Matthew Gets a New Pad!!

Mar 05, 2018

Hi Friends!! I hope you had a wonderful week!  Some of you may remember when my son, Matthew, moved to Dallas and I helped him with decorating his apartment.  Well, recently he purchased a condo and enlisted his sister Kirby to design his new pad!!

Enamored with the views, his unit has glass on two sides! He wanted his interiors to be just as cool and gave Kirby a budget!

Wanting the space to be completely usable, Kirby suggested that he create a multipurpose dining room.  After all, he would not be cooking and hosting many sit down dinner parties and he has a place for bar stools at the kitchen island. So, she customized a glass ping pong table with a chrome base. If he did decide to dine, the net could easily be removed and chairs pulled up to the table. Sweet Matthew insisted she hung the painting I did for him years ago front and center.

So you can get an idea of his layout, the entrance is on the far side of the kitchen on the right side of this photo.  The closets straight ahead host the laundry and storage.  Eventually Kirby wants to either upholster the doors in leather with interesting details, plank them or paint them something  cool as they take up the entire wall.  Phase 2!  The painting of water at the end of the hall leads to the master bedroom. 

There’s the front door. In the kitchen there was little to do!! Wanting to mix metals she added the pendant lighting in chrome and purchased the counter stools in brass on Wayfair and then had them recovered in gray velvet. The opening to the right is a study which can be used as a bedroom when he has friends come and stay from out of town.  Phase 2 will incorporate barn doors so the opening can be closed for privacy.

Well the living room turned out magnificent!! He purchased the couch, side tables, lamp and Lucite bar in the back when he first moved to Dallas, the rest of the things are Kirby’s additions!

Everything looks amazing but the coffee table which is Kirby’s design is truly a statement!

The base was built of wood and one of Segreto’s artisans painted it to read like inlaid horn! AMAZING!

Stunning the way you see the horn though the Lucite top!

Loving to accessorize, Kirby used one of her favorite candles from Longoria Collection in Houston.

This table will be incorporated into Segreto’s new furniture line!  Way to go Kirby! We already have been making some Segretostone bases to give a new twist to the look. Coffee table books add so much to a homes decor–Craftex Wholesale is a great place to shop for them.  Hey Kirby, where are Mom’s books?

The chairs from Mitchel Gold + Bob Williams swivel, which allows conversation in every direction and gives more comfortable views of the TV. The media cabinet was on sale from Restoration Hardware. With the members discount, the price couldn’t be beat!  The wooden piece hanging was made from a 1800’s ship mast. The pillows and ottoman, from Allison Jon , add such a fun pop of color to the space.

The 70’s table made from bamboo, lends an eclectic accent. The table lamp is made from a centuries old tile from Egypt. Setting it on some books and adding a modern accessory gives an interesting twist to the tabletop.  I even like the placement of the throw under the pillow-I am going to do that at my home.

Here is his little study or his ode to UT room. The couch pulls out into a bed!! I gave him the painting when he went to college.  I can’t believe that was 10 years ago!  Goodness times flies and those kids grow up so fast!

Kirby really used ever bit of space well, giving him a second entertaining space. There is Segreto Vignettes!  A tip is to take off a books cover if it doesn’t go with the decor.

His bedroom turned out just as sleek.  I think he enjoyed using the power tools in hanging the collage of antique pages from a suit catalogue.  Framed in these cool Lucite frames, its an unexpected mix of old and new.

They were a little upset with the space in the middle being wider, but I was super impressed they hung these so straight! They made a template first on paper and penciled in where the holes when before they drilled.  This chair was in his living space before!  Perfect for the bedroom it looks great over the rug-on a rug!  Much less expensive than replacing the carpet she purchased this on Ruelala, which is one of my favorite discount shopping sites.

Placing the bed where he gets the best view of the city and his TV, Kirby flanked the bed with matching nightstands from High Fashion Home.

The mirrors and the lamps are from Ruelala, and the frames are from Marshall’s Home Goods! The bedding is from Hautelook, and staying on budget she purchased the wall art from Target!!

What a beautiful bedroom! Do you think he will be able to make his bed like that when Kirby’s not around?? 

