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Designer Tips from Waters of Hidden Springs Model Home

Categories: Design, Model Home, Special Features | Posted: February 7, 2019

We took a moment to chat with Regency Homebuilder’s in-house Designers, Cindy Carlson and Kristin Midgett, on their most recent project, the Designer Model Home of Waters of Hidden Springs in Oakland, TN. One can see that a great deal of care and consideration was used in planning and executing the fabulous and inspiring designs in each and every area of the house. One thing that was very important to the designers was accessibility, where “potential customers could walk in and feel as if they could move in tomorrow and feel right at home!”. They did this through choosing a mix of store-bought items, DIY pieces, and a combination of both, with repurposed and painted shelves in the “Game Room”.

 

 

Here’s a few design tips and insights from the pros!

What was the overall design theme of this home?

“We jokingly called our theme for this home casual awesome. We wanted to home to be casual and comfortable, yet beautiful and inviting. We wanted potential customers to walk in and feel as if they could move in tomorrow and feel right at home. We considered the neighborhood and families that might want to live there, and plan the rooms accordingly. We also planned with a budget in mind, choosing pieces that were affordable and classic. We didn’t do anything too trendy or an extreme style (farmhouse, modern, traditional, etc…)”

Where did you go for inspiration?

“We use all kinds of inspiration! We use Pinterest, Houzz, Instagram, magazines, furniture catalogs and retailers. Once we find something that really catches our eye, we build the room around that. For example, we found a picture of a tent reading nook hanging from the ceiling in a picture on Instagram. We decided to do our own take on that and build a little girl’s room around this feature. We also found a fabric we loved at Premier Fabric, so we had euros made and found complementary bedding.”

What was your favorite feature or room in the home?

“Our favorite feature is the master barn doors, along with the master bath window treatment. We found pictures online and had the trim carpenter build the barn doors. We loved how the design of the doors was different from other standard designs we had used in the past.  The master bath window treatment was based off a photo from Pinterest, and we really were thrilled by how the two features flowed together and created a “wow” moment in the Master Retreat!”

What advice would you give to anyone looking to do a design overhaul in their home? Where should they start?

“We would advise going online or in magazines/catalogs and finding pictures that they love. When you have an idea of what you are wanting to do, and what you are looking for…shopping for all of the parts isn’t so overwhelming. We also keeps lots of pictures in our phones, organized by albums to keep each room/house straight, and a bag of fabric/bedding/pillows samples in our cars to use when shopping and making selections.”

What our your favorite local shops for furniture, antiques, etc?

“Warehouse 67, Sheffield’s Antique Mall, Something Special, Johnson’s Fabrics, Premier Fabrics, Homegoods, Restoration Hardware, Pottery Barn, Pier One…and many more!”

Can you share any DIY tricks that were used in this home design?

“Master bath window treatments: Our husbands had access to an old barn, and they literally went and cut the piece of wood off the barn and then cut it to our measurements. They were going to stain it, but it looked great with the barn doors as is! We ordered inexpensive tie-top panels from Wayfair and measured where we needed the hooks (which we got a Lowe’s.) Our builder installed the hooks and hung the board over the window. We tied the knots ,and it turned out beautifully!”

“For the shelves in the Game Room, we used shelves from an older model, but they weren’t the right color metal. So we removed the wood and spray painted them black to give the look of iron.”

Check out this beautiful Designer Model Home at 20 Chestnut Ridge Drive (For GPS – 12579 Hwy 194)!

 

 

 

More information at www.NewRegencyHomes.com/Waters-of-Hidden-Springs

 

 

5 Reasons We Love Quartz

Categories: Design, Model Home, Special Features, Uncategorized | Posted: January 21, 2019

Quartz is an engineered stone that provides many benefits in both form and function. Here’s a few of the reasons why we love using this material in our kitchens and bathrooms!

 

  1. The wide array of colors and textures

 As quartz counters are engineered, many colors can be brought in through pigmentation. Textures and dimension can be created through adding in glass and stone, providing the natural looks of marble or granite, without the unpredictability.

 

  1. Quartz is Nonporous

Natural stones are all porous to a degree; however, since quartz is a manufactured material it will not let in liquids or stains. This will keep cleaning a breeze, and you will feel a real peace of mind knowing that harmful bacteria or viruses or harbored in your countertops.

 

  1. Durability

 Quartz is incredibly strong, resisting chips and cracks, as well as corrosion from cleaning materials and oils.

 

  1. Low maintenance

Another benefit of quartz is that you do not need to seal your countertops! However, it will benefit from using stone-safe cleaners to look its best.

 

  1. It can make your home look like this….   

Welcome to the Design Center

Categories: Design, Uncategorized | Posted: September 15, 2017

Don’t just build your dream home, but CUSTOMIZE every part of it to fit your lifestyle. Let our talented Design Center Consultants guide you through all the unique & cutting edge ways of designing your perfect dream home. Watch this video for a peek into our Design Center


You might be asking yourself how you can prepare for your Design Center appointment. If you complete this checklist beforehand you will be good to go!

