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Trends: Sea Tones
Shopping: West Alabama in Houston
Street Style: Houston
Trends: Gold and White
My Favorite Room: Inside the Bedroom of Mi Golodrina Founder, Cristina Lynch
Makeover Your Furniture: Upholstery 101
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Trends: Copper Lighting
Lake House: A Weekend Get Away to East Texas
Smooth Transitions: Rosie Case Masters the Art of Decorating A Rental.
Go West: Inside Two Marfa Homes
Trends: Natural Selections
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The Final Image: Lakehouse
Summer Outside the City “ On a day, When we expected to work hard we were pleasantly suprised with an impromptu vacation. I left the setting charmed, relaxed and ready for the week. ”
On a hot day in June members of the Bungalow staff took off on an early morning adventure to shoot a lake house in East Texas. Three turnarounds, two hours and one ticket later we arrived. Upon arrival, I abandoned my styling kit and bucket of flowers in the car. The house was already a perfect setting and configuration. Anything added would have altered the well-thought-out design and interrupted the seamless flow and expressions of a warm and welcoming space. However, I know plenty of hard work and creativity took place before our arrival. Five minutes into the interview I was no longer working, rather conversing with friends, making connections to places, people and experiences. The shoot ended with a meal prepared by the wonderful hosts. You see, on this particular day, team Bungalow consisted of two working mothers and a twenty-something professional with an overbooked social calendar. On the day, when we expected to work hard we were plesantly suprised with an impromtu vacation. I left the setting charmed, relaxed and ready for the week. Call it an intervention of sorts, but the day gave new meaning to this issue of Bungalow and the necessity to get away, relax, and renew. Whether it’s a visit to someone’s lake house or to the West Texas town, Marfa. Take the time this summer to slow down and enjoy, even if it is just for a day.
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Our Talent. ANN LOWE
Ramona Flume is a freelance travel and design writer based in Austin, Texas. Her work appears regularly in various national magazines, newspapers and websites, including The Dallas Morning News and Austin Monthly. She is currently finishing her first series of nonfiction short stories, From One Fog to Another, released by Monofonus Press.
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weaves her background in design and photography with a communication and marketing degree to turn personal stories and concepts into powerful visuals that her clients can proudly call their own. Christi thrives on seeing the world through a different set of lenses as she collaborates with people and organizations as she chronicles their stories into a unique brand.
Paige Phelps visited Marfa, Texas for a concert weekend and moved back permanently eight weeks later. She is currently learning radio journalism at KRTS Marfa Public Radio but has worked previously at The Dallas Morning News and the D Magazine brand of publications. Yes, the Marfa Lights are real. No, no one knows what they really are. Yes, she has seen them. Really.
Ann Lowe is an interior decorator and stylist who strives to bring beauty and function to each space. After studying studio art in Santa Barbara California, she pursued her creative career in Austin TX. She began with a boutique catering business and soon realized she was more interested in the styling of the party rather the cooking itself. She launched Ann Lowe Design in 2010 and has had the great pleasure of designing restaurants, ranch houses, bungalows, and intimate gatherings.
Buff Strickland Buff Strickland is a native Texan who put down roots in New York and returned to Texas again. Her photography captures the intimacy of life’s moments. She draws inspiration from a variety of subjects she is asked to shoot; children, interiors, food and travels. When she is away from the camera, Buff races to keep up with her four year old son George, and explores her newly adopted hometown of Austin. She recently wrapped up a seasonal entertaining book for Camille Styles due out in the Fall.
Melissa Fitzgerald Katie McNEw
Katie McNew is a freelance writer and photographer living in Houston. Though she will always love fashion, her focus shifted to furnishings with the purchase of her first home. “I’ve loved decorating my son’s room, first as a nursery and now as a ‘big boy’ room,” she says. “It’s small, so the job’s not overwhelming, plus, it’s a kid’s room, so that’s automatically fun.”
Heather Hawkins, is a Dallas-based editorial and wedding photographer. After graduating from FIT in New York City, she worked in the fashion industry as a stylist and found her calling for photography while on set. She now lives in Dallas with her husband and baby boy on the way, and enjoys music, cooking and travel.
Melissa Fitzgerald is a Houstonbased lifestyle portrait photographer. She developed a love of art from a young age and eventually found photography as her medium of choice to create art of her own. She finds beauty in her everyday surroundings and strives always to relay that beauty through her photographs. Flowers, books, antique shopping, chocolate chip cookies and pretty light are a few of her favorite things.
1. a distinctive manner of expression. 2. an elegant, fashionable or luxurious mode of living.
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Sea Side 6.
(Clockwise from far left) 1. Swedish Dream Seaweed Soap, $6.50 at kalastyle.com 2. Side My Greek Island Home by Claire Lloyd, $50 at penguin.com.au 3.Threshold™ 7.7” Nautical Wrapped Hurricane, $19.99 at Target 4. The His is Hers® Linen Shirt by Claridge + King, $158 at claridgeandking.com 5. Baggu Pouch, $40 at Khul-Linscomb 6. Watercolor Brush Strokes Pillow by Rebecca Atwood $350 at calypsostbarth.com
All: Courtesy of Vendors
Update your throw pillows each season. These watercolor pillows are a perfect summer palette.
