Final Reveal Friday: Emeral Isle Design in Braeswood Place

Today, we’re excited to share the full reveal of our clients’ worldly and collected Dumbarton residence. Over the past several weeks, we’ve been detailing the interior design of this family friendly home, inspired by the colors of Ireland.

Located on the quiet streets of Braeswood Place, this new construction home transports you to another place. Working with the team at Scott Fraiser Homes, our design marries our clients’ cultural roots with their love of travel and sports. Old World elements give the design a distinctly European feel while singular interior design details make it feel just like the homeowners.

Our Interior Design Concept – Sapphire and Emerald

The beauty of the Irish coast comes to life through the home’s bold color palette and thoughtful accessories. We were inspired by sapphire and emerald jewel tones, against an artisan touch of reclaimed wood. We created warmth and Old World ambiance by carrying dark wood throughout the home in a variety of ways. Welcome home to Dumbarton.

The Foyer

From the carved front door to dark hardwood floors and wrought iron accents, the foyer brings the home’s Mediterranean style exterior indoors. The Fen chandelier from Currey & Company greets you as you enter the foyer. Wrought iron branches delicately adorned with a single crystal celebrate the beauty of nature in a modern way. This chandelier is almost like a piece of art!

The Dining Room

The dining room is one of the first spaces you see in the home. We wanted the dining room design to feel distinct but visually connected to the foyer. We worked with Chris Kokinakis, an expert restorer here in Houston, to refinish the dining table. The table’s new stain, Brazilnut from Sherwin Williams, is a perfect match to the floors. Above the table hangs the Rainhill rectangular chandelier from Curry & Company.

The curved back and Bramble finish on the legs of the Jessica Charles Denton chairs mimicks the architectural style of the front door. We selected a velvet Schumacher fabric for the side chairs and a Sacho fabric with a lovely pattern for the head chairs. Holland & Sherry drapery fabric in Mediterranean makes a bold statement in this sophisticated dining room.


A view into the entry way of new Mediterranean home by Laura U

Architectural inspired doors open into the home’s welcoming foyer

Navy blue dining room with wood table and glass chandelier

Family heirlooms next to contemporary dining chairs give this dining room a collected feel

Modern family room interior design with custom wood doors by Laura U

Can you guess which one of of these doors leads into the family’s secret pub?

A view into the breakfast area with pedestal table in Houston home

The detailing on these Century Furniture chairs is fabulous!

The Family Room

We wanted the design of the family room to be an inviting space the family could use for entertaining, gathering, and play. This benchmade sectional was fabricated by our friends at House + Town. The espresso ebony stain on the inset wood base mimicks the door stain. We chose a high-performance Crypton fabric in a chocolate shade that can go the distance with any type of play. Pillows upholstered in Seema Krish fabric and a Sherrill Furniture lounge chair layer the design with rich color.

The bench behind the sectional is actually made from the family’s existing breakfast table! We had it disassembled and fabricated as a simple bench. Versatile and conversation starting, the Columbus Trunk Console from Four Hands suits the home’s worldly, collected style.

The Breakfast Area

The open space between the kitchen and the family room serves as the breakfast area. A Restoration Hardware chandelier hangs above the pedestal table from Mecox. We choose upholstered chairs from Century Furniture in an opposing shape to add structural detail and balance to the design. Bespoke cookbook shelves in navy and beautiful wood grain shelves unify the kitchen and family room spaces.

The Kitchen

In the kitchen, subtle hints of gray in the tile soften the contrast of the sapphire blue cabinets and sleek white counters. A Matt Camron rug adds cushioning underfoot and character. The Four Hands stools carry the stain on the exposed wood beams in the kitchen to the fireplace mantle in the family room.


Light and airy kitchen with blue cabinets and white counter tops

A large kitchen island means the whole family can gather in the kitchen for casual meals comfortably

Master bedroom with blue paneling against white walls and a glass chandelier

I love the blue paneling against the white walls in the master bedroom

Gold bath fixtures in master bathroom in Houston home

Gold plumbing fixtures give this master bathroom a feminine touch

The Master Bedroom

Blue and white have a powerful, calming effect in the master retreat. The Jaipur Rug in ‘Tear Drops’ reminds us of waves crashing against the sea cliffs along the Irish coast. Their bed is Century Furniture in a Lyon Metal finish. We love the little something different the out-turned legs add. We selected a Joseph Noble window drapery and a Holly Hunt drapery trim with a great hand and texture. The drapery allows ample amounts of natural light in that’s reflected through recycled glass discs on the stunning Galahad chandelier from Currey & Company.

Our good friends at MM Lighting helped with the installation of the fans, track lighting, and ALL the flush mount lights in the closets. They have a fabulous team and a lovely shop located in Bellaire here in Houston. Amy Margolin is one of our good friends and has been in attendance at our fall fetes!

The Pub

The tucked away location of this special hideaway meant we could design a space that truly feels like an Irish pub. Rough-hewn brick, distressed leather, and herringbone hardwood floors feel rustic and cozy. Hues of espresso, navy, and emerald create a masculine, moody atmosphere.

A family friendly Irish inspired pub with leather sectional, herringbone wood floors, and pool table

There’s plenty of room for the family to watch their favorite sports together on this leather sectional

An Irish green leather chair next to the bar in Dumbarton home

This leather recliner is the perfect spot for relaxing with your faovrite drink from the bar

The space boasts a home theater with a widescreen projector and a pool table, but this room is more than a media room. There’s a large bar with bar stools and a pair of Irish green leather chairs intended to give them a central gathering spot. This room is decked out with everything they need!

The Boys’ Rooms

Ryan’s Room

Designed for the oldest of the four boys, this bedroom is refined and sophisticated. A large desk offers plenty of space to do homework and a comfy leather recliner is the perfect spot for reading. The pairing of slate gray with lighter grays gives the room a moody, tranquil atmosphere.

Teddy’s Room

Soft blue and hunter green lend an energetic ambiance to Teddy’s room. Graphic pillows, plush toys and an eye-catching wall design are youthful and fun. We selected larger, high-quality furniture that can be can easily be transitioned as he grows up and will be appropriate for years to come.

Henry’s Room

In Henry’s room, bold blues and orange punch up the design. Graphic wall decals paired with glossy white furniture convey the sports theme without feeling too cliche. Reclaimed wood floating shelves imbue beautiful texture into the room’s otherwise sleek design.

Hunter’s Room

A large map wall mural gives Hunter’s room a global perspective and brings a sense of fun and adventure to the design. Industrial touches and classic plaid bedding marry old world charm with sleek modernity. The result is bedroom that’s youthful and mature.


Sophisticated gray and white boys bedroom with leather recliner

A leather recliner and stylish wall hook make for a sophisticated reading spot

Blue and green kids bedroom with custom wall design

The lines on the wall design in Teddy’s room are perfectly placed!

Blue and white sports themed bedroom for boys designed by Laura U

Homework won’t be boring when you’re sitting at this desk

Blue and white boys bedroom with map wallpaper by Laura U

A map wall mural makes a one-of-a-kind statement in this bedroom

Organic black stone backsplash and counter tops brass bathroom fixtures

I love the timeless combination of brushed brass and black stone in this bathroom

I hope you loved the full reveal of this sophisticated interior design project in Braeswood Place! The home’s classic architectural style and modern functionality give the family plenty of space to gather, play, and entertain.

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