Girly Meets Sophisticated in this 1930's Houston Home
June 14, 2018
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With today's world of social media bombarding us with (what we deem) "perfectly" designed homes, it can feel a bit overwhelming on where to begin when making your own house a home. With the amount of time I'm on the scroll, I can absolutely attest. But I've learned that finding your own style is easiest when you strip away the clutter (keeping a tiny bit of inspiration in your back pocket) and get to the roots of you. Because in the end, your home will be perfectly you and every room you enter will make you smile—just like this home designed by Hallie Henley, alongside her client. Join us for the full tour with imagery by Jack Thompson.
From Hallie Henley... This home was built in 1932, and my client and I have spent the past 4 years slowly renovating and furnishing it. In this time, she has gotten married, acquired a dog and given birth to a beautiful daughter. It’s been special to see the transition of this project from just a house into a loving home for a young family.



Crib by Pottery Barn Kids | Custom Screen in Quadrille Wallpaper | Custom Rug by Stanton | Glider by Lee Industries in Hinson Fabric & Samuel & Sons Fabric | Lamps by Jonathan Adler | Changing Table is vintage from The CEH


Ceiling Light by Coleen & Company | Console by Oomph | Console Lamp by Randy Powers for Visual Comfort | Brass Planter & Vase are Vintage
This client loves shades of lavender and blue and the first fabric I selected was the tree of life fabric for the backs of the dining chairs and dining hostess chairs. This set the palette for the entire home.
Brighter shades of cornflower blue were used for the breakfast table and trim on the kitchen curtains and shades.

Kitchen & Dining Nook

Banquette by Lillian August for Hickory White | Chair & Barstool by Ballard Design with laminated Quadrille Fabric
| Island Pendants by Visual Comfort
Deeper shades of navy are found in the living room fabrics and throughout the house as the interior doors are also painted navy.

Living Room

Sofa by Lee Industries in Osborne & Little Velvet | Pillows in Jim Thompson & Harlequin Fabrics | Lounge Chairs by Lee Industries in Perennials Lavender Velvet | Coffee Table by Serena & Lily | Brass Base Stools by Worlds Away | Brass & Lucite Etagers by Jonathan Adler | Louis XVI Chair in Schumacher Fabric | Parsons Style Game Table with Nailhead Trim is Custom Vintage Cane Back Chair with Fabric by Lee Jofa | Custom art commission by Kayce Hughes
A sensitive renovation of the master bath was achieved by selecting period-appropriate tile and plumbing fixtures. The master sitting room has a place to work with a Chippendale fretwork desk tucked under the window with views of the backyard while a lavender velvet upholstered chaise creates a perfect place to take a nap or read a book.

Master Bedroom & Sitting Room

Bed by Lillian August for Hickory White | Euros in a Quadrille Fabric | Monogrammed Shams by Monogram Market & More in Houston | Bedside Tables by Worlds Away | Bedside Lamps by Festoni Home | Desk by Bungalow 5 | Desk Chair by CB2 in a Christopher Farr Cloth Fabric | Desk Lamp by Coleen & Company | Chaise by Lee Industries | Roman Shade Fabric by Schumacher | Wallpaper by Thibaut

Master Bathroom

Sconces by Visual Comfort | Faucet & Tub Filler by Newport Brass
Most endearing in this project are the special collections and mementos the client has acquired over the years. For example, the vintage ribbon sourced in New York that was used to tie her bridal bouquet is now the tape trim on the lumbar pillow on her living room sofa.

Dining Room

Lavender Grasscloth Wallpaper by Phillip Jeffries | Rug by Madeline Weinrib | Floral Dining Chair Fabric is Schumacher's "Indian Arbre in Hyacinth" | Pale Blue Lizard Embossed Vinyl on Inside of Dining Chairs is by Osborne & Little | Chandelier by Aerin Lauder for Visual Comfort | Art is a custom commission by Marjorie Wetwiska | Mirrors by Bungalow 5
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Powder Room

Wallpaper is Hinson | Mirror is Vintage | Sconce is Ralph Lauren for Visual Comfort

Family Room

Sectional is Mitchell Gold | Ottoman is Lee Industries | Swivel Chair is Lee Industries in a Schumacher cut velvet | Burl Wood Console is by Jonathan Adler | Upholstered Screen is Lee Industries | Pillows in a Quadrille Fabric