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(Clockwise from far left) 1. Snake Coil Box by Waylande Gregory, $155 at Area in Houston. 2. Dean Chandelier by Made Goods, $2,750 at Mecox in Dallas and Houston 3. Julien Console by Bungalow 5, $1,740 at Boxwood Interiors in Houston 4. Monaco Cylinder Lamp by Jill Rosenwald, $595 at jillrosenwald.com 5.Tusk Cuff Links by Gabriel Artigas, $195 at Saint Cloud in Houston 6. Gold Stripe Paper Plates, $6.95 for a set of 8 at paper-source.com 7. Alfred accent chair, $3,400 at Mecox in Dallas and Houston. 8. Gold Hong Kong pillow by Caitlin Wilson Textlies, $65 at caitlinwilson.com 9. Antler Tray by Times Two Design, $429 at Peacock Alley Design Studio in Dallas 10. Danielle Earrings in White Mother of Pearl by Kendra Scott, $60 at kendrascott.com 11. Bash Vessel by Tom Dixon, starting at $235 at Khul-Liscomb in Houston
This octagonal pattern mirrors the summer umbrellas on the beach with a classic color comb.
All: Courtesy of vendors
Found for the home
style * shopping Found for the home
West Alabama West Alabama Street is known for its mile of specialty shops. We hit the Upper Kirby section to visit these local gems. B y L esley B usby W eaver P h o t o g r a p h y M elissa F it zgerald
If you are looking for antique or vintage lighting, or whimsical furniture there is a good chance you will find it at Brown Light and Furnishing. Chandeliers of iron or wire, sconces, and porch lighting line the ceilings, walls, and tables. Each room has a different focus. The look is classical, timeless and one of a kind. Around each corner lies a unique surprise that satisfies the most discriminate shopper, an antique beehive, posters, charts, a collection of magnifying glasses, books, gifts for kids or outdoor furniture. Brown customizes a line of lights for every interior or exterior mood or need. The trip is worth it, even if you just need a bulb or nightlight 2940 Ferndale St.; 713-522-2151; shopbybrown.com
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Just likes its name states, Found has done the work for you. An eclectic mix of antiques paired with modern design, this store flows from one area to the next creating moments of interest, design epiphanies and idyllic styling. Etageres, rustic windows, antique signs and oversized letters
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line the walls of this space that is grounded with linen upholstery, lighting, display cases and vintage books. Collectable and Parisian flea market finds are intertwined with chinoiserie lamps, inlay trays and coffee table books. On my shopping spree, I found an iron and glass display case I had been searching for. So yes. I snatched it up. It now holds a family ledger dating to the 1800s, the perfect fit. 3433 W. Alabama St.; 713-522-9191; foundforthehome.com
Jas A Gundry II Antiques
Antique lover, Jas A Gundry II Antiques is just a door ring away (a fox to be exact) with an array of fine antiques from all over the world. The purveyors specialize in early 17th-century mixes of Continental (European), English and Oriental classics. Collections of furniture, lighting, copper, tapestries and china fill the boutique. A hand-carved, gold-leaf chinoiserie stool; a pair of blue opaline glass trumpets with cast brass lady hands and a Queen Anne down-filled needlepoint settee, is simply stunning and immediately captures your attention. 2906 Ferndale St; 713- 524-6622; www.antiquestorehouston.com
Found for the home
Found for the home Khul-Linscomb
Those who love design, designers and luxury, naturally, must go.The multi-complex store spans five buildings and houses an eclectic mix of antiques and bedding. It is more than you could ever imagine; antiques (neon signs and former prison tables) bedding (Pine Cone Hill, Yves Delorme, John Robshaw and Missoni Home), tabletop (Hermes, Seletti and Umbra) lighting (Tom Dixon and Flos) and modern furniture (Kartell) Kids (Dwell, Blabla and Oeuf). The impressive list goes on and on. Need a gift, search among the apothecary, jewelry, books and stationary. Names like Fornasetti and Malin+Goetz are mixed with noted Texas brands Niven Morgan, Susan Posnick. Truthfully, you need a couple of hours to give this Houston treasure a serious once over, there is just too much to discover. 2424 West Alabama
St; 512-236-0100; khul-linscomb.com
Lynne Goode Vintage
The bright blue entry doors make a stunning first impression in this boutique, tucked
Antiques of River Oaks
pieces anchor the store in every way with glass tables, Lucite chairs and acrylic side tables allowing the neutral palate of the store to have moments of impact. Red oriental chairs anchored a glass table and Lucite ghost chairs and received warmth from the asymmetrically hung chandelier above. Glass bowls, statement lamps and zebrawoods can be found in pieces by Theo Alexander side tables to instantly elevate a space. 3621 West Alabama St; 713-961-1619
Antiques of River Oaks Lynne Goode Vintage
