As you can see on my previous blog post one of the projects that I was working on during my busy spring was a model home near San Antonio in a town called New Braunfels. It was an unusual project in that my partner, Kristy, and I selected all the materials for the home last fall…..then it got put on hold indefinitely…..until this spring when we got the call that they were ready to finish it out with furnishings. With six months having gone by it was a bit of a challenge to get back into gear – we hadn’t even seen it since it had been finished. In addition, the budget had been greatly reduced, original furniture and fabrics were no longer available, etc….Oh, and they wanted it installed and complete within two months!
With so much time having gone by and the budget greatly reduced we had to re-think our original design with regard to drapes and furniture and such and go with a new look for many of the pieces. Going with a “Hill Country” theme we decided to bring in a little more traditional style in conjunction with our original transitional style. Here you can see we put our color emphasis on our drapes and accent pieces and went with neutral sofas and chairs.
We still wanted an overall clean lined appearance, but working with what was readily available we went with these traditional upholstered sofas in combination with the more transitional style on the chairs. Hence the curved arms and nail heads on the sofas and the straight lines on the chairs. (Yes, you can do this and yes it works.)
We kept the table accessories simple with this large key placed on top of books about Texas.
Want an easy, inexpensive accessory? Simply place a large candle and polished stones on a platter.
In the master bedroom below we went with blacks, gold’s, creams and reds…
And carried the Hill Country traditional theme throughout.
How about that view out back? If you’ve never been to San Antonio it’s beautiful.
In the game room/media room shown below, as in the living room, we went with more traditional curves on the sofa and transitional lines on the chairs and brought in this fun orange with the brown.
You can see the game table and chairs have more of a traditional style to them. A cozy, fun environment.
Of course, we played up the movie theme…..(It is a model after all)
We created a little bar area with this free standing bar and matching bar stools.
In the kitchen we went more low key on the valance with regard to color since we had so much color in the family room windows and matched the fabric to the wall color for subtlety. It’s actually a soft, subdued stripe although you can’t really tell it from these pictures.
And we simply added some fun accessories….
In keeping with the cream upholstery pieces in the family room we carried the same look into the breakfast nook with cream parsons chairs. You see them here in conjunction with the wood chairs which adds a bit of charm.
So if you’re in the market for a home in the New Braunfels or San Antonio area be sure to check out Whitestone Custom Homes here……and when you get down there don’t forget to swing by and take a peek at our model!