Today we’re reaching deep into the Rue archives to revisit one of our favorite homes- Jamie and Larry Oliver’s industrial chic Dallas abode. The two graphic designers — she’s the associate creative director at D Magazine and he’s a designer at Haggar Clothing — met in college as design communications majors and have been an inseparable team ever since.
For the self-proclaimed “servants to creativity,” constructing visual moments that are inviting and inspiring is what Larry and Jamie do best. Each corner of their home is packed with the power of unexpected contrasts. From warm woods paired with cold lucite, to hard steel softened with plush fabrics and throws, it’s floor to ceiling perfection!
As for color? The creative couple opts to live in a black and white world. As Jamie puts it, it’s not that she doesn’t like color, but she doesn’t like it for her. A creative career, like theirs, can mean constant visual stimulation so it’s no wonder they prefer to stick to a colorless world at home. Though color it may lack, depth and intrigue is far from missing.
As one project wraps, however the soul of a creative is already reaching for the next. Since publishing this home in our September 2010 issue, the two have purchased a brand new home and are hard at work on their new decorating project. A project that will reflect the team work and the ingenuity inherent in the life that Jamie and Larry have created together for sure. We can’t wait to see that genius at work in their new home!
To see the full home tour and story, click here!