French Modern-A Beautifully Edited Home!

Aug 06, 2018

Hi Friends!!  I hope you are all having a wonderful week! I have an amazing home of a very special friend I can’t wait to share! Ashley Radack owns Renouveau, a French antique import company, so I knew she would beautifully build in architectural and reclaimed elements into her new home!!

You might recognize her from Round Top!  Ashley is to the left with oh-so-cute antique dealer friends Susan Horn and Betsy Austin! She has had her beautiful pieces both at Arbors and at Marburger Farms.

When she went on the adventure of building her own home-and it is an adventure– she hired designer James Mol. I snuck this picture of him when we were disusing this room. I had never personally worked with him before and was excited for the opportunity!! I see why he and Ashley along with Kristal Custom Homes worked so well together–all so SUPER nice and creative. Look at those chairs!!! LOVE!

Her kitchen is truly a masterpiece and neutral in pallet her vibrant colors used as accents really pop!  Look who came for a visit!!

After hearing of our new SegretoStone, James and Ashley put aside their previous natural stone selections.  Wanting the reclaimed element to be showcased, they loved the natural, organic subtle feel of our new product. One of the advantages of SegretoStone is the large pieces can be poured in place meaning no seams!!  We have partnered with Gunnells Concrete Designs, working together for our larger installations. His mastery of concrete and ours of plaster have been the perfect collaboration.

After months of planning I was so super excited to see it all come together! Embracing the concept of “French Modern” I love the brass hardware, clean lines and antiques mixed in.

These old doors create just the right touch!  Tip: Be sure to have all of your architectural elements purchased before you start framing spaces. That way they do not have to be retrofitted for the space saving you money.

Here is a great view going from the kitchen to bar butlers and dining room. Look to the left.

Brilliant!  This creative installation of an architectural piece frames her SegretoStone bar complete with an integrated sink! Ashley has been such a big fan and supporter of Segreto for years. In fact, I met her when she Facebook messaged me that she loved refinishing furniture and that she would adore the opportunity to work for me.  I politely emailed her back that we were not hiring (true) but to reach back out in 6 months or so. Her reply-I WILL WORK FOR FREE!  Well I had to meet this person that seemed to have the same passion as I did and wanted to learn at all costs. She was hired and paid of course!

Her living room is still in progress but the selections so far have been perfection! Again, pops of color work so well against the home’s light toned plaster and warm reclaimed elements.

The lovely reclaimed doors and stone fireplace were purchased from……you guessed-herself!!

A bathroom fit for royalty, it is elegant without being ornate. It is her and James ability to edit what they put in a space that makes it so beautifully come together!

The shower is made from a traditional Moroccan wall plaster called Tadelakt. Composed of lime plaster, the surface is sealed with a black soap made from olives. When the ingredients are combined, a chemical reaction between the two creates a waterproof membrane, making Tadelakt walls suitable for wet areas like showers.

Even her outdoor kitchen tops are made of SegretoStone.  She will need to keep this sealed for outside use but it will hold up to the elements!

I hope you enjoyed this tour as much as I truly loved working with this wonderful team. Ashley, James and the crew at Kristal Custom Homes and the architects at Charles W. Ligon AIA Architects Inc. did such an amazing job and were just so excited and grateful along the way. I am so proud of Ashley and the business she developed Renouveau Antiques.  I knew she had beautiful furnishing but did not realize she also imported doors, fireplaces and beams.

Look forward to our next chat!!!  xo  Leslie


  • susan patt
    Posted at 06:09h, 06 August Reply

    leslie…i always love waking up to your monday morning blogs and taking my time viewing it with my morning coffee! for some reason i can not all get the photos to download today..i tried many different ways….help….i’m anxious to see this beautiful project!…miss you sweet friend!!! xo, susan

    • Leslie Sinclair
      Posted at 08:21h, 07 August Reply

      Hi Miss Susan!! I love hearing form you always!! I hate when i wake up to technical difficulties on Monday mornings!! Try again its up! xo

  • Susie
    Posted at 13:00h, 06 August Reply

    I love the Segrato Stone countertops. Is this a product available for purchase/training or a service you alone offer?
    Thank you:)

    • Leslie Sinclair
      Posted at 08:20h, 07 August Reply

      Hi Susie!! I am so glad you like them!! Currently we are just manufacturing and installing them ourselves. Eventually we will sell the product and train. We are just not there yet!! I so appreciate you following along–stay tuned!!

