This Houston home was Texas traditional to a T. That is, before Elizabeth Mollen of Stone Textile Studio got her hands on it. “We have been working on the house for about year,” she shares. “We repainted the entire house, re-stained the hardwood floors, and cosmetically reworked the kitchen and bathrooms to give it a more updated look.”
Elizabeth Mollen of Stone Textile Studio Brings California Casual to Houston, Texas
When you first enter the home, the dining room is to the right. Since it’s the first introduction to the space, Elizabeth really wanted the design to pop. “We decided to use the Stone Textile Tribal Fringe Print Wallpaper. I love how the more modern print has an organic feel to it when done in this larger scale,” she says. There’s also a Richard Bernardin print that brings a fashion-forward element to the room. “I love layering art over wallpaper,” Elizabeth admits. Then, brass accents were brought in, along with a simple table and wishbone chairs.
Towards the back of the house, you see the open kitchen and family room. The kitchen has marble countertops and wisely uses mixed metals, with both chrome and brass finishes in the space. Elizabeth and her team refinished the kitchen cabinets in BM Decorator’s White. “It is one of my favorite bright whites,” she says. And since the space is open, they used the same Kufri Striped fabric from Supply Showroom on both the kitchen shades and the custom ottoman in the family room.
The family room is family friendly and comfortable, featuring a sofa and rug from HD Buttercup in Los Angeles. The clients actually lived in LA at the same time as Elizabeth a few years back. “It was fun to revisit those California days when designing their home,” she smiles. “It was important to them to bring in those ‘Cali Cool’ design elements.”
In the powder room, Kelly Wearstler wallpaper is used to bring color in — another bold print that would look right at home on the California coast. It’s a tiny space, but has a lot of striking design elements like the brass fixtures. “It was a fun project to work on together,” Elizabeth concludes. “My clients have amazing taste so it was pretty seamless.”