darling Homes at VUE Las Colinas, visit www.darlinghomes.com.

New Homes at Cross Creek Ranch in Houston
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Decorate Your Home for Spring with Darling Homes Houston

This spring, decorate your home for spring and celebrate the season with vibrant design ideas that bring a feeling of renewal into your new home in Houston, with tips from Darling Homes’ talented team of colorists and designers.

To celebrate the season, we’re sharing our favorite design trends for spring, which start at your front door. The simplest way to introduce spring to your home is just steps from your entry.

Create an enchanting impression from the start with an array of seasonal flower beds. This spring, plant an array of tulips. Choosing from complementary or contrasting colors for a great, first impression. We’re partial to yellow and red, or shades of pink and purple this season.Ideas to Decorate Your Home for Spring

Once inside, your kitchen is a great place to showcase your style. Whether you’re hosting a brunch for friends or an evening with loved ones, the kitchen is a great place for an added burst of color.

This season, off-set neutrals with a vibrant pop of color using a glass vase, silk garden plants, like artichokes, and a combination of spring-flowering succulents for a fresh-from-the-garden look, like in this Darling Homes’ kitchen modeled at Riverstone.

As the days warm, so will your desire for rooms kissed by the sun. Decorate your dining room in shades of lemon and gold and bring spring to the table with bright yellow orchids ideal for those who enjoy intimate dining with loved ones, as shown in Darling Homes’ patio model home at Cross Creek Ranch.

When it comes to elegant entertaining and grand get-togethers, decorate your home for spring and enliven the ambience with varied patterned pillows of green and gold and decorate with a lively-colored rug chosen expressly for the season, as seen in open-concept model home at Cross Creek Ranch in Fulshear.

Create a sensational bedroom suite this season with cool colors that speak to spring, with a combination of Robin’s egg blue, pink pearl, and chartreuse accents, as seen in this model home at Riverstone in Sugar Land.

Planning a get-together with close friends? Create a stunning courtyard oasis with beautiful patio furnishings in cool colors and enjoy the season outdoors, as seen in this luxury patio home at Riverstone in Whisper Rock.

For more information about Darling Homes’ top design trends, visit our new home Design Gallery online at http://bit.ly/1UhlCG5.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Decorate Your Home for Spring with Darling Homes Houston

This spring, celebrate the season with vibrant design ideas that bring a feeling of renewal into your home, with tips from Darling Homes’ talented team of colorists and designers.

To celebrate the season, we’re sharing our favorite design trends for spring, which start at your front door. The simplest way to introduce spring to your home is just steps from your entry.

Create an enchanting impression from the start with an array of seasonal flower beds.

This spring, plant an array of tulips. Choosing from complementary or contrasting colors for a great, first impression. We’re partial to yellow and red, or shades of pink and purple this season.

Once inside, your kitchen is a great place to showcase your style. Whether you’re hosting a brunch for friends or an evening with loved ones, the kitchen is a great place for an added burst of color.

This season, off-set neutrals with a vibrant pop of color using a glass vase, silk garden plants, like artichokes, and a combination of spring-flowering succulents for a fresh-from-the-garden look, like in this Darling Homes’ kitchen modeled at Riverstone.Darling Homes at Cross Creek Ranch

As the days warm, so will your desire for rooms kissed by the sun.

Decorate your dining room in shades of lemon and gold and bring spring to the table with bright yellow orchids ideal for those who enjoy intimate dining with loved ones, as shown in Darling Homes’ patio model home at Cross Creek Ranch.

When it comes to elegant entertaining and grand get-togethers, enliven the ambience with varied patterned pillows of green and gold and decorate with a lively-colored rug chosen expressly for the season, as seen in our open-concept model home at Cross Creek Ranch in Fulshear.

Create a sensational bedroom suite this season with cool colors that speak to spring, with a combination of Robin’s egg blue, pink pearl, and chartreuse accents, as seen in this model home at Riverstone in Sugar Land.

Planning a get-together with close friends? Create a stunning courtyard oasis with beautiful patio furnishings in cool colors and enjoy the season outdoors, as seen in this luxury patio home at Riverstone in Whisper Rock.Luxury Patio by Darling Homes at Riverstone

For more information about Darling Homes’ top design trends, visit our new home Design Gallery online.