I was contacted by a couple in Midland, TX who found Duckworth Interiors on social media and asked us to design their custom French Acadian home. I have to say how flattered I was that they knew they wanted to work with us because of previous Acadian homes we’d worked on! This young and fun family wanted to take a fresh approach to the French Acadian style and thus, “Hip Acadian” was coined.
The exterior of the home is a more traditional pallet of Texas limestone, antique brick, and cedar. When you walk in the front door, you’re in the main living space with the dining room in the middle and the kitchen and family room on either side.
You’ll notice we brought the antique brick inside with a chunky brick-clad arch way separating the kitchen from the rest of the space.
The antique brick was also used for the fireplace hearth seat. We decided to use cedar accents inside for the family room beams, fireplace mantle, and on the kitchen hood. We filled the two 11 foot tall built-ins that flank the fireplace with blue books, family photos, accessories, and some greenery.
For the furnishings in the main living area, we used an overall neutral palette with varying hues of blue. For the brick arch way going into the kitchen, it was important to me that this appear to be an old
exposed structural wall. To achieve that, it meant we needed to take the brick to the ceiling on both sides.
We chose to drop the kitchen ceiling to make it feel more cozy. We painted the perimeter cabinets white, slightly darker than the walls for just the tiny contrast. The perimeter countertops are black with a subtle white vein. The island we painted navy and used a quartzite countertop with lots beautiful linear movement. Leather always pairs nicely with navy, so these barstools were a beautiful and durable choice.
We chose Cafe Appliances in the kitchen which is a line that allows you to mix and match the appliance color and handle finish. I love using Cafe for this reason. Also, how adorable is this French door oven?! A simple zellige tile with variations of cream and grey was used for the backsplash.
I hope you enjoyed the tour of one of our favorite projects to date!
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