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Liveable Luxe

Date published: February 02 2018


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The interior design of this Dallas home was inspired by the client’s art collection and love of colour

For interior designer Shay Geyer, a project in a beautiful Dallas home was a matter of balancing the client’s love of bold colour with their impressive art collection.

On entering, visitors are met with a grand staircase, as well as a view into the spa-style backyard. Art is backed by crisp, non-competing white walls. In the foyer, for example, a piece featuring Jack Nicholson tipping his hat greets you. A sitting area underneath the staircase uses modern chairs in a rich teal velvet and chrome frame, and a fabric sculpture from artist and fashion designer Elizabeth Anyaa hangs above.

The dining room, again designed in neutral tones to allow the commissioned artwork to take centre stage, sees metallic silver fabric covering the dining chairs, all surrounding a custom sized table for the client’s frequent dinner parties.

Down the long hallway, which connects the home’s two wings, there is further art, while across the hall is one of the home’s powder baths with a backlit gemstone vanity cabinet.

Moving into the library, its wood panels act as a backdrop to white leather game chairs, selected to go around a pedestal game table with a cosy shag rug grounding the space.

In the master bedroom, there is a calm palette of silvery blue and white, with white Venetian plaster walls contrasting with the wood and chrome bed. A white Tibetan lamb’s wool pillow and
a bench used as a cocktail ottoman in the sitting area manage to layer texture into the space, while pattern was introduced with the drapery panels. A pair of Jan Showers lamps, mother of
pearl end tables, a chrome chain link chandelier and an antique mirrored cabinet serve as jewelry pieces.

One of the most breathtaking elements of the home, the master bathroom, benefi ts from Carrarra marble throughout. Frosted glass panels serve as walls to the shower and closet, while wood vanities adorned with jeweled hardware flank the entryway. A wall of mirror stands behind the free-standing bath, and a silvery-blue quatrefoil chair partners a make-up vanity in front of the large windows.

In the family room, vibrant orange cashmere drapery panels highlight the gorgeous architecture, and a large-scale tufted chocolate brown velvet sofa sits on a Kyle Bunting patterned hide rug. To provide further pattern, a leopard chair is found at the writing desk, with the pattern repeated on brown lacquered barstools, and white leather Barcelona chairs sit opposite orange and brown striped club chairs. 

The breakfast nook features a fireplace with a pair of egg chairs, grounded by a patterned hide that features a small burst of orange. The dining table nestles in front of an aquarium.

As you might expect, the kitchen is a chef ’s dream. Custom Italian cabinetry, floating shelves and Cararra marble - an echo of the master bathroom - offers a fresh modern feel. A suspended glass bar was designed for children to dine at and for serving during parties.

Moving outside, a backyard oasis with a stunning cobalt blue mosaic tile pool and tranquility spa heightens the feeling of luxury. Modern furniture in crisp white fabric was used for the chaise lounges and sitting area, and the black stone dining table is surrounded by chairs in the same fabric, offering contrast and a sleek feel to the outdoor living area, and completing this
colourful, artful Dallas home perfectly.

Photographer: Dan Piassick

Designer: Shay Geyer

Author: Jake Kennedy

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