Spotlight on Brooke McGuyer Interiors

Jun 06, 2013

It is so fun to work with up and coming designers—this project with the talented Brooke McGuyer was no exception!!!


Talented as she is beautiful and sweet here Brooke is in her office. Her talent of mixing unique elements together to create an inviting and functional space is represented well in her own home office. From the custom window treatments (fabric Chenonceau by Shumacher) to the island that has been retrofitted to accommodate old French crates used as sliding drawers, to the fab lighting from 3 Doors she has created room for storage, a large workspace and a warm vibe.


 One of the first projects Brooke and I have worked together on this dining room has become one of my all-time favorites!! This was a Coventry Homes Build on Your Lot project. They, as well, were delightful to work with and I think you’ll see the home turned out stunning. Choosing a beautiful plaster for the walls and ceiling which blends with the BM China White trim, we hand painted a delightful design inspired by an antique Scandinavian wallpaper on her walls pulling from the colors of her oh so fab fabrics.


But our work isn’t the only wonderful part of this room!!  The antique French chairs, backed with Michael Devine fabric mesh perfectly with the host and hostess chairs by Quatrine!! The Rogers & Goffigon silk, Panache Dolce draperies look like a ball gown and the 18th century Italian Crystal Chandelier from Antica Collection are the perfect balance to the reclaimed beams in the room.


 The entry foyer flanked by the dining room living room is also enveloped in smooth plaster.  Love the contemporary art by Segreto Gallery’s artist Stacy McNair mixed with antiques.  The 19th century French painted demilune is from Liz Spradling Antiques and the antique Louis Philippe Mirror from Back Row Antiques. Look at the nail heads on the runner going up the stairs—just love that detail!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


 The living room is quite charming with the Pecky Cypress Ceiling and plastered walls!!  Feels like a parlor and lead into a sun room. She has the most beautiful drapes coming, which will certainly complete this room.


Carrying the plaster back to the den the cost stayed in check by not plastering the ceiling.  When you have molding and box beams around the room you can pick a color to match or complement fabrics and still maintain a sophisticated look. In this case the trim is BM China White semi-gloss and the ceiling is Vapor Trails 50% formula. Love the pair of slip covered sofas from Lam Bespoke, the antique zinc dormer mirror hung over cast stone fireplace and the beautiful rug from Turkish Carpets, Inc.


Such a pretty clean look in this kitchen. The BM China white walls and cabinets mixed with the island in BM Vapor trails and the plastered hood carry elements from the adjacent open den to create continuity.  This gave a stopping point for the plaster, creating the look while staying within her clients budget!!  Love the honed Calacata Borgia marble from Walker Zanger, the pair of custom lanterns over island from Lighting, Inc., and the antique Swedish Mora clock from Eloquence.  


The powder room is dreamy.  I would love to say that our plaster in a pale Blaygeen color is the star of the room, but that vintage French chandelier is to die for!!! Wish I had a better pic of it!! No, what I really wish is that it were in my house!


The upstairs is just as charming!!! The daybed, the vintage Lucite table from MAI, the 1940’s chandelier—all ideal together!! But look at the marvelous design on the top of the drapes-the perfect finishing detail!!! It’s these details that make Brooke’s work so brilliant!!


Such a pretty master with its walls painted in Farrow & Ball Pale Powder.  The spot on choice to complement the beautiful window and bedding fabrics by Elizabeth Benefield and the Chelsea Textiles bench. I really loved the antique alabaster lamps—what a pretty shape!


What’s not to love in this spacious spa feeling master bath! With Statuary marble, polished countertops and backsplash from Walker Zanger, the mirrors from Horchow, sconces from Visual Comfort and the empire freestanding soaker tub by Waterworks, this master bath would really take me away!!


Our tour ends with this fun playroom with the Antelope Carpet from Glen Eden. I can’t get enough of these sliding barn doors and I really love how Brooke has done them here!!  Thank you so much Brooke for sharing your own office and your latest client project with us. I so admire how you mix so many elements seamlessly and appreciate how you can make decisions, within budgets, that craft each room to look like a million bucks.  You are not just up and coming—in my book you have arrived!!! To contact Brooke about design projects contact her at Thanks to Wade Blissard for the beautiful photography! See below for a fantastic sale showcasing designer inventories. Should be lots of great deals there! Hope everyone has a great week!  Xo Leslie

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  • Victoria Athens
    Posted at 11:39h, 10 June Reply

    Such a beautiful home. I love the subtle color palette throughout and the ballroom draperies. I'd take that chandelier in the powder room too. Thanks for all the paint details and sources.
    XO, Victoria

  • Mimi
    Posted at 13:13h, 10 June Reply

    What a lovely home – I especially love the living room and kitchen- so pretty! And the detail on the drapes is fabulous. You are right- Brooke has arrived! And darn, if you Texans do not have the best sales!! Leslie, I am beginning a kale smoothie regime today- wish me luck!


  • Patty Bruni
    Posted at 13:15h, 10 June Reply

    Love the color palette and interiors throughout the whole house. The plaster colors are amazing and the hand painted walls are exquisite. Do you do work outside of the Houston area? We are in the process of designing a house right now and would love to visit with you if you do.
    Also, what is the paint colors of the wall and trim in Brooke's office? I am looking for a nice soft neutral to go with blue green bedding and that looks like it would.
    Thanks for all your beautiful posts.

  • karena
    Posted at 13:59h, 10 June Reply

    Leslie I am amazed at the talent Brooke has! She knows how to subtlely use color and fabrics, mixes with wonderful antiques.
    Oh and those Curtain panels, luscious!

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  • Victoria Newman
    Posted at 15:09h, 07 September Reply

    Brooke is the sweetest and best designer in the state. We hired her and she did a fabulous job. I recommend her.

  • Kim
    Posted at 23:27h, 06 December Reply

    Love Brooke's office! What color paint is used on the walls and where can I find a silhouette round plaque?

  • RPK
    Posted at 03:19h, 25 January Reply

    Can you provide the wall color that was used in Brooke's personal office? Beautiful!!

  • Rié | Portobello Design
    Posted at 13:48h, 24 July Reply

    Brooke’s eye is lovely and her design hand is delft. I loved this home! Of course I am always taken with the master work of Segreto! The “wallpaper” is enviable! AAAAH! Looking forward to seeing more of Brooke’s designs. All the best, Rié

    ** Leslie, Thank you for the check in… I just got it my email to work properly. Your a dear! xxx

    • Leslie
      Posted at 07:27h, 25 July Reply

      HI Miss Rie!! She is a talent for sure and so fun to work with!! I’m glad all is good with you!! xo

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