Commitment to design

The Studio by Ashton Woods is your home to inspiration and possibilities. Here you will experience countless design finishes and styles and thoughtfully fashioned bath and kitchen vignettes that span through various genres and tastes. We also offer  inspiration with color palettes created by some of the country's best designers and meticulously designed sample galleries that include cabinets, countertops, and flooring.   Samples are presented to make your homebuilding journey both efficient and fun.  It is a special destination and home to some of the most respected brands in home design today.

The Process

The Studio was created with one question in mind: How do we deliver world-class service alongside world-class design? The answer was easy – by focusing on people. We start the design process by getting to know you. We are designers who want to collaborate with you to personalize your new home.  We are creative, professionally-trained and well versed in what is happening in home design today. We want to get to know you:  we'd love to hear about college days, what the kids are up to and maybe what the dog chewed up yesterday. Let us share our passion and knowledge for things that will make your life more organized, easier, better and beautiful.  We are dedicated to making the new home building process easy, fulfilling and fun.

Begin by making an appointment with the Studio and start sharing what you love. Your sales counselor can schedule a preview or first appointment for you. Or simply call or email us. We are here for you. Send us pictures, bring swatches. We will start the design process with you in mind.

1 Collecting Inspiration

We believe design inspiration can come from anywhere. Please be sure to bring to your appointment any ideas, photos, fabric, and personal inspiration. See our checklist for fun ways to share what inspires you. Be sure not to limit your sources. Bring anything that you love, even if it doesn't seem to make sense. All of this will help us make your new house as unique as you are.

Checklist
  • Personal photos. We'd love to see photos from travel, sports, art, the family or even a beloved pet.
  • Design magazines. Start collecting images from different design genres and even retail catalogs.
  • Fabric or color swatches. Of course we want to know your favorite color and textures.
  • Create Pinterest boards by room. AW has some great boards to help you get started.
  • Create HOUZZ Ideabooks by room. AW has some samples that can serve as thought-starters.
  • HDTV. Bring us a favorite video clip.

2 Explore The Possibilities

On arrival at the Studio, the very first thing we will do is get to know you. We want to hear your ideas and begin collaboration on creating your home. If you have previously been in for a preview, we will get started right away. If you haven’t had an opportunity to preview or tour the Studio, then we will start exploring possibilities with a tour. See our checklist for all the areas to explore.

Checklist
  • Architectural finishes to include cabinets, built in furniture, flooring, trim and paint.
  • Low voltage finishes to include home office, entertainment and security needs.
  • Stone finishes to inlclude counter tops, back-splash and fireplace surrounds.
  • Plumbing and lighting
  • Specialty finishes such as mirrors, window treatments, closet organization and stairs.
  • Predetermined professional color palettes

3 Designing Your New Home

Now that you have gathered and shared with us your personal inspiration and toured all of the possibilities within the Studio, it's time to get started! See our checklist.

Checklist
  • Schedule a Preview
  • First Appointment: Architectural Finishes and Stone
  • Second Appointment: Low Voltage and Specialty Finishes
  • Pre-construction Orientation
  • Pre-Drywall Orientation
  • New Home Orientation

Leigh Spicher

Director of Design Studios

Ashton Woods has built its reputation with trend-setting design driven by the buyers’ lifestyle. We strive to create micro-moments throughout every home — spaces for your mind to relax and your soul to feel at ease. Under Leigh’s guidance, every Studio has the tools and instincts to deliver “hope in a beautiful package.”

Meet Leigh

Our Studios

All of our Studios are as unique as the cities in which they are located. Check below to find the Studio specific to the market you're interested in, wherever that may be.

Atlanta Studio

Austin Studio

Charleston Studio

Dallas Studio

Houston Studio

Naples Studio

Orlando Studio

Phoenix Studio

Raleigh Studio

San Antonio Studio

Sarasota Studio

Tampa Studio

Get Inspired

Read tips, tricks, and advice from our expert designers while also finding inspiration for your new home. Whether you want to know how to use color or what the latest trends in metal are, our Inspiring Spaces blog has you covered. Discover the possibilities.