Colorful Home Tour
July 8, 2014
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If color is the name of your interior design game, then you've certainly come to the right place. Because this 1920's cottage is chock full of it! From citron to teal, there's no shortage of lovely to be found within these walls. And it's no surprise, what with EJ Interiors behind the scenes. And if you're looking for more, you may want to start right here! 
From EJ Interiors... Our young, vivacious client lives in a renovated 1927 English Tudor cottage in Dallas’ coveted “M Streets". We wanted to give her a fun and stylish look while also retaining the historic charm of her home. Upon entering her home, you immediately step into the living room so we knew this room had to have a “wow factor”. We found an amazing turquoise and taupe patterned fabric from the design district that we had made into drapery panels. This bold fabric was a great jumping off point for all of the other graphic fabrics in the room.
In keeping with the historic aspect of the client’s home, we purchased some antique french chairs and gave them new life by recovering them in a deep teal velvet and lacquering the legs white. We thought it would be fun to continue the aqua color in glass sconces from Currey and Company. These sconces give a whole new spin on traditional! A large antiqued mirrored coffee table and metallic wall decor give the room some pizzazz and balance nicely with the natural sisal rug.
The cue for the dining room’s yellow color scheme was taken from the abstract artwork in the living room. We wanted the living and dining room’s hues to coordinate nicely with each other since they were adjoining. We painted these rooms the same warm gray color so her house would feel larger and not so choppy with two different paint colors. Since her room is a square shape, I knew we had to do a show stopping round dining table…enter the Global Views showroom! There we found a gorgeous glass and metal base table and paired it with white painted square back french chairs.
Since the backs of the dining chairs are what you see upon entering the room, I knew they had to be interesting! We upholstered the backs in a funky geometric linen from Schumacher and the fronts in a yellow vinyl that cleans amazingly! We also tweaked her wood chandelier by adding crystal beading to it for that much needed sparkle in the room. My favorite piece in here is the wall mounted “china shelf” that displays all of her antique and new china- such a great alternative to the traditional and bulky china cabinet!
What I love about this room is that it has so many functions. It’s an office, a living space, and a guest room all in one. Our client told us from the beginning that she wanted a sleeper sofa for guests so we managed to find a really pretty white skirted sofa from Crate and Barrel that pulls out into a queen bed. We didn’t want our client to have to move a heavy coffee table every time a guest arrived, so we made sure that the coffee table was a light weight tufted ottoman on casters for easy mobility. The gallery wall above is the sofa is a conglomeration of meaningful art in vintage frames, white horns from West Elm, and antique mirrors from Arteriors. We found some small scale vintage slipper chairs from White Elephant Antiques that we had upholstered in a fun chartreuse geometric print. Luxe brown velvet pillows on the sofa and weathered driftwood accessories help ground the space and give it some contrast. Polished nickel pharmacy floor lamps flank the sofa and give the client some great light for curling up on the sofa and reading a book.
The upstairs guest bedroom (formerly an attic) is as cute as they come! I knew from the beginning that this small space would really benefit from soothing purple and blue tones with splashes of white and a neutral taupe background. I love how this bedroom is a “retreat" from all of the bold color downstairs. The textiles and soft goods are what really make this room! We incorporated a luxe taupe and cream wool leopard rug and custom bed pillows in pastel printed fabrics. The built in benches were given new custom seat cushions in white linen and were combined with geometric throw pillows from Z Gallerie in two different colorways. I knew that the little seating niche had to be special so I added antique brass and crystal sconces, a vintage metal letter to represent the client’s last name, and antique chinoiserie plates. I love how the colors in her accessories and pillows relate to the original stain glass windows. Of course a room isn’t complete without a bit of whimsy- hence the white lacquer horse lamps!
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The master bedroom is a nice tranquil retreat for the client to rest her head at night! The Highland Court headboard fabric was love at first sight for me- I knew that it was destined to be a strong focal point in the room. We had custom silk drapes made for behind the headboard to soften the windows on that wall and to help block out light. We kept the bedding light with a cream duvet and crochet pillows from Bella Notte and then flanked the bed with contrasting dark espresso nightstands. The client wanted a soft rug underfoot, so we opted for a comfortable wool rug from West Elm. Another vintage chair re-do came into play in this room also. We found a Hollywood Regency chair with really interesting lines that we transformed with a neutral ikat fabric and white paint. Instead of a traditional wood TV cabinet, we went with a large mirrored dresser that would be functional and stunning all at the same time!


Aqua chairs: Again and Again (vintage) | Pillows on aqua chairs: Custom made by Custom Workroom Services | Coffee table: Gorrod Gallery | Wall Décor Behind sofa: Global Views | Artwork series on sconce wall: W King Ambler- Floral Line Drawings P1703 | Pillows on sofa: IBB Design Group & Custom Made in Charles Ray Dallas Polka fabric | Artwork behind aqua chairs: HK Design Gallery | Table between aqua chairs:Global Views- Twig Table | Beaded sconces: Currey and Company - Serena Wall Sconces- #5166 | Paint Color: Sherwin Williams- SW7036- Accessible Beige | Sofa: Crate and Barrel- Willow Queen Sleeper Sofa | Pillows on Sofa: Custom Made in Duralee Clark and Clarke & Kravet Versailles Fabric | Ottoman: Ballard Designs | Floor Lamps: Codarus Showroom | Rug: Restoration Hardware - Belgian Braided Sisal Rug

Vintage chair: Think Twice | Rug: West Elm - Oasis Flatweave Rug | Accent table: In Detail, custom made | Lamp: Cyan Design - Cardinal Table Lamp | Duvet and Shams: Restoration Hardware | Accent Pillows: Bella Notte- Homespun | Bedside tables: Robert Allen | Dresser: Z Gallerie - Simplicity 9 Drawer Dresser | Paint Color- Sherwin Williams- SW 7057 Silver Strand

Table: Global Views - Flower Table- #9.91416 | Chairs: Restoration Hardware - Vintage French Square Collection | White wall brackets/shelves and white urns: Global Views | Chandelier: Visual Comfort | China: Z Gallerie  | Carpet: Blackstone Carpets | Paint Color: Sherwin Williams- SW7036 Accessible Beige