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A powerful design trick for your new home

new home design builder st louisChoosing a focal point in your spaces can affect your new home function and feel.

In a recent article on Houzz, Judith Taylor cautioned, “There are leading roles and supporting cast members in any production. The same holds true in design. Choose your star and make it the focal point to anchor a room. Allow other items to take a secondary role. Don’t ask everything to have a leading role; it will just result in visual noise.”

Our designers know the power of a good focal point in a room. The focal point of any room is the area that draws your eye when you walk into a room. It may be a fireplace or a chandelier, a reclaimed wood table or a gorgeous antique light fixture. By creating focus in one area of a room, you can give the room energy, and purpose. Can you spot the focal points in these rooms in our house designs featured below?

In this St Louis area home addition, the homeowners wished to create a social gathering space, where family and friends could gather for movie night, drinks, or holiday celebrations. We focused the energy on bringing people together toward the center of the room to gather and face one another, in order to create a more intimate space.

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In this newly built home, every line points to this gorgeous outdoor brick fireplace – truly the perfect spot for keeping warm on a cool St. Louis evening.

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The grand chandelier in this home is framed this dramatic light and bright ceiling, and ornate detail where the two meet. The lines of the ceiling fall in a downward angle that frames the light from above.

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The fireplace, with its striking artwork in this family room, gets all the attention in this new home we built in Chesterfield, Missouri. The wood accents along the ceiling draw your eye back to the bold hearth again and again.



Are you ready to build your new home? Work with St Louis’s premiere custom home builder to design a memorable, gorgeous home that makes an impression. Known as a leader in building luxury, energy efficient homes. Work with our team to design a truly custom home that suits your lifestyle and taste. Build your own lot or in one of our new home communities.

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