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SPRING 2015 | VOL .3 ISSUE 1
Trends: Face Time
Trends: Fresh Florals
Street Style: Houstonian sisters who are defining style.
Shopping: Westheimer in River Oaks
Madre + Little Bean Shop: The new Dallas shop with interiors and clothing for kids.
Creating Spaces: A young Arlington family completes their first round of renovations with ease.
The Aquahaus: A South Austin Mid-Century Meets Marfa.
Vivid Composition: Designer Brooke Moser transforms her Kessler Park home.
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New Additude “ I LAYER MY FAVORITE ROOMS AND THE DESIGNS AND PIECES HAVE MEANING AND PURPOSE.”
This issue marks the second anniversary of Bungalow magazine and my personal style grows with every issue. In mind and spirit I am design obsessed, but conservative in selection and execution. I hope that is in my past. Here are a few ways Bungalow has changed me. THIS IS MY FUN HOUSE. In the second issue of Bungalow, a homeowner
said to me, “This is my fun house, in my next house I will make serious design choices.” I had a moment, “What? You can do that?” I was taking myself extremely seriously. I only thought of my home as an investment. I carefully chose neutral wall colors and standard lights, but could go wild with throw pillows and slipcovers. I liberated my style by purchasing and hanging six eclectic chandeliers and re-imagining two spaces with wallpaper. SHOP WITH INSIGHT. Over the years, I have purchased too many pieces of
furniture that were wrong for our space (DIY mistakes, on-sale and quick fixes). As the pieces broke or no longer functioned as they should, I did a silent dance of joy because I could finally right my wrong. Bottom line, you get what you pay for and in some cases, you pay more than you should and receive less than you expected. My new advice, do your research before making a purchase. Be realistic about how long you expect the piece to last and never underestimate the quality of a vintage piece that needs a little TLC and renovation.
Over the past two years, Bungalow has influenced the way I think about our home and how I make changes. I have enjoyed every moment. It has been a blast! Best,
Lesley Busby Weaver
LESLEY BUSBY WEAVER: KATIE MCNEW
TAKE YOUR TIME. I have really relaxed this year. In the past, all it took to energize my creative juices was to have the house to myself. It was not unusual for my husband to return from a business trip to discover a redecorated room. Now, the purchases are intentional and arrangements stay in place longer. I do not rush here and there to rework spaces. I layer my favorite rooms and the designs and pieces have meaning and purpose.
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Our Talent. ANN EDGERTON
TOLLY MOSELEY is a writer and reporter based in Austin, Texas. She is the author of the forthcoming The HUNT: Austin (Spring 2014), an aspiring home cook and possessor of a black thumb. Her work has appeared in Salon, Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine, the Austin AmericanStatesman and on her parentsâ€™ refrigerator.
CHRISTI MINTER KONZE
CHRISTI MINTER KONZE 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, chronicling their stories into a unique brand.
STEVEN LINDSEY is a Dallas-based lifestyle writer with a passion for the city and its people. Currently, heâ€™s Editor of Zagat Dallas and the local and national editions of He Said Magazine. He regularly contributes to The Dallas Morning News, Where Magazine, and Tastemade City.
ANN EDGERTON 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 than 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.
KELLY CHRISTINE SUTTON
MARI HIDALGO is a stylist who exemplifies the unusual combination of hard work and extraordinary artistry. Mari studied fashion at Parsons School of Design and worked for design houses, including Donna Karan, Proenza Schouler, Jon Varvatos, and Kai Kühne. Mari works in Dallas, contributing to Neiman Marcus, D Magazine, D Weddings, FD Luxe, David Sutherland, The Container Store, Pier 1, Miller Lite and Corona.
SHAYNA FONTANA is a fashion and interiors photographer from Chicago currently living in Dallas. She has worked with several major publications while living in New York City, such as Harper’s Bazaar, WWD, Architectural Digest, & InStyle.
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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.
KELLY CHRISTINE SUTTON, a lifestyle photographer and film-maker focuses her creativity on people and the spaces where they live, work and play. She captures families and children in a natural and honest way—births, weddings, marketing, interiors— recording moments people want to remember. Kelly grew up in the Piney Woods of East Texas with a creative family and moved to the city 6 years ago. She recently married to her love of 10 years. They have settled down in a comfortable yellow bungalow in East Dallas with their 2 cats, a hedgehog and a bearded dragon.”
