Take a look at this hip pocket, which also happens to be my sister and brother - in -laws house. We plan on putting it officially on the market in September, but until then we are marketing it to my office without putting it in MLS. Their house was featured in Traditional Home and here are some photos and captions from the article.
Their library is one of my favorite ones I have ever seen!
The article also features a photo of my dog-niece, Lola.
"The refined yet restful atmosphere is equally suitable for cocktail parties or
rainy-day reading marathons." - Traditional Home
The dining room—with its hand-painted wall covering, round table, and twin-door access to the kitchen—is built for entertaining. The smoky-gold chandelier, which came with the house, adds dramatic flair. “It works so perfectly in this room that no one believes it was already here,” laughs Kimberly Whitman.
An admirer of red-lacquered libraries, Justin Whitman wanted a “bold, shiny” room of his own. Conceding that a bright red room would be jarring with the subtle scheme of the rest of the house, the couple opted for high-gloss navy blue.
Rich woods and luminous metallics glow against the deep navy in the library.
The pale-coral guest bedroom—complete with tufted bench and silk window treatments—was transplanted from one of Kimberly’s previous homes.
Yellows pop against soothing neutrals in the living room. A Murano-glass bowl accompanies an eye-catching urn on a coffee table from Maison Jansen.
An ultra-elegant buffet by Maxime Old continues the clean lines and refined sense of the living room.
Designer Jan Showers veiled windows behind silvery-blue silk draperies. Antique mirrors hang on either side of the bed directly atop the fabric.
A piece by artist Rusty Scruby hangs over the white console, adding textural interest to the master bedroom.
Lola, the Chihuahua, protects her well-earned status as resident “bed hog.”
Interior designer: Jan Showers, Jan Showers & Associates Inc., 1308 Slocum St., Dallas, TX 75207; 214/747-5252, janshowers.com.