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SOUTHWEST

CHARM

One of the things I love about this homeowner is she knows what she likes, loves what she likes, and lives what she likes.  She is all country and loves the American Southwest. Knowing this hybrid style niche made her project simple and fun.

 

This home is a fairly new custom build yet, it needed personalization.  Our passion is to incorporate family ‘treasures’ into a design. This is what transforms a house into a home filled with the things the owners love. Nostalgia is reignited when a family heirloom is restored and incorporated within the design and memorabilia is strategically placed throughout the living area.

The entirety of the first floor was completed in American Southwest motif, including the master bedroom, which was our opening project for the home.

The master bedroom, which is just off the entry way, became the inspiration for this project. We traded the giant rug in the living room with the smaller rug in the master. This was centered under the bed and added warmth to the room.

 

The original dark mahogany wood and wrought iron king bed was lost in the spacious room.  So, we transformed the piece by chalk painting it a stormy grey color. The bed is now more distinguished against the Southwest styled area rug.

The windows in this room are concealed with wide plantation shutters so, privacy is not a concern. This allowed us to create a simple, yet striking window treatment hand-made out of a natural, twisted tree branch combined with strands of yarn and laced feathers.

Two antique saws were used to create

a custom weaved piece for a centerpiece above the bed.  The saws, among a wide collection of farm tools and small pieces of equipment, were family heirlooms from the owner's grandfather who was a farm owner. This collection allowed us to add sentiment to rooms throughout the home.

After swapping the rug from the bedroom to the living room, we decided to bring the matching runner from the bedroom and use it in the entryway.  This provided a burst of warm red into the space and coordinated with the stunning ceramic pot next to the stairway.

Adjacent to the entry is the dining room which was already home to a Southwestern-styled table and china cabinet. We embellished the space by adding a gorgeous, one-of-a-kind and colorful hutch, along with framing the recent family photograph in wide barnwood.

In keeping with the Southwestern design thoughout the main level, a local 'junker' was roped in to assemble this wagon wheel chandelier complete with mason jars, vintage hardware, barbed wire and, some tumbleweed as an accent. The whimsical light fixture became the crowning touch of the dining room.
While we continued to complete the remainder of the home, a leather custom sectional was ordered for the living room. A local seamstress was also enlisted to add a panel and skirt of Southwestern motif fabric to the linen sheers that help diffuse direct sunlight in the afternoon.
Two different sized trunks function as a coffee table and footstool surrounding the supple leather sectional.
Accenting the stairwell wall is a pie safe, which is another revamped family heirloom. This cozy spot is accessorized with a collage of crosses, a whimsical painting and steer horns. The custom fabric-wrapped lampshade on the vintage barrel lamp provides accent color, while the rustic wooden bench is strategically placed to catch book bags and magazines.
An entire home design project is one of the many services we offer.​
We will be glad to meet with you to discuss your dream project.

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