Interior Design industry leader Beasley & Henley Interior Design has been tapped by home builder Lennar Homes to create an entirely new find of model home: the IKEA HOMES.
“This will be an entirely new thing in the design of model homes,” says Principal Stephanie Henley. “It is really exciting to be the design firm making it happen!”
The Rio at Summerlake is a 2634 square foot home with 6 bedrooms and 3 baths. The price for Rio starts is in the low $300,000s. The Asheville at Harmony is a 4 bedroom, 2.5 Bath home with 2515 square feet, priced in the low $200,000s.
The ubiquity and reasonable price point of IKEA’s furnishings led Lennar to champion this innovative design idea.
“Everyone buys IKEA furnishings, especially when it’s your first home,” states Design Principal Troy Beasley. “So why not figure out how to do the entire thing in IKEA? It’s great!”
Henley notes that they are figuring some things out as they move through the process since there is not a ’road map’ in place for this kind of furnishings and installation format.
The homes are expected to be open to the public in December 2015.
Beasley & Henley will continue to send updates out throughout the next few weeks on the design decisions and the process they create as they begin this approach to model home designs.