1. a distinctive manner of expression. 2. an elegant, fashionable or luxurious mode of living.
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ALL: COURTESY OF VENDORS
(Clockwise from far left) 1. Love Birds Wink Clutch, $298 at katespade.com 2. Ellens Eyes, $105 at johnderian.com 3. Flirting Shoes by Chiara Ferragni, $244 at chiaraferragnicollection.com 4. Lâ€™Esclave by Cire Trudon, $175 at Kuhl-Linscomb 5. Compartes X Kelly Wearstler Ingenue Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel, $13 at compartes. com 6. Desert Flower Necklace $125 at venessaarizaga.com 7. Flora Small Scented Candle by Fornasetti, $175 at Neiman Marcus in Dallas
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(Clockwise from far left) 1. Bloombury Pillow Sham in pink, $75 at Biscuit Home in Houston or biscuit-home.com 2. Skygarden S2 Pendant in gold, $4395 at Design Within Reach in Austin, Dallas and Houston 3. KENZO, $75 at rizzolibookstore.com 4. Indigo Rock by Jenny Pennywood, $570 at jennypennywood. com 5. Botanica Rug from Missoni Home, $1,148 at Urbanspace Interiors in Austin 6. English Rose Maxi Top and Skirt by Erin Fetherson, $250- $350 at Neiman Marcus in Austin, Dallas and Houston or erinfetherston.com 7. Fifi Engraved Stationery, $52 at bellâ€™INVITO studio in Dallas or bellinvito.com 8. Alexa Flat Sandals by Loeffler Randall, $375 at loefflerrandall.com 9. Floor Cushion in Nosie Posey, $40 by Lilly Pulitzer for Target, at target. com 10. German Roses Dome by John Derian, $1,925 at ByGeorge and Mercury Design Studio in Austin, Forty Five Ten and Rutherfordâ€™s in Dallas and Kuhl-Linscomb and Judith Ann Jewels in Houston
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Street Style Meet two Houston sisters that are defining style. P h o t o g r a p h y b y B R O O K E S C H WA B
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STYLE NOTES: Hannah pairs black high-top Converse with a skirt from Montrose Shop in Houston.
HANNAH ANDERSON AG E: 2 1 O CCUPAT ION : F R E E L A NC E A RT I S T /MU S IC I A N
STREET STYLE Favorite Store: I honestly do not have a favorite store. I love the thrift shops. Favorite thing to wear: High-waist black jeans, lipstick, and a t-shirt. A rule for personal style? Do not be swayed by trends. Those come and go, and they only work for some people. I am all about finding what works for my body and what makes me feel good.
STYLE Favorite Home Store: For home goods, the internet is my go-to, that or a good yard sale. Design style? I love a clean, contemporary feel. Favorite accessory? Plants. I cannot stop buying plants. Buchanan’s is my number one favorite nursery in Houston
ART, FUR PORTRAIT AND SHOES: COURTESY OF HANNAH ANDERSON
BLACK BOOK Art: I enjoy having some of my own art around my house and love collecting art pieces and photographs created by my friends.
STYLE NOTES: (above) Hannah collects art from her friends and (left) believes in wearing what makes her feel good.
Antiques: There’s a shop called Vintage Gifts & Antiques—It’s three connected houses and they have a really wide selection. Florist: Two florists I follow on Instagram and from whom I receive constant inspiration—are @amy_ merrick and @yasminemei. They are incredible! Here in Houston I love to shop for fresh cut flowers at Central Market in Highland Village. They have best selection.
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SOPHIA ANDERSON AG E: 1 7 O CCUPAT ION : W R I T E R S OPHI A N DE R S ON. C OM
STREET STYLE Personal Style: 1950s-inspired Favorite store: Kate Spade and thrift stores Favorite thing to wear: High waist trousers, neck scarves, and fur. A rule for personal style? I always uphold my personal belief in class. I love to know that what I am wearing is significant, because that gives me confidence.
STYLE Favorite Home Store: Found for the Home Design style: I absolutely love French Regency style with upscale influence from late 18th and 19th century design pieces. Favorite accessory? I could not live without my stationery.
STYLE NOTES: (above) fur, trousers and neck scarves are a staple for Sophia.