〉 Create a Pinterest board, we have several to get your started here

〉 Create a Hozz ideabook book by room

〉 Visit our model homes

〉 Start collecting design magazines or even retail catalogs

〉 Drive through your future neighborhood for brick selections

The Regency Homebuilding Process

Categories: Design, Special Features, Uncategorized | Posted: September 13, 2017

Building a new, customized home is an exciting and big decision! Regency Homebuilders is dedicated to making this process as simple and hassle-free as possible. With excellence in design, construction, and customer service, Regency Homebuilders cannot wait to build your dream home!


With over 40 neigbhorhoods and 140 floor plans, there are so many different ways that you can customize your dream home. Take the time to visit our designer models, so you can get a feel for what your style is and what floor plans you love. You can find all of our model homes here. Also, visit our Pinterest page to see more design inspiratation before your design center appointment.


From picking out your floor plan to your pre-construction meeting, this is an exciting time for you and your family! This is also the time you will design your dream home! Our Design Center Consultants will walk you through every aspect of designing your home, while staying in your budget.

Once the Certificate of Occupancy is rewarded, it is time for closing! This is where you will meet at the title company to sign paperwork for your new home, and where the money is transferred for the finalization of the home sale. Once this is all done, you are the owner of a brand new, beautiful Regency home!

Throw the Perfect Housewarming Party

Categories: Design, Holiday, Uncategorized | Posted: September 11, 2017


It finally happened, you’re all moved into your dream home and construction is over! You’ve decorated, bought furniture, unpacked, and now it’s time to celebrate! If you follow these few tips, you are guaranteed to throw the perfect housewarming party!


INVITE

Let your family and friends know you moved and invite them to your new home! You can create easy and fun cards with the paint swatches you’ve most likely accumulated, or go paperless with sites like Paperless Post.


MENU

Planning your menu can be the most fun part of throwing your party, or the most stressful if you don’t like wearing the chef’s hat! We have some delicious treat ideas on Pinterest to help you get started HERE.

To help things move smoothy, prep and cook beforehand whatever you can! Offer a variety of finger foods to keep guests mingling and checking out your new space! Learn how to make the perfect Charcuterie board HERE. Don’t forget desert, these Rice Krispie treats look just like paint brushes!


FAVORS

Have a local bakery create fun and cute sweet treats for your guests to take home.


DECORATE

Get creative with decorating! Here’s another way to DIY and repurpose those paint swatches!


HAVE FUN

A fun way to BUILD memories is to have your guests sign a Jenga piece, then bring out the game later for everyone to play. Also, snag those secret family recipes by asking your guests to leave their favorite. Now you pulled it off and threw the perfect housewarming party! Relax and show off your dream home!


For more menu inspiration, home decor, and DIY projects, visit our >>Pinterest<< board!

Get Inspired with our Classic Contemporary Designer Model

Categories: Design, Model Home, Uncategorized | Posted: September 1, 2017

Having a designer home can be difficult, especially if you have a tight decorating budget. Fortunately, there are ways you can get the high-end look you dream of without the professionals! Our newest Designer Model has people talking and we want to help you get inspired! Use this guide to create your very own Classic Contemporary designer home. Visit this model in person – 4243 Dockery Drive Olive Branch, MS 38654 and see more pictures here.

Your Pinterest Perfect Home

Categories: Design, Model Home, Special Features, Uncategorized | Posted: August 21, 2017

Now that you’ve built (or are currently building) your dream home, time to perfect the interiors with these Designer Model DIYs!   Add a unique touch to your home by creating a look & feel of your own. Below are some of our favorite accessories to have around the house.  Easily re-create these fun Pinterest projects and showcase them in your own new home!

 *all DIYs found on Pinterest*

 

 


Keep your knick-knacks on display with this fun hanging rope shelf.  As seen in our College Crossing Designer Model, these hanging shelves serve as a nightstand on each side of the bed.  Perfect for small accessories, books, or plants!  >CLICK HERE< to see how you can make your own!

 

Give your home a rustic touch with this DIY wooden towel ladder!  Used in the Cross Creek Designer Model, this ladder will help declutter your home and neatly display your favorite blankets, throws, towels or quilts!  Only needing $5 worth of lumber, >CLICK HERE< to learn how to build your very own!

 

Not everyone has a room specially dedicated to wine like this Somerset Designer Model, but that doesn’t mean wine isn’t important!  This rack is perfect for storing multiple bottles & is a space saver!  Create your own classy wine rack to display in your kitchen or dining room >HERE<!


 

4 “Do’s” of Design

Categories: Design | Posted: June 29, 2017

 

Every season brings about a change and for this summer season, consider these things when redecorating your home. Here we have 4 “Do’s” of Design!


