A Glamorous Modern Classic Home in Dallas

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We came cross one of Jane Showers’ Dallas projects this morning and amazed how she was able to use mixing-and-matching approach to bring in freshness and interest while still keeping her signature style—classical, elegant, feminine and modern.

PROJECT DETAILS

Project:
Preston Hollow Estate
Location:
Dallas, Texas
Size:
10,000 sq. ft.
Architect:
J. Wilson Fuqua

Here are several highlights which really drew us in:

1. Killer color palette of silky white and pink.

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Home Tour—Classicism by the Water

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When we read an email about  a beautifully designed beach house in SoCal this morning, we  feel impressed and delighted. It’s a Spanish  colonial revival and redesigned by famed interior designer Barclay Butera. The design work is published at Traditional Home Spring Issue 2020.

 

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Barclay used his signature blue and white color schemes at the foyer and  private spaces of the home. Also, he repeated  symmetry and balance through the whole house to create formality. Interesting enough, this is actually a second home near the water.  But unlike conventional breezy and lay-back So-Cal beach houses, this house is the love for classical design.

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We love the dark geometric-patterned wood floor at the foyer. A group of blue-and-white chinoisorie ginger jars and vases  on a traditional center table set the tone for the whole house.

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Friday Before-and-After

The client did the drapery and  furnished the family room by herself.  But she doesn’t quite like what she did for herself  and would like to upgrade this room with a more appointed looking.  Based on what we understand about her, what she likes, dislikes and her obsession with small fancy things.   Here is what we did:

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  1. Replaced patterned drapes with solid-green   silk draperies paddling on the floor to create a soft and elegant backdrop for the whole room and continue the green theme from other rooms.
  2. Replaced the sofas with more modern and stylish looking pieces. Those two sofas set the tone immediately after we put them in.  Pop of pink and green on the pillows picks up the colors from the artwork by Paule Marrot over the fireplace and also makes the room alive.
  3. Newly installed black-and-white carpet anchors the whole room and makes it classy and upscale.
  4. Created tabletop vignettes by using black-and-gold objects to talk to the floor color scheme and reflect the client’s personality.
  5.  Install another  Paule Marrot’s artwork.

The overal result is classy, upscale, feminine, elegant and vibrant.