February 15, 2010

Park Cities Pad

I recently started working on a new project in Park Cities for a young lady with a refreshing sense of adventure.  When I heard she loves Kelly Whearstler I knew we were going to have fun!  We are still in the beginning stages, but I am loving the direction of this soon-to-be stylish pad.  I am so in love with these fantastic tufted French slipper chairs that are going to be recovered in a gorgeous indigo velvet with a peek of ikat on the back.
sahana ikat by schumacher         slipper chairs from again & again        luxury velvet by fabricut

The overall look of this project is a mix of traditional and vintage french furniture with a playful edge and feminine appeal.  Subtle pops of pattern along with classic textures like linen, velvet and silk keep the look young and fresh while still sophisticated.  A mix of materials (navy lacquered french commode, bronze coffee table, and mahogany lamp tables) come together in a "I didn't try to hard way".  And there will be lots of attention to detail with pillows, trims, accessories, artwork and lamps to complete the comfy yet glam room.  Here are a few more pieces that I have scoped out for her living room.

lamps by Arteriors 
(but not the crazy shade shown on the right!!!)
venetian mirror by wisteria

Since the client adores Kelly Whearstler I was delighted to run across this image of one of KWID's projects the other day.  This shot totally echoes the feel of our room, but instead of being inspiration - it was affirmation! 

February 1, 2010

A Place to Call Their Own

What could be a better Christmas gift for a pre-teen than your very own lounge room? That's exactly what Santa brought three North Dallas youngsters this year!  After a quick field trip to HP Village's Rugby story, we agreed on an approachable and stylish look I would best describe as New England meets Hill Country. 

This comfy room is at once preppy and rustic, with a mix of rich leather, textured fabrics, weathered wood, various metals, and a rich persian rug - perfect for a cozy and durable adolescent entertaining space.  Tucked in a corner of the room is a small loft outfitted in a textured grey velvet cushion piled with houndstooth, linen, and velvet pillows.  You would find me reading here every day!  

It was important to the parents to showcase the passions and talents (music, art and sports) of each child, so the room is full of personality. Artistic sports photographs of the kids were printed in sepia tone and hung gallery style around a large mirror.  One of my favorite things in the room is a custom brass lamp with a vintage drum for the shade.

Once the finishing touches on the lounge room are complete, we will move onto the next phase of the project including a casual French country family room and a feminine office for mom.  Stay tuned for photos and more...