Art: I adore the 18th century French Medicinal Ledgers that I got from Found for the Home. I use them as individual art pieces around my room accompanied with modern art painted by my brother, Joshua Anderson. Antiques: I shop at thrift stores around Houston if I am looking for antiques. Florist: Buchananâ€™s Native Plants. Fabric Source: David Sutherland showroom in the Decorative Center. Upholsterer: My brother, Joshua Anderson, is the familyâ€™s upholsterer.
FUR PORTRAIT: COURTESY OF SOPHIA ANDERSON
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Westheimer in River Oaks Westheimer road is known for its diverse shopping destinations like the Galleria and Highland Village, but down the street from the mega-centers these shops are holding their own. Wo r d s b y L E S L E Y B U S BY W E AV E R
Photography by CHRISTI MINTER
If you are wondering why everything fits perfectly together in this tucked away shop. It’s because Area, is a curated blend of vintage finds, fine antique furniture and modern touches. Layered in textures of lucite, linens, glass, brass and rustic wood, you would have no problem transporting any vignette straight to your space. Cleverly displaying garden stools next to its counter, a honeycomb style carved stool, it is a sublime nudge to venture outside your personal comfort zone. Plentifully stocked with coffee table books, frames, inlaid boxes, catchalls and magnifying glass—they are a destination for gift enthusiasts. Always more than accommodating, if there is something you can’t find they will call you when it comes through their doors. 3735 Westheimer Rd. 713-668-1668; area-houston.com
This showroom space is filled to the brim, but Circa is more than happy to help you navigate around the space. Heavily influenced by designers, you will recognize styles from Ralph Lauren, Barbara Barry, Aerin Lauder, J. Randall Powers and Thomas O’Brien. You can find an eclectic mix of modern, tradition and international influence and you can’t see it all at a glance. Sconces, lanterns an gallery lights and are tucked behind sliding doors and flush mount Moroccan style lighting, like the Sophia is on display in the back. Stop, take your time. We are pretty sure you will find what you are looking for. 2427 Westheimer Rd. 713-526-4100; www.circalighting.com
MATTHEW CAMERON RUGS
If the charming red door isnâ€™t not enough to welcome you, the selection is. This warehouse style showroom has two rooms of luxury rugs stacked, rolled and displayed for you to examine. Stocked with Antiques such as Oushak and Tabriz, overdyed, kilim, tapestries, seagrass, custom weaving options. Matthew Cameron also specializes in rug care and restoration. The Houston showroom has been doing it for over 30 years. 2702 Sackett St.
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Wishing for a great night rest? Fine linens can transform your sleep and a good place to start the search is Plush Home. The walls and shelves are lined with vibrant blankets, luxury bedding and throw pillows. Towels, shower curtains and plush robes a inviting a little self-indulgence. Leave inspired and explore the table top designs. The are abound to get you excited and ready to entertain this spring. 2233 Westheimer Rd.713-522-5230; plushhomedecor.com
When you enter a store that has Hunt Slonem bunnies displayed above fiery Birkenstock sandals, you know it is going to be a good time. This ultramodern store displays clothing, gifts and home goods in a gallery style fashion including freestanding steel mannequins. The fusion of clothing and fine art is a standard hereâ€”curated with a fresh approach to luxury not often seen in Texas. Handbags, scarves and jewelry are paired with contemporary art, rows
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of greeting cards and shadow box jewelry cases. The home section boast shelves of LAFCO candles, Molton Brown soaps and Waylande Gregory pottery. The clothing side—more modular is a hip combination labels like french designer Sonya Rykeil and Italian designer Fausto Puglisi, a new line for the store. Our favorite vignette, Kenzo sweatshirts, COMME des GARÇONS PLAY Converse and a turquoise Bend Goods chair. Yes, to it all. It is such great fun. 2620 Westheimer Rd. 713-942-0202; sloanhall.com
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A design focused interiors shop, Spaces for Home offers an eclectic of mix of furniture and accessories to give your home a complete look. Oversized chandeliers, tufted sofas and rich fabrics are just some of what you will find. Our favorite, the treasure trove of black and white art assured to instantly elevate your space. 2439 Westheimer Rd. 713-520-7167; spacesforhome.com
