The client wanted to update the house to reflect her calm but contemporary style, he simply wanted his prized trophy mounts on display.
How do you blend Park Avenue and Out of Africa? It’s Wild on Park Lane! This project is all about the textures, including shimmery velvets mixed with organic weaves, complemented by the muted tones of the wall coverings and area rugs. Accents of metal, in both polished and matte finishes balance the wilderness he brought home from the hunt- we’re just wild on Park Lane, it’s a jungle out there.
Highland Park, Texas
Whole house - home office, living room, kitchen, bedrooms & baths
How do you blend the contemporary style of the Park Avenue neighborhood with prized trophy mounts from Africa? You hire ML Interiors Group to bring in the Wild on Park Lane! This project was all about clever marriage of styles - utilizing texture, astute touches of color, and accents of metal and matte finishes throughout to balance fashionable design with the wilderness on display.
Inspiration for this design can be found in several accessories handsomely adorning numerous rooms within the home. The colors exhibited in the snazzy lamp situated in the salon influence the ambiance that this room provides, weaving metallic silver, gold, and muted plum into the furnishings, accessories, and bar area. The result is a classy lounge suitable for both a “ladies levee” or “gentlemen’s soiree.”
The charcoal veining with undertones of blue and purple seen on the bar countertop are carried through to the countertops in the kitchen, adding depth to a pattern that could’ve easily fallen flat. The stainless steel appliances, new cabinetry and hardware modernize the space, while white paint and subway tile add brightness and elevation. The open layout transitions to the dining room rather seamlessly, where once again that unique blend of wild and contemporary is shown through the silver crushed mosaic glass horns placed as the centerpiece of the dining table.
Sometimes elegance is demonstrated best through simplicity - as this thoughtfully designed dining room appears rather straightforward. And yet, the genius is in the details. Custom-made counter stools with a raised back were designed purposefully so as not to disappear within the rest of the design.
The family room continues to incorporate this alluring color palette through cozy furnishings and custom built-ins to supply ample storage while keeping the visual aesthetic of the room on par with the rest of the home. As previously mentioned, this home wouldn’t be dubbed “Wild on Park Lane” without evident exposition - seen through the tasteful trophy mounts adjacent to the staircase. Craftily considered, the vinyl wallpaper used for the trophy wall consists of white and taupe coloring with a woven grasscloth pattern that mimics the textures found on these animals, while still merging flawlessly with the surrounding room designs.
Mounted trophies of a sable, elk, eland, kudu, and wildebeest make their debut as the charming impala brings focus to the center of the landing, flanked with symmetrical lighting fixtures and polished kudu horns beneath.
The master bedroom suite encourages respite and serenity with warm grays and small hints of color in the accessories and seating area. While the guest bedrooms integrate the same, tasteful pops of more bold coloring and keen attention to the dynamic of shapes give these bedrooms a bit of individuality without straying too far from original integrity of the design as a whole. Most notable are the zebra hide rug in the first guest bedroom and pops of fuschia and teal in the second - reflecting that perfect blend of masculine and feminine tastes.
The result of this home is truly a “best of both worlds” scenario, where both client’s desires were not only integrated into the design but fully embraced - leaving this home with an interior that is certain to leave a lasting impression. This outcome proves that even the most dynamic of styles can find cohesion, and that ML Interiors Group possesses the skills to manifest balance.
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