Every once in a while we are lucky enough to peek inside our clients' homes. This home is owned by a retired couple that took on a remodel of a 1996 unremarkable master-built community house. They have transformed it into a charming and beautiful home full of personality!
This is her design philosophy, and the pictures reflect it.
"Eclectic, with a traditional bent because that's what we own, mostly. But not fussy traditional. Our taste has evolved to a more clean, modern and uncluttered look, but one that still has warmth; a place where we and our dogs can actually "live". We're not at a point in our lives where we can completely get rid of what we own and start over with the latest trends; nor would we want to. I'm inspired by the challenge of re-using and re-purposing the traditional pieces we own by mixing them up a bit by adding something that's old and crusty and showing a bit of history, or something new and bright and shiny. I like using things in unexpected ways. Large, outdoor, concrete planters used indoors in the family room, as an example. Huge, galvanized barn vents propped on top of a very traditional china cabinet in the dining room, as another. One of our favorite pieces is the enormous antique wooden gear layered on top of the stamped punch-out industrial metal which hangs in the hallway adjacent to the dining room. Trust me, that's unexpected and always gets comments! I'm still not good at this, but I work every day at "fewer bigger", versus "many smaller", with respect to accessories and furnishings. It's a constant editing process."
We love her style and her use of contrast. . . dark and light, warm and cool, crusty and shiny, old and new, industrial and traditional.
The beautiful photos were taken by Melinda Michelle Fine Art Photography, McKinney TX.