The first step in designing the BDH was actually picking out the subdivision, in that we let the European style of Hasentree help dictate many of our interior and exterior design choices. The next big decisions were the floorplan and the many structural options. We chose to add two rooms to our Duncan Country Manor floor plan - the Retreat and the Naples Sunroom. We also substantially lengthened one of the master closets, added a wine cellar and added/modified two balconies.
The next and probably most important step was our multi-week design studio experience, which I chronicled in the post below. This is where we picked out all of our interior faucets, fixtures, door hardware, paint colors, cabinet styles and colors, granite, marble, tile, hardwoods and anything else you can think of that goes into a home.
Then, once we were within a few months of the BDH's completion, we started selecting furniture, curtains and decor for the BDH. Check out all of the design, decor and furniture goodies below, barbies!
What we were looking for in a house
Where all of the big designing happens: the Toll Brothers design studio
Designing the kitchen:
Initial kitchen inspiration
Kitchen selections: backsplash tile, hardwoods, cabinets, accent tile
Drawings of the kitchen design
Picking out our granite!
Designing the kitchen: appliances
Designing other rooms:
Designing our master bath: tile, shower door glass, cabinets and granite
Designing the dining room
Designing the master bedroom
Designing the formal living room
Designing the formal living room, part 2
Designing our yard
Interior paint selections
Decorating and furnishing:
Our first steps at designing, decorating and unpacking
The unpacking, furnishing and decorating: week 2