Upstairs, which includes two bedrooms and a game room with an exterior staircase leading to the pool deck, the Dream Home shows off more flourishes.
One of the bedrooms, for the owners’ young daughter, features a play loft with vaulted ceiling and an iron ship’s ladder created by Aaron Iron Works. The room is decorated in soft pinks, grays, and whites, with treatments like white suede and porcelain flowers on the wall above the bed.
The game room’s feel is decidedly masculine, from the point you enter through an industrial-style, wood-and-glass sliding door. Decorative pine beams adorn a recessed space in the ceiling. The room is decorated with TCU memorabilia. The boxes in the built-in wooden bar wall feature mirrors and LED lighting, which illuminates the owner’s bottle selection. The room is linked to the Dream Home’s whole-house audio system, installed by Universal Systems, which also put in the security system. A pool table from Fort Worth Billiards sits on one end of the room.
On the other end of the game room, Kisabeth Furniture of Haltom City turned out the custom sofas and chairs, done in grays and purples and arranged in front of a large wall-mounted flat-panel screen. The company had clear marching orders for the furniture, says Lauren McEuen, Kisabeth’s creative director.
They were to be larger and very durable and comfortable, “but still high-style,” McEuen says. (Kisabeth also made the three conical-shaped barstools for the Dream Home’s kitchen breakfast bar.)
For the sofas, McEuen and Grandeur decided on a hybrid of Kisabeth’s popular Gunnison style. Its sofas typically are 96-inch or sectionals, but the Dream Home’s design team decided on two 84-inch custom sofas.
The downstairs barstools were the biggest challenge, McEuen says. “They’re completely custom,” McEuen said. Before approving the final design, the designers had questions. “Are they going to be top-heavy? Can we put them on a swivel?”