This chic family home in Dallas is packed with bold design and modern art

Explore a modern family home in Dallas with statement-making rugs, lighting, furniture pieces and art...

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The Property

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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The hallway

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.

family home in Dallas

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family home in Dallas

(Image credit: Stephen Karlisch)

Living room

The vast living room (opens in new tab) acts as both the formal living space and the TV/entertainment space.

family home in Dallas

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There's a fireplace at one end, and a TV at the other.

family home in Dallas

(Image credit: Stephen Karlisch)

family home in Dallas

(Image credit: Stephen Karlisch)

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family home in Dallas

(Image credit: Stephen Karlisch)

family home in Dallas

(Image credit: Stephen Karlisch)

Kitchen

The black kitchen (opens in new tab) features a breakfast bar (opens in new tab), a casual dining space and a lounge area. Stairs lead from the open-plan kitchen space up to where the bedrooms are.

family home in Dallas

(Image credit: Stephen Karlisch)

family home in Dallas

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Dining room

The dining room (opens in new tab) is understated yet elegant with chairs comfortable enough for dinner parties that last well into the night.

family home in Dallas

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Games room

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.

family home in Dallas

(Image credit: Stephen Karlisch)

family home in Dallas

(Image credit: Stephen Karlisch)

Cloakroom

The cloakroom / powder room ties in with the theme.

family home in Dallas

(Image credit: Stephen Karlisch)

family home in Dallas

(Image credit: Stephen Karlisch)

Kids' bedroom

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.

family home in Dallas

(Image credit: Robert Tsai)

family home in Dallas

(Image credit: Robert Tsai)

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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.