  • Colleen Martin
    Posted at 15:49h, 06 August Reply

    I usually look but don’t take time to comment. Today I have to comment. This home is 2Die4. Absolutely fabulous. I love the bathroom and the kitchen with no uppers. I do have one question, however, in the photo showing the stone range hood, if that is heavy stone blocks how can the cabinet below handle all that weight with the stone sitting directly on the SegretoStone countertop? I can just see this home with all my Swedish antiques and Swedish reproduction pieces being an incredible interior. Love all the white also. Appreciate the introduction to her company and will look for her at Round Top as I had not discovered her company yet.

    • Leslie Sinclair
      Posted at 08:17h, 07 August Reply

      I am so glad to introduce you to Ashley!! She is so sweet and has amazing things!! The hood and cabinetry was reinforced to hold the weight. We applied the counters around the piece so it is not sitting directly on the countertop. It is a stunning focal to the kitchen!! I so appreciate you following along!! Have a great week!!

  • Amy Chalmers
    Posted at 08:09h, 07 August Reply

    What a lovely home! I love seeing your features, and my favorite things were the painted pelmet over the sink and the wooden doors fitted under the kitchen sink.

    • Leslie Sinclair
      Posted at 08:13h, 07 August Reply

      Hi Amy!! I loved those elements too!! She was so super great to work with!! How are you and yours?

  • Danielle Eilender
    Posted at 12:37h, 07 August Reply

    I have known Ashley since we talked about her first antique shopping adventure in France. We, Ashley, Susan , Betsy and I were in the same antique shop. She has fabulous taste. I look forward to your next post on Ahsley’s home. Totally enjoy each one of your posts…

    • Leslie Sinclair
      Posted at 06:50h, 08 August Reply

      Hi Danielle!! They are all such fun wonderful women!! I have so enjoyed working with Ashley on this project! Thank you so much for following along on my posts!! Best to you!!

  • Luisa Patterson
    Posted at 07:38h, 11 August Reply

    Like always excellent work 👏👏
    Blessings from your Kansas friend

    • Leslie Sinclair
      Posted at 09:47h, 11 August Reply

      You are so sweet–thank you!! I started the whole 30 plan–I need to change my relationship with food. 14 days in-so far so good!

  • Amy Chargois
    Posted at 07:38h, 13 August Reply

    My friend, Susan Patt showed us your blog! How beautiful!!!

    • Leslie Sinclair
      Posted at 08:00h, 16 August Reply

      Hi Amy!! I love Susan!! I am so glad you enjoyed it!! Hopefully you will visit again! Have the best end to the summer!

    Posted at 11:07h, 19 August Reply

    I’m really enjoying the design and layout of your website.

    It’s a very easy on the eyes which makes it much more pleasant for me to come here and visit more often.
    Did you hire out a designer to create your theme?
    Great work!

    • Leslie Sinclair
      Posted at 04:45h, 23 August Reply

      I am so glad you are enjoying the site. I wrote the content and had Jo from Neiter Creative to design the site! I think she did a fab job!! Have a good one!

  • Julie Robinson
    Posted at 20:18h, 07 September Reply

    Hi Leslie,
    Beautiful home – love the French modern look. Do you know the materials used in the bathroom on the floor and countertop? Thank you!

    • Leslie Sinclair
      Posted at 06:05h, 10 September Reply

      Hi Julie!! I am not sure about the floor but the counter tops are SegretoStone! It is a beautiful home! I had so much fun being a part of it!!

  • Denise Moseley
    Posted at 11:51h, 14 September Reply

    I am so glad that I took the time to read your blog today. Of course I love EVERYTHING you have to offer and your team had done beautiful work in my home.
    Ashley’s home is AMAZING…so elegant and beautifully edited.
    Congratulations on your new stone product. It looks amazing….

    • Leslie Sinclair
      Posted at 06:30h, 15 September Reply

      Hi Denise!! So happy to hear from you!!! I hope all is good with you and yours!!! Hope our paths will cross soon!!

  • Vonnie
    Posted at 15:57h, 14 January Reply

    Hello, I enjoy reading through your article post.

    I like to write a little comment to support you.

    • Leslie Sinclair
      Posted at 07:01h, 15 January Reply

      Hi Vonnie!! You are so sweet and that you took the time to comment means the world to me! Thank you and have a great day!

  • Zwangerschapsmasker
    Posted at 03:42h, 24 April Reply

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