Saturday, April 28, 2012

A Mid Century Masterpiece

A year and a half ago when I was pregnant with my daughter, I went on a tour of my son's new school.  It was there I met Nikki.   She was pregnant too with her third child, and one of the nicest people I'd ever met.   We hit it off immediately and actually exchanged phone numbers after the tour once we realized we lived one street away from each other.  When I finally made it over to her house for a play date, I knew I'd met a girl with an eye for design!   Wow.  Both Nikki and her husband Matt have an appreciation for mid century pieces and a talent for putting them together in a way that WORKS.  NO DECORATOR NEEDED.  REALLY.  I'm so appreciative that they allowed me to share their home with you on this blog.  Thanks also to Ali Wood Photography for the amazing photos!  Enjoy.

The walkway up to their home.....already cool, fresh, and modern
From Nikki: The room needed something to center it and we thought the Satellite Chandelier (from Design Within Reach) did the trick. Eames Elephant is from DWR as well. It's actually a children's riding toy! I just loved the pop of color it gives to the room. The bamboo coffee table is from Cantoni's. And the Blue Dog in the background is the first gift Matt ever gave me - it's entitled "Dawn of a New Love". Takes me back to our beginnings in Louisiana! The rug is a handmade Stark.
From Nikki: I had found this Missoni tulip fabric and fell in love with it! I needed some fabric with blue and khaki to go with the couch (Herman Miller Goetz Sofa) - Voila! It was a perfect fit!
From Nikki:  Arne Jacobsen Egg Chairs. What can I say, they are BLUE! I think the lumbar pillows give the chairs some softness. I loved the Missoni fabric and thought it helped tie the colors in the room together.

From Nikki: My Bertoia barstools even lived in our Shreveport "transitional" house. They are the most uncomfortable chair in the world with out that cushion! I got tomato red cushions to match the knobs on the Wolf oven. It's my favorite color!

From Nikki:  Our study. Ha! Who studies in here? Actually, the kids climb, play the ipad or read books while I work on my computer (desk is to the left). 2 chairs are from Baker Knapp and Tubbs (Clearance actually!) and my favorite piece in the room is my Saarinen table with rosewood veneer and black base. I bought it and didn't even have a place for it but knew I would find the perfect spot for it! The lamp is a favorite too - a gift from my inlaws... The Tolomeo Mega Floor Lamp with parchment shade.

From Nikki: The Bikini Chair - I spotted this at Collage and fell in love. I love the walnut wood and black leather combo. Masculine but not too bachelor pad. The Gilda Floor Lamp was one of the first things I bought when we moved into this house 2 1/2 years ago. It has lived in 3 rooms. I like it here now - but will it stay??? ;) And the artwork is the first piece Matt and I bought together at a little gallery in Denver. Brings back good memories! The rug is called Manuscript Rug - from DWR.
Nelson Sunflower Clock from Design Within Reach
From Nikki:  The vintage 60's lamps are from Forty Five Ten on McKinney. We just refinished the cords, added new lamp shades and polished up!
From Nikki:  My heart. Compliments of Melissa Stephens Photography and Ali Wood Photography.

From Nikki:  Paul McCobb dresser I found at Collage. I love the style and as I redo Stella's "baby" room and turn it into her big girl room it will play a big part. 
From Nikki:  I found this graphic fabric and decided to design my room around it. The pillows have different colored flowers on the other side - making them reversible. I never get tired of the colors! The bed and leather/wood bench are from Baker Knapp and Tubbs - both from the Bill Sofield collection.
From Nikki:  One of my favorite pieces in the house. A gift from my mother-in-law. It's an original Eames lounge chair and ottoman. One of the most comfortable pieces of furniture we own! I love the airy Platner side table too.
From Nikki:  Noah's room - love all the colors. He loves space and anything rocket ship. Bunk bed and table are from Baby Bliss in Snider Plaza. Rug is from Anthropologie. Looking forward to a new lime green Togo chair to fit right in! It'll be a cozy place to read at bed time...

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