inside an up a coming strip mall with a mix of retail, firms and more. Once inside you will find an array of mid-century modern furniture and many options for the Hollywood Regency enthusiast. Choose from vintage furniture, lighting, accessories and just enough lucite to please. When you reach the back, don’t skip the room off to the right side where you might find some great little gems. You will definitely hesitate if you are about to leave empty handed. Imagine the hard to find Kagan sofa with lucite legs in your space. Go ahead pick-up a chair or two. If you love it, you will make it work. 3637 West Alabama St., Suite 340; 713-522-5252; lynngoodevintage.com
Transitional and contemporary meet Asian influence in this West Alabama shop. Transparent
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River Oaks Antiques
Antiques of River Oaks is the place to find conversation pieces that will add layers and dimension to your spaces. Each dealer brings a different perspective to Houston’s finest
Lynne Goode Vintage
collection of antiques. Some have created a design concept for you; others allow you to create a vision for yourself. Circle around the store and you can’t help being drawn back in time to the 18th-20th century of vintage art, kimonos, historic quilts, jewelry, and lighting. Near the end of the circle, stop and delight in the contemporary tapestry subtly woven in pastels (if it is still there, of course)! 3461 West Alabama
Ornament by Racinet caught our eye. The stone process behind these chromolithograph prints creates strong color for lithography (if you have inked a plate or two). You will go in for print and leave with an appreciation for the art or the story behind it. 3021 Kirby Dr.; 713-622-7531.theantiquarium.com
St.; 713-961-3333; antiquesofriveroaks.com
Before you move your eyes away from the stately crown molding or classical library ladders, you will be greeted by one or both of the owners of “The Antiquarium, Antique Print and Map Gallery,” offering assistance or ready to share the story behind each globe, historical map, horticultural print or vivid illustrated storybook. While the Gallery specializes in antique maps, it’s so, much more. The items connect you to fine artistry about the past as you explore the shelves and meander along the walls of maps, some dating back to the 1500’s. A particular 1880 series called
Antiques of River Oaks
With a focus on interiors, Vieux ‘s showroom shares a vision of how you want to live. The well curated space is filled with antiques from France and Europe mixed with transitional and modern pieces from around the world. The rooms are designed down to the smallest detail such as juju hats, large coral and pillows. Vieux blends collection of rustic tables chrome leg benches, prints and Lucite and mixes natural elements such as sheepskin stools, animal skin rugs and found bottles to create a polished, eclectic look. Certain pieces can be customized to meet your need, such as cutting down the rose-gold legs on a group of counter stools, for a home without a counter, too good! 3710 West Alabama St.; 713-626-9500; vieuxinteriors.com
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Street Style Meet two Houstonians, that are defining style?
Personal STyle Favorite Stores:
Allie Fields Ag e : 31 O c c upat ion: T r av e l e r , mom of t wo d og s , wi f e a n d c ommun i t y volu n t e e r
Beverly Hills $45 at assouline.com
Tootsies, shopbop.com Net-a-porter.com Favorite thing to wear: Ray-bans, great fitting jeans, an Alexandra Knight clutch and a watch from my sweet husband A Rule for personal Style: Always dress for yourself. I wear whatever makes me feel good and like to mix high and low.
Style at Home Design Style: My house has a lot of black, white, greys and golds with a mixed with a contemporary and antique pieces. Renea Abbott (decorator, owner of Shabby Slips) helped me pull my home of seven years-ago together last year. Favorite Accessory: Beautiful coffee table books by Assouline and Taschenâ€Ś they bring such personality to a space.
Inspired Interiors: A gallery wall on a trip to London
Inspired Interiors: Black and white photograph of her parents was used for a series of greeting cards in the 60â€™s.
A rule for personal style: We want our home to be a sanctuary, but also a place that everyone can let totally loose in. You can find everything from a Ping-Pong table in our living room to a crystal chandelier in my bathroom.
the little Black Book Art: Off the Wall Gallery and 212 Gallery in Aspen Antiques: Shabby Slips, Carl Moore, and Vieux Florist: River Oaks Plant House, Kroger
Spring Pink Ostrich Anna Clutch $1700 at www.alexandraknightonline.com
Wallpaper: David Hicks
style * Street Style refined Style: Billy’s style is inspired by Americana, cars and nature.
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Street Style Favorite store: Apolis Common Gallery in Los Angeles Favorite thing to wear: Apolis raw indigo wool chore jacket, “It fades like a pair of denim.” A rule for personal style: “Develop a style that is “you” and wear it like a uniform. I always like to include the color indigo into my daily wear, in one form or another.” Favorite Accessory: Clothing valet
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Apolis Indigo Wool Chore Jacket, $328 at Nordstrom in Dallas
Gentlemanâ€™s Valet in Oak by Soren Rose Studio $1,885 at www. mattermatters.com
1. a snug retreat or refuge; resting place; home.
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Art History We take a peek inside the bedroom and bath of Cristina Lynch, founder of Mi Golondrina.
