GOOD VIBES As the Family Grows, Savvy Design Can Grow With It By Sam Byrd | PhotoS By meliSSa Fitzgerald WeSt
djusting a home for living with children usually requires some flexibility to suit both the needs of the parents and the kids. Children will grow through phases where they outgrow the home’s design, whereas parents want something durable that still feels well-planned. That challenge is what designer Katie Davis kept in mind as she was working on a project for two friends in their Heights home. The couple was preparing to welcome baby number two to join their two-year-old son. Davis helped layer the home in different spots – mainly the living room, dining area and children’s rooms. “The artwork, side tables and pillows give the rooms more comfort. They’ll still be able to enjoy and lounge on their pillows, but you can spruce them when guests come over. It’s a real-life layer, and then there’s an elevated sense too,” says Davis. The living room art — work by Jane Johnson sourced at the Bayou City Art Festival — made for a great fit for the lamps, pillows and rugs the team had suggested. The lighting, including a lantern, ceiling fixture and the dining room fixtures, were sourced at M&M Lighting.
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