Light Hardwood Floors

The tide has turned. Light hardwoods have made a comeback. Not the bleached of the eighties, but raw, natural looks that seem to give new life to interiors. Below are some of our favorite light hardwoods and some recent pics from Coats Homes' that have made the switch. These floors... Read more »

Coats Homes Receives The Dallas 100 Entrepreneur Award

On Wednesday evening Coats Homes was honored as one of "The Dallas 100," an award given by the SMU Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship to the 100 fastest-growing privately held companies in the Dallas area!  Co-founded by the Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship in 1990, the Dallas... Read more »

Summer Vacation Inspiration

Our clients are often inspired by their travels and so are we! Before this summer comes to an end we wanted to share some of the places we visited. Our lesson: if you love something take a picture. You never know how a shape or  a detail can work its way into your custom home. We begin the... Read more »

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 »