Well after all of their hard work they decided to celebrate with a few friends!! There is Matthew in the back-of course saying Hook’em Horns!! Kirby, the hostess with the mostest is taking the picture!! What a good job she did, but most of all my oldest two had so much fun on this project together!!  And enjoying each other is what home is all about!! Till next week….

  • Sarah West
    Posted at 05:50h, 05 March Reply

    Amazing job Kirby!! Beautiful!!

    • Leslie Sinclair
      Posted at 06:11h, 05 March Reply

      Hey Miss Sara!She is a talented gal!! Best of all Matthew loves the place!!

  • Gina Diamond
    Posted at 07:22h, 05 March Reply

    This is just so sweet! Love that your daughter helped her brother in such a nice way. Everything looks amazing!

    • Leslie Sinclair
      Posted at 09:55h, 05 March Reply

      HI Gina! It was heartwarming for me to watch! I’ll let Kirby know you liked it! Have a great one!!

  • Debbie Walker
    Posted at 09:33h, 05 March Reply

    She did fabulously! Beautiful home

    • Leslie Sinclair
      Posted at 09:54h, 05 March Reply

      Hi Debbie!! My Little girl is all grown up! so glad you enjoyed!

  • Jana Witt
    Posted at 13:32h, 05 March Reply

    What a talented daughter!!! Everything looks sophisticated yet warm…
    Such wonderful work!
    xxx Jana

    • Leslie Sinclair
      Posted at 15:30h, 05 March Reply

      Hi Jana! Good to hear from you!!! Its fun seeing all of our kiddos grow up!!! xo

  • Annie Sumang
    Posted at 21:35h, 05 March Reply

    Looks amazing!!! Awesome job Kirby!!!

    • Leslie Sinclair
      Posted at 06:21h, 06 March Reply

      Hey Annie!!! Good to hear from you!! I will send your cuddos her way! Take care! xo

  • Drew Davis
    Posted at 02:53h, 06 March Reply

    Such a great space! Job well done. Its funny how I was recently looking at a condo in this building, the unit was similar to this one. Could I ask you if you think a white plaster could be applied to the walls? And if the segreto stone could be used to create a waterfall counter at the island? I also thought of using the Phillip Jeffries studded grasscloth in the powder bath or the doors! Thank you.

    • Leslie Sinclair
      Posted at 06:20h, 06 March Reply

      Hi Drew!! Matthew wanted to plaster the unit but unfortunately he moved so quickly that I couldn’t make his install deadline. The Segretostone would be stunning.(might be expensive though because of the delivery and weight.) Love the idea about using the grass cloth. Matthews bathroom really needs some help but that falls into phase two. If you purchase send me update pics of your place. Would love to see!

  • Fran
    Posted at 18:17h, 06 March Reply

    Beautiful space, and beautiful family. Would love to know the source of the rug in the living room, if you are inclined to share. I really enjoy your blog on Monday mornings – thank you.

  • Miranda
    Posted at 12:12h, 07 March Reply

    Beautiful sleek space! Bravo Leslie & Kirby. Btw, I love the new look of your blog page. ~Miranda

    • Leslie Sinclair
      Posted at 05:16h, 08 March Reply

      Hi Miranda!! Thank you! I am excited about the new blog and website as well!! redecorating in all aspects is a fun thing!! thanks for following along!

  • Susan Crawford
    Posted at 04:28h, 12 March Reply

    Beautiful! I love the Lucite frames. Are you able to share a source?

    • Leslie Sinclair
      Posted at 17:06h, 13 March Reply

      Kirby is out of town but i will get them from her when she gets back–I know pottery barn has some similar!!

  • michele@hellolovely
    Posted at 13:03h, 13 March Reply

    Bravo, Kirby! The condo looks stunning, and I can totally picture where they are going with phase 2 even though phase 1 is already beautiful. What a proud mama you must be, and it’s so fun to see your work incorporated in a space that is not a sprawling French estate but no less a gem! 🙂

    • Leslie Sinclair
      Posted at 17:02h, 13 March Reply

      Ahh–Kirby had so much fun and she made just the right choices for Matthew. xo

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