Wo r d s B y L esley B usby W eaver P h o t o g r a p h y K elly C hristine M usgraves
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xquisite, aptly describes Christina Lynch’s bedroom and bathroom. The rooms radiate with history and art. “I love pieces that tell a story,” says Lynch. The designer and founder of Mi Golondrina, the Dallas-based company that specializes in Mexican bedding and handcrafted apparel. Lynch finds delight in waking up in her sun-soaked bedroom surrounded by art and her latest line of throw pillows, which simply state: Besos (kisses). Designed like a classic Mexican hacienda, the open spaces in Lynch’s North Dallas home are just right for family life and their passion for entertaining. “It is not unusual for a party to end with us dancing barefoot to mariachis in the entry hall,” says Lynch. “Romantic,” is how Lynch explains the common thread that seamlessly blends the fashion she creates for the home and the vibrant hand-embroidered dresses that symbolize 200 years of traditional artisan style. Lynch loves finding unique pieces while traveling and the ease and flexibility of Mexican blouses. “ I easily dress them up for dinner with dramatic gold Oaxacan earrings or wear them with jeans and flats for a day exploring the markets.” Lynch’s passion for life and the heritage she has created in her home shines through her style.—Besos.
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Cristina’s handcrafted pillows and blouses are available in her shop at migolondrina.com
BedRoom: Mi Golondrina Decorative Pillows can be purchased at Biscuit Home in Houston and Peacock Alley in Dallas. and online at www.MiGolondrina.com.
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Meet Cristina Lynch
BAthroom: Stepping inside the Lynchâ€™s sanctuary is like vsiting a spa oasis. Mexican tiles add an intricate accent to lovely vanity area and large picturesque window treatments bring in an element of inviting warmth.
What is your favorite item in your bedroom/bath retreat?
The painting by the recently deceased, and very talented, Alejandro Santiago. I had the pleasure of meeting him in Mexico last summer, and the painting will always remind me of our chance encounter at my favorite market in Oaxaca. Is there something you would like to add your bedroom?
More art. Always more art. What are your favorite home stores to shop at in Dallas or Texas?
I tend to find many things on my travels. When at home, I love to visit Peacock Alley, Stanley Korshak and Forty Five Ten. I also enjoy window-shopping in Bishop Arts.
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The Upholstery Movement
Amanda Brown of Spruce and Laura Bates of SunnyRoad Interiors give us an introduction to upholstery. Wo r d s b y L esley B usby W eaver
P h o t o g r a p h y K atie M c N ew and B ill S allans
ver the last decade, upholstery has gone through its own revolution of sorts. Hit new highs with the gogreen movement and preserving family pieces, this generation has more options. With a constant flux of up-and-coming textile designers, internet accessibility and industry pros branching out, gone are the days of just noveIty, floral and basic toile. The right upholsterer can answer all your questions and present you with multiple options, so to avoid a disastrous learning curve, Amanda Brown of Spruce in Austin and Laura Bates of Sunny Road in Houston give us a little Upholstery 101. Spruce
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Spruce: 6611 N Lamar Blvd. Austin Spruce, opened it doors in 2007, after Amanda Browns search for an upholsterer to refresh pieces for a vintage and antique retail shop came up empty handed. Rather than give up the idea, she enrolled in upholstery classes at Austin Community College and requests for custom upholstery resulted in Spruce. The shop, specializing in designer fabrics, custom upholstery and classes. Amanda maintains a vision of the original dream with vintage and antique furnishings. Now, she has written a book, Spruce: A Step-by-Step Guide to Upholstery and Design. The book breaks down the basic principles and equips you to makeover your pieces.
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Spruce 101: Q|A What questions should you ask when selecting an upholsterer? Do you have references or a portfolio to view? What is concidered a basic upholstery job? Every shop is different, so it’s best to ask specific questions about the upholsterer’s process. At Spruce, we almost always replace padding and retie springs, unless the customer requests otherwise, so that would be our “basic upholstery job.” What are some methods beyond basic upholstery to create a one-of-a-kind piece? We discuss different styling options with our clients to improve the look of their furniture. We can change the number of cushions, padding, and even the structural shape of a piece to completely transform the look. Complementary fabric combinations are also great ways to customize furniture. What should you look for when purchasing a vintage piece to upholster? Avoid furniture that’s been left outside. Water damage can often lead to termites and mold, which can significantly compromise a piece’s structural integrity. I also stay away from pieces that have damaged wood or loose joints, as those issues can be costly to repair.
All: bill Sallans
What is your first rule when selecting fabric? Love it or leave it. Regardless of durability and other fabric specifications, I’m always most happy with fabrics that give me a positive gut reaction. Otherwise, I’m quick to send it back through the upholstery process. Should you paint before you upholster? Refinishing should always be done before the new upholstery job, but after the piece is stripped of all its old fabric and padding.
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SunnyRoadâ€™s doors have been open for 32 years. Originally, Laura Bates started out as a buyer for her family shoe business at the age16. After attending her first auction, she was hooked. She and her mother began attending auctions and had such an overflow that the family shoe business added an Antique Annex. When a few of those pieces need upholstery, Bates, then studying fashion merchandising, discovered a love for fabrics that pushed her in a new direction that evolved into SunnyRoad. The storefront specializes in custom furniture, upholstery, slipcover, drapery and bedding.
All: Katie Mcnew
SunnyRoad Interiors: 3111 Fondren Rd.
