This incredibly designed contemporary loft in downtown Houston, Texas has been designed by interior design firm Kristina Wilson Design. With exposed concrete ceilings and brick wall in the living room, this open plan home has plenty of fabulous industrial features. There is also beautiful wooden flooring throughout and eclectic details, exuding a warm and welcoming atmosphere for the homeowner and guests.
Kristina Wilson Design’s unique approach to interior design and eclectic use of patterns and materials are a reflection of Kristina’s colorful personality. Her style and demeanor are best described as bold, clever and concise, making KWD a favorite amongst national and international clients. KWD is focused on being an accessible, honest and fearless interior design leader in an industry filled with vagueness and ambiguities.
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This gorgeous home recalls the scale and charm of a comfortable modern farm house, which has been designed by Tim Cuppett Architects in Austin, Texas. The dwelling is set on a beautiful property with lots of trees adding privacy and shade. The spacious two-storey interior features cozy and welcoming design with warm wooden flooring throughout, neutral color scheme with colorful texture and materials flourishing around every corner.
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Shasta Residence is a gorgeous custom designed traditional style home situated in Houston, Texas that has been designed by Thompson Custom Homes. The stunning two-storey residence features spacious light-filled interiors with wood flooring throughout most of the home with area rugs used to define the different living spaces.
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Spanish Oaks Residence is a stunning coastal contemporary home designed by Cornerstone Architects to evoke a coastal design feeling while maintaining a Hill Country style native to its environment in Austin, Texas. The final design resulted in a beautifully minimalistic, transparent, and very inviting home. The light exterior stucco paired with geometric forms and contemporary details such as galvanized brackets, frameless windows and linear railings achieved the exact coastal contemporary look the clients desired. The open floor plan visually connects multiple rooms to each other, creating a seamless flow from the formal living, kitchen and family rooms and ties the upper floor to the lower. This transparent theme even begins at the front door and extends all the way through to the exterior porches and views beyond through large frameless windows. The overall design is kept basic in form, allowing the architecture to shine through in the detailing. The sensational interior design was carried out by Joy Kling Interior Design, offering warm and welcoming textures and materials.
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The Rollingwood Residence is a contemporary property designed by Chioco Design in Austin, Texas. This spectacular home thoroughly reflects the needs, habits and lifestyle of the homeowners, Kelly and Lino Mendiola and their two daughters as well as their beagle-mix. The family had originally planned to remodel, but instead decided to break ground on a total redesign with the primary goal of opening their living environment to its natural surroundings. The architect designed a home that created a beautiful dialogue between the outside elements and interior living space of this new family dream home. They wished to preserve as much of the unbuilt land as possible, taking advantage of the property’s existing Live Oak trees and sloping lawns. On approach to this incredible home is a study in interlocking linear volumes defined by right angles, vertical glazing and lush, elevated steel planters.
Just beyond the entry is a combination of stairway, reading nook, double-height bookshelves and library ladder, which are all visually dynamic in a space framed by natural light and warm, oak-paneled walls. The architects challenge was to achieve the contemporary look while accommodating the practical needs of the family with an intimate, yet comfortably spacious design. The owners themselves were not big fans of modern design, yet they wanted to create a house that was of its time and they had faith that the architect could make modern feel “homey”. The homeowners also wanted to have an adjacent guest room that operates as a functional small apartment with a kitchen, dining, bed and bath and living area for their aging parents. Both the primary den and side suite look out to the rear pool area and backyard. The landscape was designed to provide the family with numerous peaceful views from varies vantage points around the home.
The transparent corridor connects the main house to the guest quarters and pool, creating a sense of continuity between the home’s diverse elements.
The combination of rich woods with angular lines softens the modernist aesthetic that informs the architecture of the Mendiolas’ home.
Once Chioco and the Mendiolas decided to design a tall bookcase, the idea of a cozy, yet functional reading nook was a natural next step.
The floor-to-ceiling white oak cabinets continue the system of wood volumes that also influences the stairwell and office.
The custom kitchen island is made entirely from a single slab of walnut that turns down on either side to support the top, featuring live edges and lending an organic feel to this central area of the home.
Rather than building a large room, Chioco opened the Mendiolas’ bedroom to the courtyard, creating a bright and comfortable space.
The materials used throughout the home continue into the bathroom, which Chioco notes, “was meant to be spa-like, with plenty of natural light.”
“The house during the evening is more dramatic,” Chioco observes. “I think it lights up quite nicely.”
Ultimately, the homeowners wanted their new home to reflect the modern sensibility of urban living while enjoying the benefits of suburban-sized space. The successful redesign offers a welcoming place for intimate family gatherings and casual get-togethers with the neighbors in a warm, light-filled home just minutes from downtown Austin.
