Guests are handed a white subway tile with a number for their food order. At the table, they find 2x4 stud table toppers wrapped with "Inspired" questions, to strike thought-provoking and fun conversation. Questions are themed around topics like art, music, film, photography and pop culture.
Trying to pin down the style of Shauna Glenn’s house in Fort Worth, TX, is impossible—which is exactly why it’s so enjoyable to look at. There are trendy rugs and timeless furniture, contemporary art and classic light fixtures, and endless charm.
HGTV Smart Home 2019 is located in Dallas, Texas: a city bursting with activities for the whole family, like the Dallas Museum of Art. The Dallas Museum of Art has something for every young art lover. Older kids will enjoy the museum’s Contemporary and American Art permanent collections, with cool pieces by Jackson Pollock, Robert Rauschenberg and Gerald Murphy, among many others. Check the website for current temporary exhibitions. Those individuals who get testy slow-walking galleries (e.g., kids 8 and younger) have their own retreat areas in Arturo’s Nest and the Young Learners Gallery in the Center for Creative Connections.
In the foyer, an old hardwood floor was re-planed and repurposed to create an accent wall. A unique metal art wall hanging was custom created by Jimmy Don Holmes of JDH Iron Designs in Crawford, Texas. The piece was given to homeowner Bill Graham by Chip and Joanna as a tribute to his service to the country.
This studio was designed as a workspace to create original artwork but also to showcase the client's art, artifacts and personal collections. While most of the furnishings in the room feel industrial, the lighted "Texas" sign brings a bit of folk art whimsy to the space. The rugged table and mismatched chairs provides a working surface for multiple people and projects, and pieces of modern art interjects color into the white room.
Everything is bolder in Texas! When conceptualizing this dining room, designer Michelle Rohrer-Lauer mixed elements of classic design with bold patterns and colors that will catch the eye of any dinner guest.
Stacked stone in a varied palette defines the fireplace and brings harmony to this modern living space. Above the fireplace, decorative wood serves as art, while narrow glass shelves offer a spot to display the homeowner's art glass collection. Leather furniture fits with the rugged design of the home, which sits in Texas Hill Country.
This modern fireplace features custom touches that turn it into a focal point of this Texas living room. Stacked stone matches stone used on the exterior of the home. Decorative wood above the mantel serves as an art piece in and of itself, while narrow glass shelves display collected art glass. Copper on either side of the fire box adds warmth and reflects the firelight.
A pair of smaller cube ottomans covered in a grid pattern fabric sit under a shell white curved-top console table just off the great room’s seating area. Large 48 x 48 custom art by artist Celery Jones hangs above and brings the scenic Texas landscape inside.
Large custom wall art with local flavor by artist Celery Jones sits over a leather bench that provides an easy way to change shoes or casually store a handbag or hat. “I love the look of those older homes on the flat lands of Texas,” says designer Tiffany Brooks. “Celery captures that moment perfectly.”