Carole's Cheeky ‘Mansion’

Carole's Cheeky ‘Mansion’

Adrienne Breaux
Apr 23, 2010

Name: Carole and Sean
Location: Houston, Texas

We first came across the photos of Carole and Sean's home on Flickr, where we were wowed by gutsy color palettes and lots of interesting details. We just love what this creative couple has done with the interesting Houston abode they've lived in for five years.

Located in the middle of a residential area in Houston, Carole and Sean's house is a large 1960's metal warehouse building. Carole is the creative mind behind McCheek's Mayhem, where she creates gorgeous and quirky ceramic pieces like mugs, bowls, tea cups and more. Perusing her etsy shop, you can tell her tastes are colorful and eclectic. Sean runs a successful T-shirt printing business, Throttle Tees, out of an adjoining warehouse to their house that they also own. Carole's ceramics studio is also located in the adjoining warehouse, as well as a rental apartment. They jokingly call their little compound, which also features a gorgeous yard full of great plants, "McCheek's Mansion" because it's so much larger than Carole's previous one bedroom flat in London.

According to Carole: "The previous owners did most of the construction to create the living area, but there are still lots of areas to be worked on and we have plans for more improvements including building out a larger bedroom, more windows, an upstairs balcony and finally finishing the bathroom tiling—made by me. I'm inspired by magazines such as Elle decoration (UK) and Living Etc, but I mostly like lots of light, colour and an eclectic mix of styles, shapes and pattern. Sean is inspired by making industrial living spaces functional."

Thanks, Carole and Sean!

(Images: Carole and Sean/Flickr)

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