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This client found Dona Rosene Interiors on Houzz to design their daughter's new condo (see Modern Uptown Living). Upon completion of that project, the clients needed assistance with getting their new hi-rise condo move-in ready as they were still living out-of-state. Initial design collaboration was accomplished long distance with occasional design meetings in Dallas to furnish the Living Area, Master Bedroom, Her Office & His Office/Guest Bedroom. Built-ins were designed by Dona Rosene Interiors & installed in the Living Area to conceal the TV & media storage as well as a Work Station in her office which includes a pop-up sewing station, gift wrapping & file storage.
Beyond the much needed face-lift, this Kitchen was redesigned to reflect the client’s love of style, family, food and entertaining. With many mechanical & angled plan constraints, the designers transformed this dated hi-rise condo kitchen to be efficient and functional, using custom, high-end finishes!
By creating a Breakfast/Beverage Bar the kitchen footprint expanded with storage for glassware, serving pieces, linens, wine and beverage refrigeration, as well as flanking pocket doors for a hidden coffee station with electrical plug strips. Uniquely customized decorative metal grills enhance the upper glass doors, repeating the metallic finishes of the decorative lighting over the table and island.
Each cabinet was specified to utilize every available inch of space and dovetail into the room’s flow. The bar by the sink was lowered, opening the view from the adjacent living area and enhancing entertaining. A spectacular Quartzite stone slab was selected for the island and the Breakfast/Beverage Bar counter tops. Perimeter counter tops were covered with Quartz resembling a natural stone. Custom, crushed-glass mosaic tile glistens with hints of the color-scheme on the walls. The lightly-glazed, wood cabinetry creates a seamless background by concealing the refrigeration, dishwasher & trash bins. The cook top and hood were relocated on the back wall, opening up the view over the island. The refrigerator was cleverly situated to remove the dated angled corner from the wall and ceiling, including the addition of a built-in Pantry to the left and behind the refrigerator. Pull-outs and cabinet drawer inserts were utilized per the client’s requests.
The Guest Bathroom & Powder Room also received Face-lifts. See Before Photos.
Home Office / Guest Bedroom
This homeowner requested professional assistance transforming this small, jumbled room with lots of angles into an efficient home office and occasional guest bedroom for visiting family. Maintaining the existing stained wood moldings was requested and the final vision was to reflect their Nigerian heritage in a dramatic and tasteful fashion. First, the built-in hutch was replaced with a sleeper sofa, dramatic wallpaper and sconces. Storage cabinets were added below the flanking niche shelves and with upper shelves in a dead corner. Office supplies were camouflaged with grass shades on the walk-in closet French doors and this organic texture was repeated on the entry French doors for privacy. Light, color and interest were added with the use of a variety of textures such as the nubby sofa fabric, the African cloth pillows, global accessories, velvet on a striking wing chair with a leather ottoman, as well as a hand-knotted Tibetan rug and a beloved painting by a favorite Nigerian artist.
Traditional Preston Hollow Home
Great Room Addition and Library- years after a major remodel, this couple contacted Interior designer Dona Rosene as they had for 25+ yrs to work with the contractor to create a Great Room Addition. To warm up the room and bring the ceiling down, wood planks along with 2 large scale iron chandeliers were used. We designed and built a library in what used to be the adjacent TV room. Here the couple’s favorite objects, books, and art surround the comfortable seating area for reading and conversation. In the beautiful window a spot was created for the couple to enjoy breakfast overlooking the backyard .
Modern Uptown Living
Dona Rosene Interiors was hired to assist this young professional in creating a chic, comfortable home in her newly purchased State-Thomas Condo in the Dallas Uptown Area. Turquoise is her favorite color so we started by painting the existing yellow walls a soft gray shade for the background canvas. A large, comfy Vanguard sectional in a gray & white tweedy, low-pile chenille fabric grounds the open living area. Punches of turquoise, greens and coral fabrics were added to keep things lively and fresh.
Uptown High Rise
MY OWN REALITY TV SHOW- client called from Miami on Monday asking to decorate his new apartment for him by Saturday. Through email and phone, we communicated and the work was completed. The client was flabergasted when he walked into his completely decorated apartment Friday night with his faithful dog and was right at home ready to sleep and start work in Dallas on Monday!
Remodeling projects over several years transform this 1970's Texas home into a center for Southern hospitality. Architectural elements were added throughout to add charm! A large window was added to the breakfast area that opens to the landscaped backyard with a fish pond; ship-lap was added to the Master Bedroom walls; smaller wood planks on the kitchen ceiling, and bead-board to the Guest Bedroom walls. The Guest Bath was reconfigured by replacing a small hall to an extra back door with a large shower boasting glass blocks that open up the stunning white marble and turquoise walls!
Ft. Worth Historical Residence
Trend Meets Trad- This 1926 home in Ft. Worth's historic Ryan's Place had been updated by the previous owner, after many years of neglect. When my client purchased the home, we needed a fresh, new take on the classic. Bold colors, animal patterns and art create a livable retreat for this young family to entertain friends and family!
This home was awarded THE ASID LEGACY OF DESIGN TEXAS 2015 AWARD; Honorable Mention for Traditional Residence >3500 sq.ft. The Client requested the house they had lived in for several years be transformed into a "home" since it still looked like they just moved in with empty walls and rooms, bare windows and high ceilings. They had most of their major pieces of furniture like the sofas, chairs, dining room furniture, and beds and dressers & a few pieces of art. The designer started with window treatments scaled to fit the tall windows, then rugs, mirrors, art, accessories, lamps, some furniture items and a few tall trees to soften the corners and bring the ceilings down to human scale. The whole family was very happy with the beautiful, finished result.
Residences with soaring ceilings are a challenge that require getting the scale "right" so the space feels comfortable to our human scale. This rich tapestry does just that by not only anchoring the space but keeps with the French style of the grand, yet inviting home.