Category: “Design Inspiration”

Design in Mind: Aluminum Windows

Aluminum-clad windows are a staple of our custom builds and for good reason. Compared to other options, they are especially low-maintenance, durable, and cost-effective, and are by far the most customizable (which is exactly what we're all about!). Unlike wood or vinyl windows, there's no... Read more »

Our Top 10 Photos on Houzz in 2018

Time for a top ten countdown!! Looking back on another great year at Coats Homes, we love seeing which spaces and project photos grabbed the most attention and really inspired our followers. We love this online community of ours and are always curious to know your favorites! So without further ado,... Read more »

Dutch Colonial Meets Cape Dutch

Does this home look familiar? Maybe you've read about it on the D Magazine website, in the D AtHome weekly newsletter, or in the most recent issue of Elegant Homes. We're doing some serious happy dancing watching this project receive so much love!    ... Read more »

10 Inspiring Doors

This week our team visited the BMC Select Design Center in the Dallas Design District for a little continuing education, but new knowledge wasn't all we walked away with. Inspiration was all over the place and we were reminded just how many custom options are available for doors, windows,... Read more »

5 Tips to Create a Restful Bedroom

Considering you'll spend nearly a third of your life in your bedroom, using the layout and design of your room to create a restful atmosphere is absolutely essential. Here are a few tips to make sure your eyes are ready to close as soon as you hit the mattress, brought to you in collaboration... Read more »

Caught Twinning!

Summer may be coming to an end, but we have the perfect cure for those back-to-school blues—a countdown of homes that look just like some of our favorite summertime travel destinations!   1. THE HAMPTONS, NY Lookalike #1 takes us to The Preston House & Hotel in Riverhead, NY,... Read more »

Mirror, Mirror On The Wall

Which is the prettiest of them all? The days of boring medicine cabinet mirrors are long gone. Mirrors aren't just for checking if something's in your teeth; they can completely elevate a room's look without complicating the design with bold colors or busy patterns. We love how these... Read more »

April Showers

We believe personal spaces require personal touches, and master bathrooms are no exception. So we're wrapping up the month of April with a look at some of our favorite Coats Homes custom showers! Which one takes the cake? You decide!   The main design elements are always the... Read more »

The Psychology of Color

Life is full of color. Design should be too! Colors heavily influences the mood of any space and understanding the psychology of color makes it easy to create just the feel you're looking for. Why not let some examples do the talking? Thank you to Arhaus for sharing their fantastic, informative... Read more »

Chevron or Herringbone?

Let's start with a question: is this floor's pattern chevron or herringbone?   If you said chevron, you got it right! The subtle variation between chevron and herringbone can be confusing, but it's easy to spot once you're familiar with the difference. Both patterns... Read more »