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Lake Tyler Petroleum Club | Bridal Suite Redesign

A few months ago, the ladies at the Lake Tyler Petroleum Club contacted me to consult the new design of the Harbor Landing Bridal Suite. Before, the suite was useful, but didn’t feel romantic or pretty.

But after, ya’ll! Natural light, monochromatic patterns, modern elements and subtle pops of color make all the difference.

Bring on the brides!

Venue: Lake Tyler Petroleum Club

Photographer: Matthew Hogan

Stylist: Me

Interiors

Eclectic Modern Great Room | Phillips Family

This just might be the best birthday gift idea ever… a couple of weeks ago I was contacted by Zack, a husband wanting to surprise his wife Kristen with a newly designed living/great room for her birthday.  Y’all, seriously, is that not what every girl would want!?!  Impressive, right?  And it was all his idea!  They moved into their new home over 4 years ago, with newborn twins and a toddler… so of course busy baby life happens and suddenly a few years have passed before they had any time to take a breath and think about home design.   I met once with the Kristen and Zack to get a feel for what their needs were, and to take a few “before” pictures.

You should know… I will soon have professional (and non-blurry) pictures of this space, but I just couldn’t wait to share the project with you!

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Kristen and Zack already had several things going for them in their space.

Things I loved:

  1. The perfect muted teal wall paint by Sherwin Williams
  2. The simple modern raw wood mantel
  3. All that amazing natural light
  4. The fabulous vaulted ceiling
  5. The acid washed concrete floors that Zack did, himself!

Kristen and Zack needed a new sectional and area rug for starters.  Kristen showed me the sectional they were thinking about- and it was perfect!  (So perfect, might I add, that I’ve already been trying to figure out a way to make the same one fit in my much smaller living room!)  Sofa, check.  So we went straight to thinking about area rugs.  Kristen loves bright cheery color and had 8 or 10 rugs saved for me to look at.  I especially loved the option with the faded, hint-of-Aztec pattern.  Lots of color, but not too strong of a pattern from across the room.
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Wonderful herringbone pattern on the sofa.

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Bright and happy modern rug.

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Next was hunting for and gathering the new decor!  (Hair pin legs… yes, please.)

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I added a watercolor piece I painted as part of their gallery wall, to keep their gallery unique and custom.

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On Design Day 1, I brought over a truckload of goodies, and began placing and staging them.  I also planned out the gallery wall above the TV and used paper to help me visualize the layout.  I wanted the art to go uphill, following the architectural detail of the vaulted ceiling.  Getting this part just right *might* have taken me about 20 tries.  But I couldn’t stop until it was perfect!

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On Design Day 2, my hubby Doug came to help me hang all the curtain rods, art, and mirrors.  His math brain can get it all calculated and level on the first try. I, on the other hand, would still be over there attempting to get it all right… with about 117 unnecessary holes in the wall.  And obviously  I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to catch him in the act.

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The art, installed!

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I hand painted “be still, my soul” on two large canvases as an anchor piece to ground the large back wall.  With a strong wall paint color and a variety of colors throughout the space, I opted to keep this art clean and simple.  Balance is so important when choosing wall art and color combinations.  Kristen had this beautiful antique church pew and accent table, which I used to create a seating area by the front door, and it also serves as overflow seating for guests, as it faces the TV from behind the sofa.

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In our initial consult, Kristen talked with me about needing a way to capture and organize her kiddos’ art.  We all know a fridge front can only hold so much!  I used picture ledges and thin frames to showcase the artwork, and encouraged Kristen to rotate the art out every month or so.

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The mantel art may be my favorite.  A few years ago, Kristen had one of Zack’s favorite photos of them turned into a sketch.  Finally, it’s now framed and serves as the focal point of the mantel.  Personal pieces are the key to making a home “yours”.

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Here’s the space, completed!  I pulled geometric patterns and a blend of rustic and modern accents to create an eclectic, bold style which Zack and Kristen love.

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I am thankful for this opportunity to style a space for this sweet family to live and grow in!

 

xo Kristal

 

Events, Interiors

Hello, 2016!

2015 was a wonderful year!  My clients were seriously amazing, and I am eager to ring in 2016 by working diligently to style additional authentic and original shoots, events and spaces.  I just love how each New Year brings new beginnings and the opportunity for a fresh focus!

With the new year, Pantone has selected a pair of colors as the 2016 Color of the Year.  Although each year the Pantone color is considered purely inspirational for the party throwers, designers and brides out there, many choose to base their next event, decor and design on that hue.  Usually Pantone only chooses one shade, but this year we get two!  Introducing Rose Quartz and Serenity.

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Watercolor art has been on trend recently and I am loving how these colors tie in so well with the organic natural feel of watercolor.  Hint… 2016 will see some of my original watercolor art and prints become available for purchase!

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I stumbled on this great spread by Alter Ego Weddings and love the inspiration they provided by incorporating both Pantone shades in a wedding.  What do you think?

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I pray 2016 is full of hope and growth, while also giving you the opportunity to focus on family and faith.  Happy New Year, friends!

KC

Photo credit: Pantone and Alter Ego Weddings

Interiors

High Hill Farm | Bridal Suite

When the Romano’s contacted me about styling some areas at their venue that were opening in a few days, I was so happy to say yes!

The Bridal Suite at High Hill Farm is also available as a Conference Room, so I designed it with delicate but not overly feminine details.  I wanted the overall feel to be simple and open, yet still welcoming.  Isn’t all the natural light in this space wonderful?

 

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I encourage you to check out this amazing Napa Valley inspired vineyard retreat, restaurant and venue outside of Tyler, Tx, if you haven’t already.  Thank you Romano family for this wonderful opportunity!

 

Venue: High Hill Farm
Photos: Jill and Kay Photography
Styling: Me

Interiors

High Hill Farm | Guest Services

A few weeks ago, High Hill Farm owners Jason and Sharon Romano contacted me to design their Guest Services Office and Bridal Suite/Conference Room that was opening in a few short days.  I was so excited to serve them!  Today I’m sharing with you the details of the Guest Services Office.

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This venue shines with classic white walls and modern furnishings, so for the Guest Services Office I chose naturally occurring accents such as marble, agate stones and other organic shapes to create neutral yet eye catching details.  Sharon picked out  the larger pieces and I used them as inspiration to design the other features.  On the day we installed the décor, Sharon told me her father collected rare stones and how special it was to see similar elements incorporated in the design.  How cool is that!?  Décor with meaning always creates a connection, a story.

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Did you see those beautiful grapevine branches front and center at the desk?  When I found them, I knew they just had to be integrated into the design of this lovely vineyard retreat.     Later this week I will be posting images from the Bridal Suite/Conference Room.  I think you will love it!

Venue: High Hill Farm
Photos: Jill and Kay Photography
Styling: Me