Home Sweet Home: A Texas Jewel

A peek into a fabulous and chic Texas home today, it’s light and bright and beautiful.

Designer Marie Flanigan
Photography: Julie Soefer.
The 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, chichis dressed in soft tones of brown and blue.

 This Texas home has 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 maximizes seating in the sunny breakfast nook.

Paneled wall moldings and brass fixtures give the formal dining room a sense of grandeur.


The family room is a sumptuous lounge that marries light-tone traditional elements and a rustic, masculine vibe.



Large windows give plenty of light in this spacious, double-height family room.



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.


Master bath is light and airy with a free standing tub.

The laundry room doubles as a mudroom, with plenty of storage.

A powder room shines in shades of pearly gray.


“Furnishings with vintage appeal lend a sense that these newly constructed spaces were lovingly collected over time.”
— Marie Flanigan



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