West Ave ANN SACKS Be visually transported by the offerings at Ann Sacks. The art-deco inspired wall upon entry is just a sample of the stores eclectic mix of tile that can provide a retreat space in your home. From high-end hotel inspired bathroom to Moroccan tile designed by Martyn Lawrence Bullard or mosaics by Michael S. Smith—you can leave the store with just more than tile, but a solid design. Modern fixtures such as sinks, shower heads are available to round out your design. 2800 Kirby Drive, Suite A122. 713-522-0805; annsacks.com
BANG & OLUFSEN Bang & Olufsen offers high definition televisions that adjust to the light in the room and various other sounds experience that are beyond or capacity of thinking. All we know is that it makes things look pretty and sounds great, that is all that matters. Right? 2800 Kirby Dr #112. 713-664-1188; bang-olufsen.com
FLOR Chevrons. Solids. Stripes, oh my! This small boutique space houses a carpet system that is a perfect solution to high-traffic areas. With the ability to customize in the store you will find that the options are appealing to all design styles (including the traditionalist that may hesitate because of the modern approach). 2800 Kirby Dr A10. 713-522-0278; flor.com
JONATHAN ADLER With it’s fun quotes like “make pots, not war” this store does not disappoint. Quirky signature pottery like a Peacock lollipop holder, needle-point throw pillows, paired with Slim Aaron photography, they don’t take themselves too seriously. The mid-century inspired furniture with bold colors will liven up any space. 2800 Kirby Dr #116. 713-677-0792; jonathanadler.com
LIGNE ROSET Destined to attract the uptown sophisticate, with lighting fixtures, sculptural wall pieces, accessories and furniture vibrant furniture, like the Ploum sofa— Lingo Roset can outfit the whole home in sleek design. 2800 Kirby Dr #210. 713-630-6500; lignerosethouston.com
POLIFORM This Italian company focuses on function and form. Custom bookcases, shelves, kitchen and closets are paired with high-end sofas, armchairs and lighting. The clean line kitchens will excite the design enthusiast who opts for sleeker style. 2800 Kirby Dr. Suite B120. 832-538-0650; poliformusa.com
1. a snug retreat or refuge; resting place; home.
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The Cool Kids Two Dallas shops team up to create a decor and dress boutique that specializes in little ones. Wo r d s b y L E S L E Y B U S BY W E AV E R P h o t o g r a p h y b y K E L LY C H R I S T I N E S U T TO N
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f you can’t find it, build it. For the owners of MADRE, it all started with an idea to design custom rooms for children, a niche lacking in the Dallas market. Located in a light-filled bungalow on West Lovers Lane, the design shop is styled with panache. Vibrant furniture, decor and gifts embody the style of owners Mia Brous, Kerri Goldfarb and Louise Marsh (who collectively have 8 children under the age of 5). “We love design, and more importantly enjoy the collaborative process, since our lives are so busy with our children,” says Goldfarb. Across the hall, MADRE made room for Dallas clothing boutique Little Bean. Owner Bianca Colgin Watson has left her Lakewood digs for a room in the house. She is still clothing some of the hippest kids in Dallas with a carefully curated selection of bold patterns and playful attire. “Little Bean Shop’s whimsical selection of children’s clothing and accessories completes the picture, and creates a one stop shop for mothers, say Goldfarb. We love the energy of our store.” When you add it all up this trio has created a destination for everyone. Even the littlest shopper can enjoy the backyard space outfitted with a playhouse and pirate ship. A perfect distraction for shopping or planning a room, maybe two.
At MADRE you can customize a one-ofa-kind headboard
This textile was bought in Indonesia and converted to pillows.
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Just behind the coral door hangs a mood board with designer fabrics, symbolic of trio’s affection for color. “We love color, whether it is a pale palette of lavenders, greens and blues, or just a bold one with pieces mixed in,” says Goldfarb. You won’t find cliche nursery themes here, the shop has lighting from Coleen & Company, Madeline Weinrib durries, Stray Dog Designs and Vibrant Oomph furniture and an abundances of gifts for all ages. MADRE represents Sister Parish wallpaper and fabric, original watercolors by Caitlin McCauley and Kate Schelter and MADRE upholstery collection. A standout is a magenta headboard designed for the grand opening. One quick glance—you will be ready to put in an order.
