Old Meets New in This Charming 1920s Dallas Tudor
Designer Abbe Fenimore of Studio Ten 25 was tasked with blending the homeowner’s inherited antique pieces with modern furniture and accessories to create one functional space. The four-bedroom, two-bath home has undergone renovations over the years, but its true character remains intact with original hardwood floors, intricate crown molding, and beautiful leaded glass windows. In each room you'll see bold colors and unique pieces that add unexpected personality while still retaining the classic charm of the home.
Originally built in 1925, the Tudor-style home is located in the Lakewood Heights neighborhood in Dallas, Texas, which has no shortage of beautiful landscapes and charming architecture.
Although there isn't a dedicated entryway, the foyer connects all the main living spaces in the home, so creating an inviting environment was paramount. An antique chest anchors the space while a faux antelope-print carpet runner on the stairs and a brass and acrylic fixture overhead let the personality of the homeowners peek through.
The Dining Room
The focus of the dining room design was to help the architectural details of the room shine while creating a functional space for entertaining. Two Sherwin-Williams shades were used in the space: Agreeable Gray on the walls and Roman Column on trim.
The Sitting Room
The sitting room's new drapery panels and serene paint color choices create a welcoming space for guests. Reupholstered vintage chairs don't compete with the views from the half-round windows just beyond.
A wall of wide-open windows allows light to stream in at all angles and keeps the dark cabinets from making the space feel too heavy. Stools purchased from Round Top add an eat-in area to the kitchen.
The Master Bedroom
The red nightstands served as the color-palette inspiration for the small but mighty master bedroom. Abbe chose a luxurious velvet headboard, sleek white bedding, and an oversized lumbar pillow to make the room feel cozy without cluttering the space with accessories.