Window Treatments

If you are someone who appreciates an open space, making your ceiling appear taller is a way to switch up the look of a room in your home. A definite “DO” is to raise the height of your curtains to hang just below the ceiling. When you hang window treatments higher than the window, you draw your eye upward and give the illusion of larger window in turn giving your the space and brightness that you want to achieve.

Light Fixtures

If you’re in the mood for changing your chandeliers this season; a rule of thumb is to have 30’ to 35” of space between the bottom of the chandelier and the table top. This is for a standard 8 foot ceiling. For ceilings higher than 8 feet, consider adding an extra 3” in suspension height for every additional foot.

The Rule of Three: (Pun intended)

When setting out new decor, have you thought about grouping your items in 3s or odd numbers? Again, we are back to the psychology of it all. When we see things arranged in odd numbers, our minds are convinced that it must be more appealing because we our eyes are forced to move around more. Thus, making it more effective in tying in the ultimate visual experience.

Wall Decor

Sometimes the picture hanging process can be a hassle. Well, let’s make it a little bit easier with this tip. Interior design experts suggest that pictures should be hung 57” for the center. This means that the middle of picture should be at 57” from the ground. This is because 57” is considered the average eye level height. Most people tend to hang pictures higher then 57” which makes the room unbalanced with the furniture. What you want is a good relationship between everything in the room through symmetry and design.

The Presley Plan: College Crossing

Categories: Design, Model Home, Special Features | Posted: June 8, 2017

Go ahead and get comfortable in this Presley Plan! The Presley Plan is a new floor plan offered in our College Crossing Community. It features 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and 3,137 square feet. There is no doubt that you and your family will enjoy this layout. Marked with a star, is just some of the outstanding features that you’ll enjoy when you choose Presley.

Great Room:  

Enjoy vaulted 9 foot ceilings on the first floor accompanied by pre-finished oak hardwood flooring in the great room! These details combined will make your space welcoming and modern!

Kitchen:

The kitchen is equipped with a stainless steel self-cleaning oven, a quiet dishwasher, a double bowl extra deep sink and designer style cabinets! You’ll have everything you need to prepare the perfect meal for your family!

Master Bedroom Suite:

Consider this room your oasis and soak the day away in your drop in soaker tub on a tile platform. Your separate shower unit will also have tile surroundings and a decorative border. Your master bath leads into a grand walk-in closet that’s more than capable of housing your entire wardrobe.

Rec. Room:

The great thing about our Rec. room is that it also doubles as another bedroom. This room is whatever you need it to be in order to best suit your family’s lifestyle!

Outdoor Living:

Welcome your guest to an evening out, in your own backyard, with a Regency approved outdoor living area. Although this feature is optional, you’ll consider this a must have for year round enjoyment!

Today’s Home Trends

Categories: Design, Model Home, Special Features | Posted: May 22, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Picked a subdivision, CHECK! Picked a lot, CHECK! Picked a plan, CHECK!

Now on to the Design Center to choose all of your selections.  For some, this can be the most exciting part of the home building process, yet for others, it can be overwhelming deciding on every detail of your home.  Luckily, our talented Design Consultants can lead you in the right direction to make your vision of your dream home come to life.  Here’s some popular selections at the Design Center right now!   (WARNING: YOU WILL WANT ALL OF THESE IN YOUR NEW HOME!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXTERIORS

Painted brick exteriors are hot right now!  Customers love this option because it gives their home a fresh feel and it is easy to keep clean!  Creams, taupes, and grays are popular color schemes for painted brick.

Shutters are a detail that most people over-look.  The right shutter color can make all the difference in a home! We love the way the muted green shutters add a touch of color to the Somerset Designer model home!

 

If you want to see more of these trends, visit these Designer Models to see them in real life!

> Fleming Ridge Designer Model

10439 Emmas Circle North | Collierville, TN 38017

> Somerset Designer Model

1692 Exeter Drive | Germantown, TN 38138

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INTERIORS

Trends are pointing to a lot of natural and exposed details in the home.  Natural woods and stones give the home a warm feel.  Wooden barn doors & cedar beams are very popular among customers.  The show, Fixer Upper has become such an inspiration to new homeowners; farmhouse style with a shiplap wall (of course!).

We’ve also been seeing more chandeliers making their way into homes.  Large, statement chandeliers over the formal dining room table and linear, neat pendant lights in the kitchen gives the home a sophisticated-cool feel.

Brass, copper, and gold accents are slowly coming back into style.  These finishes would look amazing against white or gray tones.

 

If you want to see more of these trends, visit these Designer Models to see them in real life!

> Cross Creek Designer Model

40 Cross Creek Drive | Oakland, Tennessee 38060

> Stonecrest of Mississippi Designer Model

5036 Stonecrest Drive | Olive Branch, MS 38654

> Fleming Ridge Designer Model

10439 Emmas Circle North | Collierville, TN 38017

More trends to come!!!