Saturday, September 10, 2011

Great Family Home...

Stop using your kids as an excuse to halt those ambitious design plans. Let these images prove that a family home can be both stylish and functional. Designer Kimberely Renner turned a pair of Austin, Texas duplexes into a beautiful nest for her family. The walls are covered in shiplap for a rustic yet contemporary aesthetic. The bold upholstery choice for a traditional wing chair keeps things interesting. Surprise! The fabric is Sunbrella -- so it's going to be durable.The brass Crate & Barrel lamp is a nice addition among the bold upholstery and a leather Chesterfield.A vintage Milo Baughman table helps set the stage for an eclectic dining space. Note the profile of the bookcase. Yes, that's cinderblocks sandwiched between planks of wood. A 25-foot counter and library style lamps create a sleek and functional backdrop for preparing favorite dishes.The bathroom is both industrial and chic with its red cross tiles, black rubber floors, and vintage stools.
images via Martha Stewart


  1. this house it gorgeous!! Loving those striped chairs, the big fat stripes rock. The dining room chandelier is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing this home!! i didn't realize Martha Stewart featured homes too.
    I just may have to start getting her magazine again. I do love her mag!

  2. What a fantastic mix. I love this place!

  3. The bathroom is simply perfect :)

  4. When I first saw this, I loved it. Now that I'm seeing it again, I realize just how good this lady is.