SunnyRoad 101: Q|A What should you look for when purchasing a vintage piece to upholster? A piece needs to work on the inside. Take the fabric off and look under the seat and see what you are getting. Will you need new springs? Does it have a broken frame or will it just need new foam? Upholsterers can also change legs, arms and backs and add skirts. This cost a little more, but if the piece is older, it is well worth it. What does a basic slipcover job entail? Before deciding to have slipcovers made, you need to decide if you are going to machine wash or dry clean. If the answer is machine wash, you need to pre-wash the fabric that allows for shrinkage. Then decide on a style. • Usage: Slipcovers can be used on chairs, tables, sofas, ottomans, etc. • Fit: Loose, tight, semi-tight with gathered, pleated and straight skirts or no skirt at all! • Stitch: Welting; no welting, small welting, topstitch or just a seam. • Details: Interest can be added to slipcovers including adding ribbon to the skirt or cushions, using multiple fabrics on one piece and adding double-trim to cushions. What is your first rule when selecting fabric? Go with what you like, not the latest trend. Trends change every season, but once the piece is picked-up you will have it for years. What are some methods to protect your fabrics? Scotch Guard is an option, but is like nail polish, it will wear off depending on your usage or you can have your upholsterer do an in-house treatment. There is a process that can protect your fabric with a coating that repels liquid and does not change the look. It cost around $11 per yard and takes 3-4 weeks. How do you estimate yardage for a project? My years of experience has helped me develop a rule of thumb... Sofa: 17-22 yards (depending on the skirt, cushions and pattern repeat) Love Seat: 14-17 yards Chairs: 7-10 yards Slipcovers: 2-4 yards
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Amanda’s Favorites Solid fabric: Zinc Delave in frost Classic fabric: Designers Guild Amrapali in peony Print fabric: Stark Fabric’s Rebelle in multico Chinoiserie fabric: Quadrille’s Macao II in lilac multi Novelty fabric: Tuscan Pears by Vivian Ducas Favorite fabric collection right now: Beacon Hill’s Floating World
Tuscan Pears, starting at $17.50 at spoonflower.com
Stark Fabric’s Rebelle in multico, $207 per yards. To the trade at starkcarpet.com Laur
Laura’s Favorites Damask fabric: Robert Allen Royal Beauty in turquoise Novelty fabric: Beacon Hill Cheetah Velvet in coral Chinoiserie/toile fabric: Thibaut South Sea in turquoise Floral fabric: Schumacher Khantau in tree-cream
Schumacher Khantau in tree-cream To the Trade Only. www.fschumacher.com
All Fabric: Courtesy of vendors
South Sea in turquoise by Thibaut, For a list of Texas retailers visit thibautdesign.com
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1. to restore to good condition; make new or as if new again; repair. 2. to reinvigorate; refresh; revive.
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Gong in copper by Prandina, $ 1250 at Scott + Cooner in Austin and Dallas.
Copper Light Our favorite that shine and reflect from above.
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1. Globo di Luce Pendant, $1395 at Design Within Reach in Austin, Dallas and Houston or dwr.com
3. Artichoke Lamp in copper by Poul Henningsen for Louis Poulsen Lighting, $13,396-$19,966 at Design Within Reach in Austin, Dallas and Houston or dwr.com
2. Mass Light NA5 in copper by &Tradition, $300 at danishdesignstore.com
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7. Etch Pendant in copper by Tom Dixson, $495 at Khul-Linscomb in Houston
5. Utzon in copper by &Tradition, $475 at scandinaviandesigncenter.com
5. Trace 1 by Blu Dot, $299 at Blu Dot in Austin (opening in August) or bludot.com
4. Spica in copper, small, $795 at shop.iacolimcallister.com
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chinoiserie chic Colorful. Modern. Bold . For when East meets West
1. Hidden Temple in emerald, $150 per yard at Robert Allen | Beacon Hill in Dallas & Houston and Stockton Hicks Laffey in Austin 2. Chiang Mai Dragon in jade by F. Schumacher & Co. To the trade only at fschumacher.com 3. Luzon fabric in aqua and coral by Thibaut. For Texas retailers visit thibautdesign.com 4. Mia in green, $24.99 per yard at CalicoCorners.com 5. Moon Blossom in midnight, $150 per yard at Robert Allen | Beacon Hill in Dallas & Houston and Stockton Hicks Laffey in Austin 6. Ming Dragon in admiral, $58 per yard at dwellstudio.com
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graphic design Repeat patterns in all shapes and sizes
1. Naga Iris by John Robshaw Textiles, To the trade only at Allan Knight & Associates in Dallas 2. Bastion Chocolate by Hable Construction, $110 per yard. To the trade only at Meredith Oâ€™Donnell Fine Furniture in Houston 3. Big Buti in cotton by Walter G, $138 per yard. To the trade only at mltdesigncollection.com 4. Sticks in navy by Victoria Larson, $136. To the trade only at bradley-usa.com 5. Cosmos in midnight and prussian by Studio Bon Textiles. To the trade only at studiobontextiles.com 6. S. Harris Makapala in lagoon by Hable Construction. To the trade only at Fabricut showroom in Dallas
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floral or fauna Modern and prints for all that bloom, hunt and gather.
