Contemporary details and comfortable furnishings unite to create a warm and welcoming space.
Cozily tucked into lush surroundings, this University Park home brings the beauty of the outside in. Photographed by Nathan Schroder
Bathed in natural light, the kitchen marries a mixture of traditional furnishings with contemporary details including the pendant lights from Sklo. Photographed by Nathan Schroder
A culmination of clever design and thoughtful use of space help create the perfect blend for this contemporary manse. Nestled in the heart of the lauded University Park neighborhood of Dallas, this single-family home was meant to be the ultimate hub for entertaining.
The primary bath offers the ultimate oasis. Photographed by Nathan Schroder
“Th e clients wanted to create a space that was open,” enthuses interior designer Morgan Farrow of Morgan Farrow Interiors. “Th is was their first experience with the kitchen-living combo space.” With the open-concept offerings being top of mind combined with the desire for the home to have a seamless fl ow and warm atmosphere, homeowners Mark Danuser—of Tatum Brown Custom Homes—and his wife, Christine, enlisted the expertise of Mark Hoesterey of SHM Architects to bring this creative vision to life.
Th is dream team worked together tirelessly to create the ultimate oasis. What’s the secret to this magical blend, you might ask? Th e perfect marriage of timeless sophistication with colorful surprises peppered throughout the space.
“We needed to make sure the kitchen felt high style enough to live in harmony with the living space,” shares Farrow. “So, we opted for more ‘furniturelike’ cabinets from Bulthaup to outfit the kitchen. This paired with old Chicago brick on the fireplace and accent above the built-in breakfast banquette, which really helped balance the room from feeling too sleek.” The end result? A livable space with luxurious ambiance. “That balancing act continued through the house with touches of reclaimed architectural elements mixed with new contemporary furnishings. We then had ‘jewel box’ moments sprinkled throughout the house, from the wallpaper surprise in her office, the tucked-in green bar, the kids’ rooms with punches of unexpected paint treatments to the reclaimed barn doors in the primary bedroom.
Reclaimed barn doors offer the perfect standout in the primary bedroom. Photographed by Nathan Schroder
“With colorful surprises at every turn paired with the couple’s collection of artwork and treasures collected over time, this home is ultimately where the heart is.”
“THE CLIENTS WANTED TO CREATE A SPACE THAT WAS OPEN.”
–DESIGNER MORGAN FARROW OF MORGAN FARROW INTERIORS
The kitchen features Bulthaup cabinetry and French Brown wood flooring. Photographed by Nathan Schroder
Tatum Brown Custom Homes
Morgan Farrow Interiors
Family room sectional
Wood floors throughout
Family room rug
MODUS FURNITURE INTERNATIONAL
SCOTT + COONER
Pair of armchairs
SCOUT DESIGN STUDIO
Kitchen counter stools
ZAK & FOX FOR APPARATUS STUDIO
Bar fabric walls