Sara’s Stunning Favorites: Wood Accent Walls!

I am loving the mix of rustic accents and modern elements to create an awesome urban-chic look. The rustic barn-wood wall is one of my favorite ways to achieve that urban-chic style.

We like the barn wood accent wall so much here at Coleman Homes, that we put it in the Design Gallery lobby. You can also check out the rustic barn-wood wall in the beautiful Kirkham model home at Bellano Creek in Meridian Idaho.

Coleman Homes Design Gallery

Coleman Homes Design Gallery

The "Kirkham" at Bellano Creek Coleman Homes

The “Kirkham” at Bellano Creek Coleman Homes


With a little bit of elbow grease and some time you can get this look for your home. There are great ideas online for how to do it yourself and excellent local resources to find wood. One of those is Restore|Habitat for Humanity. They have two locations in the Treasure Valley and every day more supplies are donated. The best part is you are helping to re-use material that would otherwise be thrown out and supporting a good cause. For locations and hours check out

Nee more inspiration? I found these awesome DIY wood accent walls on Pinterest. I liked this one made from stained wood pallets.


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I found this awesome idea on Decorating Your Small Space website. They created this cool wall texture using rough sawn 4X6 beams


The possibilities are endless, so get your creativity hat on and start up that project you’ve been wanting to do all summer, but never got around to.

Sara is the Design Gallery Manager at Coleman Homes and lends her creativity and expert eye for design to Coleman Homes homebuyers. To find out more about the Coleman Homes Design Gallery and the expert team available to help create a new home vision that is uniquely yours, schedule a tour today. Email for your tour.

Open The Door To Personalization

Your front door has a big job . . . it says “hello” and welcomes neighbors, friends and family into your home. Your front door can make a statement; at Coleman Homes we believe it should. With 88 distinct colors to choose from, you’ll be sure to find the color that makes your front door pop with personality.

How do you choose your front door color? Well, if you’re fascinated by Feng Shui, you know the color of your front door is very important. Click here to learn what front door color may fit you.

For some people, it’s simply how the color makes you feel . . .

Fun and spunky? Jazz it up with a zippy red, like “Seattle Red”.

Sophisticated and modern. You’ll fall head over heels for “Stiletto” black.

Happy and warm . . . you’ll bee all abuzz for the sunshine yellow of “Bee Pollen”.

Whether it’s “howdy” . . . “hi there” . . . “greetings” . . . we have the color you can say “hello” with. Choose it at Coleman Homes.

Coleman Homes Design Gallery Door Selections

Coleman Homes Design Gallery Door Selections

Fall Family Fun! Vote For Your Favorite Scarecrow Today.

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It’s voting time! Our 6th annual Scarecrow Festival Fundraiser is happening RIGHT NOW and your favorite scarecrows need your help to win cash prizes! Starting today, October 24th through October 31st all scarecrows will be on display waiting for your vote. It’s fun for the whole family, anyone can vote.

Don’t forget to stop and vote for your Scarecrow at one of these great communities:

  • Bellano Creek
  • The Preserve
  • West Highlands
  • Carriage Hill North

All of our communities have the scarecrows set up in front of their sales centers and are open from 11AM-7PM everyday, so stop in today and cast your vote!

Peaceful Living & Local Amenities Are Built In At Carriage Hill North

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Nampa Lavendar Field Coleman Homes

The Carriage Hill North Community sits near the intersection of Iowa Avenue an Middleton Road in West Nampa. The location of this community lends to it’s peaceful appeal and is within reach of local businesses. Enjoy a tasty dish at Brick 29 Bistro, Italian To Go or Cafe de Coco, then see a show at Northern Lights Cinema. Pack a picnic and within minutes you can hike the hills and play on the beach at Lake Lowell. Local healthcare, fitness, pampering and more is just minutes away. Her is a quick rundown of Carriage Hill North “neighbors”…

  • Gem Stop – within walking distance
  • Neighborhood Walmart – Now Open
  • Vic’s Family Pharmacy
  • Asay Dental
  • Primary Health Medical Group
  • Crossfit 2C
  • Nampa Recreation Center
  • Lake Lowell Park

Wade Hanson & Family

Meet Wade Hanson, superintendent at Carriage Hill North. When Wade isn’t busy building houses for excited homebuyers, he enjoys spending his time with family and riding ATVs. Wade loves Idaho because of the outdoor adventures the Gem State presents. When it comes to his work, Wade says his favorite floorplan is the Emerson “It’s a large, single-level home. All that open space on one level really makes for a classy layout.” Wade is just one of the valued experts at Coleman Homes.

Trina’s Top Notch Advice: Stylish Stacked Cabinets!

 Trina’s Top Notch Advice

Add glitz AND function to your new dream home with stacked upper cabinets.

Showcase your one of a kind kitchen treasures inside stacked upper cabinets! Also known as, split upper cabinets, this option from Coleman Homes allows flexibility by offering a solid door or a glass door. Choose to add a touch of glitz with glass and you get to select what type of glass you want: clear, seeded or frosted. The interior of the glass front door is finished with the same beautiful stain as you selected on the outside and includes a light above to really let your display sparkle.

Not only is it a stylish choice, but a smart choice too. It helps maximize space usage by utilizing cabinet space that is otherwise forgotten about.

