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At Home Darling Difference Design Home Decor Tips

Bring Spring Into Your Home with the Help of Darling Homes’ Colorist Lee Crowder

Designed to surprise and delight, Darling Homes has unveiled its new model at Newman Village in Frisco, Texas.

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Inspired by a robin’s egg and the imagination of Lee Crowder, colorist for Darling Homes, the home offers a new look for elegant living with a unique color scheme that brings spring into the home.

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Step inside and revel in the beauty of a formal dining room dressed for the season in enchanting blue and decorated with an antiqued floor-to-ceiling mirror, sheer curtains that let in the light, and golden-wheat colored rustic wood furnishings for a refreshing interior that captivates the senses.

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The kind of home that keeps opening up as you walk through, this model offers a feeling of intrigue as you explore the beautiful spaces around every corner.

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From the formal dining room, an elegantly decorated family room catches the eye. Designed as an ideal location for relaxing or hosting get-togethers with family and friends, the open-concept floor plan offers an expansive family room and a gorgeous, gourmet kitchen decorated in white and blue.

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The special emphasis placed on the living areas of the home can be seen in every aspect of the design. As the centerpiece of family life, the space is a comfortable refuge where each moment at home is celebrated and families can stay connected. Afternoon snacks can be served at the kitchen island, homework can be done at the dining room table, and homeowners can relax in the evening next to a crackling fire.

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Need a home that’s also a great venue for entertaining? The living room and kitchen offer access to an outdoor oasis featuring a covered patio, an outdoor fireplace and an optional outdoor kitchen and barbecue.

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Throughout every room, home buyers experience the Darling Homes Difference with design elements that resonate.

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From the master suite to the guest casita, Darling Homes’ newest model home at Newman Village is a must-see.

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Inspiration can come from anywhere, such as the soft hues of a robin’s egg woven into each room of this beautifully designed home. What will inspire you?

To take a tour of this Darling Homes model, visit us in Newman Village at 12522 Riverhill Road, Frisco, Texas. Call (214) 387-8483 for more information or visit

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Enjoy a Lovely Easter Brunch at Home with Darling Homes Houston

Imagine an intimate Easter brunch brimming with delicate pastels and beautiful shades of a robin’s egg blue from the comfort of your very own home.

Easter is a great opportunity to transition your winter home furnishings into vibrant spring decor. Pair that with a decadent Easter brunch at home to ensure a memorable day everyone will enjoy.

Start with an elegant tablescape with charming table settings and a large arrangement of fresh flowers as its centerpiece. This gorgeous bouquet includes lovely shades of pink, cream and orange with an Easter-inspired twist you’ll simply love. Spread adorable egg candles around the house and you’ll have created effortless elegance and charm in your home.

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With warm spring weather just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to enjoy your Easter brunch outdoors. Darling Homes’ model home at The Woodlands, Jaden Oaks features a spacious courtyard with plenty of room to dine and entertain in luxury.

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For your drink menu, treat guests to an array of freshly squeezed juices, iced teas and chilled cocktails. Then, delve into warm, fluffy scones and pastries for a decadent appetizer as you put the final touches on the main course.

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Want to dazzle your guests? We suggest trying this Carrot Cake Scone topped with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting from Broma Bakery.

  • First, preheat the oven to 400°F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Next, mix together flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, spices and slowly add in cold butter until blended.
  • Sprinkle in grated carrot, coconut, walnuts or pecans and raisins to the mixture then roll the dough into a flat surface and cut into equal wedges.
  • As the dough is baking in the oven for 18 minutes, prepare the coconut cream cheese frosting by combining all of the ingredients into a mixer until blended thoroughly into a rich, creamy frosting.
  • Finally, frost the warm scones and top with a dash of coconut.


Imagine preparing your Easter brunch in a Darling Homes gourmet kitchen with expansive center islands and plenty of counter space for an exquisite spread.

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The main course is a chance to let your inner chef shine! An assortment of egg dishes, like this spinach and artichoke quiche or this fresh take on eggs benedict are great ways to impress guests. For a Mexican-inspired egg dish, try this savory huevos rancheros skillet topped with fresh spices, chopped veggies and a hint of lime by Feasting at Home.

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  • First, season the beans by sauteeing onion, garlic and varied Mexican spices then lightly brush the skillets with a layer of olive oil.
  • Lightly toast either side of the tortillas and brush with olive oil for a crispy taste and toasty aroma then lay it across the bottom of the skillet.
  • Separate the bean mixture among the skillets then crack the eggs on top and sprinkle with salt, pepper and your choice of cheese before placing the skillets into a 400°F oven for 10-15 minutes.
  • Finally, garnish with fresh avocado slices, cilantro, tomato and a hint of lime juice.


