How wonderful it is to have each and every one of you here on the blog today. How are you feeling? It still feels very cold and we’re having so much snow this winter, and I have to be honest with you, I feel happier when the sun is shinning out there. Grey days are not fun and not very good for our mood, right? That’s why I feel that sharing homes that are not only beautiful, but also “feel” good, can lift our spirit and bring us some inspiration. With every post I prepare for you guys, I am always hoping that you will have a good time and feel a little happier in this place. That’s always my priority.
Now, can we talk about this new house tour? 🙂 I am really excited to feature this “Southern Louisiana meets Mediterranean” custom build home and the designer is sharing all of the details below. Keep reading!
“Call it an empty-nester opportunity. With their twin boys grown and gone and their daughter just off to college, a couple went searching for an expanse of land in Texas where they could build the home they’d always wanted–and house their horses as well. While the couple enlisted architect Clay Nelson to devise plans for a Tuscan-style farmhouse with an open plan and spacious outdoor living areas, they approached designer Traci Connell with a somewhat different request: The Louisiana natives wanted the interiors to celebrate their Southern roots. “That struck a chord with me,” Connell says. “My daughter was born in southern Louisiana. I had this connection to the feeling they wanted–that Creole originality and uniqueness.” Connell selected finishes that refer back to her clients’ childhood homes — whitewashed brick in the breakfast area, wrought-iron balusters on the stairs — while she incorporated their objects and heirlooms into the design. “The house is grounded,” the wife says. “In every room, there’s a touch of something from a family member or from Louisiana.” Connell had a slightly different focus in the nearby barn, which also includes the husband’s office. “This was his escape,” she explains. The barn was such a hit that it’s become a favorite gathering place for friends and family as well.”
Pin your favorite interior design ideas photos and make sure to see this stunning house tour by Traci Connell on Home Bunch:
Built on rural farmland in the Dallas suburb of Bartonville, Texas, this Southern Louisiana-inspired Mediterranean home took a big page out of A. Hays Town’s architectural book.
With custom details that could be found in the old Creole houses of New Orleans, this empty-nesters dream home was that of a personal mix of styles with comfortable high-end taste.
Overall Flooring – Wood Floors from Signature Floors and Interiors – similar here.
Lighting: Visual Comfort Pendant Lighting.
Paint Color: “Sherwin Williams SW 7029 Agreeable Gray” on walls and ceiling.
Barrel Back accent chairs – Hickory Chair – Available through the designer.
Side Table Between Chairs: Noir.
Massive metal casement windows and doors were inspired by modern renovations of historic homes in Europe. An embroidered pillow fabric in the Living Room informed the color palette of soft greens, teals and rich browns.
Accessories: Arteriors Home.
Small Accent Table: Noir.
The client desired a look straight out of New Orleans and Traci delivered bringing in whimsical floral pieces atop traditional furnishings while still maintaining a modern color scheme full of grays, whites and clean lines.
Console – Noir Furniture.
Face Planter – Noir Rotto Face Planter.
The dining room is decorated with a series of framed pen-and-ink drawings by Lafayette, Louisiana, artist Floyd Sonnier.
Paint Color: “Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray”.
Table and Chairs – Hickory Chair with Fabric from Fabricut and Kravet – Available through the designer.
Windows & Doors: Rehme Dining Room Doors and Windows .
Rug: Davis and Davis Rug – Available through the designer – similar here.
Buffet Lamps: Made Goods.
“We incorporated a lot of where we came from, so the house feels grounded,” the wife says. “In every room, there’s a touch of something from a family member or from our home state.”
Nearby, the working and butler’s pantries are illuminated by pendant lights from the church where the couple married in Baldwin, Louisiana. “The couple also have a love of the ocean and water,” Connell says, “so we brought in blues and greens alongside the soft neutrals.”
Trim Paint Color: Snowbound SW 7004 by Sherwin Williams.
Molding and Trim – Bee Builders Supply.
The kitchen features classic and elegant elements. The white cabinets are painted in Sherwin Williams Snowbound and they have a custom glaze on them.
Custom Cabinetry – Sunrise Wood Designs, Custom.
Sink: Rohl Apron front sink.
Faucet: Rohl Kitchen Faucet.
Runner: here – similar.
Countertops are Taj Mahal Quartzite and they work perfectly with the glazed white kitchen cabinets.
Pot Filler: Rohl.
This extraordinary kitchen feels connected to a Breakfast Room and to the back Loggia.
The Breakfast Room features a distressed brick accent wall and large cased windows and doors.
