In the Press: My Client’s House in Luxe Magazine

Luxe Paloma Contreras Design Foyer

{The Entry is featured on the Cover of Luxe: It features a vintage chest, antique gilded mirror and Louis XVI armchairs, a John Roselli chandelier, and a mix of my client’s art which we had framed.}

I am so thrilled and honored to share that one of my very favorite projects is featured on the cover and in the pages of the March/April of Luxe’s Houston edition! I couldn’t be happier to finally be able to share this project with you after working on it and then waiting for the feature to be released. I worked with this particular client for over two years. We collaborated to create spaces that are not only beautiful and functional, but truly reflective of her taste and the way her family lives. It is one of my favorite projects to date because it skews a bit more modern than most of my other projects and proves that a glamorous environment can in fact lend itself to the way a young family lives. Above all, I am grateful to my client who was so open to my ideas and willing to trust my vision.  A huge thanks to the editors at Luxe for the beautiful spread and cover! Let’s take a look, shall we?Luxe Paloma Contreras Design Dining Room

{The dining room started with a neutral grasscloth wallpaper and sisal rug. From there, we transformed the space by pairing the modern, Lucite base dining table with Louis XVI-style side chairs with custom skirted host chairs with Samuel & Sons trim. My client loved Kelly Wearstler’s Channels fabric, so we sought a creative way to use it, opting for custom draperies which mimic the black and white abstract painting by Karina Gentinetta.}

Luxe Paloma Contreras Design Dining Room2

{We also upped the glamour quotient by adding a gilded iron and quartz chandelier by Thomas O’Brien and quartz table lamps by AERIN to the sideboard.}

Luxe Paloma Contreras Design Living Room

{The living room is one of my favorite spaces in the house as it demonstrates my love of symmetry. The high-contrast palette works beautifully in the home’s open floorplan. My client’s husband was so sweet and willing to go along with all of his wife’s choices, so when he had a single request– to add a TV in the living room, we couldn’t help but comply. Thankfully, there are plenty of other beautiful things to occupy the eye in the space from the antique Octagonal mirrors found in New Orleans, to the extra-long Verellen sofas topped with Scalamandré tigre velvet pillows and Celerie Kemble for Henredon coffee table. A modern Jonathan Browning chandelier acts as the jewelry of the room.}

Luxe Paloma Contreras Design Kitchen

{The kitchen features a marble waterfall island and slab backsplash along with soft gray cabinetry with antique mirrored accents. We added a pair of modern AERIN pendants over the island and upholstered the barstools in white vinyl for effortless ease since the family has young children.}

Luxe Paloma Contreras Design Kitchen 2

{Linen roman shades with a black contrasting band frame the breakfast room which also features a Saarinen Tulip Table paired with woven chairs.}

Luxe Paloma Contreras Design Master Bedroom

{The high-contrast, black, white, and gray color palette continues into the bedroom where I designed a streamlined, custom bed upholstered in Schumacher’s Gainsborough Velvet. The David Hicks for Stark Octagon carpet gives a nod to my client’s love of geometric patterns and plays nicely with her existing abstract art. I felt the space needed some grounding, so I mixed in a couple of more traditional pieces– a pair of neoclassical bedside chests and Juliette Table Lamps by Suzanne Kalser.}

Luxe Paloma Contreras Design Maste Bedroom 2

{Opposite the bed, we added a custom, tufted Thin Frame Arm Chair from Lawson Fenning.}

Luxe Paloma Contreras Design Master Bathroom

{The master bathroom is home to one of the big wow moments in the home– the wall tiled in hexagonal black and white marble tile. The modern feel of the tile and cabinetry come together with the lovely chandelier and antique vanity mirrors to create a glamorous space.}

Luxe Paloma Contreras Den

{We didn’t use a lot of color in this house because my client prefers a soothing, neutral environment. However, in the den, we drew inspiration from my client’s artwork to incorporate a touch of color in shades of blue and teal.}

Luxe Paloma Contreras Design Boys Room

{The children’s rooms in this house are also fabulous. The little boy’s room is painted in Farrow & Ball’s Hague Blue and features pattern on pattern by way of David Hicks La Fiorentina in brown and white, which unfortunately, you don’t see in the spread, but I hope to share with you later.}

Luxe Paloma Contreras Design Girls Room

{We thought of every detail in this home, right down to wallpapering the ceiling and adding a fun chandelier in the teenage daughter’s closet.}

For the full tour, be sure to check out the March/April issue of Luxe.

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{Photography by Max Burkhalter | If you’re interested in having your home transformed, contact us at Paloma Contreras Design!}

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  1. Nicely done! I love a modern take on an elegantly classic aesthetic. This is a pretty and pleasing interior.

  2. Wow! Every space in this home has a unique touch, although the entire house flows so well. I feel as though part of this was accomplished by keeping gold on every light fixture and lamp, a great touch!

  3. Stunning!! Another beautiful Paloma interior. Who makes the black & white bowl/flower pot l in the 4th picture?

  4. absolutely beautiful! i would love to know the details on the drapes in the master bedroom – they are spectacular.

  5. This is lovely! Great execution and flow! Are you able to source the Louis XVI-style side chairs that you used? Looking for a few myself. Thanks!

  6. I read the Luxe piece a few days ago but like this post better since it explains why design decisions were made. Thank you for sharing!

    1. That’s so nice, Kate! It always helps to have more insight into the design decisions. That said, I thought the writer did a lovely job with the story in Luxe and it was so nice to hear about the process from my client’s perspective as well.

  7. Love the linen color drapes…currently searching for similar….care to share the fabric source? Is it linen or silk? Thank you….the home is delightful!

      1. I was referring to the drape fabric source in the photo with the Thin Frame Armchair from Lawson Fenning. I wanted to know the fabric source and if it is linen, silk, etc! Thank you.

  8. Your design work is absolutely spectacular. So many beautiful things to see here, and this could almost be a case study for a design student. I always enjoy seeing what you do.