For those craving a sweet confection, a fresh batch of Breslin’s ricotta pancakes with notes of tangy orange zest is sure to appeal. We recommend this recipe by Food & Wine.

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  • First, prepare the orange syrup by peeling the zest from an orange into long strips. Boil water in a large saucepan and blanch the zest then simmer orange juice, sugar, water and blanched zest until you have a thick, syrupy texture.
  • For the pancakes, whisk flour, cornmeal, sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda. In another bowl, mix buttermilk, egg yolks and ricotta.
  • Next, fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and beat egg whites until stiff, then fold the beaten egg whites into the batter.
  • Once you have your pancake batter, brush a thin layer of vegetable oil onto a cast-iron skillet and cook pancakes until fluffy then top with syrup.

For side dishes, stick with simple and delicious, like crispy bacon, sausage and assorted fresh fruits.

Like what you see? Visit our Pinterest page for more Easter inspiration and recipes.



Community Darling Difference

New Darling Homes Are Coming Soon to a Wide Array of Dallas Communities

In the market for a new, Dallas-area home? Now’s your chance to discover the Darling Difference with an exciting array of new communities now open and coming soon to Dallas Fort Worth.

Explore new home designs nestled in a variety of communities that offer walkable livability, impressive amenity centers and delightful architectural diversity and explore stunning new homes featuring the impeccable designs for which Darling Homes is known for.

Whether it’s a charming villa-style retreat, an elegant patio home or a magnificently designed luxury home, a Darling Home delivers a world of difference.

Let’s take a tour…

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Newman Village

Want a vibrant, walkable community with one-of-a-kind home designs?

Designed for those who enjoy an intimate community feel and a sense of fun, our latest developments include new phases at Main Street Coppell in Coppell, Texas and Lakeside DFW in Flower Mound, Texas. With easy access to great shopping, dining and exciting options for entertainment, these communities offer more than a home, they offer live-work-play lifestyle!  

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Lake Grapevine near Lakeside DFW

Darling Homes will debut a brand new, three-story urban home design at VUE Las Colinas ideally situated just minutes from vibrant city living in Irving, Texas. The new collection features Darling Homes’ distinctive details and innovative designs beautifully set on the renowned TPC Four Seasons Las Colinas golf course.

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VUE Las Colinas

Looking for luxury living and a sense of community?

For those who enjoy charming Colonial-inspired homes, there’s Tucker Hill, a unique community with a new phase of homes featuring period-specific architectural details and authentic style tailored to your tastes.

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Tucker Hill

Located in the Northwest Dallas city of Flower Mound, Darling Homes at Parkside at Woodlake offers luxurious, single-family homes near excellent schools in a community with something for everyone. With easy access to Lake Grapevine and Lakeside DFW boardwalk, shops and restaurants, Parkside at Woodlake is a must-see.

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Parkside at Woodlake

Darling Homes at Spicewood at Craig Ranch in McKinney offers distinctive two-story, villa-style homes with stylish European-inspired exteriors and open floor plans. At Craig Ranch, you’re joining a community that puts life first. Just steps from your doorstep, you’ll find everything from winding creekside trails to state-of-the-art sport and fitness facilities, including baseball and soccer fields, an ice rink, a five-star TPC golf course, beach sand courts, and even a spa.

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Spicewood at Craig Ranch

Coming soon to Dallas-Fort Worth is Darling Homes’ collection at Chapel Creek. These innovative home designs will offer charming creekside views with Old World-inspired architecture designed for those seeking rustic elegance in a peaceful setting. Chapel Creek residents will experience the ultimate escape from the hustle and bustle of downtown with a delicate landscape of rolling hills, shaded trees and hiking and biking trails weaved throughout.

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Chapel Creek

Want elevated luxury within a master-planned community?

Imagine surrounding yourself with acres of gorgeous greenery, parks, hiking and biking trails, an impressive amenity center and more. Experience elevated luxury within the master-planned communities of Hunters Glen, in Flower Mound, and Phillips Creek Ranch Silvertail and Newman Village, in Frisco.

Recently rated one of the “Safest Places to Live in Texas,” Flower Mound offers the perfect balance of vibrant city and suburban lifestyles. At Hunter’s Glen, explore Darling Homes’ luxurious, new home floor plans, located in one of DFW’s most desirable areas and featuring one- and two-story, open-concept floor plans with spacious family rooms, gourmet kitchens, formal dining rooms and private master suites.

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Hunters Glen

At Phillips Creek Ranch Silvertail, Darling Homes will build luxury homes, featuring charming formal dining rooms, gorgeous gourmet kitchens, spacious family rooms and private master bedroom retreats. The 950-acre community is the ideal fit for every style of living, from professionals and growing families to retirees.

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Phillips Creek Ranch Silvertail

For those seeking extraordinary living and elegantly crafted homes, there’s Newman Village, a unique, gated community that offers elevated living in Frisco, Texas.

