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A New Houston Home Marks Special Savings on Luxury Design Options

A new Houston home marks special savings on luxury design options for Houston-area homebuyers. From rich, wooden beam accents to exotic shaped backsplashes, Darling Homes is dedicated to building your ideal retreat with custom finishes that fit the way you want to live.

Now through December 31, 2016, Darling Homes is offering new homebuyers the chance to receive up to 10 percent of base price at the Darling Homes Design Gallery. There homebuyers will benefit from the insight of the homebuilder’s skilled team of design consultants and receive access to a wide selection of beautiful finishes to help you create the ideal home that suits your personal taste and budget.

Interested in what the Design Gallery has in store for you?

Create Texture with Tile

Get creative with the placement and shape of tile used in showers, baths and kitchen backsplashes. Using alluring shapes and textures while remaining in a neutral color palette brings appeal and elegance to any room, according to the Darling design team.houston-parkway-terrace-backsplash

Darling Homes’ model home at Parkway Terrace stays true to the 2016 Color of the Year with whites and neutrals, adding a popular chevron design to the kitchen backsplash. In addition, the master bathroom shower includes blocks of texture with stone accents in an otherwise traditional design that makes this home truly stand out.

Add Personality with Lighting

Whether it’s a glamorous chandelier, ceiling fan or unique pendant, lighting can transform any room, adding a new level of luxury and elevated style. Darling Homes’ Design Gallery provides homebuyers with a Lighting Catalog to choose from a variety of both standard fixtures and exquisite pendants to place over kitchen islands, powder baths and master bedroom closets.

Darling Homes’ patio model home at Sienna Plantation boasts a gorgeous, gourmet kitchen with rich, dark wood cabinets and flooring illuminated by a set of three pendants with a rubbed bronze palette to compliment the home’s color scheme.

Incorporate the 2016 Color of the Year

houston-sienna-plantation-luxury-family-roomThis is the year of “White Done Right,” according to Darling Homes’ design experts. Whether you’re layering shades of white or using the color for decor, the homebuilder’s Color of the Year for 2016 is Shades of White that lends itself to a crisp and refreshing feel.

At Sienna Plantation, Darling Homes’ Luxury Series model home incorporates variations of cream and white beautifully throughout the home complemented by gray accents.

Showcase Your Unique Style

Whether it’s the breakfast nook, kitchen or both, homebuyers have the opportunity to personalize their home design, from adding a farm sink in the kitchen to including a vessel sink in glass, natural stone or copper in the guest bath.


Darling Homes’ model home at Alden Woods in Cypress showcases a beautiful, open-concept living area designed to be the centerpiece of the home. Built with grace and style, this home is ideal for entertaining guests yet cozy and intimate enough for sharing quality time with loved ones.

Ready to take the next step? Darling Homes offers gorgeous new home opportunities at Parkway Terrace in West Memorial and Stillwater in Conroe, as well as a variety of floor plan options at Alden Woods, Bridgeland and Cypress Creek Lakes in Cypress, Cross Creek Ranch in Fulshear, Harmony in Spring, Long Meadow Farms and Harvest Green in Richmond, Riverstone and Imperial in Sugar Land, Sienna Plantation in Missouri City, The Groves in Humble, Woodforest in Montgomery and five collections in the The Woodlands.

Recently, the homebuilder debuted its most prominent collection of 70-foot designs at Elyson in Katy and its signature patio collection at Grand Central Park in Conroe.

Learn more about the options available at the Design Gallery by visiting

For more information about Darling Homes, contact the Internet Home Sales Team at (713) 401-2008 or visit


Discover Three-Story Urban Luxury at VUE Las Colinas

Darling Homes unveiled three-story urban luxury at VUE Las Colinas in Irving, boasting the authentic, architectural design elements for which Darling Homes is renown.

With three signature collections, including its single-family, villa-style and brand new, three-story home designs, Darling Homes buyers can choose from a variety of innovative floor plans for a dynamic lifestyle in a new landscape.

Designed specifically for VUE Las Colinas, Darling Homes’ three-story Urban Series is built to support a sophisticated style of living, boasting urban appeal and unbelievable views in an incredible location.

Let’s take a look…

Urban Appeal

Reminiscent of East Coast brownstones, these three-story homes offer beautiful, upscale living that’s easy to manage. Stylish open-concept floor plans feature exquisite architecture with gorgeous living spaces and master suite details that make these homes a must-see.

On the first floor, guests will enjoy their own private suite with access to the home’s covered patio and options for a home office or exercise studio. The second floor opens to a stunning family room, a gourmet kitchen with an extended island, a dining room and scenic balcony views, providing an airy, open feel and plenty of natural light. On the third floor, discover a private master suite with cathedral ceilings, an en-suite sitting area, and its own spa-inspired master bathroom. Homeowners will awaken each day to breathtaking golf course and city views.

