Texas Blend of Old and New: Wilding Residence by Thompson Custom Homes

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This contemporary Houston house designed by Thompson Custom Homes combines rustic wood beams, native stone, and warm vintage elements with marble, chrome, and lots of pure white for a mix that conveys contemporary chic with throwback “class.” Curl up before a cozy fireplace finished with a unique herringbone-style brick fire box; antique-looking wall sconces give you a traditional feel, even as the beams soar to a high point at the ceiling, and plush white couches and gray pillows invite sitting back and putting your feet up. The kitchen is open, airy, and lined with brick, with a handy eat-in island fronted by backless stools and complemented by white cabinetry keeping things clutter-free. Tall multi-paned windows over the sink give you light during the day, while ornate hanging-glass lamps illuminate by night.

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A formal dining room is finished in old brocade — and a contemporary pendulum light; the media room, striking in pink, black, and white, holds state-of-the-art equipment — and a lifelike taxidermy bear, as well as animal-hide art on the wall. Bedrooms are soothing in white, cream, and sand, with clever pink accents and gold-trimmed cabinetry straight out of Regency style; then again, there’s that modern art on one sitting-area table, and a sleek loft reached by almost invisible stairs. This ingenious mix even carries through to an outdoor living space sheltered by brick arches and warmed by an outdoor fireplace. With sumptuous visual detail, a neutral color scheme enhanced by gold and pink, and easy-living approach, this Wilding residence captures an eclectic spirit that’s both fresh and welcoming.

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