Lovely Library {home tour}

We are excited to show off the library found in our client's Briargrove home in Houston. 

We worked with clients Elizabeth and Adam this summer to help them update their home and add some designer "tweaks" and touches. Their project was very fun, and so unique! Elizabeth actually grew up in the home and lived there until first grade. She and her husband bought the home in November 2012 and moved in after they were married the next January. 

Elizabeth wanted Cathy to help "pull everything together" and focus on lightening the home. It felt "dark and heavy" she says, and she was ready to lighten it up but keep the eclectic feel.  She and Cathy focused on the dining room, family room, and library/sitting room. Cathy also suggested painting their front door for a pop of color. It's an easy way to update the look of the home with very little expense. More on that later! Today, the library...

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Elizabeth and Adam painted the interior of the home when they moved in and added wallpaper in several rooms, including this library. They also added the shelves, inspired by pictures they found online, so that they had a place to display their numerous keepsakes and mementos. Can you tell they collect globes!? They do! And they're fabulous. 

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Cathy suggested these two mirror-top tables as coffee tables, for a modern look to mix in with the more traditional artwork and wallpaper.  The chairs were hand-me-downs for which Cathy helped select new fabric to reupholster. 

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We love how this room has come together. With just a few changes, like reupholstery and affordable new side tables, the room has a very finished, polished look. The mirror-topped tables are available at our studio (directions and hours here.)

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Elizabeth and Adam have such a neat style, and we love that Elizabeth says almost everything in their home tells a story. Come back soon to see what Cathy helped them do in their dining and family rooms. And wonder what color they chose for the front door? 

thanks for touring! 

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