TEXAS GLAM

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

My client wanted to carve a piece of her Texan roots into their new 9000 sq ft dream home on 16 acres at the Oregon Golf Course.   Her vision was clear and precise and her house-planning file was meticulously crammed with years of magazine pictures for inspiration.
 
Joining the process at groundbreaking was perfect. From the very beginning, as we talked through design concepts, my client and I found ourselves finishing each other’s sentences. We knew instantly that we had a match made in heaven and that we were destined to enjoy a design adventure of a lifetime. 
Family Room
Family Room

Built Ins
Built Ins

Family Room
Family Room

Family Room
Family Room

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THE DESIGN BRIEF

Detailed wish lists banished all colors they had enjoyed for the past fifteen years.  

It was “OUT WITH THE OLD and IN WITH THE NEW.”

The bold and strong accents of vibrant reds, greens and gold’s in the old house were to be replaced by a cooler and quieter palette of off white, temperate blues, warm taupes and rich moccas.  

 

Other must have’s were that the finished look was to be elegant but welcoming, comfortable and unpretentious. Elements of surprise and a Texas touch had to be injected into the design plan, without it looking or feeling Western.  Most importantly, a relaxing Feng Shui feel of balance had to permeate the house, without any hints of Asian design. 

ENJOY THE TEXAS GLAM TRANSFORMATION GALLERY
Music Room
Music Room

A curved cream sofa faces the texas stone fireplace and the black baby grand piano. Metallic silver throw pillows amp up the volume.

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Built Ins
Built Ins

Ebony and Ivory busts to amp up the baby grand piano keys.

Silk Ballgown Drapes
Silk Ballgown Drapes

These dramatic double lined silk drapes line both sides of the room and add a hint of glamour to the space.

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Ivory Busts
Ivory Busts

Ebony and Ivory Busts play up the piano keys

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Great Room
Great Room

The Crystal Wagon Wheel is the perfect centerpiece to ground the distressed custom leather sectional.

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Open Plan Living
Open Plan Living

Note the intricate details on the throw pillows and on the sectional.

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Great Room
Great Room

Warm wood beams and mantel called for a strong fireplace art piece.

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Dining Room
Dining Room

Dining Room | Mixing up the fabrics as well as the styles of chairs and benches added visual interest.

Dining Chandeliers
Dining Chandeliers

A pair of candle light chandeliers add light to the 16ft custom made dining table.

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Dining Room
Dining Room

Mixing up the fabrics as well as the styles of chairs and benches added visual interest.

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What peacock
What peacock

This is the "retired" albino peacock that my client "adopted". He takes pride of place on this beautiful antique mirrored side table in the dining room.

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Tufted Armchairs
Tufted Armchairs

A pair of custom reading chairs and two toned velvet ottomans, flank each side of the french doors for a great view of Mount Hood.

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French Doors
French Doors

A pair of custom reading chairs and two toned velvet ottomans, flank each side of the french doors that lead out to the covered gazebo.

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Open Plan Living
Open Plan Living

A view through the great room and dining room to the kitchen.

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Longhorn Skull
Longhorn Skull

Adding the longhorn skull added an element of Texan surprise to the marble surround of the cooktop and the kitchen.

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Glass Cabinets
Glass Cabinets

Layers of etched and bevelled glass were added to the door panes to soften the contemporary feel of the cabinetry.

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Glass Detailed Doors
Glass Detailed Doors

This island faces out to the dining area as well as the great room. To soften the contemporary feel of the cabinetry layers of glass were added.

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Texas Star
Texas Star

My glass artist added layers of etched glass in the form of a Texas star on each of the pair of doors on either side of the main center island.

Kitchen Nook
Kitchen Nook

To open up the space I used leather tufted benches around the table instead of chairs.

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Tufted King Bed
Tufted King Bed

The gently tufted master bed (headboard and footboard) was custom made and upholstered in a luscious cream velvet.

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Mosaic Tiled Wall
Mosaic Tiled Wall

Floor to ceiling water colored mosaic glass tiles surround the fireplace.

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Bedroom Drapes
Bedroom Drapes

Lots of textures and layers in the drapery fabrics play off the rich silk grass cloth wallpaper on the walls.

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Grasscloth Wallpaper
Grasscloth Wallpaper

A round sunburst mirror above the master bed is the perfect decor touch.

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Floor To Ceiling Draperies
Floor To Ceiling Draperies

An embroidered silk cloth with inverted pleats and trimmed in a silk blue fringe detail covers the corner table

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Wallpaper with glass beads
Wallpaper with glass beads

This beautiful wallpaper with crushed beaded glass detail adorns the walls in the master bathroom

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Sheer Drapes
Sheer Drapes

Soft sheer embroidered drapery panels around the tub make for a graceful haven.

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Grasscloth Wallpaper
Grasscloth Wallpaper

The silk grass cloth wallpaper has a glow when lights reflects off of it and it adds another elegant layer of texture to the room.

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Texas Limestone Console
Texas Limestone Console

A Texas limestone console table highlights a stunning art piece and the plaster finish on the walls.

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Custom Pine Bunkbeds
Custom Pine Bunkbeds

A pair of custom Oregon pine bunk beds flank each side of the room and create accommodation for another 4 guests.

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Home Theater
Home Theater

Custom leather motorized reclining home theater chairs

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Pool Table
Pool Table

Custom made pool table with mother of pearl inlay and taupe felt top

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Wet Bar
Wet Bar

Tone on tone accents for the wet bar

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Bar
Bar

Pops of color in the artwork add interest in a tonal space

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Powder Room Drama
Powder Room Drama

Drama in the pendant lights and the mirror play up the mosaic tile on the back wall. The addition of wallpaper made this small space dramatic.

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Drapery Details
Drapery Details

Vertical wood wainscoting on the walls and on the curved dome ceiling add a punch in the entryway. Custom detailed metallic linen drapes.

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Outdoor Drapes
Outdoor Drapes

Custom outdoor draperies on either side of the kitchen gazebo

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TEXAS GLAM CLIENT APPRECIATION

" It is hard to be brief when discussing Di Barker’s attributes. However when discussing her work ethic, in brief, the three most important qualities that Di possesses are: incredibly thorough follow through, an amazing eye for design and an exceptionally keen business mind."

I have never been more confident in handing over a task to someone as I was with Di. Not one time in two and a half years was I disappointed, not one.

 

We would discuss an idea and Di would tirelessly follow up and follow through until the idea/goal was met in its entirety.

Her eye for design is classic and impeccable.

 

Not only does she have an eye for what works well in spaces, she has an endless list of suppliers that are accustom to meeting her exceedingly high expectations. It is evident that her vendors admire, trust and respect her.

During our project I crowned Di the "fabric queen" because she knew just what texture, color and pattern would be perfect.

 

As she described it all, I could see it in my mind - then at our next meeting, like magic, the exact fabric we envisioned would be in her hands!

Di makes it her business to understand the minutest details of any and EVERY situation that may arise during a design job. After dealing with Di once, you will understand her keen sense of business. Whether she is shopping for a $20,000 piece of custom furniture or a $20 accessory vase, Di knows the true "worth" of an item, and knows how to squeeze the most value out of a dollar, to get it."