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03 november 2014

Interior Design: A beautiful home in Texas

I was inspired by this beautiful Texas home, restored to its original beauty. Love the French iron furniture outside as well the beautiful garden and the elegant Louis XVI furniture inside the house. 
The exterior.
French iron furniture from the 1940s, found by designer Jan Showers in Paris and covered in pale yellow Perennials fabric, is a charming accompaniment to the house’s original Georgian architecture.
The dining room.
The dining room’s navy Venetian plaster walls are softened with light-reflecting glass and crystal, including a collection of turquoise Murano vases, a Marvin Alexander chandelier, a 1940s églomisé mirror and a Venetian glass floor lamp. Custom draperies feature Rogers & Goffigon silk.
The Kitchen.
Statuary marble-clad countertops and walls, a gleaming Waterworks sink and fixtures, custom white cabinetry, and a French-made La Cornue cooktop and oven - both in a shiny, light-reflecting chrome finish - keep the kitchen crisp and bright.
The Study.
In the husband’s first-floor study, a 1930s rosewood credenza and a 19th-century desk give the room a masculine heft, while a sleek Antibes chair from the Jan Showers Collection and a French mid-century modern mirror lighten the look.
The Study.
A reading nook in the husband’s study includes a 1950s lacquered goatskin drinks cart and a trio of antique French cigarette tables. The ’40s stone sculpture in front of the window is by Austin artist Charles Umlauf; it was a gift from the homeowner’s wife.

The Living Room.
The living room’s furnishings include a Louis XVI-style bergère and ottoman, a 1960s gold leaf coffee table and a pair of ‘70s mirrors, all found in Paris. The Palazzo banquette is from the Jan Showers Collection. The large painting is by Rimi Yang.
The Living Room.
On one side of the living room, a tufted Billy Haines-style chair from Edward Ferrell Lewis Mittman and a screen from John Lyle make a stylish statement by the fireplace. The painting is by Françoise Gilot.
The Master Bedroom.
Venetian plaster walls and silk velvet in a pale purple hue create a luxurious envelope in the master bedroom. Touches of white break up its palette, including a custom hide rug by Kyle Bunting, custom-tufted headboard in Coraggio’s royal silk mohair and a vintage Louis-style bench.
The Entry.
The side entry salon’s hand-tooled platinum leather Rebecca demilune from the Jan Showers Collection, Louis XVI-style fauteuils, circa 1880, 1940s cut-glass mirror, and J.H. Minassian & Co. rug provide an elegant yet understated passage

Source: Luxe Worthy

Interior Design - Jan Showers, Jan Showers & Associates Inc.

Architecture - Stephen Kubenka, Stephen Kubenka Architects

Home Builder - Robert Howard, Howard Builders, Inc.

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