15 March 2010

Webb Design: Albans House Part II

 

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Last week I showed you the family room that I had just completed in a client’s house – who lives across the street from me.  Today – this is the rest of her house, downstairs:

 

 

 

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At the front door, you enter the foyer where the seagrass covered staircase leads to the bedrooms upstairs.   Through the hall, the family room and kitchen are at the back of the house.  We painted the walls here the same color as the family room and kitchen.

 

 

 

image The dining room is to the left of the front door and the study is to the right.   In the entry hall, besides painting, we switched out the light fixture. 

 

 

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In the office, we built a large bookcase with  desk space for the two daughters – along with room for their future computers.   The walls were painted a deep brown in contrast to the aqua color found throughout.   The owners’ desk was moved from the former upstairs office.  Seagrass was custom cut to fit the room and a flatscreen was installed in the corner.   The artwork was moved from the family room – which is reached through French door.

 

 

imageThe dining room was formerly painted a deep red  - typical of most West U homes decorated in the 90s.  We repainted the upper half a deeper aqua found in the family room, leaving the wainscot painted white.   The owner waited to use her table, chairs and buffet – which were a dated dark reddish brown stained wood.   We had these pieces painted a distressed gray to be more in keeping with the lighter wall color.

 

 

 

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Additionally, we added a seagrass rug which was custom cut to fit the room.

 

 

image I had slipcovers made for the chair seats to make them more youthful.   The curtains are a silk stripe.   Both fabrics are from Robert Allen. 

 

 

 

imageAnd finally, above the buffet, we added the painted trumeau from Indulge and lamps from Aidan Gray.  Everything else used in the room was the clients.

 

 

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In the kitchen, we added a matte black granite with a textured surface.  Additionally, creamy subway tiles were installed for the backsplash, along with a small flatscreen in the corner.

 

 

image Besides the granite and subway tile, the white appliances were switched out with stainless ones and a Shaws farm sink was installed along with new hardware and fixture.  The wallspace above the cabinets was painted in the same aqua color found in the family room to tie the two rooms together. 

 

 

 

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And finally since Monica was featured in the other Albans House story, found HERE, Bennie Davis wanted his own brush with stardom!  Bennie does all the installations for Monica and me – the three of us have worked together on every job for the entire time I’ve been in business.  He keeps threatening to retire, but Monica and I will let him do this over our dead bodies!!!!!!!!!!!!  He’s the best curtain installer in Houston.

Don’t forget to listen to the new Skirted Roundtable HERE  where we discuss blogging and jealousy!  It’s a good one.