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One of a Kind: A Storied Style

April 03, 2019

The homeowners’ stories were no where to be found in their home — until Grace got there! After a $150K renovation, Mark and Trista’s passions and family histories were on display in some seriously beautiful and thoughtful ways.

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Meet the Homeowners

After five years of saving up for a renovation, Mark and Trista Thinnes brought Grace in to help finish up their home and tell their story. Fun facts about the Thinnes family: Trista is passionate about gardening and cooking and Mark’s great great grandfather was one of the founders of Abilene, Texas. With this information at her disposal, Grace completely transformed their home’s exterior, their kitchen, living area, and dining room.

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Living Room, Before

The living room was the best room in the house even before the renovation. Grace in particular loved the vaulted ceilings

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Living Room, After

So much of this room tells the Thinnes story. For starters, the windmill fan! Mark’s family owns property in Abilene, so he gave Grace permission to explore the land. While there, she found pieces of windmill and had it turned into a fan. From the living room, you can also see the hallway where Grace showcased illustrations of early Texas drawn by another ancestor of Mark’s.

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Windmill Fan

A closer look at the incredible windmill fan created by Windmill Ceiling Fans of Texas.

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