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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.


Low Voltage
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 Colors

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

Interior Colors

  • Fireplace Mantle and Surround
  • Cabinet Colors and Cabinet Hardware
  • Vanity Cabinet Colors and Vanity Tops
  • Countertop Materials, Colors and Edge Profiles
  • Kitchen Sink
  • Wall and Trim Paint Colors
  • Front Door Handle Set or Upgrade
  • Open Staircase Wood Cap, Posts, Spindles
  • Interior Door Style, Color, and Hardware
  • Lighting
  • Plumbing Fixtures and Faucets
  • Shower Doors
  • Appliances
  • Crown Moulding or Chair Rail
  • Ceiling Fans, Fixtures and Wiring Needs

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, please reach out to schedule your Design Studio color appointments. We know you’ll be excited to get started!

Preview Hours

The Design Studio is open by appointment only until further notice. Preview hours are suspended for the time being.

Additionally, in light of the current situation, we are asking any buyers that have traveled outside the country in the last 30 days re-schedule their color meetings. Please reach out to us directly if you have questions.

As you know the color selection process is lengthy and we are in very close contact with people. We appreciate your cooperation in implementing these safeguards in order to protect everyone involved. Thank you for your understanding and we will be diligent in making sure all deadlines are met.

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