A small community outside of Houston is just the right place for homeowner Darlene Sauvageau and her family. Close to town and work, the homeowner’s neighborhood is within walking distance of the grocery store, school, and a variety of shops. Originally intended as a short-term property, the house has been transformed into a beautiful 3,400-square-foot custom home with five bedrooms and three bathrooms.
Darlene wanted the house to feel cohesive, with one style throughout, bringing all rooms together into one design. Starting with dark wall colors and textiles, Lori worked from Darlene’s wish list to lighten up the entire house, highlighting special features found in each room. One particular detail that Darlene loves is the wood beams in the kitchen and living room. Another design favorite is the grass wallpaper at the back of the living room bookcase, which adds a custom touch to the pre-existing built-ins.
Lori reworked the original dark walls and color tones throughout the house with one exception. She kept the walls of the master bedroom dark, with a tone-on-tone pattern. The walls are balanced out with lighter furnishings, like the bright rug in the room’s center. The custom drapes create the perfect place to relax at the end of the day
An unexpected surprise, the powder bathroom ended up being much more delightful than Darlene originally thought. Originally unsure about the tile and lighting selections, she is now thankful for Lori’s gentle encouragement in choosing those particular elements. A bubble chandelier and vertical tile draw the eye up and stretch the length of the wall visually. The stone sink and patterned wallpaper give a classic look to the smaller room. Optional if there is space.