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At Charbonneau Interiors, we create designs that connect who you are to how you live. Now, we’re opening up our Studio to share interior design insight, behind-the-scenes details, and exclusive project reveals.

 

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Before & After: Meadow Brook Homestead

Inspired by treasured getaways to the Texas countryside, take a deep dive into how we transformed this outdated suburban home into a rustic refined retreat.




Like many of the homes we first walk into in Houston, we found a once-loved 1990s home that held true to the decade it was built in, from its well-worn tile flooring to its now-outdated compartmentalized floor plan.


But our clients (thankfully!) saw the potential this home had, as it sits in a beautifully secluded cul-de-sac, perfect for their big and busy family. They bought the property, then brought in prominent builder Bill Hughes, who invited our team at Charbonneau Interiors to tackle the project with him, and turn this outdated house into a beautiful home.


After getting to know our clients through our experiential onboarding phase, we were able to get to the heart and essence of who our clients are — and give them a custom home that truly reflected who they are and how they live!


Be sure to take the video tour of our Meadow Brook Homestead project, too!






The Entry



When you first walked into the home, you were greeted with this view (and those shiny floors!), which eventually became ...



During the renovation, we took out the arches and modified the second-story railing so that as soon as you walked into the home, you felt the power of those STUNNING windows and natural light!


Here, you'll find:

  • Completely custom, two-story drapery & roman shades created in our in-studio workroom

  • Custom furnishings and accessories

  • Custom framed artwork on the walls — which are actual photographs of their ranch property!

  • Commissioned art pieces by local artists

  • Hand-laid stonework by local masonry


This family is amazing, too ... laid-back, casual, and loves to entertain. They didn't want their home to feel "fussy" or contrived; so instead of a formal living room, we opted for a funky conversation space — somewhere this family could sit with each other and with friends, and enjoy a nice glass of whiskey & wine together! As a true testament to that, these sweet clients tell us this is their most loved room in the entire home ... which makes our hearts happy!



The Dining Room




Next, we move into the dining room ... see what we meant about the wallpaper?


Here, you'll find:

  • Custom millwork and coffered ceiling details

  • Custom furnishings and accessories

  • Custom framed artwork on the walls — this is a photography of the family's horse, whom they adore!




The Kitchen



This may be the most dramatic transformation in the entire home! What was once a cramped, galley-esque style kitchen became ...



We reconfigured walls and overhauled the floorplan to give us plenty of space for this entertaining-loving family!


Here, you'll find:

  • Completely custom reclaimed ceiling beams

  • Custom furnishings and accessories

  • Durable, family-friendly countertops

  • Tons of storage

  • A wide-open floorplan!




Breakfast Nook






Here, you'll find:

  • Completely custom reclaimed ceiling beams

  • Custom furnishings and accessories

  • Durable, family-friendly textiles & fabrics

  • Custom drapery created in our in-studio workroom

  • Stunning views into the completely re-done pool!





The Living Room




One of the other most dramatic transformations in the home! We felt that the Family Room is truly the heart of the home, as its open to the kitchen & breakfast nook. Reconfiguring the layout for the kitchen really helped us create a large, open space for this family to gather!


Here, you'll find:

  • Completely custom reclaimed ceiling beams

  • Custom furnishings and accessories

  • Custom drapery created in our in-studio workroom

  • Views into the newly constructed outdoor casita, built from the ground up during the renovation!






Primary Suite



Although the primary suite desperately needed a little TLC, the natural lighting was amazing throughout — so we focused on that, and designed ...




Our goal was to truly create a retreat, a sanctuary, a place of rest for these busy parents.


Here, you'll find:

  • Custom furnishings and accessories

  • Custom drapery and bedding created in our in-studio workroom

  • Hunter Douglas shades &. motorized drapery

  • Views into the newly constructed outdoor casita, built from the ground up during the renovation!




The Outdoor Casita


A big piece of this renovation was also the construction of the outdoor casita! From what was once an empty backyard we created this entertainer's dream, complete with a summer kitchen and outdoor living spaces. In addition to the construction, we also assisted in the re-design of the pool, which now wraps around the casita.




As I'm sure you can see, this was an extremely memorable and incredible project to dream up! While these "after" photos can't *completely* capture the two years it took to bring the vision to life, it is an absolute joy to know how truly original this home is to its owners, and how much our sweet clients are enjoying life in it. :)


We have a video tour of this home live on our YouTube channel, too! Be sure to tak the Video Tour!


And just wait until you see how beautiful this home looks during Christmas ... take the Holiday Tour!


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Interior Design: Nancy Charbonneau, Charbonneau Interiors

Build: Bill Hughes, Bill Hughes, Inc.

Photography: Miro Dvorscak

Videography: FEED Media

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CHARBONNEAU INTERIORS offers a completely custom, full-service interior design experience. Weaving graceful living with soulful storytelling, our signature style is rooted in crafting balanced interiors that feel so uniquely you.

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