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Goodrich Residence is a mid-century modern renovation and addition to a 1930′s home by Chioco Design in Austin, Texas. The home was originally 900 square feet, where the architect entered the project and doubled the area of the home to 2,200 square feet. Some of the major changes in the home included adding a contemporary master suite and completely updating almost all of the interior spaces. The main exterior living space includes a new pool and deck.
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Ramchandani Residence has been designed by Intexure Architects, which integrates the owners’ Indian heritage with a modern lifestyle in Houston, Texas. An indoor “courtyard” help to form the center of the home, following Hindi tradition. With a roof seemingly to float overhead, this soul space is infused with light, air and openness. Separate living suites for the owners, apartment style quarters for grown children, and guest suites for family from India all surround the courtyard space, providing both privacy and connection amidst a dynamic extended family environment.
Sustainability is achieved through smart design solutions such as careful building orientation and window placement. The insulated fiberglass wall system on the west facade minimizes heat gain yet acts as a luminous screen, flooding the interior with soft natural daylight while maintaining privacy from the street. The opposite end of the great room opens to the east, sheltered by the backyard tree canopy and large roof overhang. The exterior utilizes local materials including honed Texas limestone, structural clay tile, and Galvalume siding. Interior finishes include renewable bamboo flooring and recycled quartz countertops.
As a living space for a physician’s family, the house is mindful of physical healing and wellbeing. Ergonomics, accessible design, and spiritual spaces are integrated within the home and in an outdoor meditation platform. Operable windows and large sliding doors bring in fresh air, natural light and dissolve boundaries between the interior and exterior. The house and landscape were designed together to focus views and allow occupants to experience nature throughout the day.
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Caruth Home is a beautiful rustic family home situated in the University Park area of Dallas, Texas, designed by general contractor Kevin Key of Key Residential. The homeowners asked the contractor to re-create a century old design aesthetic to a 1980s spacious 4,500 square foot, five bedroom, four bathroom home. The homeowner’s wished to have a collected look, wanting a comfortable home to enjoy with their extended family, three adult children and two grandchildren. After searching everywhere for the perfect antique accents, salvaged materials and unique color treatments, the contractor managed to create a harmonious environment full of warmth and luxury. The home’s interiors appear to have been put together over decades. Many of the decorative items were found by the homeowner who worked with Becci Meier Architectural Design Services to achieve the desired design aesthetic.
The entire landscape, including the custom fountain, made with a Louisiana sugar kettle (used in traditional sugar production), revolves around the existing red oak tree in front of the house. The tree also marks the start of a dry creek bed, which Key turned into a walkway from the street to the home’s front door.
Key lightened up the home with plaster walls in warm creams and beiges. A blue pine ceiling in the living room draws the eyes up. The faux beams are made of wood; they’re hollow, which made them easier to install. Most of the furnishings is from the clients’ previous home.
Most of the oak cabinetry has the same scraped, hand-painted finish. The painters used several layers of paint, scraped off each layer for just the right effect and added umber pigment for an aged look.
One wooden door hides the refrigerator; the other hides a freezer. The custom table and wired antique chandelier reinforce the home’s style.
The pitched ceiling’s beams in this room are authentic and part of the roof’s construction. Key had them distressed and a thickening agent applied after painting to intensify the rough, worn look.
Salvaged flea market doors lead from the bedroom into the en-suite bathroom.
The same scraped painting effect was applied to the custom vanity, this time in periwinkle and white. A custom soapstone vanity top complements the farmhouse sink’s rustic feel.
One of the homeowners found the refinished antique tub at a local reclaimed-fixture shop. A salvaged stained glass window next to the tub was distressed, framed and mounted for one-of-a-kind art.
Key enclosed the previous patio in big sliding windows and added a multi-fold door, the same wavy cedar from the cabana and a custom dining table.
The designer turned a third of the home’s attached garage into a poolside cabana out back. Wavy cedar siding gave the cabana the lived-in look the homeowner wanted.
A new outdoor kitchen has sturdy concrete counters and a gas grill. Scraped cabinetry, a retro refrigerator and a freestanding sink basin with vintage metal legs make the space feel warm and worn.
Just past the grill, shutters made from flea market doors hide a flat-screen television. Wall planters next to the garden gate hold herbs.
This Spanish Oaks Hacienda is a showcase home in Austin, Texas that has been designed by JAUREGUI Architecture Interiors. With incredibly stunning modern design, the residence uses its 9,000 square feet artfully, creating functional living spaces. Natural light and outdoor connecting spaces help the flow of this home throughout the entire plans.
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Bentwater Residence is a stunning Spanish inspired home sprawled out over 8,800 square feet nestled on Lake Conroe, near The Woodlands, Texas right outside Houston. The home has been designed by JAUREGUI Architecture Interiors, mixing rustic Spanish with modern and simple designs.
Photos: Paul Finkel Photography