Jason & Marisa's Wonderfully Woodsy Dallas Home

Jason & Marisa's Wonderfully Woodsy Dallas Home

Janel Laban
Jun 8, 2011

Name: Jason, Marisa & Jameson
Location: Dallas, Texas

When we first saw our home listed for lease I was unsure of whether it was right for us. But once Marisa helped me realize the beauty of the hand crafted wood work and convinced the owner to swap out the dated, dark forest green carpet, we moved in and fell in love.

Our home is a detached guest house with a gable roof. It has a second story loft bedroom with a fun spiral staircase...sometimes difficult to navigate during late nights. We were able to partition the large main room into a living room, an office/study and a dining area. We are still amazed at all the high quality details that the owner put into the wood-working...custom framed tree, sun ray design, custom cabinets, built in liquor cabinet, and intricate pattern inlay on the bathroom door.

I am an art director by day and dabble in creating terrariums, paintings, furniture and sculptures in my free time. Even with our combined creative capabilities, we found that it is harder than we ever realized to create a home that is cozy, clean and stylish.

Our style is a mix of Marisa's love for mid-century modern furniture and my eclectic, quirky interests. We enjoy staying home and listening to vinyl on our vintage hi-fi while cooking, relaxing on a lazy weekend afternoon, or having an impromptu dance party…we have favorites for each situation.

One of the challenges with living in a smaller space is not accumulating excess stuff that clutters and makes it feel claustrophobic. I am a dumpster diver and weekend renovator, but luckily Marisa gently convinces me to not pick up everything I see on the side of the road.

Now that we have our son Jameson on the way, we are on the search for a home that is a little larger so our family can continue to grow. We will be sad to leave the home we created here, but we won't settle for another home that isn't just as cool!

Thanks, Jason!

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