To create a modern home with exciting spaces that don't sacrifice comfort for style, the homeowners brought on Emily Summers of Emily Summers Design Associates (opens in new tab) (ESDA). It's now become a contemporary family home in Dallas that everyone could use and enjoy, with flexible spaces that allowed for entertaining in both formal and intimate settings.
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In the entrance hall, a Meridiani marble and a metal table topped with succulent arrangements by Grange Hall sit beneath an anamorphic mirror that resembles a mylar balloon.
The vast living room (opens in new tab) acts as both the formal living space and the TV/entertainment space.
There's a fireplace at one end, and a TV at the other.
The dining room (opens in new tab) is understated yet elegant with chairs comfortable enough for dinner parties that last well into the night.
Upstairs, the game room is ready for a night of fun playing “Space Invaders” on the custom arcade station or a movie on the drop-down screen.
The cloakroom / powder room ties in with the theme.
The kids bedroom (opens in new tab) features a calming, all-over blue scheme, with blue patterned wallpaper, blue carpeting, table lamps and accent cushions. The curved, upholstered headboard (opens in new tab) and statement bedroom lighting (opens in new tab) add glam factor.
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Lotte is the Digital Editor for Livingetc, and has been with the website since its launch. She has a background in online journalism and writing for SEO, with previous editor roles at Good Living, Good Housekeeping, Country & Townhouse, and BBC Good Food among others, as well as her own successful interiors blog. When she's not busy writing or tracking analytics, she's doing up houses, two of which have features in interior design magazines. She's just finished doing up her house in Wimbledon, and is eyeing up Bath for her next project.