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

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

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The Property

The homeowners brought on Emily Summers of Emily Summers Design Associates (ESDA) to create a home with exciting spaces that don't sacrifice comfort for style. It's become a home that everyone could use and enjoy, with flexible spaces that allowed for entertaining in both formal and intimate settings.

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.

modern family home

(Image credit: Stephen Karlisch)

modern family home

(Image credit: Stephen Karlisch)

Living room

The vast living room acts as both the formal living space and the TV/entertainment space.

modern family home

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

modern family home

(Image credit: Stephen Karlisch)

modern family home

(Image credit: Stephen Karlisch)

modern family home

(Image credit: Stephen Karlisch)

modern family home

(Image credit: Stephen Karlisch)

Kitchen

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

modern family home

(Image credit: Stephen Karlisch)

modern family home

(Image credit: Stephen Karlisch)

Dining room

The dining room is understated yet elegant with chairs comfortable enough for dinner parties that last well into the night.

modern family home

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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.

modern family home

(Image credit: Stephen Karlisch)

modern family home

(Image credit: Stephen Karlisch)

Cloakroom

The cloakroom / powder room ties in with the theme.

modern family home

(Image credit: Stephen Karlisch)

modern family home

(Image credit: Stephen Karlisch)

Kids' bedroom

The kids bedroom features a calming, all-over blue scheme, with blue patterned wallpaper, blue carpeting, table lamps and accent cushions. The curved, upholstered headboard and statement bedroom lighting add glam factor.

modern family home

(Image credit: Robert Tsai)

modern family home

(Image credit: Robert Tsai)