I designed this rural contemporary home for a couple with two grown children who visited from time to time. The couple wanted a clean, contemporary plan with attention to nice materials but they still wanted it to be practical for their relaxed lifestyle, their visiting children, and their large dog. I was involved from the very beginning - we started from scratch drawing the house plans. We knew we had to make a few unique changes to fit their lifestyle.
- Central location for the former music teacher's grand piano
- Tall windows to take advantage of the gorgeous Texas views
- Bioethanol ventless fireplace instead of traditional fireplace
- Casual kitchen island seating instead of dining table
- Vinyl plank floors throughout add warmth and are pet friendly
We included a study in anticipation of more work from home. Located on the front of the home, this cozy room provides a quiet spot for a morning cup of coffee and the news.
This dream kitchen includes:
large island for eating and meal prep
gas cooktop with potfiller
open views to patio and living area
glass backsplash with accent above cooktop rising to ceiling
special spot for the beloved dog to have her meals
A granite with lots of movement and visual texture is the focal point of the eat-in kitchen! I added a kitchen desk to provide a spot for meal planning and a central area to display their prized porcelain collection.
A walk-in pantry just off of the kitchen provides:
- Ample food storage
- Counter space for small appliances to avoid cluttering the countertops in the main kitchen
- Spot for necessary water cooler and storage for extra bottles
- Broom closet
The luxurious master suite provides the residents with a relaxing retreat complete with an additional seating area for reading or watching television. (This room was so fun to design!)
Also, there's private access to the back patio from the master bedroom.
The mother-of-pearl accent tile in the master bath adds an aubergine color to the home's color scheme just for the master suite. I continued this color into the bedroom with the accent wall you can see behind the bed.
When I come up with my design plans, I make sure to include every room and every resident. The entry from the garage/utility area is brightened with a washer/dryer in the family's favorite color of red and provides a sanctuary for the family dog when she doesn't feel like socializing with visitors.
A great design means a space for everything! A crafter's closet provide a functional hobby that is concealed into a tidy space when not in use.
When added tastefully, red can be a stunning addition to your home's color palette. The family's favorite color welcomes guests to the powder room showcasing a custom stained-glass window which can also be seen from the front porch.
Visually striking contemporary art is the focal point in the front hallway. Don't you just love this piece?
I styled each guest suite to the individual grown children's tastes. All the counters, tile, and accessories pull together perfectly to make them feel at home.
We turned the back patio into the perfect spot for watching the sunset as the family dog romps on the grounds. Every Texas home could use an outdoor kitchen for grilling and socializing, right?
Photography by: Clay Bostian of Creative Photography