Choosing Color for the Briarcrest Home. It’s Legendary, Legendary Homes that is!

Briarcrest is a subdivision in Waxhaw that has large homes (5,800 square feet in the Huntington model shown below) amazing amenities, a pool and just gorgeous interiors that showcase granite, a Chef’s kitchen, walk-in closets, beautiful hardwood flooring, wrought iron spindles – oh I can go on and on. Why am I so excited over these homes? Because my home office is literally live just one mile from this subdivision and see a buzz in building going on and it’s Legendary homes.

I’ve  been in the Huntington model several times and when I say it’s large, it’s large! It has an open floor concept which will make choosing color for this home a challenge for the homeowner, that is where I come in. I literally can’t wait to choose color for the homes in Briarcrest.

Huntington_BriarcrestThere are more subdivisions in Waxhaw that are building big, beautiful homes and I’ll get to them another time but today, I want to take you inside the Briarcrest home and just show you some color possibilities.

Before we go in I just want to add that window treatments are going to be a HUGE factor in these homes. You’ll want to protect your furniture and flooring from all that Southern UV that will eventually fade your decor. I know because my cork flooring faded in just 6 months of not have proper window treatments hanging in my parlor. Expensive lesson learned. Having said that, your fabric and wall color will be highly important in these homes. Choose your paint color first which will instantly change the look of your home then get window treatments to coordinate the look and protect your decor. Painting can get done in a few days, custom window treatments at least 8 weeks so keep that timeframe in mind when you move in. FYI: Restoration Hardware or Pottery Barn will not work in these homes. So don’t skimp on those windows!

Now, let’s go inside the Briarcrest home …Briarcrest_homes_color



These colors are just one direction to go. With homes this large and this open, it’s so very important that your colors transition smoothly from room to room. The color should be light yet noticeable. You can have accent colors but placed correctly and probably a very small but oh so important detail is sheen. Do you want a shiny wall or a velvet smooth wall featuring a matte finish?

If you’ve just moved into the Briarcrest subdivision and would like color for your home or if you already live there and just want to update, contact me and I’d love to help you! My name is Donna Frasca and I’m a Color Specialist in Charlotte, actually in Waxhaw just a mile or two from you.

Welcome to the neighborhood!

About Donna Frasca

I am an energy that has found a new vibration and frequency. Through many years of writing, learning, and experiencing, I've found comfort in trusting in myself and in Spirit.
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5 Responses to Choosing Color for the Briarcrest Home. It’s Legendary, Legendary Homes that is!

  1. I love your suggestion for a darker ceiling. The ceilings in my home are all painted a color that is not white, but are lighter than the walls. A darker ceiling is something I have wanted to do for a long time. I’m drawn to it, just need to convince ‘the husband’.

    • Donna Frasca says:

      Hi Christine! I usually always put some type of color on the ceilings especially in the master bedroom. The homes here have very large tray ceiling and they look like one big white coffin when they are white. Adding color brings the ceiling down and makes it cozy and sexy, which is a good thing for the bedroom.

      • So, for a modest, small master bedroom, would you still suggest a darker ceiling to add interest and drama? Or, does your darker ceiling trick only work for grander homes?

        • Donna Frasca says:

          Everything has to be relevant to the wall color. If your wall color is light blue than a “darker” ceiling is fine. I’m not saying dark like navy but maybe just a few shades darker than the wall color. So much depends on the style of the ceiling and height. If you have a regular flat 8-9′ ceiling – maybe not. If you have a very high tray ceiling or coffered ceiling, than yes. So to answer your question, I probably would not go with a darker color for a small bedroom especially if it has just a flat, low ceiling. Does that help? And thanks so much for all your input here on my blog Christine 🙂

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