Collection of southwestern photographs by McMillan on display in entry hall. Antique Spanish bench covered in agave printed cactus on linen. Antique Persian runner graces the old satillo tile.
This dining room gains it's spaciousness not just by the size, but by the pitched beam ceiling ending in solid glass doors; looking out onto the entry veranda. The chandelier is an original Isaac Maxwell from the 1960's. The custom table is made from a live edge walnut slab with polished stainless steel legs. This contemporary piece is complimented by ten old Spanish style dining chairs with brightly colored Designers Guild fabric. An 18th century hutch graces the end of the room with an antique eye of God perched on top. A rare antique Persian rug defines the floor space. The art on the walls is part of a vast collection of original art the clients have collected over the years.
Second Living Area
This extra living space was designed specifically to house part of the client's vast collection of old and antique South American artifacts. The fireplace was redesigned and made out of Texas limestone, the bookcase was designed with special LED lighting hidden behind the vertical stiles. These stiles as well as the crown molding are covered in Terracotta moldings to compliment the satillo tile in the room. A rare antique camel hair rug graces the floor and a contemporary plexiglass table contrasts with some of the traditional pieces in the room. The art above the fireplace of 4 bird nests reflects the client's collection of bird nests on the mantle. The windows overlook a cabana, swimming pool, and art and sculpture studio created by the designer.
The master bedroom overlooks a private patio and custom fountain off of the main public patio. A custom iron bed was designed by Derrick Dodge. An antique garden rug enhances the color scheme of the room. The focus in this room are all black and white photographs of the children, as well as Mexican callaberos and Mexican scenes. An antique Mexican chair is covered with an antique Indian shawl, the table beside is was made from an old Mexican brazier. The fabric on the two iron benches are by Boussac of France. The client loves fabrics and changes her pillows and bed coverings regularly.
This master bath was redesigned for maximum spaciousness and openness. The original was dark and heavy. A brightly colored rare Persian rug brings bright color to this room. The shell chandelier and the Mexican mirrors are all part of the continual theme throughout the house.
A pair of antique Mexican doors invite you into the front courtyard of the Spanish style home. Mr. Dodge designed a fountain with the interior being soft blue glass tiles. The client selected rock from one of their ranches through which the water trickles out from the top. Bougainvilleas spill from balconies around the home year long.
Main Living Area
Windows were added to this living space for maximum light. The clients' collection of art and sculpture are the focus of the room. A custom limestone fireplace was designed to add focus to the only wall in this space. The furniture is a mix of custom English and contemporary all atop antique Persian rugs. The blue velvet bench in front was designed by Mr. Dodge out of maple to offset the antiques in the room and compliment the contemporary art. All the windows overlook the cabana, art studio, pool and patio.
This breakfast room had one particular issue, the window at the back of the room. The client needed storage space and a serving area. We blocked the window off and designed cabinets and a beautiful tile wall to hide the window. There was an ugly air conditioning duct crossing under the triangular window that we wanted to hide. The designer and client resolved the issue with antique moldings to hide it, creating a beautiful focal point to the room. The client wanted a casual feel for this room so the large comfortable bench was designed to curl up in for morning coffee and muffins. Another focus to this room is the clients vast collection of art, some of her own is displayed on this wall. The table is made from various architectural elements.
The designer worked with the contractor and pool company to design this outdoor cabana and pool that has a waterfall edge with a view to an expansive backyard and art studio.
The designer worked with the clients, an artist and sculptor, along with the contractor, to design the perfect space for them to work separately but stay audibly connected. The space shown serves as a display gallery from which potential clients can see her art and his sculpture for purchase. The walls are covered in fabric to disguise the many nail holes from moving the art around the room.