For these empty-nesters, light and bright were key ingredients in creating the happiest of homes.
The great room features all custom-upholstered furniture including fabrics from Kerry Joyce, Imogen Heath and Rosemary Hallgarten. PHOTOGRAPHED BY MICHAEL HUNTER
This jewel box of a room includes drapes from Lulie Wallace fabric and pops of purple from Jerry Pair Leather. PHOTOGRAPHED BY MICHAEL HUNTER
The staircase makes for a grand entry into the great room. PHOTOGRAPHED BY MICHAEL HUNTER
Do you ever step foot into a place and just get a feeling that you’re meant to be there? That is precisely the perspective one gets upon entering this home nestled on Cragmont Avenue near the Katy Trail. With open concepts, unique detailing and pops of punchy colors, the light and bright feeling that seeps throughout each nook and corner lends itself to the charm and inviting nature of the homeowners. Approaching this new build, these emptynesters teamed up again with Dallas-based interior designer Kara Adam to create their dream home. “They love Harbor Island and vacation there,” shares Adam. “We pulled a lot of colors, and that fresh, airy, beachy look you see throughout the home, from that Harbor Island aesthetic.” With entertaining also a top priority, the homeowners wanted one large great room that provided the perfect spot for gathering with family and friends. “Eddie [Maestri] nailed the layout,” shares Adam in regard to the architecture behind the home, spearheaded by Maestri Studio. “He allowed for these larger open spaces—the big kitchen and breakfast room, the great room—so that when you have a large gathering it doesn’t feel too crowded. It has an amazing flow.” Woven throughout the space are rich hues, bold prints and distinct surprises at each turn, which marries the whimsical aesthetic. “They are not super traditional. Like that neon Lucite bench in the foyer—they are willing to add some pieces that take a design to the next level,” says Adam. “When you throw in something unexpected, it creates a room that’s more unique.” Unique is certainly the quality that was achieved with this new build. Might we suggest knocking on the door next time you pass this gem? Odds are the homeowners will pour you a glass of rosé, and you will immediately feel right at home.
This custom Lucite bench has us green with envy. PHOTOGRAPHED BY MICHAEL HUNTER
The guest room features a cheerful yellow fabric from Caryn Cramer. PHOTOGRAPHED BY MICHAEL HUNTER
This dream closet boasts wallpaper from Christian Lacroix. PHOTOGRAPHED BY MICHAEL HUNTER