Burnt Orange Dining Chairs in a Texan-Inspired Dining Room
As for the upholstery, Hinchman always starts with a “pile”—an assortment of fabrics, textures and finishes that evolves and grows. The Aurichs’ pile included shades of eggplant, taupe and gray, plus hides and metallics—and Texas Longhorn orange. “I went to UT,” Wanda says, referring to The University of Texas at Austin. “Kelly knew from the get-go that I liked orange.” Thus, the velvet dining chairs carry the school’s signature rust-orange hue, as does the felt-and-faux python vinyl on the poker table that Hinchman designed for Scott’s weekly games. The reclaimed-wood accents on all three levels are another nod to the Aurichs’ native Texas, as they were inspired by similar details in their friends’ Houston home. Copper-leaf wallcovering embellishes the ceiling recess in the foyer and dining area (a similar material makes an appearance on the custom platform bed in the master suite).
Beneath an <a href="http://ochre.net/"target="_blank">Ochre</a> chandelier from <a href="http://www.davidsutherlandshowroom.com/"target="_blank">David Sutherland</a> stands a Hinchman-designed walnut table. <a href="http://www.osborneandlittle.com/"target="_blank">Osborne and Little</a> velvet, in an orange hue that nods to Wanda’s University of Texas at Austin allegiance, covers <a href="http://www.brightchair.com/"target="_blank">Bright Chair Company</a> dining chairs from <a href="http://www.thomaslavin.com/"target="_blank">Thomas Lavin</a>. Limestone from <a href="http://www.uniquestoneimports.com/"target="_blank">Unique Stone Imports</a> is underfoot throughout the first floor.