Transitional Houston Home With Understated Elegance

Combining eras and influences doesn’t have to mean exhausting the eye, as these lovely Texas rooms demonstrate. Understated spaces like the monochromatic kitchen blossom into design moments led by colorful artwork, elegant vintage finds and an array of cozy textiles.

From: Linda Eyles

Photo By: Julie Soefer

Photo By: Julie Soefer

Photo By: Julie Soefer

Photo By: Julie Soefer

Photo By: Julie Soefer

Photo By: Julie Soefer

Photo By: Julie Soefer

Photo By: Julie Soefer

Photo By: Julie Soefer

Photo By: Julie Soefer

Photo By: Julie Soefer

Photo By: Julie Soefer

Photo By: Julie Soefer

Crisp White Kitchen

This contemporary all-white kitchen with light hardwood flooring, features a solid-surface kitchen island, gorgeous pendant lighting, and marble backsplash.

Orange Marble Coffee Table, Brown Tweed Sofa, Colorful Art and Accessories

An orange marble coffee table is the centerpiece of this bright sitting area. Vintage car-themed art, a brightly striped throw, and colorful pillows stand out against a brown tweed sofa, hardwood floors and white walls.

Marble Fireplace and Armchair in Sitting Area, With Live Fern

A marble-inlaid fireplace, accented with a bright green potted fern, is the focal point of this sitting area, featuring a fireside armchair with a wood frame and neutral upholstery. A small vase and singular piece of art over the mantelpiece keeps decor streamlined and simple.

Marble-Topped Desk and Upholstered Chair in Natural Light

Enjoy plenty of light in this window-filled corner as you sit in the dark bamboo chair with blue and white cushion and upholstered back at this marble-topped desk with curved wooden legs. A dark hardwood floor and neutral textured rug further the calm color scheme.

Bamboo Coat and Shoe Rack, Wicker Storage Chest in Foyer

An artistic bamboo coatrack with mirror adds visual interest and functionality to your family's foyer. A large wicker chest for storage keeps the space clutter-free, while a small upholstered bench offers a place to sit while removing shoes, preserving the rugs and floors in the rest of this modern Houston home.

Marble-Topped Vintage Wood Credenza and Wood-and-Mirror -Framed Mirror

Call it a mirrored mirror -- this mirror within a double frame of mirrored tiles edged in wood reflects nicely on an artistic lamp with rectangular white shade on a marble-topped vintage wood credenza. A striped throw, in colors to match the wall art, in a woven basket puts coziness at easy access.

Master Bedroom in Pale Blue and White, Neutral

Master bedroom in soothing tones of pale blue and white on a neutral background. Relax and read in patterned upholstered armchairs with your feet propped up on a round blue ottoman. Sleep in four-poster wooden bed with blue and white linens. The dressers are white with silver detail topped with bedside lamps of pale blue bases and white shades. A bench with silver base and neutral cushion sits at the end of the bed.

Blue and White Master Bedroom with Four-Poster Bed, Armchairs and Round Ottoman

A color scheme of pale blue and white make this master bedroom an oasis of soft calm. Slumber peacefully in the wood four-poster bed with blue, white and neutral linens. Enjoy quiet time reading by the light of a curved-neck lamp with white shades in one of the two patterned arm chairs, while propping your feet up on a round blue ottoman

Nailhead Dresser and Blue Upholstered Four-Poster Bed in Master Bedroom

The nailhead decoration on this white bedside dresser adds an exotic flair to a relaxing master bedroom decorated in pale blue and white on a neutral background. The four-poster bed with wooden base and posts, and pale blue upholstered headboard and footboard make bedtime luxurious. Read by the light of the shapely pale blue table lamp with white shade.

Master Bathroom in Neutral Marble and White With Soaking Tub

This en-suite master bathroom is narrow but spacious with curved white soaking tub, marble and mosaic tile floors and a double-sink vanity. The bathroom connects to a dressing area that goes through to the master bedroom.

Master Bathroom with White Vanity, Blue and White Upholstered Chair

An upholstered chair in pale blue and white and a silver-framed mirror with curved sides adds luxury and femininity to this white built-in vanity with glass top in the master bathroom. Drawers and cabinets provide plenty of storage, The floor alternates marble and mosaic tile for a touch of modern originality. A magenta orchid adds a pop of color and is a beautiful, natural finishing touch.

Spa-style Shower With Marble and Mosaic Tiles

Wash away all the stress of the day in this stunning walk-in shower decorated in marble and mosaic tiles. It's the next best thing to having a spa in your house.

Sun Porch in Neutral Tones with Blue and Green Accents

Enjoy the warmth of this sun porch decorated in neutral tones with strong accents of green and blue in throw pillows, an end table and live plants. The arching silver floor lamp with white shade provides plenty of light when the sun goes down.

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