#34: Tim and Marianne's Texas Guest House

#34: Tim and Marianne's Texas Guest House

Mar 27, 2006

Name: Tim and Marianne
Location: Dallas, Texas
Size: 600 Sq/ft Carriage House Guest Apartment

Favorite resource:

We used family hand me downs for a lot of the furniture and accessories. Did lots of shopping at old home reclamation stores, flea markets, and even did some reclamation from trash bins.

What inspired you?

When we remodeled our 1924 apartment we wanted to not only keep the existing charm but also add to the feeling of a tree house or sail boat. By adding two working fireplaces and a marble countertop and backsplash in the kitchen, you are surprised into thinking you are in a larger and more luxurious space.

The wallpaper in the bedroom is a vintage paper from the 1930s that seems like it was there forever. When guests see our apartment, they forget size and concentrate on how snug and atmospheric it is.

Design Tip:

We stayed with historic colors, fabrics and wall coverings as the basic structure was built in 1924. The working fireplaces make the space be taken seriously.

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