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Client Project – Planting New Roots at a Lakeside Retreat

It’s CLIENT REVEAL project time!! This one at a beautiful lakeside retreat! Perfectly embedded on an acre of land overlooking a pond, in the heart of Willow Bend of Plano, this dated, traditional home got more than a complete facelift.

    

The wife is a “farmer’s daughter” and could have never imagined having a home like this to call her own one day. Having two adopted sons from Russia, the client’s story of their life is intricately woven into a special blend and our goal was to incorporate that into each part of their home.

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After an extensive renovation, we then took on the task of furnishing this home to meet the desires and needs of the family.

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Finding a 15’ dining table was a tall task… especially for a family of four.

Using a local craftsman, the most gorgeous white oak table was created to host everyone in the neighborhood!

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In order to bring nature indoors, Traci decided to demo the exterior wall to the patio to add a large folding door and blew out the wall dividing the formal dining room and breakfast room so there would be a clear sight through to the outdoors.

Throughout the home, each family member was thought of. The fabrics and finishes had to withstand small boys, who were extremely active.

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The clients told a lot of stories about their past and children. Traci realized that the stories were actually treasures as she incorporated their memories and symbols in every room. As one example, she brought these memories to life in a custom artwork collage above the family room mantel. From a tractor representing the grandfather, to the Russian alphabet portraying the roots of their adopted sons and some Cambodian script, there were meanings behind each piece. The word “family” in Cambodian script and in Russian as well as a tree as it represents enduring strength. The circles represent infinity and being whole and complete. The feathers are a symbol of flight and freedom. The triangles were tied to the number three and true wisdom. The tribal images represent their ties to the past and the numbers are important in religion, mythology and fairy tales and represent luck.

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The use of outdoor fabrics and beautiful scratch proof finishes were incorporated in every space – bring on the hotwheels for the little men in the lakeside retreat!

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This busy couple is in their late 30s and loves to entertain! The husband travels extensively for work and we designed much of the home around his “on the go” mentality. He is infatuated with technology and having the home completely automated. Within this beautiful master bedroom retreat there is a hidden TV that rises out of the top of this custom built casegood piece!

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The master bathroom was a complete cut and redo as was the rest of the home. But even more than ever, the client desired a functional and beautiful space to relax in … the master bath fulfilled those rolls.

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With the contrast of light wood and the black marbled flooring, an innovative take on a classic look was created.

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But for the “big man” in the house, Traci designed a swanky wet bar which is actually hidden in the paneling in the family room….you would never know there was a kegerator waiting to be tapped. This house is full of little details such as these including the laundry room that brings joy to the mundane tasks of clothes cleaning!

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Not to be left out, the guest bath is just as snazzy as the rest of this beautifully dressed home. With accents of black and gold, the Scandinavian feel was bounced throughout the space.

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To see more of this incredible project, hop on over to our portfolio page and view all the beautiful images by Michael Hunter Photography, as he captured our art of design so perfectly! If you are by newsstands this month, be sure to pick up a copy of Luxe Magazine as we made the cover with this project and a full spread within!

And a special shout out to these incredible clients of this lakeside retreat who lived through a full demo and renovation, and stuck around long enough to gain the full reward of a fully furnished, beautifully designed home by Traci Connell Interiors.

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