My KUFRI House

Elements of an Artful Home: My House Tour

it’s been almost 2 years since we began remodeling our 1979 ranch home in North Dallas.  I envisioned a home that was open and airy, with an indoors-outdoors vibe, vintage-modern leaning towards mid-century with lots of natural textures and artful pieces. I wanted a space that was calming but still creatively energizing.  Moreover, I wanted a space where I could enjoy living with my textiles.

Before:
Carpet, jail-like brick columns, saltillo tile (i love saltillo tile, but it didn’t fit with my vision) and dated light fixtures made this house look well… dated. It also had no large openings from one space to another, so things felt restricted.

My husband and I did a LOT of the work ourselves. Click here to read more details on what all we did.  In summary, the Living areas, kitchen and office spaces have been completed remodeled 🙂

And here’s the now…

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Bye-bye brick columns! Hello open, airy, happy space! A vintage Adrian Pearsall sectional is reupholstered in my Raw Solids in Chambray fabric, giving it the right amount of natural texture. A one-of-a-kind root coffee table from Arhaus sits atop a discontinued Loloi rug (it’s so earthy and beautiful!). A MGBW light fixture creates a bit of drama in the background. KUFRI pillows make things cozy.

Before…

And now…

We got rid of the built-in desk in the alcove, replaced carpet with beautiful wide plank white oak floors and removed that hideous brass fireplace cover (yes!).

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No mid century home is complete without a George Nelson light! The alcove houses a simple rustic console perfect for stacking logs and to display some of my Japanese ceramics.

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We painted a fresh coat of paint on the main door (BM Million Dollar Red) and added a simple concrete console. I wanted to keep the entry very simple combining my love for raw and refined. The round mirror is from Urban Outfitters. The gorgeous earthenware is from Brendan Bass showroom.

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Before we had no opening from the Living to the Kitchen. Now it’s a gorgeous, open and inviting space! The vintage Laurel lamp from Again & Again and my friend Erika Jaeggli’s abstract oil painting “Shipwreck” provides an artful juxtaposition with the antique chinese altar table.

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Artful pieces fill my home… An Indonesian wood statue from Brendan Bass showroom adds a touch of the unexpected.

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Pillows make a home! {Seen here Agra pillow, Rex in Black and White and Atlas). Click here to shop pillows.

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And again 🙂  {Seen here Carmel in Rich Cream, Sanjana Stripe and Railroad Stripe pillows}. Click here to shop pillows.

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An old French Bergere chair gets new life; reupholstered with Raw Solids in Biscuit, which provides a beautiful contrast to the dark wood. Tribal in Black pillow and Carmel throw. A Visual Comfort Aerin lamp adds a touch of refinement amongst the many raw textures.

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Found this gorgeous hand blown glass jar at Brendan Bass also. What I love is the bits of green and brown that are fused in the clear glass. It’s hard to find ones that show a fusing of colors. Art books and a fossil find a home inside a mid century modern side table.

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A close up of my fav books and artful, earthy objects.

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Remember that small dining room off the main living area? I converted it into our TV space. It feel so cozy and almost tucked away. A vintage Moroccan rug, Brutalist accent table from Again & Again and our West Elm sofa make it feel home. I chose a Jonathan Adler floor lamp to add a touch of fun glam. KUFRI pillows seen here are Rex in Blush & White, Jet, Sahara in Copper Gold and Boscoe Bay.

Ummmm this has turned out to be a really long post! lol. I hope you have enjoyed seeing the transformation. Your home is your castle, so take your time and build it little by little with things and memories you cherish.

Want to see more??
Kitchen remodel here.
Design office remodel here.

 

My Place of Work… Design Office Reveal

I wanted my design office to be a place where I could truly get lost in different explorations. Even though it’s only been 1.5 years in this home, I changed the paint in this particular room 3 times in 6 months lol. This space is constantly morphing and it’s a place where my obsessive personality can relax or go wild.

The Before had the classic 70s wood paneling and off-white carpet. As for paint, I tried so many warm greys and whites, but everything looked like vomit thanks to the north-facing light. I finally found fell in love with Sherwin Williams Ivorie. It’s this beautiful faint gold-yellow that warms it up just enough without being distracting.

Hope you enjoy these juicy pics of the After 🙂

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An antique craftsman desk sits in front of a wall covered in my Sur fabric. A mix of art I love and some of my photography hangs on it.

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An antique shaker bench gifted from my mom-in-law is reupholstered in Ira in Grey. My first attempt at ceramics seen here also… a small bowl with all its lovely imperfections.

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I purchased the vintage burlwood and brass table from my friend Molly of MMVintage. The chairs are simple ghost chairs. A table runner from my collection adds a layer of fun on the table.

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The KUFRI fabric wall… makes it easy to grab samples before a meeting.

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My bookshelf (one of them!) filled with books of all subjects, boxes, photos of family and other curiosities. The Le Corbusier print from TRNK NYC was framed at a local shop.

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My moodboards are filled with images and textiles that constantly change. I use homasote boards, excellent for pinning and repinning.

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My fav staghorn fern (still alive!) with other plants sits by a sliding glass door with a nice view to the backyard.

My Kitchen Transformation

Those of you following my home remodel have seen the extensive amount of work that’s been going on. Blood, sweat and tears ya’ll!  The kitchen is completely transformed. Layout, flooring, cabinets, appliances, tile… the works. My husband and I gutted the old kitchen flooring ourselves (it was ceramic tile… which means a lot of sanding was involved). We also installed the entire backsplash tile ourselves. The flooring and cabinets were installed by pros.

I wanted to go for a clean look that still had touches of mid-century modern and natural accents.

Here’s the BEFORE:  http://kufrilife.com/2015/12/26/existing-kitchen/

And here’s the Now 🙂

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Gorgeous white oak flooring, white cabinets with clean, modern silver handles, beautiful Fireclay tile (Wave) and Kitchen Aid appliances helped me achieve the look I wanted (yes, we paid for every single thing).

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I added a tulip table and recovered Parsons chairs in my Raw Solids in Sodalite fabric. We love to eat breakfast here… It’s bright and inspired.

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I’m really rough with table linens, but I love using different KUFRI table linens because the natural fibers get better with every wash (and I can take my pick of the litter 😉 Looks great with earthy ceramics from YHOM.

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Earthy pottery is a big must-have for me. The rougher it looks the better!

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