Sharing today this lovely home makeover in Texas by Designer Marie Flanigan.
Designer Marie Flanigan
Photography by Julie Soefer
Chic, Calm, and Full of Character
The finished space balances practicality and beauty, with a palette drawn from the coastal blue hues of the nearby bay.
The refined-meets-rustic finishes, including paneled walls and beamed ceilings, give the home a sense of regional character, while “furnishings with vintage appeal lend a sense that these newly constructed spaces were lovingly collected over time,” Marie says.
A new stone mantel turned the fireplace into a stunning focal point for the living room, which was dressed in soft tones of brown and blue.
To ensure that every member of the family feels at home—including three children under the age of six and the family dog—the team chose design elements that “work hard but feel luxurious,” Marie says.
“We used a wide variety of stain-resistant indoor/outdoor fabrics, and anything that wasn’t inherently spill-proof was treated.”
The kitchen offers a range of spaces for working and for gathering, including two expansive islands and a built-in desk.
Marie accented simple Shaker cabinets with wire mesh screens, allowing for a balance of open and closed storage.
A built-in window bench to maximizes seating in the sunny breakfast nook.
And though every renovation comes with its fair share of hiccups, the project flowed smoothly thanks to clear communication between designer and clients. “Throughout the design process, they had a clear understanding of what they liked and disliked, but they totally trusted our team to bring the vision to life,”
Paneled wall moldings and brass fixtures give the formal dining room a sense of grandeur.
Marie says. “We’ve learned that the strongest client-designer relationships occur when trust and communication come easily, and that was definitely the case with this beautiful family.”
The family room is a sumptuous lounge that marries light-tone traditional elements and a rustic, masculine vibe.
“Furnishings with vintage appeal lend a sense that these newly constructed spaces were lovingly collected over time.”
— Marie Flanigan
A beautifully distressed door leads to the master bedroom, where a graceful canopy bed makes the most of the soaring ceiling.
A mix of clear glass and antiqued mirror gives the master closet a glamorous feel (while keeping clutter hidden away).
Marie’s team transformed the master bath, creating a new shower enclosure and adding a freestanding tub.
The laundry room doubles as a mudroom, with plenty of storage to accommodate a growing family.
A pretty powder room shines in shades of pearly gray.
The home’s large lot allowed Marie and her team to close off part of the back patio, creating a new double-height family room.
The addition included a kitchen off the new patio, built to encourage indoor-outdoor living year-round.