Get to know MADRE What is your design aesthetic? Our taste is rooted in tradition, though we design with clean lines and enjoy incorporating antiques and finds from around the world. What services do you provide? Our goal is for you to stop in the shop and easily put together a bedroom. In addition to helping you navigate a bedroom from our shop, we provide hourly design consulting services where we can come to your home or shop specifically for a space in your home. What are your hours? We are open M.W.F 9-2p.m. and Saturdays 10-3p.m.
LITTLE BEAN SHOP
Just behind the coral door hangs a mood board with designer fabrics, symbolic of trios affection for color. “We love color, whether it is a pale palette of lavenders, greens and blues, or just a bold one with pieces mixed in,” says Goldfarb. You won’t find cliche nursery themes here, the shop has lighting from Coleen & Company, Madeline Weinrib durries, Stray Dog Designs and Vibrant Oomph furniture and an abundances of gifts for all ages. MADRE represents Sister Parish wallpaper and fabric, original watercolors by Caitlin McCauley and Kate Schelter and MADRE upholstery collection. A standout is a magenta headboard designed for the grand opening. One quick glance—you will be ready to put in an order.
Get to know Little Bean Shop
LITTLE BEAN SHOP
Other than location, not much has changed. Little Bean still supports indie designers, small companies, organic lines, and USA made clothing. Siaomimi Play, Gunner & Lux, Peas and Queues, Vilac, and Hazel Village animals are a few of the lines represented along with the exclusive, Little Bean nap mat line added last year. “Little Bean’s credo is all about letting children be children and letting their imagination run free. I love nothing more than looking in my daughter’s closet and seeing a beautiful ruffled Easter dress hanging next to a sparkly Super Hero caped outfit,” says Watson. Not to mention the room is chic. The Thibaut, Tanzania wallpaper is the backdrop for colorful mini-ghost chairs and a teepee and a perfect game of hide-and-go-seek.
What is your company concept? I think she should and all children should be able to explore a creative outlet through clothing. I buy with sparkle, whimsy, and imaginative fun in mind! What do you love about Little Bean? I love my job. I absolutely love buying children’s gifts and clothing. Growing up in Montclair, NJ there was this incredible toy store called Toys in the Attic that was full of toys and dress up that were well made, specialized, hand made or wooden, and made by small companies. I remember as a child it was magical and I would save every cent of my allowance in anticipation of going. I want to have a similar feeling for my smallest customers.
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LITTLE BEAN SHOP
Tole Tent Lantern, $1,850 at MADRE
Shop MADRE + LITTLE BEAN SHOP Gunner & Lux Necklaces, $25 at Little Bean Shop
You can customize the Easton Dresser in a variety of colors and tassels.
Teepee Limited Addition Print (9x12), $150 at MADRE
Luxe Little Rabbit Coat, $160 at Little Bean Shop Easton Chest in Large, starting at $3,575 at MADRE
1. to restore to good condition; make new or as if new again; repair. 2. to reinvigorate; refresh; revive.
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Creating Spaces A young Arlington family completes their first round of renovations with ease.
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BUIL: The kitchen lost a partial wall to allow for more seating and open up the space.
Adding a bartop counter allows for more seating in a small space.
ROXANNE AND BRANDON BUIL
enovations are notorious for being exhausting and stressful. But similar artistic preferences made the process exciting and flawless for the Buil family who downsized to allow Roxanne to be a stay-at-home mom. “Thankfully we both have very similar taste so conceptualizing the renovation was seamless,” recalls Roxanne. The couple was highly organized as they worked harmoniously in planning, budgeting and carrying out the renovation. For the new home, Roxanne, the food blogger of The Yuca Diaries, required a large kitchen—rarely found in a sea of 1300 square foot homes. “It’s hard to explain, but from the moment we walked in we just had a ‘feeling’ about it,” Roxanne reflects. “Aside from this, one of the things that really captured our attention was the kitchen’s
potential.” The Buils knew putting down roots in a 1950’s ranch house in Arlington, Texas meant the couple was signing on to a project. Brandon, an accountant, saw an opportunity to express his creative side, a hobby he usually displays through drawings and writing. The Buils purchased the home with the intent to open up the space by removing walls and reconfiguring rooms in ways that complemented their lifestyle. At the right time, contractors took their cues from Brandon’s sketches to recreate rooms. Focusing on the kitchen and the original entry into the area they tore down a wall-and-a-half, extended the kitchen counter and created a breakfast bar. “Tearing down the walls revealed more open space, it is amazing how much larger the area feels,” says Roxanne. The transformation met the Buils’ needs for a functional home that feels spacious —with an aesthetically pleasing design.