Unbelievable Views

VUE Las Colinas is a unique community situated along the lush fairways of the TPC Four Seasons Las Colinas golf course; home of the Byron Nelson PGA Championship. With homesites located on the outer perimeter of the neighborhood, the three-story collection gives residents optimal views of Dallas’ cityscapes and the TPC golf course. Homebuyers will also have access to one of the best private country clubs in Dallas, Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas.

With 37 of the 129 homesites positioned along the TPC golf course, Darling Homes gives homebuyers the perfect blend of indoor luxury and outdoor livability.

Incredible Location

VUE Las Colinas offers a prestigious lifestyle in a gated community for those seeking a home that’s a prime lock-and-leave property.

Surrounded by excellent hotels, landmark office towers, private country clubs, gated enclaves, highly regarded schools and offering convenient access to exceptional dining, shopping and entertainment venues in both Uptown and Downtown Dallas and Fort Worth, this community combines a desirable location with the best in Darling Homes living.

Visit VUE Las Colinas today and explore the new level of urban elegance by Darling Homes.


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.

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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.


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.

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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.

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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.


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.

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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

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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








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Experience Outdoor Luxury with Darling Homes DFW

Whether you’re hosting an elegant get-together with plenty of people to entertain or an intimate evening for two, Darling Homes offers a wide array of floor plans and luxurious home designs with exquisite, covered porches, inviting patios and courtyards ideal for your lifestyle.

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With a gorgeous courtyard and expansive backyard patio, Darling Homes’ newest floor plan at Newman Village, in Frisco, Texas, offers a stunning collection of outdoor spaces ideal for entertaining and relaxing. Designed to be an extension of its luxurious interior, these gorgeous outdoor spaces offer something truly special.

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Enjoy the peaceful tranquility of a sunrise with a fresh cup of coffee in the private courtyard, or a delicious breakfast served next to a warm, crackling fire on the covered patio.

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Ideal for a casual, afternoon soiree, Darling Homes’ model home at Hunters Glen in Flower Mound, Texas offers a beautiful exterior defined by wood beams, an outdoor fireplace and built-in benches.

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Imagine indulging in cocktails and appetizers on your exquisite patio with an extended seating area reminiscent of an elegant farmhouse in the vineyards of Napa. Experience the elevated outdoor living you deserve at Hunters Glen.

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Nestled alongside the greens of the famed TPC golf course, the model homes at VUE Las Colinas boast lush side yards with plenty of room for putting greens, charming gardens and comfortable sitting areas.

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For those who enjoy ending the day with an evening under the stars, Darling Homes’ model home at Canals at Grand Park offers new home concepts designed exclusively for the unique style of the community. Charming double porches and private escapes with architecturally rich details create warm and inviting outdoor spaces, like this Southern-inspired patio.

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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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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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Fall in Love with Fall All Over Again on a Darling Homes Patio

Fall in love with fall all over again! Whether it’s a relaxing evening with loved ones or a lavish get-together with close friends, our gorgeous patios and courtyards are the perfect location to celebrate any occasion.

Those who like being up before the sunrise can relax and enjoy the day as it begins with quiet mornings outside with a fresh pot of coffee or a delicious homemade latte. Include plush chairs and couches and a place to hold a few warm blankets during the chilly months and make the most of mornings at home!

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Planning a brunch with friends? Bring it outdoors in your new Darling Homes patio home at Cross Creek Ranch in Fulshear, Texas.

  • Plan a delicious menu featuring egg dishes, fresh fruit platters and a freshly squeezed carafe of orange juice. Serve your brunch on your Darling Homes patio for an idyllic setting guests will adore.
  • When decorating your patio this fall embrace the beauty of season with a selection of rich browns, neutrals and dynamic reds for a relaxing, Autumn ambience.
  • When morning temperatures cool, light a fire in your Darling Homes outdoor fireplace and cuddle up under a blanket for added warmth.

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With spacious courtyards featuring outdoor kitchens, fireplaces and more, our luxurious patios are a great space to host afternoon activities and celebrations.

  • Birthday parties are a great way to get the kids outside playing and, with an expansive patio, why not host celebrations outdoors? Here, you can serve delicious drinks and appetizers for parents, lunch for the children and play games and organize activities for the kids to enjoy.
  • There is no better place to host a barbeque than at your Darling Homes outdoor kitchen. You’ll prepare the entire meal with ease with your built-in barbeque and range, refrigerator, sink and plenty of counterspace. Put together a delicious menu and invite the neighbors for an afternoon of fun!

For an early evening soiree, open your favorite bottle of wine, light a fire and entertain a few, close friends surrounded by gorgeous views of the lush Houston landscape. An evening like this is a perfect way to kick-off weekends at home.

After a dinner in the city, continue the celebration at home on your stunning patio. Our outdoor patios are ideal for enjoying an evening with close friends and loved ones to relish each moment of the holiday season.

Like what you see? Experience backyard luxury with Darling Homes and discover modern architectural design elements and classic comfort both inside and out. Visit today.