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The home's entrance becomes apparent on a meander through the backyard. "I love that it’s this wonderful surprise that people find when they come into the backyard for the first time," Pimentel says. "You don’t expect to find bamboo in a Texas yard, and since it's a very drought-tolerant plant, I love that it can bounce back from the brutal summer heat with only the slightest bit of rain." Through the seasons, it only takes a little water to refresh the yard with a blast of bright green.
Green mosaic table: Pier One Imports
Pimentel chose a bold red as an accent wall color in the main living space and framed vinyl albums to break up the solid wall.
The antique wooden carving above the sofa is one of Pimentel's favorite pieces. "It was badly weathered and falling apart when I found it, but its delicate carvings still retained its unique, great beauty," she says.
Throw pillows: Pier One Imports; sofa: Gage Furniture; record frames: Michael's
"Most of the time I buy items with little regard to how they will fit with the rest of the decor," Pimentel says. "Each one is something that I’ve found myself drawn to singularly. They all just somehow end up fitting well together. All of my rooms are a blend of antiques and contemporary items."
Black wall shelves: Ikea
Pimentel choose a muted green for her bedroom walls. "I’ve always loved green and have used it as a paint color many times over the years, playing around with different shades," she says. "This has been one of my favorites — not too strong or too bright, so the art can really stand out."
Bookshelf: Oak Express
The metal bird sculpture above her bed is one of Pimentel's favorite art pieces. "I think it’s a beautiful composition and is the central piece to the room," she says. "I think whatever you put above your bed is usually something that is very special and speaks to you in some way."
Rug: Pier One Imports
Pimentel appreciates that all of the homes in her neighborhood were built in the 1950s and '60s, many still occupied by the original owners. "It’s wonderful to feel like I’m a part of Old Austin," she says.
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