With a gorgeous blend of architectural styles from five, distinct Darling Homes Collections, including the Classical, Patio, Plaza 52s, Plaza 62s and Renaissance collections, and impressive amenities, including the Swimming and Racquet Club, tennis courts, parks and trails, Darling Homes at Newman Village are an essential stop on your Darling Homes’ tour.

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Newman Village

For more information about Darling Homes, visit




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Darling Homes’ Guide to Getting the Best Out of Spring in Houston

Known as The City With No Limits, Houston is America’s fastest-growing metropolis and is the place to be this spring with world-renowned festivals you won’t want to miss.

Need an insider’s view on where to go and what to do? The folks at Darling Homes have put together great insider tips to help you get the most out of each experience, from Houston’s famous Livestock Show and Rodeo in March to its exciting Dragon Boat Festival in May.

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, from March 1 – 20, is one of Houston’s signature events. Held at NRG Stadium, this 20-day long festival of classic Southern fun benefits the youth of Texas, supports education and improves agricultural practices. With a variety of fun entertainment, from an exhilarating bull riding show to a parade and children’s carnival, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo offers events and activities fit for every age!

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  • See rodeo entertainment with cowboys and cowgirls competing in tie-down roping, bareback riding, team roping, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling and more.
  • Indulge in Southern cooking from smoked meats, brisket, chicken and a Dutch oven dessert from Chuck Wagon and Houston’s Rockin’ Bar-B-Que Saloon.
  • Enjoy kid-friendly activities and entertainment including a children’s carnival, pony rides and a petting zoo.
  • Stick around for exciting concerts every night performed by country and pop superstars like Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, Darius Rucker, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban and so many more.

If you’re looking for a fun-filled day of great music, delicious food and lively entertainment, visit for tickets and more information.

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Mcdonald’s Houston Children’s Festival

Celebrating its 28th year on April 23 – 24, the Mcdonald’s Houston Children’s Festival offers fun for the whole family with music, entertainment, celebrity appearances and more than 300 activities that are sure to thrill your little ones. Dedicated to educating the public about child abuse and the purpose of Child Advocates, this event has quickly grown into one of Houston’s great fundraisers and charitable events.

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  • See Baker Hughes’ Circus Town Zone with a giant space wheel, Cyr Spinning Wheel Acrobatics, trapeze stunts and a giant puppet palace for the kids to enjoy.
  • Indulge in a variety of delicious, family friendly food for sale and vendors.
  • Test your knowledge at the SABIC Super Science Zone with radical reactions, air adventures, a petting zoo and pony rides.
  • Ride on the festival’s giant swing and carrousel.
  • Take a tour through Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog or Gorton’s Smart & Crunchy Tour.

Guest Appearances from 2015 include Ronald McDonald, Disney Channel stars, Olivia Holt and Jordan Fisher, rising country singer, Kaylee Rutland and American Idol 2012 runner-up, Jessica Sanchez.

For more information, visit

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Houston Art Car Parade

Houston is a great destination for weekends filled with artistic talents and energetic participants. Designed for those who enjoy creativity and cars, this unique event combines inventive artistry and automobiles to create this one-of-a-kind Art Car Parade on April 7 – 10.

5 Things to Do

  • See the Main Street Drag with eight unique caravans of brilliantly crafted art cars during the pre-parade art car convoy for a lively show.
  • Dress up for the Legendary Art Car Ball and enjoy live performances from The Suspects, Sam “Shake” Anderson, Gio Chamba and more.
  • Indulge in a delicious assortment of savory barbecue and beverages during the lively Art Car Ball.
  • Experience the official parade with nearly 300 art cars, bikes and motorized vehicles cruising the streets of Houston during the 29th Art Car Parade.
  • Delight in Houston’s Art Car Awards Ceremony where a panel of judges will honor and award the amazing talents and work from the art car artists.

To purchase tickets and for more information, visit

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Bayou City Art Festival

For one weekend, Houston-area residents are invited to attend a celebration of fine arts and culture at the 45th Bayou City Art Festival, from April 29 – May 1, featuring more than 300 pieces of diverse artwork. While you’re there, meet the talented artists as you tour beautiful, outdoor galleries.

5 Great Things to See and Do

  • Experience Houston’s award-winning fine art festival featuring more than 300 pieces of beautiful artwork.
  • Enjoy live performances from local musical groups and artists performing during the festival.
  • Indulge in a delicious array of local foods from restaurant vendors including Indian, Chinese, BBQ and more.
  • Meet the talented artists behind the artwork as you tour diverse galleries.
  • Be a part of change. The Art Colony Association’s exceptional efforts and exciting festivals have raised approximately $3 million over the past 40 years to benefit local art and service organizations.

