Shingle Inspiration

We’ve long admired the Hamptons for its cooler temperature, but we also obsess over the shingle homes there. We love how a shingle house can fit into any setting, not just the beach. Our new favorite book puts it best, “The American romance with the shingle style has lasted nearly 150... Read more »

Tips and Tricks to Pick the Perfect White

Nothing makes us quite as happy as getting a call from an admiring neighbor. We know we’ve done something right when someone calls asking us to share a design source or selection! Of all of the questions we receive, the number one question we get asked is what our favorite shade of white for... Read more »

3717 Marquette: Renderings vs. Reality

Our spec home at 3717 Marquette is under contract! We are thrilled to know that a family will soon call this house their home. As we have said before, we have labored over every detail in this home. Every tile, light fixture, trim piece, wallpaper, and paint color was hand-picked by our team, so it... Read more »

Building a Difference in West Dallas

Along with building custom homes in the Park Cities and Preston Hollow neighborhoods, Coats Homes strives to use our resources to help families in the low-income neighborhoods of Dallas. As a part of this ongoing project, Coats Homes is in the process of completing a project in which we are... Read more »

4121 Windsor Parkway is Finished!

Our project on Windsor Parkway has wrapped and we are beaming with pride. Architect Jonathan Torode's inspired design is reminiscent of both the old and the new.  Jonathan and designer Anne Williams were meticulous with the details, and it paid off. If you have a hard time... Read more »

Life of a Home: San Carlos is Complete!

Our project on San Carlos has wrapped, and we are thrilled with the final product. Designed by David Stocker, we love the transitional yet classic feel of the home. Here is a look at the house just a few short months ago, and a sneak peek right before the clients moved in. It's amazing how much... Read more »

The Life of a Home: 3717 Marquette

We are busy working on our spec home at 3717 Marquette! This home is a classic southern transitional home designed by Paul Turney, and will be finished early this summer. We pulled inspiration pictures for months, and we can now see our vision come to life. Here is a side-by-side look at some of... Read more »

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 »