Wednesday, March 2, 2016


Finally, I'm posting Part 2 of this fun project!  I know I've been MIA right?
Things are always swirling around here and had to also recuperate from some surgery.  
Feeling great again and ready to share more pics.
The first pic above is where we left off last time.  From the home office we'll go around this wing of the house, comprised of the breakfast nook (overlooks the gorgeous Lake Travis), the Powder Bath, Laundry (not in pics), Mudroom , and then onto the Master Suite.
The Powder Bath:
The vanity was purchased at Revival, and we added the beautifully shaped sink/faucet on top.
The vanity has a really nice paint finish with a blue/green glazed color.
Love the beautiful , simple grasscloth wallpaper.
And the jewelry to this room is the simplified modern version of a crystal chandy:
The mudroom for all their beachy/lake stuff.  (my clients spend their time between this lake house and also the Texas coast)
And onto the Master Suite.  We used alot of their furnishings from their previous home but added in a few new pieces:
Pretty curtain hardware from Restoration Hardware and custom linen curtains:
Into the Master Bathroom:

The freestanding tub also has a gorgeous view of the lake :

A custom vanity with a Caesarstone counter and simplified lighting:

And the jewelry  above the Master Tub:
Hope you enjoyed this part of the Lakeway/Firebird home.  In a few days, I'll have the remaining pics of the other side of the home.
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Pictures courtesy Gish Photography

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Lakeway/Firebird New Custom Home

Today's reveal is a "Hill Country Modern" custom home I recently worked on.  I've helped this family remodel one home and also build two new homes.    The owner is a custom home builder, Craftsmen Custom Homes, and he also owns a framing company called Double Cut Inc.  in the Austin area. We always have a great time making all the selections and it's a true joy to help them each time.
I love the entry way with it's light fixture made of black iron and gold accents.  There's no glass on this fixture which makes it very nice for maintenance.  The table lamps were purchased separately but coordinate great together with the same finishes.
After you enter, you walk into the open space of the large Living Room/Dining Room/Kitchen area:
LOVE the chandy when dimmed, over the Dining Room table. 
We would love for the gorgeous shutters to be closer to the mirror :).  They were installed before we could change it and those screw mounts are very heavy duty and those shutters are VERY heavy.   So, moving them just wasn't worth the angst!  (these are those lil details that drive designers wonky)
Subway is just truly a classic and we used a beveled version here:
Love how the weathered wood look turned out.  We used Stephanie Fitzharris, a local faux artist, to paint the shelves , the wood vent surround and also the kitchen island.
The large walk thru pantry is located on the wall just behind the stove and this cute beverage bar is on the right side of the pantry.  On the left side (not pictured) is a coffee bar:

We utilized a space on the island for a paper towel holder, another fave detail.  We also painted the island color a soft blue green (aged with a stain),  and different from the white perimeter cabinetry.
Off from the kitchen is a planning desk and a built in banquette.   The reclaimed wood backsplash from Revival is another favorite detail with it's mixed patinas of blues , green and turquoises.   Love this cozy nook because it overlooks the gorgeous Lake Travis and their swimming pool.  The Sputnik style light fixture adds some modern bling to the space also.  (a great example of mixing the old with the new)

The mudroom is just further down the hallway also.
Next time I'll share the Powder Room and the Master Suite which is also on this "wing" of the house.
Until then, stay warm and hope you'll come back soon!
p.s. all pics shown were taken by the talented Christin of Gish Photography!
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Monday, December 14, 2015

Pictures of Our House - Part 4 (and a sneak peek into my latest project)

I'm finally posting the pics of the exterior.  December has truly swept me away, once again, with too many things I'd like to accomplish in each day.  Blogging just had to be on the back burner for a few days! 

....and some evening pics of the front:

 Pics of the rear exterior:

Our neighborhood has lake access to the Pedernales Arm of Lake Travis (that's why we have a "Lakeside Country Club")

The Vegetable Garden with the Garage/Garden Room/Man Cave Cottage

Our pole barn with party chandeliers, garden shed  and HUGE rainwater collection tanks (and some various "trailer trash" ) 

I'm not really sure if I'll have a free day before Christmas to post all the pictures from my latest project, "the Lakeway project ";  the one we took pics of a couple of months ago.  If not, we'll start the new year off , with all those photos.  Until that time, here's a couple of fave pics from the project to keep you interested....notice, we'll be featuring a lot of blue accents from this home, a hot color trend for 2016!  

From our home to yours, wishing you and yours a beautiful holiday season,

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