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Welcome to the blog of Shayne Morrissey, the resident interior designer at Morrissey Home Solutions.

Parkcrest Court/Fort Worth, TX

Parkcrest Court/Fort Worth, TX

The Timeless Renovation of a 1960’s Tudor

With a Tudor home positioned on a quiet cul-de-sac in Fort Worth’s coveted Overton Park, Chelsea & Ben loved everything about their nest, except for the interior layout and design finishes. After living with the 1961 floor plan since she took ownership of the property in 2016, Chelsea dreamed of reconfiguring the floor plan to accommodate her growing family.

Photograph by Jen M. Burner

Photograph by Jen M. Burner

We redesigned the kitchen, pantry, and laundry room layout to open up the kitchen to the great room and doors leading to the back yard. Chelsea wanted a timeless interior, so we chose marble countertops, white cabinets & all brass fixtures.

Photo by Jen M. Burner

Photo by Jen M. Burner

In order to add texture and contrast to the otherwise white kitchen, I sourced this custom Rift-Cut Oak pocket door that gives way to the pantry adorned in diagonal black and white marble tile.

Photograph by Jen M. Burner

Photograph by Jen M. Burner

The bar cabinet is equipped with all the cocktail party essentials: Wine & beverage refrigeration, liquor storage, and glass upper cabinets lined with Rift-Cut White Oak. On the marble counter, a blue & white Russian tea set given to Chelsea by Ben’s grandmother.

Photograph by Jen M. Burner

Photograph by Jen M. Burner

I love these all-brass shade pendants designed by Thomas O’Brien for Visual Comfort & Co. A couple of bold accents like these make a high impact in a white kitchen, and they’re a beautiful complement to the warm honey tones of the Rift-Cut Oak details.

Photograph by Jen M. Burner

Photograph by Jen M. Burner

After spending some time with Chelsea; it didn’t take long to learn, that like me, she is a lover of all things blue & white. I would be amiss if we didn’t use my favorite Shumacher wallpaper pattern “Indigo Pyne Hollyhock” somewhere in the home, and Chelsea decided the laundry room would be the perfect place. Pro tip: Blue is the perfect complement to brass hardware.

Photograph by Jen M. Burner

Photograph by Jen M. Burner

The floorpan for the master bathroom was reworked to accommodate his & hers closets, a private water closet, walk in shower, and a free-standing bath tub. Linen shades in toile fabric provide privacy while allowing natural light to filter through the bathroom windows. The Vietnamese garden stools are family heirlooms inherited from Chelsea’s grandfather.

Photograph by Jen M. Burner

Photograph by Jen M. Burner

The marble tile paired with brass accents reminds me of the timelessness of an old Hollywood bathroom. Towels and bed linens are neatly folded and tucked away in the glass faced linen cabinet. Although this is a newly remodeled space, I wanted to incorporate elements with a nod to vintage, so we sourced these gold leaf painted mirrors from Ballard Designs flanked by Suzanne Kasler’s brass & crystal sconces.

Photograph by Jen M. Burner

Photograph by Jen M. Burner

On the other side of the bathroom, the walk- in marble shower encased in frameless glass with brass hardware gives the bathroom a resort-like classic feel. For the shower and tub plumbing fittings we selected Brizo fixtures in Champagne Bronze.

Photograph by Jen M. Burner

Photograph by Jen M. Burner

Photograph by Jen M. Burner

Photograph by Jen M. Burner

The new pool bath couldn’t be outshined, so we covered it in Shumacher’s Citrus Garden wallpaper. This Uttermost mirror was the perfect size and finish for the tiny bathroom.

Photograph by Jen M. Burner

Photograph by Jen M. Burner

This project was the perfect way to end 2018, and I can’t wait to share what we have in store for 2019! Until next time.

-S

Blue Ridge Road/Keller, TX

Blue Ridge Road/Keller, TX