The state of Texas has a style all its own. Homes in this big and beautiful state have a diverse and unique style. The owner of this abode in North Dallas wanted something that plays into two sides of Texas style — a comfortable living space, but with a touch of glamour. After getting remarried, the client wanted a new home for a fresh start and hired Dallas designer Emily Johnston Larkin to help her create a space that felt livable and chic, with a flair of Hollywood Regency style.
The "Martini Lounge" was Larkin's favorite room to work on. The client wanted a playful yet elegant space where she could host guests for after-dinner drinks. Larkin balanced out the space by using classic designs mixed with colorful, trendy accents. The room glows with a tone-on-tone painted striped silver wall and warm wood floors. A fun light fixture and colorful textiles complete the look.
To create the casual glamour her client wanted, Larkin stuck with comfortable furniture and fabrics combined with glamorous accents. In the living room, plush green armchairs are lined with brass nailheads, and stunning glass side tables contrast with the more subtle jute rug.
When the client first started working with Larkin, she wanted her entire home designed — paint, wallpaper, furniture, and accessories. It's taken several years, but they've almost finished every room.
The kitchen was done in warm woods and granite to blend with the hand-scraped hardwood floors and exposed wooden beams in the ceiling. Although some of the materials had been put in by the builder, Larkin had the granite and detailed backsplash installed for visual texture.
While there is a mix of product throughout the house, the client did splurge on some high-end wallpaper, fabrics, and furniture made to last.
A recreation room (complete with a custom Texas Longhorns pool table) is the perfect place to blow off steam at the end of a long day. Larkin outfitted a window seat with custom cushions and pillows for visitors to sit and relax while watching others play.
In the master bedroom, green and gold accents feel fresh but sophisticated, while a muted rug and wall color ground the rest of the room. The glamorous combination of old and new is even present in the perfectly organized closet.