Complete the Interior Design of Your House With Key Details

By Toll Brothers 2 minute read

Last updated on August 24th, 2022

The saying “it’s all in the details” is especially relevant when it comes to interior design, where the details make all the difference. From filling those often-overlooked spaces, to solving the challenge of a blank wall, we’ve got you covered with creative decorating tips that will help you put the perfect finishing touches on your décor.

 

Filling the Gaps

Every home seems to have an awkward area or two that beckons to be filled. There are some beautiful ways you can add interest to these empty spaces and tie them in with the rest of your décor. Some of the most common challenges include:

Hallways

No matter its size, a decorated hallway can add so much to a home. Since the hallway is an area of transition from one space to another, it should all visually connect. A neutral paint and elegant lighting go a long way in brightening up the space, while a sideboard and a mirror or wall art add interest. You can use furniture that is simple and unassuming or grand and elaborate. Just be sure to keep the look in-line with the rest of your décor and maintain the balance of the space.

 

Under the Stairs

Some staircases are open underneath, creating an area that can often be unique in size and shape. If the space is small, an interesting chair and side table might fill it, but a larger area creates more opportunity. Storage is a functional way to utilize this alcove. Custom-sized drawers and closet doors can be made to accommodate the items your family uses most. Another option is to create a home office area with built-in bookshelves and a desk. A reading nook can be a stunning solution that transforms an empty recess into an intimate and unexpected space. Pinterest is full of more clever ways to make the most of your unused staircase surroundings.

 

Dressing Blank Walls

Staring at a blank wall can put decorating fear in the hearts of many. But you don’t need to feel intimidated. Start by looking for a favorite painting that can maximize the impact of your space. If you have a large wall, consider two-piece artwork. You can also adorn a wall with a large statement mirror or an assortment of smaller mirrors to add depth and interest to a room. A grid gallery of photographs is a popular option that lends itself to both modern and traditional decors. The trick here is to display your images in a perfect grid of identical frames.

 

Accessorizing Your Space

Accessories are the ultimate finishing touch for the interior design of a house, and the options are endless. One of our favorite accessory trends is adding plants to your space, including a Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree or succulents. Lighting is also an impactful, double-duty accessory that brightens a space in all kinds of ways. Find some of our top lighting picks at Progress Lighting, including floor lamps, track lighting, table lamps, sconces, and chandeliers. Finally, of all the accessory options, one of the best for personalizing a space is a beautiful rug. We especially love the options from Karastan.

When it comes to your interior design, finishing touches are never final. You can always switch out rugs, pillows, plants, artwork, and other accessories with the colors and textures of each season, or just because. Changing out your accessories is also an easy way to keep your look up-to-date. For more decorating ideas, check out Toll Brothers Pinterest page.

 

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  • 30 Comments

    1. Tom Van Loan says:

      In your ad for Newtown Woods Fairfield Ct you show a bedroom set in the Alton Grand II model. I am trying to locate the manufacturer of said bedroom set. Can you please help me. Thank you for your assistance.
      Tom Van Loan
      vanloantom@yahoo.com
      516 697-5008

      • Toll Brothers says:

        Hi Tom, we are unable to provide this information to you. However, this model was furnished by BA Staging and Interiors. You can contact them via their website here – https://bastaginginteriors.com/

        We hope this helps answer your question.

        • Brandon says:

          Does Toll Brothers use different interior designers in different states? I’m looking for a referral for Northern California or a designer that can do virtual interior design.

          Thanks!

          • Toll Brothers says:

            Hi Brandon, yes, we partner with various interior design firms when decorating our model homes. Savannah Design Group and Ryan Young Interiors are two firms that we’ve worked with in Northern California. We recommend visiting their websites and reaching out for more information. Thanks!

    2. K Gates says:

      What interior design firms do you use to decorate your Arizona homes?

      • Toll Brothers says:

        Hi K Gates, we appreciate your interest in our homes. Some of the interior design firms we work with in AZ include Savannah Design Group, Pacific Dimensions, and Ryan Young Interiors. Thanks!

    3. F Boston says:

      Hi! I absolutely love the interior architecture and designs of the Mesa Ridge – Sky View and Peak Collections in Las Vegas. Can you provide the design firms you used for those models?

