One of the best parts of our job is the relationships we form throughout the duration of a project. We love walking away from a completed space knowing that we have built new friendships. Sometimes, we are extra lucky and already share a wonderful bond with a client before a project even begins. This was the case in Fredericksburg, Texas with the lovely Donna, a glamorous host, wonderful friend and savvy client.
This was the fourth project we have designed for these terrific clients, and it may just be the best yet. Having already finished two guest houses, we are currently working on the main residence of this sprawling Texas property. The character of the 8,500 square foot space is absolutely unparalleled, possessing a unique and beautiful Argentinean estancia, a melting pot of Italian, African and South American styles.
Throughout the home are hints of 18th century French and Italian décor, including the interior stone floors, the tiles, the doors and the tasting table in the wine room. We used rewired, antique French and Italian chandeliers, as well as many other antique pieces and recovered upholstery. The elaborate history of these pieces brings an added element of unique character into the home.
During our time in Fredericksburg, we would work 12 hours days alongside the terrific architects and builders. Besides Donna, we had the pleasure of working with Louis, the contractor extraordinare, Ivan, the wonderful electrician, and Steven, who miraculously took care of every single detail. It was a blessing to have such fabulous people to work with.
The entire experience was a complete blast, filled with laughter, food and the best conversation. Donna took care of us from the moment we arrived, with delicious appetizers and one-of-a-kind cocktail dinners. We had the pleasure of staying in the Sunday House, an adorable guest space on the property. From the moment we set foot inside, we felt we’d found our home away from home.
Even Ricki and Lucy loved it!