With the Lone Star State’s “Everything’s bigger in Texas” reputation, one might expect the homes to be just that —BIG. But, what do you do if you fancy a cozy urban retreat? Well, then you set up camp at Richman Signature Properties’ Parc at White Rock.
Located near picturesque White Rock Lake and trendy shops and restaurants, Parc at White Rock splits the difference between urban bustle and natural chill. But the interiors of this hip enclave didn’t match the neighborhood. So Richman Signature Properties enlisted Laurel Wolf to help customize the look.
Residents now have the opportunity to choose from a curated assortment of paint colors and work one-on-one with a professional interior designer to maximize the style of their space. To kick off the partnership, Laurel Wolf’s Kimberly Winthrop took on the model unit, drawing on tradition as her main inspiration for the space.
“Homeowners are taking a page out of the history books and looking towards more classical color palettes for their homes,” says Kimberly. By pairing rich pigmented tones in dusty blues and grays with hunter green and wheat accents, she designed a space to help prospective buyers picture what their new home could look like.
With today’s interiors trending towards a minimalistic aesthetic, Kimberly mixed in the old with the new to create a space that is both simple and eclectic. “In 2017, millennials and GenXers want simplicity. There is a renewed interest in classical original furniture pieces and mixing design styles to create a one of a kind eclectic look,” says Kimberly. In the living room, matching trunks double as side tables to establish a sense of history while providing some much-needed storage.
Moving into the heart of the home, Kimberly wanted the kitchen to be sleek and modern without looking sterile. According to the designer, “Clean lines and simple, no-fuss finishes are on the rise,” so she chose silvery gray tiles for the backslash, dark brown cabinetry, and stainless steel appliances. An island at the center of the kitchen provides additional seating and also functions as a bar when entertaining guests.
For the bedroom, Kimberly wanted to create a technology-free sanctuary with ties back to nature. “With all the technology and go, go, go in every day life, there is an increase in the attempt to make bedrooms a place of rest and relaxation. People are moving their home offices out of the bedroom, removing TV’s, and shifting to calming colors and monochromatic palettes,” says Kimberly.
With so many decisions to make when purchasing a new home, picking everything from the finishes and paint colors, to the furniture and accessories can feel more overwhelming than exciting. Having a partner in the design process helps to eliminate those stresses and make settling in a joy.
Designed by Kimberly Winthrop; Photos by Dustin Walker