Modern mashups. Shades of gray. Fresh takes. Family friendly. The best designers understand that while they build their businesses on their visions, they can’t stop seeing the world through the eyes of their clients. Creating compatibility between high design and livability — the meeting place of comfort and style — is the daily challenge. These designers work hard to bring to fruition spaces filled with style statements that clients can see themselves in — because that, ultimately, is what it’s all about. — Babs Rodriguez Lisa DeBoever, owner/designer | DeBoever Design Mixing unlikely elements is the Southlake designer’s superpower — and greatest delight. Southwestern and midcentury with a touch of glam? Sure. DeBoever makes it work and has fun doing it. The punctuation point of her signature blends of modern and classical is the addition of vintage finds and other unexpected treasures. Asked by a client to incorporate a Southwestern-inspired master bedroom into an otherwise classic home, she draped vintage Aztec-vibe fabric 1 over chairs for a bohemian look and refreshed midcentury mod furniture with a slate blue paint inspired by another fabric 2. A tufted textile 3 headboard and Kohler Purist Antique Bronze hardware 4 on dressers and cabinetry elevates the glam factor. Bedding textiles are Robert Allen’s soothing green Lino Velvet Spring Grass 5 and Locking Dots 6, along with his patterned Fair Isle Blush 7. To tie everything together, DeBoever used Benjamin Moore colors 8 that are modern and calm: Urban Nature, Dior Gray and Rose Quartz. DeBoever Design, firstname.lastname@example.org, on Instagram @lisa.deboever and DeBoever Design on Facebook Kristen Bell and Chelsey Cardillo, designers/partners | Whitman Interiors For a Flower Mound client looking for a bed and bath revamp, Southlake designers Bell and Cardillo selected compatible shades of gray and white as the revitalizing notes for the contemporary home’s master suite. The client’s love of geometric patterns and clean lines is amped up with metallic tone-on-tones picked up in materials from Daltile in Southlake and Kasmir Fabrics in Dallas. Drapery panels 1 play off solid gray and silver bedding. A carpet custom cut to rug size 2 and a textured high/low patterned velvet used for throw pillows 3 on the bed give the masculine space a softer edge. Bathroom tiles in a mix of metal and glass 4 pick up the bedroom colors to create a design flow into the bath, where they are married to a white marble floor 5. And because details matter, a Schluter strip 6 gives the tile a finished edge. Whitman Interiors, 817-251-0900, whitmaninteriors.com Michelle Lynne, owner/designer | ML Interiors Group The Addison-based design group works collectively so as to draw from its designers’ different backgrounds and perspectives to create homes that are happier and more efficient. When asked to create a kitchen both trendy and timeless, the team went bright, inviting and cozy. Durable Pietra quartz 1 countertops in Alaska cleanly complement the white geometric porcelain backsplash tile 2 to create a fresh statement. Light gray cabinets soften the whites, and burnished brass hardware 3 merges nickel and a gold finish for an on-trend look. Wall paint pulls in grays and beige to dig into a warmer, still neutral vibe. Dark walnut stained floors continue the warm feeling 4. White Trend curtains have a homey texture 5 that’s elevated by a custom trim. The fabric for eat-in kitchen chairs 6 connects the neutrals with a timeless animal print. Trend textiles for the counter stools include ikat-look Crystal Cove in Zinc 7 on the backs; Fabricut Squeeze Play in Spa 8 brings texture to the front. Fabricut Como velvet 9 in Peacock for pillows in an adjacent space elegantly round out the warm and happy design. ML Interiors Group, 4542 Belt Line Road, Addison, 972-248-4733, mlinteriorsgroup.com Photos by Ralph Lauer Jessica McIntyre, principal designer/owner | Jessica McIntyre Interiors JMI often gets asked to design spaces that are accommodating for young children without sacrificing style. The starting point for such a project is usually an inspiring print selected either for drapes or accent pillows; modern accents such as wallcoverings and hardware follow. For durability and good looks, the team often draws from the Crypton fabrics in JMI’s custom Moss Studio upholstery line; other design selections follow that lead. In this family room design, the fabrics for upholstered pieces include Holland & Sherry Erebia in Carrara Grey for the sofa pillows 1 and Crypton Coconut in Metal 2 for the sofa. Club chairs are covered in Crypton Henry in Mink 3. Studio E Sunhee in Sea Urchin, a hand-printed shagreen-look wallcovering 4, gives a retro look modern revitalization. Ann Sacks Reve Bleu honed Calacatta marble 5 brings a soft motion to a fireplace surround. Opuzen Phlox drape panels in Seafoam/Mink 6 are as stunning as their rectangular Lucite rod 7 with oblong antique brass rings 8 from Luxholdups. Stylish, lively, comfortable and family friendly — what’s not to like? Jessica McIntyre Interiors, 4003 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, 817-737-7878, jessicamcintyreinteriors.com
Published by Scott Publishing. View All Articles.
This page can be found at http://digital.360westmagazine.com/article/Swatch+Watch/2954397/458735/article.html.