Inside the 2018 Southern Living Idea House in Austin, TX

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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.

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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 peak of the home before it was open to the public. Wellborn Cabinet was honored to be a national sponsor of the home and visit the rustic hills for an up close and personal tour of the home.

Through this post, I would like to (try) and provide you, the reader, with a digital tour of the home and of course, highlight some of the stunning features.

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. Upon entering the home, one can’t help but notice the differing 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.

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The guest bathroom is embellished with an exquisite patterned wallpaper, which gives this space a traditional southern plantation vibe. The bathroom is finished with Wellborn’s Premier cabinetry line (Non-beaded Inset, Davenport Square door style featured in Maple). These cabinets are showcased in a Glacier finish. 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.

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

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In the heart of the home, with the 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 cabinetry line (Inset, Henlow Square door style featured in Maple). The cabinetry is showcased in Repose Gray (Sherwin Williams 7015). The large lantern fixtures and massive window provides enough light making each and every color pop off of it’s canvas.

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The pantry is off the kitchen, next to the laundry room. It is incased in Wellborn Cabinet’s Premier cabinetry line (Inset, Henlow Square door style featured in Maple). The cabinetry is dressed in Repose Gray (Sherwin Williams 7015). The gray tones in the backsplash and countertop give this area the pop it needs.

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The next room we move to is the laundry room, which is again dressed from top-to-bottom in Wellborn Cabinetry. Again, the Premier line covers the laundry room (Inset, Hanover door style featured in Maple). The cabinetry is in Bleu. The dark tones allow for frequent traffic and hide fingerprints very well. Highlighting another feature in this space, is the pet bowls that pull out with the touch of your foot.

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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 line once again (Fillers and Molding, featured in Maple). Again, this bath is finished in Repose Gray (Sherwin Williams 7015).

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The master bedroom is on the back of the house, in it’s own cozy corner. It’s perfect for morning coffee and catching up on the family gossip with a loved one. The cozy master bedroom is accompanied by a massive bathroom with a quaint vintage clawfoot tub, that screams old south. This bathroom has a his and her vanity from Wellborn Cabinet. This vanity is from Wellborn’s Premier cabinetry line (featured in Davenport Square Full Over Lay door style and made in Maple).  Going 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 line as well, with the Davenport Square Full Over Lay door style. All the cabinetry in this master is finished in Glacier finish.

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The stairs in the foyer are wooden with a sisal runner rug draped over them, allowing 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. 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! The bathroom nook is decorated with antique pieces. The bench seat is from Wellborn’s Estate cabinetry line (Non-Beaded Inset, Wellington door style and made in Maple). This bench seat is predictably finished in Pink Shadow (Sherwin Williams 0070).

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Moving across the hall, the “twin” room is dressed in ship-lap material on the ceiling to give this space a tucked away, attic feel. Although 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 line (Non-Beaded Inset, Davenport door style and made in Cherry). The finish on the built-in is Blush Java (C-460).

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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!

For more information on the 2018 Southern Living Idea House, visit https://www.southernliving.com/home/idea-houses/southern-living-idea-house-2018-texas-size-makeover

 

Pet Lovers: Create a Unique Space or Your Four-Legged Friends

Keep you pets in mind next time you make a home improvement, and give them the space they deserve!

Are four-legged friends part of your family? Most of the time they are treated as if they are, so don’t they deserve a space to call their own? People make decisions on building and remodeling all of the time; however, most often the four-legged family members are not included in the plans. What if you could create a design that included pet friendly features that are not only beautiful but functional as well? Cabinetry is a wonderful way to provide pet friendly function to any room. There are three categories to keep in mind when integrating your pet into the design of your next home improvement. Pets, like humans, need a place to be bathed, to sleep, and to eat. These are three spaces that can easily be incorporated into rooms of your home while disguising their purpose.

Bathing

Whether your dog is large or small, having a space to keep them clean is a necessity for year round grooming. Also, by giving them their own space, you are no longer having to fork up your sink or bathtub. One perfect place to include a pet grooming area is the laundry room. This is a room that is often hidden to guests and lacks carpet, which makes it the ideal place for bathing animals.

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Sleeping

It’s pretty common that pets have their own bed, but is it just lying out in the living room floor? Why not incorporate an area for their bed to stay out of the way and in a pleasing aesthetic? A living/entertainment space or the kitchen is perfect for getting dogs and cats out of the way and in their own cozy corner!

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Feeding

Our four-legged friends have to eat just like humans! Create them an area for their food and water bowls to stay where they are out of the way of daily commotion. Feeding stations are perfect for the kitchen, laundry room, and other rooms of the home.

Cabinetry is a wonderful way to provide storage for all rooms and all needs, including pets, while making a room look spectacular. Although including animals in the plan can sometimes take a little customization, with Wellborn Cabinet, Inc.’s You Draw It Program, nearly anything is possible! No matter the size or personality of your fur baby, you are sure to find just what makes them happy!

Do your pets a favor and keep them in mind when building your home or doing your next remodel. For more ideas on how you can include your pet in the design of your home, go to www.wellborn.com.

Cool off your pet this summer with these fun ideas!

  • Check out Pinterest for some wonderful recipes on making “pup-sicles” that your dog will love!
  • Invest in a baby pool, or build one yourself for lazy poolside days with your pup!
  • Be sure your furry friend has plenty of shade to relax on those long hot summer days!
  • Install a doggy door! This way they can came and go as they please!

Ashley Robinson, Public Relations and Social Media Specialist

arobinson@wellborn.com