A familiar sentiment for me, as a designer and project manager, is just that. Ready, set, wait. When embarking on a relationship with clients, we enter into a new classroom of sorts each time. New styles, new personalities and new design needs and desires for us to learn and understand. It’s that beauty of continual change and growth in the industry and clientele; and, that can serve as a rush for us. A new challenge, a new perspective, a new end result. Well that end result can sometimes not come soon enough!
One of our current projects had been offering just that dangled carrot of excitement and emoted that same go-go-go, now wait mentality. This is a large home in Fairview, TX, and they had a completely blank and beautiful slate for us to create on. With a unique aesthetic desire between the couple, we were challenged to find a harmony between minimalistic clean lines and classic architecturally interesting characteristics, found in more traditional style pieces.
The fresh clean finishes throughout called for an East Hampton twist in color and finish to compliment the serene coolness of the house and the nature-scape of endless woods behind the house.
Furnishing an entire home makes way for several installation phases needed and, as we begin to see each room come together complete, we’re excited to share with you, a harmonious design execution. The first space to cross the finish line is the grand foyer of the house. Welcome Home. Stay A While. While not the heart of the home, an entry or foyer has the power to immediately set the tone and design for the rest of your house and for the overall stay of a house guest or family member the like. With a symmetrical vestibule off the front door to frame the grandiose foyer ahead, we brought in a balanced layout of seating anchored around a whimsical round rug. The layout helps bring the focus into the intimate moment created by cozy velvet, warm wood tones and glam lighting features. The tranquil palette of gold and a dusty slate blue are just enough to punch up the white marble floor but soft enough to set a sophisticated tone for the rest of the home. Escaping tall ceilings are brought down with colonnades of custom panels of soft embroidered fabric, hung from classic medallions.
With the balancing act of light, texture, scale and proportion, this foyer went from vast and empty to intimate and inviting. As the final layers throughout this home come together, with custom art and accessories finishing off each space, we anxiously await the final product. For now the dangled carrot is at least hanging in a foyer that says “Welcome. Come stay a while”.