From a Sea of Mauve to Perfectly Edited Pops of Pink
March 2, 2018
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Updating this 1930's Dallas home meant clearing out a sea of mauve and completely transforming this tudor style home into a modern day gem. Starting with good bones, designer Emily Johnston Larkin of EJ Interiors, completely renovated the kitchen and bathrooms and gave a little nod to the home's mauve past with the prettiest pops of blush. Take the full tour, including a guest cottage turned design office, right this way.
Emily Larkin’s 1930’s home in the Hollywood Heights neighborhood of Dallas is a rare gem. Her home lies in a conservation district so driving through this neighborhood is like taking a trip back in time!
When Emily bought her home six years ago, it was outdated, painted in all mauve pink and needed quite a few renovations; however it had good bones, and Emily (a residential interior designer and owner of EJ Interiors) could see a ton of potential.
Since she moved in six years ago, she has completely transformed and renovated the master bath, office bath and her kitchen which had virtually been untouched since 1933! 
The new look is updated and fresh but also keeps with the English Tudor style of the home. 
The interior of the home was painted in Benjamin Moore’s Classic Grey and the decor is an expanse of various shades of pastel (the blush pink is an ode to the original mauve pink that used to be all throughout the home!)
Emily kept most of the unique original elements such as the fireplace mantle and tile, the phone niche in the hallway and the funky vintage guest bath.
Emily’s husband Ben designed the lush English garden type landscaping. Emily and her EJ Interiors staff office out of the quaint little guest cottage in the backyard, the perfect place for designing client projects!
This two story house is an office by day and then a guest house by night! This storybook home has been a labor of love for Emily and her husband Ben but they wouldn’t have it any other way.
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