A Lake Vista residence built for dual becomes a family home for five.
September 16, 2014 - accent chair
Then there were five
How does a residence built for a integrate turn a family-friendly residence for a celebration of five? At one Lake Vista home, a family (who asked not to be named) faced this challenge. Designed by New Orleans engineer and artist Errol Barron in 2002, a residence already had open bedrooms and spaces for outside living. With a few teenager adjustments and assistance from engineer Jill Dupre of Jill Dupre Design, a transition was easy.
The house’s singular pattern lent itself good to a incomparable family. Originally designed for a piano clergyman and her husband, a home enclosed a atmospheric song room with dual grand pianos. Large and private, a song studio was a ideal mark for a master suite. The song room’s apart extraneous was eliminated. The homeowners reconfigured a breakfast area to accommodate a whole family. Because immature space and outside vital areas are constituent to a house, that is built around a yard and overlooks a line that runs by Lake Vista, they also worked with Kim Alvarez of Alvarez + Basik to landscape.
Dupre knew her clients would have to buy furniture, since their new home was incomparable than a last. With 3 children, a active family would also need durable pieces that could mount adult to wear and rip while being aesthetically pleasing. Dupre’s goals were incorporating things a clients already had, creation a residence gentle and bearable and marrying a interior with a architecture. Dupre layered a interior slowly. Furniture came from Arteriors, Jonathan Adler, Anthropologie and West Elm, among other places. Dupre stoical mood play for all though a kids’ bedrooms and is adding finishing touches.
”We went about it flattering slowly,” Dupre says. “Most people can’t do all during once. We started with a vital room. They done lists of things that were most important.”
Dupre helped name a rug, tables, lighting and accessories. “It was flattering bare,” she says. “I helped them consider about what they needed.”
Dupre uses tradition pieces to give her clients’ homes individuality. “I done pillows, and that can be reduction costly than shopping off a rack,” she says. She also used complicated and selected pieces to give a interior a contemporary feel. A sculptural complicated lamp, a cadre of white vases on a normal dining table, a pedestal list with a modern-vintage tip in a breakfast nook, Dupre’s building sham designs and a dainty tree decal move a fresh viewpoint.
Designer and customer worked with a substructure of neutrals not distinct a healthy palette in a outside areas. Art and accent pieces move clear pops of color. Artist Monique Coco McCall’s Warhol-esque portraits desirous a bluish dais interconnected with a neat Oly console.
Outside, Alvarez overhauled a landscaping and helped a clients allow a yard and porch.
There have been a few live-and-learn moments. With 3 active children, a family has been by dual facsimile versions of Arne Jacobsens’ iconic egg chair. But this is a home where family, friends, comfort and memories are some-more critical than a chair.
”I adore entrance to this house,” Dupre says. “It is open and balmy and welcoming, accurately like this family is. And there is always a tantalizing smell entrance from the kitchen.”