Brick Wall – Rock Construction Services.
Fireplace Mantel: Limestone.
Draperies: Kravet Fabric, Custom.
Traditional elements meet timeless elegance in this powder bath.
Chandelier: Visual Comfort.
Countertop: Wonder Gray marble countertop from Aria Stone Gallery.
Collaborating from the architectural phase of this home, Traci Connell steered the new construction project by refining finishes, scaling proportions and enveloping the project as a whole.
Staircase: Wrought-iron, Custom.
Table: Hickory chair round entry table – Available through the designer.
Rug: Cowhide imports area rug – similar here.
Warm Grey Bedroom Paint color is “Sherwin Williams Anew Gray”.
Headboard: Made Goods Vincent headboard.
Rug: Kravet – Available through the designer – similar here.
Quilt: here – similar.
Bench: Noir Furniture with custom fabric.
Paint color is Sherwin Williams SW 7661 Reflection.
Table Lamps: Empressive GeoDesigns – Available through the designer.
Framed Horse photograph – Leftbank Art – similar here.
Accent Table: Oly Table.
Rug: Davis and Davis – similar here.
Chandelier: Available through the designer – similar here.
Guest Bathroom Cabinet paint color is “Sherwin Williams SW7664 Steely Gray”.
Countertop: Wonder Grey Quartzite.
Hardware: Top Knobs Pulls.
Paint color is Sherwin Williams SW 6224 Mountain Air.
Canopy Bed: Vanguard – Available through the designer.
Bedding: Kravet Bedding & Eastern Accents Bedding.
Nightstands: Noir Furniture.
Table Lamps: Arteriors.
Angled Stool: Hickory Chair.
Armoire: Hickory Chair Custom.
Rug: Davis and Davis rugs.
Bathroom paint color is Sherwin Williams SW 6224 Mountain Air.
Countertop: Iceberg Blue Quartzite.
This master bedroom features an alcove and a soothing color scheme. Paint color is “Sherwin Williams SW 6253 Olympus White”.
Bed: Hickory Chair – Available through the Designer.
Bedding: Legacy Linens.
Mirrors: Mirror Image Home.
Chandelier: Visual Comfort Crystal Chandelier.
This sitting area feels so peaceful!
Chairs: Hickory Chair Lounge Chairs in JF Fabrics material – Available through the designer.
Lamp: John Richard.
The master bathroom features impressive architectural details. Walls and ceiling are also painted in “Sherwin Williams Olympus White”.
Cabinet paint color is “Sherwin Williams SW 7663 Monorail Silver”. Notice the beautiful custom details on the cabinetry.
Countertop: Calcutta Gold Borgini Extra.
Sconces: Visual Comfort.
Accent Tile: Liberty Collection Spring Border (Venetian Glass in Moonstone White with Athens Silver Honed Accents from Ann Sacks.
Walls: Ann Sacks Athens Silver Cream 16×24 – similar here.
Shower Pan Tile: Ann Sacks Athens Silver Cream Hex Mosaic 2×2 – similar here.
The laundry room is spacious and it features Wonder Grey Quartzite countertops. Walls are Agreeable Gray by Sherwin Williams and cabinets are Snowbound, also by Sherwin Williams.
Hardware: Top Knobs.
Upstairs you will find a large Bonus Room, perfect to watch TV or relax with a good book. Walls are SW Agreeable Gray.
Sofa: Hickory Chair – Available through the designer.
Coffee Table: Noir Furniture.
TV Console: here – similar.
A pair of X-inset custom doors open to a Craft Room.
Chest: Paloma Creations.
How dreamy is this Craft Room, right? Great usage of space! Paint color is Passive SW 7064 by Sherwin Williams.
This home is extraordinary inside and out!
Landscaping: Southern Land Design.
The exterior features stone cladding from Rock Construction Services.
The Loggia features an outdoor kitchen and a fireplace.
Outdoor Kitchen Countertop: Madreperla Leathered finish.
Isn’t this a dream home? I can’t wait for sunny and warm days like this! 🙂
Pool Design: Pool Environments Inc.
Not far from the main residence, builder Clayton Boyd of Clayton Boyd Industries designed a barn for the owners’ three horses that also houses the husband’s office with a bathroom.
The barn has been such a hit that it has become a regular destination for friends and family spilling over from the main residence and outdoor entertaining spaces.
Architecture: Clay Nelson, C.A. Nelson Architecture Group LLC
Home Builder: John Hawkins, Hawkins-Welwood Homes
Photography: Michael Hunter Photography.
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