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

Sarita Drive/Fort Worth, TX

Sarita Drive/Fort Worth, TX

A complete home remodel & furniture makeover! 

The homeowners on Sarita Drive reached out to my team for the remodel and interior design of their Tanglewood home. With two young boys and demanding careers, they needed a one-stop-shop to seamlessly design, remodel, and furnish their home. After living in the home for several years, they were ready for a change. The interior was a blend of stained wood, dark granite, and a combo of mustard and brown walls. These dark finishes caused the home to feel cave-like and dated. This was a major remodel, so a drastic change in the aesthetic was necessary.  

We began by redesigning the kitchen. I worked with architect Andrew Garvett to create a space that was open and less confining. This required the removal of walls, plumbing, and some alterations to the original floor plan. My clients wanted to drastically freshen and modernize the house in a bold way.

I opted for dark painted cabinets with brass hardware, and continuous quartz countertops and backsplash. We selected a light gray paint for the custom 5'x10' island. This allowed us the dramatic, yet fresh appeal that we needed to achieve.  

The kitchen is fully equipped with all the modern amenities. Low profile LED strip lighting and under cabinet outlet strips line the underside of the top cabinets, allowing us to deliver streamline design and functionality without compromising the aesthetic.

Moving on to the furniture. It was important that we furnished the home with three things in mind: Comfort, durability, and style. Since the boys have their own "hangout" area upstairs, I wanted to furnish the first level of the home with pieces that would elevate the space and make it feel sophisticated and well-styled. 

We furnished the dining room with a round dining table that seats six. The chairs are crushed velvet, brass and raffia. I wanted to play off the brass accents in the adjacent kitchen. The walnut bar cabinet with chrome hardware relates to the chrome & crystal chandelier above the dining table. We designed custom window treatments to add a soft whimsy element to the room.  

 Brass bar tray detail. We used the client's own decanters and monogrammed highball glasses. 

Brass bar tray detail. We used the client's own decanters and monogrammed highball glasses. 

The living area was expansive, so it was best to create two separate seating areas. The first provides a lounge space in front of the fireplace where wine and cocktails can be enjoyed with friends. If this were my house, this would be my hangout space! (Dream on!)

 We selected these chairs from a showroom and had them custom upholstered in this deep eggplant colored velvet. 

We selected these chairs from a showroom and had them custom upholstered in this deep eggplant colored velvet. 

 The gold leaf finished coffee table adds a unique feature to the space. 

The gold leaf finished coffee table adds a unique feature to the space. 

I furnished the adjacent living area as a family room with a large sectional and custom made chairs. 

The custom sectional is upholstered in a pet and kid friendly microsuede fabric. The bonnet chairs flanking the window were custom upholstered in two fabrics- a solid fabric and patterned fabric to create some contrast and add a unique element to the room. This also mimics the eggplant colored chairs in the nearby sitting area. 

 I love these cut glass hurricanes. Tip: Put candles in them for parties to add some ambience! 

I love these cut glass hurricanes. Tip: Put candles in them for parties to add some ambience! 

 We customized the colors in this series of art to accent the eggplant upholstery. 

We customized the colors in this series of art to accent the eggplant upholstery. 

This entire house was such a fun adventure from start to finish! Its always a thrill when I get to not only remodel the home, but furnish it too. Every designer's dream! Onto the last and final furniture element of the project: The guest bedroom. 

I like to keep guest suites somewhat neutral for versatility. The green ceramic table lamps create some scale and make the space feel ambient and restful. Everything we want in a guest room! Props to my client for her bedding selection here! 

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