Design Studio

Personalizing YOUR HOME IS THE Fun PART

Our house truly becomes your home during your appointments at the Payne Family Homes Design Studio. This is where you’ll see, touch, and choose the colors, options, and finishes you want built into your home. And to guide you, we’ve assembled a talented team of new home design experts to help you make choices that capture your sense of style and reflect your way of life.



Payne Family Homes is committed to providing you the styling you expect, the quality you deserve, and the options you seek to create a new home that is truly, uniquely you. During your appointments at our Design Studio, you will choose superior products from brand names you know and trust. You’ll be proud to live in and show off your new Payne Family Home for decades to come.

WHAT TO Expect

The Design Studio Experience

You have a vision of what your perfect home looks like. We have the expertise to make your dream become a reality. Together, we’ll create the perfect home for you and yours. Our highly-qualified team of design professionals will work one-on-one with you through each of your appointments to create a home that transcends expectations.


Flooring Selections
Select the foundation upon which all other interior color selections will be made.


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Integrate technology, media, and electronics to enhance your home’s functionality.


Color Selections
Choose exterior colors, interior colors, and finalize any upgrade options to complete your home.


HOW TO Prepare

Tour Our Decorated Display Homes
Our professionally staged model homes on display across St. Charles, St. Louis, and Jefferson Counties showcase many of the design options available in our Design Studio. Tour our display homes for inspiration and get a sense of the selections you are about to make.

Here’s a checklist to help you prepare:

Exterior Selections:

  • Roof & Shingle Colors
  • Siding: Horizontal, Vertical, Shake, Triple 3
  • Shutters
  • Brick & Stone as Applicable
  • Soffit & Fascia Color
  • Trim Color
  • Garage Door Color
  • Porch Railing & Posts
  • Gutter Color
  • Deck & Deck Staircase as Applicable

Interior Selections:

  • Fireplace Mantle & Surround
  • Cabinet Colors & Counter Tops
  • Cabinet Hardware
  • Kitchen Sink
  • Wall & Trim Paint Colors
  • Open Staircase Wood Cap, Posts, & Spindles
  • Interior Door Style, Color, & Hardware
  • Lighting
  • Plumbing Fixtures & Faucets
  • Appliances
  • Crown Moulding or Chair Rail
  • Ceiling Fans, Fixtures

GATHER Inspiration

Take photographs of finishes that appeal to you: bricks, shingles, shutters, cabinets, paint colors, and more. Feel free to bring your photographs, books, magazines, Pinterest boards, fabric samples, or anything else that will help you convey your design goals to your Design Studio selection appointment.

Design Studio Location

Schedule Your Appointments

Upon contract acceptance, our Design Studio staff will reach out to schedule your color selection appointments. We know you’ll be excited to get started! Please anticipate a call or email from Design Services.

Children are not permitted to attend color appointments.

Open Weekends for Preview Appointments

Due to COVID-19 and the need to social distance, Design Studio preview hours are by appointment only. Preview Appointments are available Saturdays between 10 am and 5 pm and Sundays from noon until 5 pm.

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