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Previously, entering the ranch style home, a hallway led to the kitchen. Two walls made the room feel cramped and they obstructed the flow of natural light. The Buils knocked them down. Freeing the space allowed them to extend the breakfast bar and create more room for seating. â€œThis was probably the one redesign element that made the biggest impact,â€? says Roxanne. Now she can cook in the kitchen and monitor their daughter. The couple added white subway tile, but opted to keep the original cabinets, painting them white to create a new look. Deep red laundry appliances infuse color into the space.
The kitchen doubles as a laundry room. The pop of color is a focal point for the room.
THE LIVING ROOM
White paint, minimal furniture and colorful artwork usually characterize the Buils’ design ingenuity, yet the living room is where they decided to explore color. “Choosing grayish/navy for the living room was intimidating at first, but we think it really works in the space,” says Roxanne. It adds warmth on a larger scale than is seen in other areas of the home. The Buils paid equal attention to small details, such as chrome accents thoughtfully introduced through curtain rods, a floor lamp, sofa legs, the coffee table and carried into the kitchen in the form of a faucet and fixtures.
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When decorating smaller spaces you need to think ahead, and intentionally map out a plan. Sketches of the layout were a great start for design ideas. The couple would create a sketch and start imagining the pieces they wanted for the space â€”their sizes, storage capacity etc. The wooden teak bed from Crate and Barrel is the house favorite and it navigates the space well along with mirrored storage and teak bench.
Paint your closet door fronts with chalkboard paint for an additional play area.
Playfully pink, but not overdone. A neutral palate proudly displays the artwork selected for the nursery with accents of pink in throw pillows, lighting and custom curtains from Caitlin Wilsonâ€™s textiles made on Etsy. It mirrors the patterns and textures selected throughout the home without compromising the familyâ€™s style. The room easily possesses the capability to grow with their two-year old.
Meet THE BUILS Steal Their Style
Lappljung Ruta Throw Pillow $10 at ikea.com
Strind coffee table starting at $599 at ikea.com Why did you decide to remodel your home?
One of the most exciting parts of renovating can be tearing down walls to reveal a more open space. We did just that in the kitchen and it is amazing how much larger the space feels. What is your personal design aesthetic?
We like bright and clean spaces with pops of vibrant color. It was unintentional but we have a colorful geometric theme going on in the main parts of the house. Our tastes are modern and minimalistic but we also draw a lot of inspiration from nature. Throughout our home, you will find pictures of landscapes, some furniture made of solid wood, terrariums and a potted orchid. Is there any work left to do on your home?
Nockeby sofa and ottoman in light gray starting at $33 at ikea.com
Nobel Gray Paint by Ralph Lauren $39 per gallon at Home Depot
YES! We want to paint the exterior of the house, change the front door, replace the windows, change out the flooring and put down concrete floors throughout, remodel the bathroom, re-do the landscaping and driveway as well as extend the concrete patio in the back yard. FUNCTION
Pair and ottoman with a sofa for additional mobile seating.
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wall flower A classic and modern mix of our favorite florals.
1. Warhol Flowers in Suave by Flavor Paper, $265 per roll at Urbanspace in Austin 2. London Rose in Green $127 at houseofhackney.com 3. Hello Yarrow wallpaper, $140 at abigailborg.com 4. Spotted Orchid by Anna French in Charcol, $62 per roll. For Texas retailers visit www.thibautdesign.com 5. Oodi Wallpaper Mural by Marimekko, $325 at marimekko.com 6. Lush Wallpaper In Red, $200 per roll at shop.makelike.com 7. Peonies in Persimmon by Rifle Paper Co., $175 per roll at hyggeandwest.com 8. (next page) Magnolia by Cole & Son, $250 per roll at Lee Jofa (Trade only)
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graphic design Statements come in all shapes and sizes.
1. Albert by Sister Parish, available at Rutherfords in Dallas. 2. Sandstone in Gold Rock by Jill Malek, $170 per roll at Urbanspace interiors or jillmalek.com 3. Organic Organization in Gris by Porter Teleo, (Trade Only) at David Sutherland in Dallas and Houston 4. Tourbillon, $225 per roll at Boxwood Interiors in Houston or farrow-ball.com 5. Kismet by Sister Parish, available at Rutherfords in Dallas 6. Wabi RIver by Calico Wallpaper $32 per square feet at calicowallpaper.com 7. The Souâ€™wester in Aquatic and Gloaming Neon Orange is $165 per roll at jujupapers.com
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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.