      • Toll Brothers says:

        Hi there, we appreciate the kind words! Unscripted Interior Design decorated our models at Mesa Ridge – Sky View Collection, and Ryan Young Interiors decorated our models at Mesa Ridge – Peak Collection. We hope this helps answer your question!

    4. Deb says:

      Hi,

      I love the interior designs of Toll Brother homes. I live in the Metro west area of MA and am looking for an interior designer that Toll Brothers use that can help me with my home. Please could you help? Thanks.

      • Toll Brothers says:

        Hi Deb, we recommend Ryan Youn Interiors, Unscripted Interiors, or Possibilities for Design. These design firms have helped decorate an number of our Massachusetts homes. Thanks!

    5. Meghan says:

      You guys rock for helping all of us out! This is why we love toll! Could you share who the design or interior decorator teams you use in Pennsylvania are please! Thanks!

      • Toll Brothers says:

        Hi Meghan, we appreciate the kind words! We partner with Unscripted Interior Designs, Builders Design, Mary Cook and Associates, and pfour in Pennsylvania. Thanks!

    6. Brittany White says:

      Hi,
      I recently visited your 5300 Greenbridge Rd property in Dayton, MD 21036 can you please tell me what interior design firm designed the model home at this location?

      • Toll Brothers says:

        Hi Brittany, we appreciate your interest in our homes. We partnered with Unscripted Interior Design to decorate the model. We hope this helps answer your question. Thanks!

    7. Krystle says:

      Hello, can you please share which interior design company you used for the Porter Ranch homes in Southern California? Specifically the Hillcrest and Summit homes?

      • Toll Brothers says:

        Hi Krystle, we appreciate your interest in our homes. We partnered with Savannah Design Group, Ryan Young Interiors, and CDC Designs for our Porter Ranch models. We encourage you to visit their websites to learn more. Thanks!

    8. Vlad K says:

      Who designed the Spruce model at the Meadows in Lake Forest, CA?

      • Toll Brothers says:

        Hi Vlad, we appreciate your interest in our homes. Are you asking who decorated the interior of the Spruce model?

    9. Suz Graffigna says:

      Hello, I love the Interior Design in the Toll Brothers model homes. I live in New Jersey and I’m looking for an interior designer that Toll Brothers uses that can help me with my home. Can you share that with me?

      • Toll Brothers says:

        Hi Suz, we appreciate the kind words! We recommend learning more about Possibilities for Design and Ryan Young Interiors. Thanks!

    10. LaToya says:

      Hi, your homes are beautiful, but I am actually looking for the design firm who staged your Stallsworth Craftsman in Willow Hills Apex, NC. Can you please provide me with this information?

      • Toll Brothers says:

        Hi LaToya, Unscripted Interior Design staged that model. We hope this helps answer your question. Thanks!

    11. Ivan Puerta says:

      I loved the staging you did for the town houses in Tarrytown right by the Hudson River in New York. Any chance you can provide the company name? Thank you.

      • Toll Brothers says:

        Hi Ivan, Ryan Young Interiors provided the staging for this location. Please let us know if you have any other questions. Thanks!

    12. Uma says:

      Hello, can you please share which interior design company you have used for Maltese Bordeaux in Lexington Country homes, Frisco Texas. I specially love the mirror and metal hallway arch niche work.

      • Toll Brothers says:

        Hi Uma, Creative Design is the design firm you are interested in learning more about. Thanks!

      • HILLARY BLACK says:

        Hi. We are moving to Trumbull. Would love an interior decorator who can help with planning /project management etc. who do you work with in CT

        • Toll Brothers says:

          Hi Hillary, we partner with Possibilities for Design and Mary Cook and Associates for our models in Connecticut. We encourage you to explore their websites and contact them for more information. Thanks!

    13. Mary Lee says:

      Hi,

      Can you share which interior design company you used for the homes in Ellicott city, MD. I saw that Toll Brothers used unscripted for Dayton (even though they are not local to MD? Is that correct?)
      Thank you so much !

      • Toll Brothers says:

        Hi Mary, yes, we’ve partnered with Unscripted Design in the area. We have also partnered with Trio Design and CDC Designs and encourage you to explore their websites. Thanks!

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