1. Butterfly Garden by Osborne & Little. To the trade only at ID Collection in Dallas and Houston 2. Meadowood in onyx by AERIN for Lee Jofa, starting at $296 per yard at Aerin.com 3. Folkland in admiral, $125 per yard at dwellstudio.com 4. Seychelles in noir by F. Schumacher & Co. To the trade only at fschumacher.com 5. Junglaow in lime, $175 per yard at dwellstudio.com 6. Cecilia in coral by Tilton Fenwick, $77.50 per yard. To the trade only at duralee.com
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home home [hohm]
1. a house, apartment, or other shelter that is the usual residence of a person, family, or household. 2. the place in which oneâ€™s domestic affections are centered.
Lake house Living John Bourgeois and Grant Jackson exchanged their fast-paced Dallas lifestyle for a relaxing east Texas retreat. Wo r d s b y L esley B usby W eaver
P h o t o g r a p h y b y H eather H awkins
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looking at real estate, says John Bourgeois, as he sits at the dining table in his East Texas home, he shares with partner, Grant Jackson. Over the years he has designed and rebuilt five secondary homes, the last two with Jackson. Each home was purchased with the intent to stay, but soon after completion, they were placed on the market, except for this one, “this one we had to keep,” says Bourgeois.Growing up Bourgeois spent the weekends of his summer vacation on a farm in the neighboring town of Winnsboro. He stopped going as soon as he could drive and it no longer held his interest, “there is just something about being older that makes you appreciate what you had,” he reflects. The 1980’s lake house was barely a step up from a shed when Bourgeois found it online six years ago, shocking even the realtor when they decided to buy it. The home sits on a little over an acre, in Leesburg, Texas. With past experience, a great contractor and a lot of weekends sacrificed, the house was completed two years later. “We designed this house based on our needs. We didn’t want this it to feel like a week-
end house, but rather a home designed to the same requirements of a full-time residence,” says Jackson. Windows and doors were moved and added into the new design to make sure every room had a lake view, and they do, all but the front bedrooms. A master bedroom addition with vaulted ceilings, new kitchen, stone floors and beadboard ceilingsare just a few of the highlights. In fact, the pellet stove and original stain glass in the master bathroom are all that remains of the former home. Filling the home was no problem. Bourgeois, the creative partner for a private clothing label and Jackson, the national sales manager for Sutherland® furniture and Perennials Fabrics, have the same taste. Both with different roles, Bourgeois is an admitted antique junkie and col5 6 s u m m e r
lector, Jackson edits. “I buy a lot of art while I travel,”says Bourgeois. “I like to aquire things that have a memory attached.” The home is filled with pieces from trips to Paris, New York, Marfa and, most recently Marrakesh where they acquired multiple rugs and lighting. Both laugh as they recall a time a mirror would not fit in the overhead compartment on a flight home from Paris. Bourgeois broke it in half to fit, adding “there was a fight, we took up one side of overhead bins in the front cabin trying to get everything home.” “The goal was to create spaces where friends and family could come and feel at home and enjoy making memories,” says Jackson. And they did just that.
Lakehouse: Bourgeois and Jackson completed a full exterior and interior remodle in two years traveling from Dallas on the weekends to work on the home.
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Kitchen: The kitchen was a complete renovation. Windows were added and moved to allow a view of the lake from almost every room.
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Living Room:The love for original art and various collections such as milk glass and taxidermy line walls and display cases and an extensive collection of coffee table books are stacked in throughout every room. All placed in a fashion that doesnâ€™t overwhelm the space.
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Living Room: The love for original art and various collections, such as silver and vintage photographs, line walls and display cases and an extensive collection of coffee table books are stacked in throughout every room. Grant brought in his sofa, and John, his chairs to the space. “We switch things around and move things in and out,” says John. “It makes it kind of fun.” An acrylic base was added to the sculpture by Dallas artist, Ricardo Paniagua, to display.
Lakehouse: Bourgeois and Jackson enjoy shopping at Found in Houston, Vinya in Dallas and Fran Yates Antiques in Mt. Vernon Texas. They also love to find unique items at estate sales.
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Lakehouse: Bourgeois and Jackson enjoy shopping at Found in Houston, Vinya in Dallas and Fran Yates Antiques in Mt. Vernon Texas. They also love to find unique items at estate sales.
Lake House: Beadboard ceiling, can lights and slate floor were added throughout the home.
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Treehouse:The entire exterior received a facelift including new landscaping, decks, fire pit and â€œtreehouseâ€? addition (this outdoor room, walk-up was built up to align with the height of the master bedroom addition).
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Outdoors: Bourgeois and Jackson spend time with one of their three miniature dachshundsâ€”Madison, Mia and Luci. The dock chair is from the Sutherland line by David Sutherland.
Smooth Transitions Rosie Case takes on a new design challenge every time she and her family make a move. Wo r d s b y R amona F lume
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osie Case describes her style as “earthy eclectic,” which could explain her knack for natural selection. The New Jersey native and freelance copywriter transferred her growing home décor collection in between six different New York City rentals before meeting her husband and moving to the Lone Star State. Today, the couple lives with their two children in their second Georgetown rental home, which showcases the amalgamated aesthetic that Case has been honing for the past two decades.