A SOUTH AUSTIN MID-CENTURY MEETS MARFA HOME WITH A DIY SPIRIT AND A PENCHANT FOR ECLECTIC. Wo r d s b y TO L LY M O S E L E Y Photography by BUFF STRICKLAND S t y l e d b y A N N E D G E R TO N
AQUAHAUS: Celine Ord, a design enthusiast, chronicles her journey through the remodeling of her home on her blog with the same name.
inding, hilly streets, with tidy lawns and handsome fences define the Austin’s Travis Heights neighborhood Celine and Justin Ord call home. Their mid-century house (affectionately named Aquahaus) stands out among the gorgeous bungalows that dot the landscape. Since buying the home in 2012, they have devoted themselves to transforming it into a creative oasis. “I think of my house as a space to display eclectic pieces I love,” says Celine. “I want everything to have a story and above all, we want a fun space where we entertain family and friends.” The entertainment can take on a competitive spirit. Upon entering, the first space a guest encounters is the “competition room,” where a colorful wicker loveseat beckons many a board game enthusiast and vintage records march along the wall. The room flanks a small study, with one of the home’s best surprises: cowboy wallpaper. “We don’t take ourselves too seriously,” Celine says with a grin. As busy physicians, Celine and Justin relish their free time, and spend it knocking out DIY house projects – like the penny-top table Celine made for the pool house – or traveling. One destination that influences their style is the small, artist-filled town of Marfa, Texas, with its desert aesthetic and Southwestern vibe. It reflects the design sensibility that runs throughout the house. A favorite is a camel-leather papasan Justin gifted to Celine to celebrate the end of her medical residency. “Every time I see the chair, I think of that trip, those memories, and have such a sense of overwhelming happiness and gratitude,” says Celine. BUNGALOWMAG.COM 53
The warm, unique touches merge perfectly with the home’s industrial materials, such as the abundant steel and thick concrete walls, which are adorned with original artwork created by Justin’s mother, Linda Clark Banks and photos captured by Celine. The wooden floors get plenty of traffic from guest and the couple’s two tiny dogs—Archie and Minnie—that scamper happily from room to room. And, while the house has good bones, to turn it into the Ords oasis it required some remodeling. Boozer Construction swooped in to help, converting one of the former kitchens into the afore-mentioned study, and altering both the master and the guest bathrooms, now floored with glorious penny tile. Articulated Design aided the couple with landscaping, laying down lush grasses out back and geometric xeriscaping in the front. The result? “This is our sanctuary in the middle of the city,” says Celine. “It feels good to bring our vision into fruition.” Justin observes, “If the apocalypse comes, everyone can hide out here.” 56 SPRING
COMPETITION ROOM: A place to entertain, the competition room is a place the Ord’s play board games and listen to records. The sofa is from Macy’s and the coffee table is from Vieux in Richardson Texas. STUDY: Celine crafted the chandelier from “Y” connectors. The cowboy wallpaper is from Spoonflower. The royal blue sofa is from Gage furniture in Austin.
COMPETITION ROOM: The chairs are from Craigslist and the tree stump side table from Nest Modern in Austin. The beautiful pink and khaki wall hanging is from Austin fiber artist Trilby Nelson.
KITCHEN: The brightness of the kitchen is elevated by the white subway tile, skylight and the Sonneman pendants from Lumens.
COMPETITION ROOM: The table and chairs are from Craigslist and the chandelier is the Mobile from West Elm.
LIVING ROOM: Celine found the sofa at Round Top and had it reupholstered. The chair is Garza Marfa and the coffee table is from One Kings Lane.
MASTER BEDROOM: The dresser is from House of Vintage in Portland, Oregon. The headboard is from West Elm and the rug is a vintage find from Craigslist.
GUEST BATHROOM: The modern fixtures are grounded with wallpaper from Spoonflower and a boldly accented Longhorns.
GUEST BEDROOM: The chair is from Dania in Portland, Oregon and the bench is a vintage from Craigslist.
