A Texas longhorn triptych makes subtle reference to the University of Texas with the home’s close proximity to campus while simultaneously tying together the room’s orange, white, and gray accent colors.
It’s always important to keep in mind the homeowners’ interests when designing and planning their homes. That is exactly what designer Michelle Rohrer-Lauer did when she designed this sportsman-influenced hideaway. This Texas den was transformed into a rustic, yet classy living space that is perfect for reflection and relaxation after a long day of hunting in the tallgrass.
Purple-skinned 'Texas Blue Giant' thrives in hot climates, as you might guess from its name. The amber flesh is delicious for eating fresh or drying. Hardy in zones 7 to 10, the self-fruiting trees grow 8 to 10 feet in height.
Rustic lumber is paired with stacked stone to create a stunning home exterior for this Texas ranch house. Covered outdoor living areas blend the indoors and out with comfortable seating areas, an outdoor fireplace and outdoor kitchen.
This castle-like Texas retreat features intricate architectural details, including 200-year-old study doors imported from Italy. Nestled onto two acres, the property also features a resort-like outdoor living space with multiple conversation areas and two fireplaces. A circular drive curves around a carefully cultivated garden with a center urn cascading with color.
Although headquartered in the Chicago area, designer Michelle Rohrer-Lauer renovates homes across the country. Michelle kept her city-dweller mentality in mind when designing the interior of this North Texas bedroom, while adding in elements that pair with a southern lifestyle. Both modern and sleek, this living space also incorporates hospitality and charm, which are two things that are always in abundance down south.
The neutral material palette of this contemporary open-concept home blends with the site’s natural and restored vegetation in Austin, Texas. The clean design of the backyard pool by Word + Carr Design Group lets the surrounding nature command attention, earning this site the ASLA 2018 Award of Excellence in the Residential Design Category.
In this second-home Chicago high-rise pied-à-terre, rough wooden side tables and a rustic dining table paired with brilliant red faux-leather chairs create an inspired look in this combined living and dining room. The giraffe-print stools in the breakfast bar are custom designed, inspired by the homeowners’ love of their home state of Texas, animals and travels to Africa.