A Major Dallas Home Reno Is All About Refined Accents


traditional foyer staircase limestone flooring

Interior designer Laura Lee Clark Falconer furnished this formal yet inviting foyer in a Dallas home renovated by architect Robbie Fusch. RF Imports fabricated the French- limestone flooring and stair treads. A custom Formations lantern from Culp Associates hangs above the table from Allan Knight and Associates. Lighting design throughout is by Douglas Architectural Lighting.

traditional library coffee table artwork

A set of 14 works by Joan Miro titled La Melodie Acide lines a library wall behind a Cameron Collection chair from George Cameron Nash in Donghia material, a coffee table from Allan Knight and Associates and McGuire's Robert Kuo Cloud lamp from Baker. Hermes textiles from George Cameron Nash cover the throw pillows.

traditional library brown cabinetry multi-color...

The library exudes warmth with an antique Turkish Oushak rug from Abrash Rugs and Hodsoll McKenzie fabric draperies with Houles tape trim. The Bernadotte chandelier and Nancy Corzine St. Tropez lounge chair are from Allan Knight and Associates.

traditional white kitchen white cabinetry...

In the main kitchen, Metroplex Wood Specialty customized cabinetry wearing Top Knobs and Classic Brass hardware from Pierce Hardware. Calacatta Gold marble countertops from Holland Marble pair with a Walker Zanger mosaic backsplash. RF Imports procured the vent hood, which Holland Marble made and Fusch Architects designed. Vaughan's Zurich lanterns from George Cameron Nash light the space.

traditional blue and white office...

Feminine details in the wife's office include Schumacher grass-cloth walls, Designers Guild wallpaper from ID Collection on the ceiling, a Murano glass chandelier from Jan Showers and Sam Reveles art from Talley Dunn Gallery. An acrylic desk from Allan Knight and Associates and William Switzer chairs from Ferrell Mittman top an Afghan-Khotan rug from Arsin Rug Gallery.

traditional breakfast room neutral artwork

The breakfast room's Niermann Weeks chandelier from Laura Lee Clark echoes art by Valerie Jaudon purchased through Lisa Brown Consulting from DC Moore Gallery in New York. The Michael Taylor Designs table and chairs are from George Cameron Nash.

traditional green dining room chandelier

Gracie wallpaper drives the dining room palette; a Warp & Weft rug from Arsin Rug Gallery and Fabricut draperies balance the verdant walls. The chairs and chandelier are all Therien & Co. from George Cameron Nash. Lacquered cabinets from Allan Knight and Associates edge a custom fireplace surround procured and fabricated by RF Imports, below Jean de Merry sconces and a vintage mirror from Jan Showers.

traditional neutral living room round...

Atop a rug from Abrash Rugs, matching Nancy Corzine lounge chairs from Allan Knight and Associates in Lee Jofa material join a Silhouette chair--also from Allan Knight and Associates--near the family room mantel. The Formations mirror is from Culp Associates; the Niermann Weeks fire screen is from Laura Lee Clark. In the foreground, a Gregorius Pineo sofa wears Fadini Borghi fabric, all from Culp Associates.

traditional bathroom patterned floor white...

Clark Falconer played with pattern in a guest bathroom, complementing a custom Walker Zanger flooring design with Clarke & Clarke's Augustus wallcovering. An E. F. Chapman Ruhlmann for Visual Comfort & Co. sconce is affixed to a custom mirror fabricated by Glasshouse. The Top Knobs cabinetry hardware is from Pierce Hardware.

traditional outdoor sitting area fireplace...

A Janus et Cie lounge chair and sofa--holding Lindsay Cowles pillows--form an outdoor living area near a custom fireplace procured and designed by RF Imports and fabricated in France. McKinnon and Harris outdoor furnishings appear in the background, surrounded by landscaping by From the Ground Up. SoundImage A/V Design Group handled the home's sound and security systems.

Initially consulted for a small project for her clients’ family room, designer Laura Lee Clark Falconer went on to help orchestrate a major renovation of the couple’s Dallas home whose square footage went on to increase by 60 percent over three years.

Architect Robbie Fusch and home builders from Robert Clark & Associates worked in unison to update the facade and work in neoclassical elements — such as groin vaults and period-appropriate millwork — into the residence. The expansion included a mahogany-paneled library, two new garages and two fully operational kitchens.

“The additional kitchen is not only ideal for my husband, who is quite the chef and loves to cook,” says the wife, “but also serves as an excellent catering kitchen during parties and entertaining.”

The designer’s transitional approach to furnishings and accessories successfully merges the couple’s distinct styles, and their impressive modern art collection ties everything together. “The wife is very vivacious, and it was her idea to paint the paneled office walls in lipstick red,” Clark Falconer says.

“Thanks to beautiful architecture, transitional furnishings and incredible artwork, the house now has a sense of elegance and refinement that reflects who they are,” she adds.

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