For more information, visit

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Houston Dragon Boat Festival

Ever wondered what a Texas Dragon Boat Race would be like? We’ve got you covered! Enjoy a full day of lively entertainment, Art Cars, delicious food trucks and, of course, Dragon Boating at Brooks Lake at Fluor from May 7 – 8. This fantastic event is a must-see!

5 Exciting Things to See and Do

  • See thrilling dragon boat races beginning every 15-20 minutes.
  • Eat a variety of delicious food and drinks from local vendors, including hot dogs, burgers and cheesesteaks from Bernie’s Burger Bus, Koagie Hots, Pho-jita and sweet treats from Yeti Sunshine.
  • Listen to live performances from local musical favorites.
  • Observe Chinese cultural practices and traditions, martial arts, dances, Chinese Yo-Yo and more.
  • Enjoy gorgeous views of Houston’s lush landscapes as dragon boats glide across the water against the Houston skyline.

For more information, visit

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Darling Difference

Why Now is a Great Time to Buy Your Dream Darling Home in Dallas

Are you looking for your dream home? Now’s your chance to discover the best of Dallas living with Darling Homes. Known for unparalleled architectural designs and elegant details, customizable options and quality craftsmanship, Darling Homes delivers luxurious livability with every house we build.

With a gorgeous collection of move-in ready and to-be-built home opportunities, Dallas-area buyers can receive up to 1.5% of the purchase price in closing costs when they purchase a new Darling home with Taylor Morrison Home Funding, from now through June 30, 2016.

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Fairways at Gentle Creek

Darling Homes in Dallas Fort Worth range in price from the mid $300,000s to over $1 million and include a wide variety of floor plan options for every style of living, from professionals and growing families to fun-loving retirees.

Move-in ready homes priced from the $400,000s through the $500,000s are available in numerous new-home communities like Lakeside DFW 30s and Lakeside DFW 55s in Flower Mound; Fairway Ranch in Roanoke; Windsong Ranch 61s and Windsong Ranch 71s in Prosper; VUE Las Colinas in Irving; Glade Hill in Grapevine; Canals at Grand Park in Frisco; and Light Farms in Celina.

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Floor plan options within these communities include Darling Homes’ treasured patio collection, offering one- and two-story home designs and Darling Homes’ brand new collection of three-story urban homes, all at VUE Las Colinas.

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VUE Las Colinas

Move-in ready homes ranging from the low $600,000s to the high $700,000s include luxurious homes at Verandas at Southlake in Southlake; The Tribute in The Colony; Fairways at Gentle Creek in Prosper; Hunters Glen in Flower Mound; Arches Point and Bridges at Las Colinas in Irving; and Lawler Park and Newman Village in Frisco.

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The Tribute

For more information about Darling Homes’ move-in ready and new-build homes, contact our Internet Home Consultant, Melissa Ruggles, at (469) 252-2255 or visit

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What to Expect in Interior Design Trends in 2016

What to Expect in Interior Design Trends in 2016

In 2016, expect fresh interior design trends with sleek lines, a mixture of fine and bold textures and opulent finishes. At Darling Homes, we strive to deliver innovative architectural elements and personalized style to create a distinctive living experience within each home and community. As we welcome 2016, we’re sharing our top three, design trend front-runners for the new year!

Whether you’re hosting an elegant dinner party, a romantic evening for two or a simple get-together with close friends and neighbors, a place to dine and mingle is a must-have in your dream home. Rather than transform an open alcove or spare room into an office or media room, we recommend using this space for special gatherings and celebrations. At Tucker Hill, our model home offers the perfect formal dining space for any occasion.

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For those who enjoy entertaining often, our model home at Fairways at Gentle Creek offers a gorgeous formal dining room accompanied by an elegant living room. This open-concept allows guests to dine in elegance and later, relax in luxury with a beautiful fire place as its focal point.

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When it comes to relaxing, it’s done best fireside. Darling Homes offers ideal interior designs to unwind in with beautifully designed fireplaces in living rooms and sitting areas. Our model home at Windsong Ranch offers the perfect blend of style and comfort with an elegant fireplace as its centerpiece.

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At Bridges at Las Colinas, this delightful cozy nook offers a charming retreat to enjoy close conversations with friends, a place to repose and read, or a simple, quiet moment any time of day.

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Also in 2016, expect to find elevated style in master bedroom suites. Elegance will be the trend of the year with opulent color schemes, chandelier lighting and bedroom design that radiates luxury. Our model home at Arches Point offers an exquisite bedroom design trimmed in neutral colors and lit by a gorgeous candle-lit chandelier for added beauty.

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For those seeking a regal retreat dressed in sophisticated style and grandeur, our Newman Village model home beautifully combines exquisite interior decor and authentic architectural design to create a one-of-a-kind bedroom retreat sure to impress.

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