Jul 8, 2008

It's a small world after all....

It's funny how small of a world it is...do you remember this house in Hollywood Heights that I posted about a week ago? Well it turns out, the lady who designed its interior is an avid Material Girls reader and emailed to tell me that she was so excited to have randomly seen a house that she designed on our site...I love a good coincidence! Her name is Maria Beck, an Interior Designer in Dallas who owns M.E. Beck Design, Inc. She was kind enough to let us into the house and show us a few photos of her work (and you know I have been dying to peek into one of these historic homes!) so I was more than happy to share these photos...Enjoy!

This is the gorgeous Dining Room Ms. Maria designed. I love all of the contrast she chose to use...rustic table coupled with elegant silk chairs...dark painted walls paired with light cream drapes...so incredibly striking! The chandelier is Schonbek and the four mirrors on the wall are Crate & Barrel's Dubois Mirrors. I knew I recognized those from somewhere!

The Family Room...what a unique fireplace! I love the architecture in this house. Beautiful arches and curved walls makes this home very irreplaceable. The chandelier in here is original to the home that was built in the 20's. Maria tried to preserve as much of the home's original features as possible.

Pretty detail of the original stain glass windows...

My favorite room in the house is the Master Bedroom- so nice and calming. I love all of its neutral tones and attractive furniture. The two pictures stacked vertically over the bed is a nice touch.

I love the arches and ceiling in the Master Bath. A nice luxurious place to soak in the tub. The beautiful chandelier overhead makes this room one of the house's hidden gems!

The stainless steel appliances and hardware on the cabinets is a nice updated touch to this historic home. White cabinets paired with white marble countertops is a very popular kitchen
choice these days.

Cute and cheerful breakfast area with another original light fixture

I love how Maria kept the house looking historic but also designed it to look stylish and up to date for today's homeowner. She did a wonderful job. If you would like to contact her, you can email her at maria@mebeck.com
Thanks so much for sharing Maria! I hope to randomly post another one of your houses in the future!


Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting Emily :)

Unknown said...

Lovely house! I especially like the kitchen, bathroom, and vaulted ceilings.

Wallflower Diaries said...

What a great house!So sweet looking.

Anonymous said...

Every bit of the house is absolutely gorgeous. I also enjoy reading your blog.

Jessica said...

I just came across your blog (which I have bookmarked) and have to say that Maria Becks work is beautiful! The furnishings go so well with the style of the house. Very Lovely work!