Study/Family Room-the Butler Is In
This stunning reading nook/family room is a room that I knew would be getting a lot of use from the entire family. The wonderful acanthus leaf columns were also original to the home with the color and luster that only time could create. I knew I needed to incorporate fabrics that would take the use. On the settee in the study, I used a fabulous patterned tapestry to compliment the settee I used in the entry area. Accents of vintage pillows were used as well. Gothic style was present in the iron work, built in bookcase and stained glass so I designed a custom wall mounted cabinet to reflect the shape of the iron on the staircase to showcase the owners pewter stein collection.. Ironically, the original peacock design in the iron work is linked back to Houston. In doing my research when I was designing their ranch, I hired a company in Houston to manufacture gates for the ranch and discovered they had deigned the iron work with the peacock when this historic house was built. The company does work for the Ima Hogg Mansion in Houston as well.
The original slate floors also sparked my interest! I had them cleaned and preserved to bring out the beautiful hues that slate reflects. If only the floors could talk I know I would listen.