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I am happy to be featuring @traciconnellinteriors (make sure to follow her! 🙂 ) on our “Beautiful Homes of Instagram” series today because this is a home of a very special client. Keep reading to know more details below:
“Perfectly embedded on an acre of land overlooking a pond, in the heart of Willow Bend of Plano, this dated, 1990’s traditional home got more than a complete facelift. The wife is a “farmer’s daughter” and could have never imagined having a home like this to call her own one day. Having two adopted sons from Russia, the client’s story of their life is intricately woven into a special blend and our goal was to incorporate that into each part of their home. After an extensive renovation, we then took on the task of furnishing this home to meet the desires and needs of the family. Finding a 15’ dining table was a tall task… especially for a family of four. Using a local craftsman, the most gorgeous white oak table was created to host everyone in the neighborhood!”
In the foyer, the designer created a vignette that serves a purpose not only for the eye but functionally as well.
Most of the furniture and decor are available through the designer (to the trade only) but whenever possible, I will be selecting similar options for your convenience.
Table Lamp: John-Richard Dune Table Lamp.
Chair: Noir Furniture Tech Chair.
An inviting space to the left of the Entry welcomes you into the home as you come in.
Stair Railing: Custom designed by Traci Connell Interiors and fabricated by Trinity Stairs Inc.
Console Table: Stacy Coulter – Available through the Designer – similar: here.
Cabinet: Noir Furniture.
Mirror: Noir Furniture.
Table Lamp: Arteriors.
This is where texture was definitely introduced into the space as the dimensional tile climbs the fireplace wall to draw your eye up the tall ceilings in this space.
Rocking Chair: Noir Furniture Teak and Rattan.
Floor Lamp: Gabby Home.
The fabrics may be lighter in this space but they are definitely kid-proof! Throughout the home, each family member was thought of. The fabrics and finishes had to withstand small boys, who were extremely active. The use of outdoor fabrics and beautiful scratch proof finishes were incorporated in every space –bring on the hotwheels for the little men in the house.
Accent Chairs: Hickory Chair – similar here.
Sofa: Taylor King – Available through the designer – similar here.
Bench by Fireplace: Gabby Home Black Leather Accent Stool.
This black-toned iron étagère features a hammered frame with rubbed brass rivets. Étagère is by Four Hands.
Draperies: Custom with Duralee fabric.
This home features White Oak hardwood flooring with a custom matte finish – similar here.
This room includes a small sitting nook surrounded by windows to enjoy the view of the lake and a morning cup of coffee.
Drink/side tables: Global Views.
Ottoman: Hickory Chair.
Canvas & Metal Chair: here – similar.
We wanted to incorporate light and airy with the presence of a natural look to this kitchen. White Oak can be seen throughout the space with punches of black to contrast.
The clients love to cook together as a family so a large island was necessary to fit all the cooks in the kitchen. Countertop is Taj Mahal Quartzite.
Dough Bowl: Pottery Barn.
Kitchen Cabinetry: Paint-grade cabinetry with White Oak accents.
Kitchen Lighting: Visual Comfort.
Step Stools: Serena & Lily (great for little helpers! :))
Hardware: Pulls – similar.
The client entertains a lot so the need to sit a large amount of people was key. We blew out the wall dividing the kitchen and dining room to open up the space. A custom 14’ long table was made so it would fit all their entertaining needs and incorporate the kitchen design style into this space.
Tall Cabinet: Lexington Bar.
Dining Chairs: Rove Concepts – similar here.
In order to bring nature indoors, Traci decided to demo the exterior wall to the patio to add a large folding door and blew out the wall dividing the formal dining room and breakfast room so there would be a clear sight through to the outdoors.
What a relaxing space to enjoy a cup of coffee and enjoy the views of the lake! We repurposed their large wooden coffee table and added comfortable yet stylish pieces around for them to unwind in. A hanging chair was added in the corner for the kiddos to also have a space to relax.
Sofas: Summers Classics.
Coffee Table: Existing coffee table of clients – similar here.
What a beautiful view!
A cozy room near the back of the house for the family to gather and spend time together. This room has two focal points, the fireplace and the projection screen that comes from the ceiling near the back doors. This meant the furniture layout had to be able to function for both purposes, so we included a sectional and swivel chairs for the multi-function purpose. We wanted to bring more textures with absence of color into this space to create that comfortable, cozy feeling. Durable fabrics were a must in this room since this is the main hub for the family to gather.
Swivel Chairs: Gabby Home.
Side Table: Arteriors.
Floor Lamp: Robert Abbey.
Chandelier: Troy Lighting.
The clients told a lot of stories about their past and children. Traci realized that the stories were actually treasures as she incorporated their memories and symbols in every room. As one example, she brought these memories to life in a custom artwork collage above the family room mantel. From a tractor representing the grandfather, to the Russian alphabet portraying the roots of their adopted sons and some Cambodian script, there were meanings behind each piece. The word “family” in Cambodian script and in Russian as well as a tree as it represents enduring strength. The circles represent infinity and being whole and complete. The feathers are a symbol of flight and freedom. The triangles were tied to the number three and true wisdom. The tribal images represent their ties to the past and the numbers are important in religion, mythology and fairy tales and represent luck.
Benches: Bungalow 5 with custom fabric.
Rug: Dash and Albert.
For the “big man” in the house, Traci designed a swanky wet bar which is actually hidden in the paneling in the family room…. you would never know there was a kegerator waiting to be tapped. This house is full of little details such as these. Cabinets are in Dark Night SW 6237 by Sherwin Williams.
Countertop: Walnut countertop with marine grade finish.
Tile: Horizon B2B Front Fall White, HIT 93 12″ x 24″ Straight – similar here.
Backsplash: Cement Tile Shop – similar here.
This guest bathroom features an inspiring modern black and white motif.
Floor Tile: Horizon Open Luce, Matte Rett, HIT 208 16″ x 32″ Straight Lay.
Faucet: here – similar.
Photographs of the clients’ next travel adventure are proudly displayed on the mantle to serve as a reminder to book that next vacation!
Mirror: here – similar.
Bench: Bernhardt Mansfield Bench.
This room has a lot of windows and in efforts to not put the tv above the fireplace, a custom cabinet was created that hides the tv inside and is controlled by a remote lift that pushes to the surface when needed.
Bedding: Peacock Alley and Custom Pillows.
Wallpaper: Phillip Jeffries Manila Hemp, 5256 Charcoal – similar here.
Table Lamps: Available through the designer .
The master bedroom design goal was to create a tranquil retreat that is still invigorating with contrast and texture.
The main goal with the bathroom design was to bring a fresh approach to the once dated bathroom.
Shower Stool: here – similar.
Shower Fixtures: Kohler.
Artwork: Easterly Wind from Wendover Art Group.
Vanity Chair: Vanguard Furniture.
The bathroom features custom White Oak Cabinetry with Caesarstone Anima Graphite countertop.
Sconces: Crystorama Trenton.
Faucets are Kohler Margaux Widespread polished nickel.
Pendant Light: here – similar.
Hardware: Pulls – similar.
This laundry room is functional and it certainly makes laundry more fun and enjoyable! The designer wanted to jazz this space up from starting with the floor and working your eye up to the ceiling. The fun patterned tile harmonizes with the cabinet color and the fun cotton rope light fixture.
Cabinet paint color is Sherwin Williams SW 9161 Dustblu.
Lighting: Gabby Home.
Cabinet Hardware: here.
Landscape Architecture: Complete Landsculpture –Matt Meyers.
Builder/Contractor: Servigon Construction.
Photography: Michael Hunter Photography.
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