The Casita

A few miles west of the city of Houston, the master-planned communities with homes built elbow to elbow, Wal-Marts, and fast food joints start to fade away and the landscape changes.  Off the beaten path of the major highway is where my client and her family have chosen to build their forever dream home. 


Their unique process of creating the home and lifestyle of their dreams began with  building The Casita.  A small house that will temporarily serve as home base until "the big house" is completed. Once the big house is done, The Casita will transition into the Guest House/Pool House.  There's still a pool, a baseball field for the boys, gardens and a pond to be finished to complete the new homestead.




So much thought has gone into how to customize The Casita, mostly with an eye to the future and what the space is ultimately intended for.   It's open, bright, warm, spacious, elegant, rustic, fun and a joy to be in. My client, a woman who knows what she loves, designed most of the space herself and called me in for some color consultation and Round 1 of decorating.  Like any new home, furnishing the interior is a process that takes time and thought, however, we are off to a good start.

A mix of Craftsman,  American Farmhouse and a little Texas Hill Country vibe.  The features of this home that make it so beautiful...the beadboard ceilings, the dry-stacked stone fireplace, the big open family room, the stained concrete floors and the millwork and doors that have a distressed finish that feels like butter.




Antique doors, wheels and architectural salvage are perfect for the space and is used in most of the rooms.












The master bathroom for now, changing room/mudroom later.  It. is. fanTAStik!  So much love put into these details.  She hopes to one day bathe her grandchildren in this sink.



Fun details added to mirrors and the built in bench.


Old doorknobs to hang towels on, old key holes make it unique.



An heirloom drawer from a beloved relative's dresser used for organization in the master bath.


Cubbies and storage.  Beautiful and functional. The wall on the left is the guestbook, a place for visitors to write  messages.  These homeowners cherish their friends and have created this space as much for visitors as for themselves.


Warm tones, texture and meaningful accessories.  


A Dutch door off the master bath that will lead to the future pool. A convenient place to hand snacks to the kids or dream about the wonderful family memories that will be made here.  I will share more as we go. Congratulations to Mrs. S on living her dream!