Coleman Homes Design Gallery Bistro

Coleman Homes Design Gallery Bistro

It’s best to make choices for your cabinetry at the time of your appointment at the Coleman Homes Design Gallery. If split upper cabinets are added later it can be a costly renovation, not to mention it takes time and it’s inconvenient. It’s a smart investment to make for your dream kitchen.

Trina works for Coleman Homes as a Design Gallery Consultant and lends her creativity and expert eye for design to Coleman Homes homebuyers. To find out more about the Coleman Homes Design Gallery and the expert team available to help create a new home vision that is uniquely yours, schedule a tour today. Email for your tour.



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Oak Creek Offers Country Appeal With Urban Amenities

Oak Creek Urban Amenities


Walk to local shopping and dining when you live in Oak Creek!

The Oak Creek Community sits at the corner of McMillan and Black Cat Roads in north Meridian. Well known for its country appeal, homeowners still have the luxury of easy access to urban amenities. Area pathways lead to local shopping and dining across the street in the Bridge Tower Marketplace. A bit further up the road, The Berry Ranch offers fresh fruits, vegetables, berries and organic meat grown locally. The list doesn’t end there! Here is a quick rundown of Oak Creek “neighbors” …

  • Walmart at McMillan and Ten Mile (Coming Soon)
  • Dance Allegro Academy
  • Narumi’s Studio at Salon G
  • St. Luke’s Family Health
  • Heroes Park
  • Gino’s Italian Ristorante & Bar


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Meet Jason Murges, Jason is an expert Sales Consultant at Oak Creek where he enjoys working with a top-notch team of professionals. Jason’s favorite floorplan is, “the Reed, with a gourmet kitchen, walk-in shower and a bonus room. I just really like that kitchen. It’s perfect for cooking up great meals and entertaining. I also like the fact it has his and hers walk-in closets. Lastly, that bonus room is really the perfect media room”. Jason loves the community he serves; stating Oak Creek has a “deep sense of community”.
Contact Jason today and find your perfect fit in Oak Creek.

Oak Creek
4678 North Elmstone Avenue, Meridian ID 83646
(corner of McMillan and Black Cat Road)

Schedule a tour of Oak Creek today! Email or call (208) 914-6500.

Grey Is IN, Get The Look At Coleman Homes!

Coleman Homes Grey Kitchen Concepts by Bonnie

These popular kitchen styles are a great way to welcome warmth and comfort into your new home. Whether you prefer a traditional, contemporary or rustic kitchen Coleman Homes has the right fit for you. Bonnie is a design professional for Coleman Homes’ Design Gallery; to find our more about Bonnie and get her expert design recommendations schedule a tour of the Design Gallery. To schedule a tour contact us at or (208) 914-6500.

Accent Your New Home With New Decorative Metal Wall Tiles!

Coleman Homes is now offering decorative metal wall tiles for your kitchen or tile shower in your new home.

Enhance your unique style by selecting from a variety of colors and finishes; both collections easily complement rustic and modern designs. Add these 2″ x 2″ tiles and give your home that stylish edge.

Select from two Daltile collections featured here:

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Find out more about Daltile Ion Metals and Urban Metals Collections at


To find out more about the Coleman Homes Design Gallery and the expert team available to help create a new home vision that is uniquely yours, schedule a tour today and check out all of our decorative tile options. Email or call (208) 914-6500 for your tour.


Celebrate The Season With This Festive Fall Flower Arrangement!

Danielle’s October Design Scoop: Fall Flower Arrangements

Check out one of Danielle’s favorites inspired by the season!


Pumpkin Vases and Fall Flowers

Pumpkin Vases and Fall Flowers

Fall is one of my favorite times of the year. I love to use pumpkins as vases to hold my autumn blooms. Fresh flowers are a great way to bring a lovely scent and the outdoors in as the colors start to change and the air begins to get cooler. Add a beautiful fall flower arrangement to your Coleman Home, bake a loaf of pumpkin bread, brew a pot of hot coffee and invite the neighbors over. Happy Fall!

Danielle works for Coleman Homes as a Design Gallery Consultant and lends her creativity and expert eye for design to Coleman Homes homebuyers. To find out more about the Coleman Homes Design Gallery and the expert team available to help create a new home vision that is uniquely yours, schedule a tour today. Email for your tour.

Here is a crash course on how to build a scarecrow!

How To Build A Scarecrow And Win Money 101

Previous Scarecrow Entries

Previous Scarecrow Entries

Here are simple steps to building a scarecrow and winning $500 for your school, group, or club:

1) Register for our Scarecrow Festival Fundraiser. Haven’t done that yet? Click here to sign up: Scarecrow Festival FUNdraiser Registraition Form.

2) Pick a unique theme to build your scarecrow around. Stuck on ideas? Here are few great ideas from our Pinterest Board: “Scarecrow Ideas” or “Ideas For Making Scarecrows

3) Gather supplies! Not sure where to start? Check out these lists and get started: “Making a Scarecrow Simple and On a Budget” and “Garden Activities”

4) Make it unique: add some flair to your theme to make it unique. Think about what will set your awesome scarecrow apart from the rest!

5) HAVE FUN! Get together with your group and enjoy seeing it all come together.

6) Drop off your creation to your assigned community on the 23rd of October.

7) Then, invite your friends and family to visit and vote for your scarecrow October 24-31 so your group can WIN money!

You can check out the Coleman Homes Pinterest site and our Scarecrow Board for more ideas, inspiration and to view the links from above at any time!

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