HGTV Showhouse Showdown

This great project WON HGTV's Showhouse Showdown.
With the help of my trusted assistant, Amber Reddoch and a host of pros- Including Laurie Lopez- Inspired Finishes by Laurie, and Dean Zografos of Matt Power's Custom Homes- and my good friends at Ferguson and Thorntree- We were voted - but the public winners of this competition!
The design style for this project was 'Livable Luxe – with a modern edge’. This style is organic, technically savvy, casually elegant with a hip, modern edge. The sort of space where friends gather and linger because it feels like ‘home’.

As an interior designer, I use my skill set to manipulate space and form to set the stage for all of these common feelings and activities in ‘life!’
Wine Room
Ideabooks93
Questions1
Dining rooms tend to be some of the most unused spaces in a home 364 days a year! Why not better use is space to support a life-style of gathering? I’ve transformed the typical dining room into a wine-tasting room complete with four comfy chairs set in a radial pattern, center cocktail table, hide rug and a built-in wine bar complete with chiller, bottle storage and an uncorkin...More
“Everything” — hurlebaus4
Family Room
Ideabooks72
Questions0
I start with lighting because it keeps the space on point and true to design style. The completely fabulous metal pendent in this room exudes ‘Livable Luxe with a modern edge!’ It is stunning and completely unexpected. This piece is the anchor of my design. Featuring my lighting story, the 2 –story fireplace is enhanced with coordinating face mounted sconces, repeating the same...More
“Variation” — roundtable4more
Kitchen and Dining Room
Ideabooks47
Questions0
This area is not only the heart of the home but is the hardest working part of this home for the modern day family. It’s open floor plan makes looking good a must, as well as being coordinated and congruent with the entire space. The daily activities of food prep, meals, TV viewing, homework, gathering as a family, reading, and other various activities will all take place in ...More
“*****perfect Houston designer****” — kahlenius1
Kitchen and Dining Room
Ideabooks63
Questions0
This area is not only the heart of the home but is the hardest working part of this home for the modern day family. It’s open floor plan makes looking good a must, as well as being coordinated and congruent with the entire space. The daily activities of food prep, meals, TV viewing, homework, gathering as a family, reading, and other various activities will all take place in ...More
“wall color and pictures” — Amanda Battaglia
Game Room
Ideabooks40
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‘Fun-N-Games’ is my design inspiration for this area. You know by now that lighting is my jumping off point… in this case, I want the lighting to be adjustable so 2, 2-track lighting systems are prescribed. This allows for total control and the ability to focus light on art and décor. For example, artwork placed on either side of the TV can be illuminated while the TV is not. T...More
“clocks on the wall with time portrait” — adrightjr
Game Room
Ideabooks37
Questions0
‘Fun-N-Games’ is my design inspiration for this area. You know by now that lighting is my jumping off point… in this case, I want the lighting to be adjustable so 2, 2-track lighting systems are prescribed. This allows for total control and the ability to focus light on art and décor. For example, artwork placed on either side of the TV can be illuminated while the TV is not. T...More
“corner” — pierangelacaputo
Master Bedroom
Ideabooks84
Questions1
The overarching color palette of the home is continued in the master bedroom in a more intense hue. The earthy rust wall color is consistent with the energy of deep love and connection. By carrying the wall color onto the ceiling, the funky angles of the ceiling become less apparent. The walls and ceiling are further warmed by adding a luster stone faux-finish over the base pai...More
“i like the golds and browns” — lisaleexyz
Master Bedroom
Ideabooks111
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The overarching color palette of the home is continued in the master bedroom in a more intense hue. The earthy rust wall color is consistent with the energy of deep love and connection. By carrying the wall color onto the ceiling, the funky angles of the ceiling become less apparent. The walls and ceiling are further warmed by adding a luster stone faux-finish over the base pai...More
“this feels somewhat romantic to me” — cynthynell
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