Our Dallas CASA Playhouse!

We have been so blessed at Coats Homes, so we feel it’s our duty and calling to give back what has so graciously been given to us. We know the most important part of a home is the love, care, and nourishment it can provide, so when we were asked to be included in Dallas CASA's 20th... Read more »

Build Around These.

While we are building someone's dream home, the lines often cross between DESIGN and BUILD. That may be our favorite part. Pillows aren't included in your job, but we might ought to think about what your pillows will be, or what your Designer has in mind... We have found that if we look... Read more »

4121 Windsor Parkway Inspiration…

As we begin work on 4121 Windsor Parkway we find ourselves pulling a lot of inspiration pics, enjoy this collection of what is guiding us as we begin to make selections... We have always loved this Bobby McAlpine designed home on Beverly. It's a love affair each time we drive by... Love the... Read more »

4121 Windsor Parkway Architect Featured in Veranda this Month!

We were all smiles when we opened the latest issue of Veranda and saw Susan Ferrier's personal home featured (Ferrier is namesake to the famed McAlpine Booth & Ferrier Interiors).  Why are we so excited? Well, our friend Jonathan Torode was the architect on... Read more »

Cool Mint.

Mint. Not seafoam. Not turquoise. Mint. We're loving this soft new color. Do you like?              Above left, Phillip Jeffries Grasscloth 5231 in "Hint of Mint" and above right, Benjamin Moore Italian Ice Green in Ben Interior... Read more »

What about…a bathroom island?

We've seen a "packing island" in the master closet, which, if you have the space, can be a nice source of extra storage... THEN, we saw this pic of an island in the bathroom and we started wondering if that is a good idea in a spacious bathroom? It's sort of part island, part vanity,... Read more »

More to Love.

We continue our tour of Centenary today... Below is the walk-thru bar between the formal living room and the family room. We spent many meetings planning out the "wine niche" on the left side. The doors are custom made steel doors (Santiago Iron Works, Inc.) and the racks on the inside are from... Read more »

Southern Charmer.

Part of what is beautiful about building luxury custom homes is the way a job can evolve and take on a personality of its own over time.  The home that is expertly drawn by the architect and imagined by the builder doesn't’t ultimately take shape until a client breathes life into the... Read more »

People With Glass Walls…

Here's a look at our growing wish list of glass walls, dividers & cabinets. We have done plenty of exterior glass and steel doors in our homes before, but we (and our fearless leader, Ben) are anxious to execute something like this inside someone's home.  Which is your... Read more »

Life of a Home: Colgate Tile

Our clean, modern, California home on Colgate has been outfitted with some of the most beautiful tile we've seen in quite some time. Look! Cool and sleek. Textured creamy whites in the master bathroom... Classic pennys in a muted gray & a pretty marble subway...   Classic marble... Read more »