Transplanting from beaches to cowboy boots, this California family wanted to ensure their coastal roots translated into the new design of their Texas home. Troweled walls, tea-stained cabinets, and dark wood accents are out the door to make way for streamlined surfaces, brighter whites and refreshing pops of color.
From custom-built driftwood sculpture (done in-house by floral designer, Todd!) to the nautical urchin-inspired vases on the mantle, the carefully chosen accents are what give this room the Dallas Designer finish.
All the hues of a beach stroll are found throughout with sandy ivories and taupe being popped by salmon, soft golds and a spectrum of ocean blues. The soft ivory and blue rug lightens up the dark wood floors and the light stone fireplace is complemented by a similar light wood tone on the mantlepiece, custom stools, and upholstered ottoman coffee table.
This window was beautiful before but gained charm and color by carrying a blue pattern from the nearby living room to the curtains and coral tones to this functional bench.
Our Client/ Designer Goals for this Transformation
- Use existing kitchen cabinetry as much as possible but update to a more clean and coastal feel.
- Remove traditional skip trowel texture from all walls.
- Take away the dark wood mason work elements and lighten and brighten the house through paint and furnishings.
- Add in storage elements for wine.
- Create family friendly casual environments designed well.
- With the couple moving over from California, we needed to expedite the remodel process to get them in their home when the movers arrived.
- Fabrics and furnishings needed to be kid and dog friendly and stand up to a lot of family lounging and use.
Distressed cream cabinets went from traditional to statement-making when painted marine blue to match the kitchen island. We love this color choice by our Dallas Interior designers! This dining room off of the kitchen is casual enough with the farmhouse table and wooden bench for a homework and pizza night but also elegant and refined with its custom cornice boards and nailhead-trimmed linen chairs for a nice evening in.
The blue-gray of the kitchen island bar stools brings in the gray tones to an otherwise all blue and white kitchen.
Marine blue elevates the newly enlarged island and existing hutch cabinets and call to nautical accents in adjacent living space, while crisp white cabinets, tile, and counters refresh the kitchen and butler’s pantry.
Pop a California cork at the new wine bar and view the collection on display in a vintage-coastal inspired dining room neighboring a true horizon view captivating the home-office.
We love the way our Dallas Interior Designers transformed this space into a much cleaner, brighter kitchen.
Home Office # 1
Distressed cabinets, white ghost-wood lamps, sculptural lines, and mixed woods and irons now say “anchors away” in this brighter seaside sanctuary.
Home Office #2
Once a gray media room, this space is now a delicate daydream of work and play any woman would enjoy.
This busy, working mama needed a getaway of her own. A custom desk welcomes everyone in its floated power stance. The X-motif marches to the back wall, stretching horizontal mirrors that open the space and dance light from wall sconces and chandelier, upcycled from the kitchen nook, for perfectly feminine luminescence.
A show-stopping wall of custom cabinetry brings function and elegance to new blushing pink heights, sporting cream and gray accented by rouge pink knobs and ivory X’s once again parading across and up the unit. Varied work surfaces and cabinet storage deliver flexibility from storage to a perfect spot for the client’s daughter to pull up an ottoman and color for a bit.
We imagine that this corner is perfect for grabbing a book from the ample shelving and cozying up in the soft reading nook where dainty and vintage cuddle for a sweet spot
Project Goals Accomplished:
1. Create a relaxing but girly environment.
2. Create functional desk and workspaces as well as reading relaxing spots.
3. Establish a spot for toddler daughter to come hang out with mom and do her thing as well.
4. A lot of display and closed storage mixed
1. Mixed user of adult retreat and child means durable upholstery and materials needed.
2. Desired to preserve and incorporate paint and carpet for budgeting
3. Mixed metallic accents bring shine around the room, while a color filled art piece above the fireplace brings together colors in the room.
Thank you for following along with our Transformation Tuesday! We hope you enjoyed the Before and Afters, as well as design tips you hopefully picked up along the way. Contact us today if you would like our Dallas interior designers to transform your space to “Change the Way You Live and Work!”