“I don’t want to start from scratch every time,” Case says about the tenants of her peripatetic design. “I have certain anchor pieces and from there, I edit, add and subtract. I recycle things, but try and bring a fresh perspective in each new house.” And her easy-come-easy-go design philosophy isn’t solely informed by her frequent moves. With two young children, Jasper, 5, and Rosie, 2, Case tries not to get too attached to anything. “Things have been smashed and balls and toys have knocked things off the wall,” she says. “I just say, ‘what will be, will be.’ But I refuse to let my penchant for decorating keep them from playing. They pretty much run the place and I
Living Room: When you move, one of the biggest things you can do to change the personality of the space is to swap out the lighting. It makes such a huge difference,” Case says. “It can be a great way to change the tone of your home. The first thing I do in a space is personalize each light fixture.” Case found the Caramel leather couch, the “Barrett” Palliser sectional at Austin’s Town and Country Leather. The upholstered chairs are vintage, from Home Interior Consignments in Georgetown, and covered in a fabric found on Etsy. Play Room: The console and stools were found on Craigslist and the duck rocker, Ebay.
do my best to keep it orderly.” Her family is currently preparing for their next, and hopefully final, move to a French chateau-style home in Fort Worth. It will be their first home to officially own and, after almost a dozen relocations, Case is excited to move into a space that’s truly hers—even if she still fears the arrival of the U-Haul. “It’s always a mixture of dread and excitement,” Rosie says about the moving process. But she’s more than ready for her next design challenge. “Honestly, I think I’m going to hesitate before I swing a hammer into the walls,” Case says. “Because for the first time, it will be mine.
Living Room: “I’m just kind of drawn to white objects! At first, not everything on the shelves were white, but most were. After playing around with it a bit, I just found an all-white palette pleasing to the eye.” The wooden hand is a Craigslist find from Austin.
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Family Room: The White sofa is from Ikea, the white leather lounge chair is from a vintage shop in Point Pleasant, NJ, and the tan leather chair was also purchased from Home Interior Consignments in Georgetown. The travertine side table was found on Craigslist.
Dining room: “My aesthetic is pointy,” Case says. “I’m not joking, everything I’m drawn to is pointy—like the brutalizing chandelier in the dining room. My husband has to duck under it every time he walks by to avoid getting speared in the head.” Entry: The art deco desk/table is a Austin, Craigslist find and the vintage brass Sarreid locker is a Craigslist find from Leander, Texas
Master Bedroom: Caseâ€™s rotating archive of eclectic dĂŠcor features a mix of natural accents, like Paul Evans-style armoires, and bold, modern designs The Vintage brass etagere is from Home interior Consignments in Georgetown.
Guest Room: The vintage Century Furniture “Chin Hua” dresser is from Austin Avenue Consignment in Georgetown, the Oversized ceramic lamp, Home Interior Consignments in Georgetown and the vintage tooled leather butterfly chair is a Craigslist find. Case found the wood and glass “bamboo” console from the Salvation Army Home Store in Round Rock.
Guest Bedroom: Wavy headboard, and brass, chrome and glass console table are Craigslist.
Kids bedroom: The Brass chest and abstract over twin bed were found on Craigslist. The wooden rocking horse, Goodwill.
West Side Story
Couples JEAN LANDRY & RICHARD BULLOCK and BUCK JOHNSTON & CAMP BOSWORTH unexpectedly Settle in Marfa, Texas. Wo r d s b y Paige Phel p s P h o t o g r a p h y b y H eather H awkins
There is something about the arid, desert landscape of Marfa that induces most newcomers to put down roots. Most Marfa stories start with a road trip - there’s really no other way to get to the desert town of less than 2,000 that is one hour from the Mexican border- and ends with each and every one of them telling you, in their own way, that they just felt something calling them to stay. It could be those unending views that look out on Texas mountains in every direction, or the legacy of Donald Judd, whose masterworks are housed inside a converted army base at the Chinati Foundation. Maybe it’s just the charm of cowboys on bicycles and artists in pick-up trucks, but whatever it is, transplanted Marfans will tell you over and over again that the impulse to move here wasn’t entirely their own, it just had to happen, and fast. Luckily the place that 60 Minutes deemed “the quirkiest town in America,” attracts more than its fair share of people with charming, unique styles all their own.
The home of Jean Landry & Richard Bullock: Marfa, Texas
ean Landry, a TV/film set decorator and lamp designer, and her husband Richard Bullock, a professional boom operator had been looking for a home in LA for “two solid years.” “We literally saw hundreds of houses,” Landry said. “We bid on a dozen, even overbid, and lost every time. We were fed up.” At Christmas, the couple took a road trip that detoured them through Marfa, a tiny art town in the desert they had read so much about. They went for a walk in town and even though “it was completely dead,” they just had this feeling. The couple returned in the summer to look for a piece of land, maybe something to build on later, perhaps for retirement. But over the course of the week, the idea morphed into something greater.
