When you walk in to your new client’s house and they show you a custom made doggie door…
complete with trim and a sliding barn door, you know they are dog lovers. When I walked in to Melinda and Ran’s home in Waxahachie, that is exactly what I found.
“They had recently sold their large historic house on Marvin Street to move to new construction and needed a dose of character and interest to make it their own. As we talked through their style and interests, they wanted a fun loving guest room for their grandkids to stay in, while also being grown up enough to house visiting overnight friends and family. So, the dog bedroom was born.”
The inspiration for the room were the two painted canvas dog portraits, which we hung above the bed. Bright, solid colors combine to make the black and white dogs stand out, and create the fun atmosphere we were trying to achieve.
Melinda has collected small dog replicas of the pets they have had through the years, so I choose a handful of her collection to display on a small 3-tiered stand.
“Since they previously lived in a historic home, they had a large collection of antiques. Some items needed to be replaced with new furniture, however some of the antiques were near to their heart.”
Can you pair newly bought furniture with antiques? Of course! It is fantastic to combine old and new! Matchy-matchy looks like Grandma’s bedroom, so do not be afraid to add interest by combining items that are different but still fit your style.
Did Melinda and Randy ever dream they would have a bedroom outfitted with dogs? Probably not. However, part of great design is seeing what people get excited about and building a room around it.
In Melinda’s words, “Courtney is a master in her craft of interior design. She worked very hard to achieve the design I was looking for in this new house. I can be happy with this look for years to come. I hope our family and friends will want to come spend many fun-filled hours here. I could never have achieved these spectacular results on my own. I have enjoyed going in a new direction for this home’s furnishings. It will keep both my husband and me young at heart!”.