Private contemporary home in a rural setting.

Contemporary Texas Lodge by Ambiance Interior Design

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
Open floorplan living room with tall windows - ambiance interior design
Clean, contemporary living room with rock fireplace
The rock fireplace goes to the ceiling in this contemporary lodge home
Wood wall cladding - texas contemporary lodge
Dramatic art in modern lodge living room

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.

Home Office with storage - Jill Ornelas - Ambiance
Kitchen with large granite island - nacogdoches, texas designer

This dream kitchen includes:

  • large island for eating and meal prep

  • gas cooktop with potfiller

  • double ovens

  • 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

Custom glass tile backsplash
Tons of storage for this contemporary kitchen!
Walk in pantry with storage - Ambiance Interiors Texas
large kitchen island - total dream kitchen makeover by Ambiance Interior Design
Kitchen with built in storage AND style
lots of pantry storage space - modern kitchen by Ambiance Interior Designer

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
This dream kitchen also has double ovens!
Vent hood, range, and storage drawers - total kitchen makeover
open kitchen plan - contemporary remodel in Nacogdoches, Texas

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.

Contemporary master bedroom by Jill Ornelas at Ambiance
Fun, colorful, modern master bedroom by Ambiance Interior Design

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.   

Custom tile - modern master bath
Modern Master Bath in contemporary Texas lodge home

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. 

Laundry room with space for dog crate - ambiance interior design
Storage ideas for laundry room

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.  

Craft closet provides storage - Ambiance Interior Design
Stunning red powder bath with custom stained glass - Ambiance Nacogdoches, TX

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.  

Contemporary art makes this home one of a kind! - Ambiance - Jill Ornelas

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.

I selected unique art to be displayed throughout the home including a piece by Rosemary Pierce who is originally from the area and local photographer Wendy Floyd, a family friend.

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?