My favorite rooms – a personal reflection

“For many of us, the end of the year is a time of reflection. As I look back at our amazing clients and the work we have done for them, I feel a sense of pride and honor to be a part of making their homes a reflection of who they are. While I am happy with every project we complete, some rooms definitely stand out as my favorites. There are four rooms that I especially love.” – Carl Wesley Lowery


Warm and comfortable family room

I am partial to this room because we were able to transform our client’s least favorite room into his favorite. Because the fireplace was originally angled in a corner, nothing could be centered. This threw the entire room off balance. To solve this, we moved the fireplace! Doing that allowed us to open the room up to the hall and add pairs of sofas and chairs. The result: a relaxing, beautiful environment that a family room should have.


Peaceful lakehouse master bedroom

It was a joy to work on this California couple’s house on Lake Palestine. I especially like this room because we were able to accentuate the view in everything we did. We chose furnishings and fabrics that pulled the peacefulness of the lake into the room. Soft colors, new hardwood floors and even the cutout sofa enhanced the tranquility we achieved for this homeowner.


Colorful, quirky and modern entry/dining

This is the home I live in when I’m in Dallas, so of course I love it – this room particularly. The entryway and dining area feature many of my personal favorites: lots of white, concrete floors and an open floor plan. On the dining area wall is the first piece of art I ever commissioned, a sentimental favorite I still appreciate. And I love the “wow” factor of the glass bowl installation every time someone walks into my home.


Soothing master bath

This master bath is an example of a room we love to tackle! It had dark, heavy tile around the tub and the shower was fully enclosed. Our challenge was to transform it into a light, airy and beautiful space. Several things in this room make it a favorite: the use of multiple shades of whites and grays; the floating tub as a functional, yet artistic, focal point; and the sculptural but not fussy sinks. The client already owned the piece of art above the tub, so we reframed it for a perfect fit. Repurposing art and furnishings and incorporating them into re-designed spaces is always gratifying to us and to our clients.


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