GUEST HOUSE: The sofa, basket chair and rocker are from CraigslistÂ and the coffee table is from Round Top.
UPPER DECK: The wooden staircase leads to a rooftop patio, where the couple can entertain and enjoy scenic views of Austin.
COMPOSITION HOW DESIGNER BROOKE MOSER TRANSFORMED THIS KESSLER PARK HOME TO FIT EXACTLY HOW SHE AND HER FAMILY LIVE. Wo r d s b y S T E V E N L I N D S E Y P h o t o g r a p h y b y S H AY N A F O N TA N A S t y l e d b y M A R I H I DA LG O
KITCHEN: The tile is from Walker Zanger, the pendants are Circa Lighting and the counter stools are ‘Wishbone’ stools.
pon approach, Brook Moser’s majestic, white Spanish Colonial with arched doorways and a terra cotta roof speaks to the home’ nearly century old existence. Inside, the Kessler Park home tells a different story. Moser’ imagination transported the space into 21st century modernity. Instead of envisioning walls as dividers, Moser’s designer eyes visualized creative possibilities. Yes, some rooms are still recognizable from the previous owners’ French-infused style, but much of what they grew accustomed to Moser completely reinterpreted in a five-month renovation fashioned to suit the lifestyle of her portrait-perfect family of four. “The previous owners were in the wine business,” Moser says, adding with a laugh that they were shocked to learn that she had turned a cherished wine vault into a cozy powder room. But that was not the only major change. In the past, walking through the arched—now green— front door, a large living room with a fireplace opened onto yet another spacious living area with a fireplace. A little artistic reinterpretation transformed the first living space into a snug TV nook attached to the master suite that once functioned as a sunroom. A whimsical yet sophisticated mixture of vintage and modern is present throughout the two levels. The mix incorporates coffee tables by artist Charles Surls, an iconic Eames chair, a bedroom BUNGALOWMAG.COM 81
dresser inherited from Moser’s grandparents, and a living room sofa repurposed from her dad’s 1960s home. The sofa, “Is very well built and just needed a modern touch,” says Moser. “It is meaningful that it was his. Hopefully it will be one that we will continue to update and pass down,” she reflects. Family created most of the artwork. Moser notes, “They are pieces my mom did in her past life as an artist and from my sister Claire, who’s a very talented painter.” The mixture of old and new, whether a family heirloom or recent acquisition, all work in unison to ground the home in its history without sacrificing contemporary pleasures.
DINING ROOM: The vintage chairs are from Antique Moderne, the Chandelier is from Arteriors and the hutch from Aidan Gray Home. The painting is by Claire Rydman, Brookeâ€™s sister and the table is custom.
LIVING ROOM: Brooke redesigned and reupholstered her fathers 1960â€™s sofa. The vintage chairs are from Antiques Moderne and upholstered with Studio Bon fabric. The coffee table is Charles Surls and the Eames chair is from Herman Miller.
DINING ROOM: The paintings are by Claire Rydman, Brookeâ€™s sister and the table is custom.
POWDER ROOM: The wallpaper is Gaston Y Daniela by Brunschwig & Fils and the mirror is from Roost.
MASTER SITTING ROOM: Brooke converted a den to a sitting room that flows right into the master bedroom. The coffee table is Charles Surls, rug from Anthropologie and the chair is custom.
MASTER ROOM: The dresser is a vintage Heywood Wakefield passed down from Brookeâ€™s grandparents and the headboard is custom.
NURSE: The crib is from Oeuf, rug is West Elm, teepee was found on Etsy and the glider is custom.
GIRLS BEDROOM: The Headboard is custom, the rug from West Elm and the side table is form Urban Outfitters.
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STYLE NEST SOURCE GARDENS GL ANCE
(Clockwise from far left) 1. Bossanova Hammock by La Seista, $300 at store.laseista.com 2. Malika Serving Bowl by Le Souk, $40 at amazon.com 3. Moroccan Outdoor Floorcloth in blue, $1199- $1399 at Arhaus in Austin, Dallas, Houston and The Woodlands 4. Mosaic Rhodes Indoor Outdoor Pouf Ink Blue, $219 at luluandgeorgia.com 5. Iron Moroccan Chair by Stray Dog Designs, $475 at straydogdesigns.com
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AUSTIN The staircase of Celine and Justin Ord
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See You Soon SUMMER 2015