Thursday, March 25, 2010

Texas meets Italy...

Designer Eleanor Cummings turned this new Houston home
into a convincing Italian farmhouse using reclaimed wood, stone,
and brick from Chateau Domingue — a Houston antiques dealer.
The beamed ceilings are the perfect happy
ending to this bedtime story.
Window shutters in the master bath
show off their original blue paint.
The chipped stone sink and Italian iron-covered mirror
are highlights in the powder room.
The reclaimed wood, the chamois-colored cabinets,
and stone give the kitchen a sense of history and
create a feeling of warmth and coziness in the space.
The zinc-covered refrigerators are my favorite touch.
I love the visual pattern the wine storage
creates in the family room.
An Italian window grille becomes an
art piece/pot rack in the kitchen.
The cedar planking on the porch ceiling is the only
new wood that can be found in the house.
This hallway divides the entry and living room.
The rug in the living room is from Carol Piper Rugs.
The chairs are upholstered in Jane Chruchill's Medura.
The front doors are 1850s Italian oak.


  1. those archways!

  2. that porch, the hallway, the wine storage... breathtaking!

  3. James! the images just get better and better! xo

  4. I love the texture on the walls. Is that plaster or a faux finish of some kind?