“Within a week we had bought a house,” Landry said. “We were a little stunned. On the way back to Los Angeles we kept saying to each other, ‘I can’t believe we just did that. Did we dream that?’” They fell in love with a renovated one-bedroom adobe with a simple shape that felt “heavy” set against the sparse landscape. The couple moved to Marfa full-time in June 2010 in a car “packed to the gills” with Jean’s thrift store finds, family hand-me-downs, the Scandinavian textiles she collects, and, of course, a giant tumbleweed—a leftover set decoration from a movie she worked on starring Robin Wright that held sentimental value for her. “We were at the Border Patrol station in Sierra Blanca and the agent looked at the tumbleweed and then at me, and said, ‘You know, ma’am, we got plenty of those out here,’” Landry recalled with a laugh. The plentiful tumbleweed turned out to be an inspiration for Landry. She now designs hand-sculpted tumbleweed pendant lamps sold through Dosa, which has is store in Marfa, Tienda M. As for the move to Marfa, Landry and Bullock are happy with their snap decision. “If you’re not good with isolation, I don’t recommend it,” she said, yet adding in the same breath, “It is a very social place, though. Our social lives are busier here than LA”
Living Room: The living room walls are in some places up to 18-inches thick, which keeps the heat out and the cool in. The concrete floors have radiant heat to keep it nice and warm in the winter. Landry said all of her â€œswanky pieces,â€? like the Eames chairs in her living room, were wedding gifts from her parents, architects based in Dallas. The table and chair set she bought for a steal of $100 online. A Marimekko fabric panel sets the tone for the room.
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Kitchen: Concrete countertops with black pigment keep a streamlined, clean look in the kitchen. The couple added more storage, but for the most part kept the kitchen, as it was when they purchased the home. Pops of color, like the orange fondue pot Landry’s mother gave her, keep visual interest but Landry, is a less-is-more decorator. “I work with what I’ve got because it’s enough,” she said.
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Bedroom: The bedroom was a new addition by the adobe’s original owners, which found the building in ruins with no roof. John Donnels black and white photography adorns the walls. “I found that lamp in a thrift store in Seattle. Later, when I was in New York, I saw a shop with a pair of these lamps for $1500. Mine was $10!” Landry said. Her tip: “You’ve got to go into a thrift store with an educated eye…and even in a thrift store you should be discerning. Why spend even $5 on something you don’t love?”
Exterior: Jim Martinez, of Dallas and Marfa, designed the couple’s landscaping which the couple likes to think of as “self-consciously random.”
Star lamp: “Sometimes I start a whole house around a lamp,” Jean said. This was purchased from the Marfa Chamber of Commerce when they decided to upgrade the town’s Christmas decorations. “I just think it is so sweet and old-fashioned. It was what we first noticed on our very first visit to Marfa,” Landry said.
The home of Buck Johnston and Camp Bosworth: Marfa ,Texas
agical,” is how Buck Johnston and Camp Bosworth described Marfa on their first visit. They had barely been dating three months when they decided to escape Dallas by driving to the Chinati Hot Springs by the border to relax with a short stop in Marfa along the way. “Twenty-four hours later, we had bought property. We moved here four months later,” Buck said. “Everybody thought we were insane, and you know what? We were.” They loved the lights, they loved the remoteness of the place, then they were shown an old adobe church for sale and that was it; they made up their minds to purchase it on the spot. “The house was just a bonus for us,” Buck explained. At first, the couple tried to decorate with the prevailing minimalist Marfa aesthetic in mind. It just didn’t jive with who they are, though. The exterior of their home is a vibrant hot pink; a color inspired by a Mexican restaurant in the beach town the couple vacations to every winter. The kitchen has a bright red Chambers stove they brought with them from Dallas and a Heath Ceramics backsplash. The doorpull on each cabinet is a fun figurine that Camp, an artist, created. “We like vintage things with a folksy feel,” Buck explained. “And besides,” she added slyly, “I thought this town needed a little color.”
Living Room: Camp designed and built the fireplace, as well as the archway leading into the kitchen, which are both original to the building. Camp built on the front porch too. The furniture is mainly vintage finds. â€œI think small spaces are a luxury,â€? Buck said.
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Dining Room: Camp designed and built the wood dining table, surrounded by Thonet chairs, and they added the windows and French doors to add light and be able to eat al fresco on the patio Camp created, which they do often when entertaining. The wall paint color is “the lightest shade of hot pink that exists,” Buck said. “Hot pink by Pantone is my favorite color.” The Boombox is from a 2013 art exhibit of Camps.
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Dining Room: Camp designed and built the wood dining table, surrounded by Thonet chairs, and they added the windows and French doors to add light and be able to eat al fresco on the patio Camp created, which they do often when entertaining. The wall paint color is “the lightest shade of hot pink that exists,” Buck said. “Hot pink by Pantone is my favorite color.”
Bathroom: Inspiration for the couple’s bathroom came from two main sources: vintage hand towels and tequila. “I love colors: reds, pinks, oranges. I wanted our bathroom to look like the towel designs,” Buck said. So, while tipsy, the couple designed their own mosaic pattern through an online company.
Wrong Store: Buck and Camp converted an old church on their property into a retail store.
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