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2008 August | Berlin+Opsal Residence :: Dallas, TX

Archive for August, 2008

IT’S ALL INSIDE OUT

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When it’s a 100 degrees in the shade, nothing beats the new pool. Pepper our dog thinks we built it just for her. We’ve taught her how to do laps, drink from the fountains and float on her little inflatable. Riverbend Sandler did a great job with the pool and the brilliant architecture of the Buchanan team provides such a wonderful wow factor as guests enter the house via the cantilevered floating glass vestibule and they get there first glimpse of the pool as they cross over the bridge.

PLENTY OF LIVING ROOM

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The main living room has turned out to be one of our favorite spaces in the house. It has wonderful natural light from the floor-to-ceiling windows and the mass of the stairwell that protrudes into the space provides a great architectural detail. The massive black ebony cabinet also makes for wonderful eye candy as you enter the space. All of that is balanced by some nice quiet design moments that happen in conjunction with the architecture. The curtains are a fantastically simple linen created by Katherine D Interiors of Dallas. Lots and lots of kudos to Katherine and her team. They were amazing to work with and incredibly skilled at what they do.

BEDTIME STORIES

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Guest bedroom is nearing completion. As a wink to Amy’s love of books and floor-to-ceiling book shelves, we cover an entire wall in pages from old classics. It’s the best bedtime story(s) you could hope for.

AFTER THE DUST SETTLED

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OK, so it’s been awhile since the last post, but the house is now fully finished and the dust has settled. So it’s on to interior design. Here are a few pics of the kitchen and dining area of the home. The cement plaster walls and wood finished ceilings turned out great. Lots of thanks to the Buchanan Architecture team for their vision and oversight of the project.