Wanting to create an outdoor space that reflected the livability and style of the interiors, designer Joe Minton covered a collection of sofas, wing chairs, and benches with outdoor fabrics. The portières allow for summery poolside views when open and help keep out winter’s chill when drawn, extending the seasonal use of the space. “Texas weather allows for lots of outdoor living in the colder months,” says Minton, a Fort Worth native.
To Each Their Own
In a coastal vacation home, the children's bunkroom is decorated with a tropical color palette of sunshine yellow, cobalt, lime and tangerine. Each bunk has its own storage basket at the head of the bed and a larger storage basket below.
Designer Cathy Kincaid established a look of feminine refinement in this spacious master bathroom. Classic elements abound in the space, including a mirrored vanity, tufted ottoman, recessed tub, porcelain urns, silk lampshades, and a checkered tile floor.
From the entry to the living room, java stone floors give way to herringbone-patterned antique oak hardwood from antique Building Products. Entry fabrics by Dedar soften space.
Builder Trey Laird designed the oak pergola to mimic the post-and-beam detailing of the home’s exterior architecture. “We already had the covered loggia, so instead of doing a surrey roof, I wanted to do something very different,” he says. Designer Joe Minton chose an organic, modern design reminiscent of pruned shrubs for the table and chairs inside.
Riverhills Master Bedroom
With a nod to 1930s Art Deco glamour, Fort Worth designer Joe Minton used a cool palette of pastels. The simplicity of the canopy-style bed frame and its dressing lends a modern feel, and the pearlized woodwork reflects additional light throughout the bedroom. "It just glows," says Minton.
Riverhills Boy's Bedroom
To establish a tentlike effect for the boy's room, Joe Minton, the Texas designer, covered both walls and ceiling with a red-striped fabric. He added British campaign-style furniture and framed antique prints of European soldiers for a design that appeals to adventurous spirits.
Break for Breakfast
Chairs and benches of differing styles gather around the English refectory table in this Southern Accents Showhouse in Fort Worth, Texas, giving a casual, collected feel that invites intimacy and relaxation. Designer Joe Minton united the camelback sofa, upholstered chairs, and draperies with a cheery crewel fabric. "The effect is much softer than if we had used a pattern for some and a solid color for others," he says.
For this old-world library, Minton let his choice of Persian rugs drive the warm color palette of reds, golds, and greens. Here, the blend of patterns and wood-paneled walls create an environment that seems destined for relaxing with a scotch on the rocks and a classic book.
A stainless range and sculptural hood stand out against soft olive cabinets and bone-colored backsplash tiles in this showhouse kitchen. Marble countertops and wide-plank floors accentuate the old-world detailing.
A girl's room is taken over with a romantic green toile de Jouy pattern enveloping the room. A window seat perched in a bay window is the perfect spot to curl up with a book or converse for hours on the phone, as girls are prone to doing.
English Country–Style kitchen
Exposed wooden ceiling beams, slatelike granite countertops, and industrial-style stools with butcher-block seats create charm in the English country–style kitchen. The expansive island provides plenty of space to cook and gather.
Riverhills Children's Library
Choosing a bolder palette of eggplant and orange, designer Joe Minton sought to create a leisurely oasis between the children’s rooms. The white walls, pitched ceiling, and clustering of mirrors create airiness amid the density of books and furniture in this Fort Worth, Texas Showhouse.
Riverhills Guest Bedroom
Inspired by tiger-stripe and paisley linens, Joe Minton, the Texas designer, limited himself to a completely neutral scheme of gray, beige, taupe, and white for the guest suite. "We wanted the drama of no color," he says. "The stenciled pattern on the walls, played down by the choice of muted tones, gives an exotic but not overpowering feel."
In this dining room, tufted cushions and slipcovers dress painted chairs. The antique table underscores the formal mood established with a crystal-layden chandelier and antique candelabra.