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Tour the 2018 Southern Living Idea House

Wellborn Cabinet official sponsor of the 2018 Southern Living Idea House

Wellborn Cabinet recently visited the 2018 Southern Living Idea House located in Austin, Texas where we have enjoyed being a national sponsor with Southern Living on this annual project for many years. 

At this annual event, the Southern Living team introduced the crew that made this project come to life. The home was made possible by so many brilliant individuals, including architect Christopher Sanders of Sanders Architecture; builder David Wilkes of David Wilkes Builders; and designer Meredith Ellis of Meredith Ellis Design. Wellborn Cabinet, and many other companies who made this project possible got a sneak peek of the home before it was open to the public.

Designer Meredith Ellis and Builder David Wilkes of the 2018 Southern Living Idea House
Left to Right: Hunter Ellis, Meredith Ellis, Catherine Wilkes, and David Wilkes
Southern Living Editor in Chief Sid Evans and Architect Christopher Sanders
Left to Right: Sid Evans (Editor in Chief at Southern Living) and Christopher Sanders

Positioned atop the Northwest Hills in Texas the home features adequate privacy for entertainment and enough closeness to the big city of Austin for its exuberant culture. When entering the home, one can’t help but notice the different patterns and colors; some bold and eccentric, others soft and earthy. After taking in the vibrant color palette and open foyer, the guest bedroom and guest bathroom begin to grab the attention of all who enter.

The guest bathroom is embellished with an exquisitely patterned wallpaper, which gives this space a traditional southern plantation vibe. The bathroom features Wellborn Cabinet’s Premier Series with the Davenport Square door style in Maple, finished in Glacier. The guest bedroom is painted a rustic, burnt orange and decorated with a plethora of old horse photographs and patterned curtains. The orange tone gives this space a relaxed vibe, a place you’d love to be a guest at.

white shaker bathroom cabinets in the 2018 Southern Living Idea House

Wellborn Cabinet’s Premier Series – Davenport Square, Maple, Glacier

The dining room is lit dimly, which accents the green perfectly and the table is strategically decorated tying this room together.

green dining room

In the heart of the home, with everything’s-bigger-in-Texas persona, the kitchen certainly has the compacity to entertain many guests. In the south, hospitality is a value that is paramount above all else. The large island and top-to-bottom cabinetry adds storage and help fill the space as well. The cabinets featured in the kitchen are a part of Wellborn’s Premier Series in Maple and finished in Repose Gray by Sherwin Willaims. The large lantern fixtures and massive window provide enough light making each and every color pop off of its canvas.

The pantry is off the kitchen, next to the laundry room. The kitchen features Wellborn Cabinet’s Premier Series featuring the Henlow Square door style in Maple and finished in Repose Gray by Sherwin Williams. The gray tones in the backsplash and countertop give this area the pop it needs.

Next is the laundry room, which is again dressed from top-to-bottom in Wellborn Cabinetry. Again, the Premier Series covers the laundry room with the Hanover door style in Maple and finished in Bleu. The dark tones allow for frequent traffic and hide fingerprints very well. But to highlight another feature in this space is the pet bowls that pull out with the touch of your foot.

navy shaker laundry room cabinets with pet accessories
navy shaker laundry room cabinets and shiplap walls

Wellborn Cabinet’s Premier Series – Hanover, Maple, Bleu

The sitting room, off of the kitchen/living room, is glowing from the sunlight window. This area is glowingly white and modern with vibrant patterns. The natural light bounces off the white walls and white cabinetry which leads you into the hidden powder bath. The bath is completed with Wellborn’s Premier Series featuring fillers and moulding in Repose Gray by Sherwin Williams.

white sitting room with wall cabinets
grey bathroom vanity

Wellborn Cabinet’s Premier Series – Fillers and Moulding, Maple, Repose Gray (Sherwin Williams 7015)

The master bedroom is on the back of the house, in its own cozy corner. It’s perfect for morning coffee and catching up on the family gossip with a loved one.

green master bedroom in the 2018 Southern Living Idea House

The cozy master bedroom is accompanied by a massive bathroom with a quaint vintage clawfoot tub, that screams old south. This bathroom has his and her vanity from Wellborn Cabinet. The vanity is from Wellborn Cabinet’s Premier Series featured in Davenport Square Full Overlay door style in Maple and finished in Glacier. Further, into the master bath, you are greeted by a gigantic marble tiled shower and a linen cabinet. This linen cabinet is from our Premier Series as well, with the Davenport Square door style in Maple and finished in Glacier.

The stairs in the foyer are wooden with a sisal runner rug draped over them, which allows for continuous traffic and no wear and tear. At the top of the stairs, you are welcomed with an immaculate mural swathed in rich green tones, which ties the foyer and dining room together.

foyer in the 2018 Southern Living Idea House

The first bedroom off the stairs is a blush pink bedroom with wall-to-wall pink wallpaper, pink doors, and pink bedding. Again, the Texan personality of “go big or go home” is the style foundation of this room. This abundantly pink room is my personal favorite and decorated with antique pieces. The bench seat is from Wellborn’s Estate Series featuring the Wellington door style in Maple and finished in Pink Shadow by Sherwin Williams.

pink bench seat
Wellborn Cabinet’s Estate Series – Wellington, Maple, Pink Shadow (Sherwin Willaims 0070)

In the twin room it is decorated with ship-lap material to give this space a tucked away, attic feel. This room has twin beds, it is sophisticated due to the vintage antiques and array of patterns. In this bathroom nook, there is a built-in dresser that helps bring in the many color schemes. This dresser is part of Wellborn’s Premier Series featuring the Davenport door style in Cherry and finished in Blush Java.

built in dresser
Wellborn Cabinet’s Premier Series – Davenport, Cherry, Blush Java

The 2018 Southern Living Idea House tour was inspiring and relaxing! We can’t wait for our Southern Living VIP Party in September! At the VIP Party in September, Wellborn Cabinet hosts a tour for its customers and dealers. Wellborn Cabinet would like to give a special thanks to all who attended and participated in the wonderful trip to Austin. We hope the 2018 Southern Living Idea House far exceeded all your expectations, as it did ours!


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  1. Thank you so much for this ideas! Lovely.

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