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

The Fort Worth Farmhouse

The Fort Worth Farmhouse

I met homeowners Phillip & Sarah over a year ago when they called me in to discuss an addition and full remodel to their residence at the time. After a couple months of contemplating options, they realized in order to get a large lot with mature trees and plenty of room for their kids to play, they would have to consider moving. Phillip told me about a 1902 farmhouse just south of highway 20. The property included the large mature trees and the land Phillip & Sarah were looking for. We walked through the house during the option period, and began devising a plan for the remodel & addition of the new (old) home.

 A hallway flanked by barn doors opening up to his & hers closets connects the master bathroom to the existing master bedroom. The bathtub is visible from the entry, anchored under a beaded chandelier by  Shades of Light .

A hallway flanked by barn doors opening up to his & hers closets connects the master bathroom to the existing master bedroom. The bathtub is visible from the entry, anchored under a beaded chandelier by Shades of Light.

 We wanted the master bathroom to be a private oasis with a blend unique & natural elements. We went for simple surroundings with one bold feature. This encaustic tile by  Villa Lagoon  provides a fresh take on an old fashioned pattern. Perfect for Sarah’s modern farmhouse concept!

We wanted the master bathroom to be a private oasis with a blend unique & natural elements. We went for simple surroundings with one bold feature. This encaustic tile by Villa Lagoon provides a fresh take on an old fashioned pattern. Perfect for Sarah’s modern farmhouse concept!

 The base of this brass sconce mimics the pattern found in the concrete floor tiles throughout the master bathroom. It’s all about the details!

The base of this brass sconce mimics the pattern found in the concrete floor tiles throughout the master bathroom. It’s all about the details!

 In the master bedroom, we refinished the hardwood floors & completely resurfaced the existing brick fireplace & mantle for an updated & transitional approach. The cedar adds a rustic element to an otherwise modern facade. These 24x36 porcelain tiles give the illusion of cement blocks. You can find them at  Botega Design Gallery  right here in Fort Worth.

In the master bedroom, we refinished the hardwood floors & completely resurfaced the existing brick fireplace & mantle for an updated & transitional approach. The cedar adds a rustic element to an otherwise modern facade. These 24x36 porcelain tiles give the illusion of cement blocks. You can find them at Botega Design Gallery right here in Fort Worth.

 I love the rustic quality of these black plumbing fixtures by  Delta . The blonde stained cabinets provide a natural element to add visual warmth to the space. I l went for contrast with these black  Rejuvenation  cabinet pulls.

I love the rustic quality of these black plumbing fixtures by Delta. The blonde stained cabinets provide a natural element to add visual warmth to the space. I l went for contrast with these black Rejuvenation cabinet pulls.

On my initial walk-through of the home, Phillip pointed to a sepia toned arial photograph of the farmhouse taken in the 1900’s. I didn’t have a real perspective on the age of the home until it occurred to me that Interstate Highway 20 hadn’t even breached Fort Worth at the time the house was built.

 Get creative with your powder bathroom. These spaces are primarily used by guests, so I like to go the extra mile with a decorative element like this  Anthropologie  wall covering. We went for even more pattern on the floor with this slate hexagon tile from  The Tile Shop.

Get creative with your powder bathroom. These spaces are primarily used by guests, so I like to go the extra mile with a decorative element like this Anthropologie wall covering. We went for even more pattern on the floor with this slate hexagon tile from The Tile Shop.

 Mixed metals is something we should all embrace! I love how this brass mirror by  Uttermost  stands out against all the black & white. We went for a leathered black granite countertop for extra durability.

Mixed metals is something we should all embrace! I love how this brass mirror by Uttermost stands out against all the black & white. We went for a leathered black granite countertop for extra durability.

One of the benefits of my job is that I get to work with people who prioritize their interiors and who have a great appreciation for design. Through this collaborative design-build process, I come to know my clients on a personal level. It gives me incredible happiness to experience the effects of interior design through my clients’ point of view.

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-S

S. Lake Street/Fort Worth, TX

S. Lake Street/Fort Worth, TX