Grand Openings to Get a Dallas Ranch
Although this midcentury Dallas ranch house had good bones, the closed-off layout just didn’t work for Lori Golman and her husband. Working closely together with Mark Domiteaux of Domiteaux + Bagget Architects and overall contractor JR Rowan, they opened up the tiny spaces to create the house feel larger and more entertainment friendly. An interior designer, Golman built the house in a soothing neutral palette, combining contemporary art and furniture with cherished inherited antiques. A resort-like backyard completes the picture.
in a Glance
Who lives here: Rick and Lori Golman
Size: 5,000 square feet; 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms
A previously closed-off pub area now connects to both the living area and the living area. A neutral color palette combines both spaces that are inviting.
Fireplace surround: ceramic tile, Ann Sacks
A new little butler’s kitchen behind the bar produces a handy space for organizing snacks and beverages for parties. “I love my new bar area,” Golman states. “It was my dream to rip down the walls and generate a bar area where everybody could stand during parties.”
Constructed bookshelves create an ideal backdrop for the couple’s collection of antiques and art.
Wood and Glass side table: Donghia; urchin-like lighting fixture: Mecox Gardens
Durable Caesarstone quartz covers the butler’s kitchen counters. Ann Sacks ceramic tiles wrap round, doubling as a backsplash and since the fireplace surround.
Floating shelf: Poggenpohl; sink, faucet: Dornbracht
Golman splurged on these custom sliding doors; she loves how they create the space feel much more open.
Laundry appliances: Miele; sliding doors: Lumicor copper mesh glass; door hardware: TKO; builder for doors and cabinets: Charles Tate Company
Mecox Gardens chairs along with a steel table from David Sutherland create a modern and sleek seating space just outside the pub.
Golman loves clean lines and simple wallpapers. “I enjoy tailored appearances,” she states. “In most ways I design like I dress. I utilize monochromatic color schemes, adding in pops of color to add uniqueness to some space.”
She discovered these blue leather tufted armchairs from Mecox Gardens and paired them with a vibrant painting of her favorite flower, a peony.
Painting: Joe Mancuso, from Conduit Gallery
The small nook that previously hosted the property’s pub now has a tiny, intimate seating space.
Wall covering: Phillip Jeffries; pub stools: Crate & Barrel; pillow: Mary Cates & Co.; java table: Ligne Roset
Golman attracted the white quartz in the pub into the kitchen counter tops. Combined with maple cabinets and a blue glass mosaic backsplash, it makes the space feel refreshing.
Appliances: Thermador, KitchenAid and Sub-Zero; pendant lighting: Alison Berger for Holly Hunt; glass mosaic tile: Ann Sacks; apron sink: Kohler
Lori Golman stands in front of the Kohler work sink having a attached cutting board, ideal for flower trimming.
A serene master bedroom provides a retreat in the end of the day.
Rug: Stark Carpet; bedding: Frette; lamp: Donghia
A treasured piece of art from New York hangs above Christian Liaigre Latin seats in a cozy sitting area with views of the backyard.
Side Effects: Knoll
Landscape architect Peter Godat helped Golman construct her vision for a contemporary backyard area. An acid-washed concrete deck flows together with the blue slate pool surround.
Outside furniture: David Sutherland Teak Collection
Aluminum-framed doors offer access to the backyard during the informal living area, family room and master bedroom, creating great indoor-outdoor flow.
The home’s unique layout was divided into little spaces. Golman as well as the architects opened up these spaces to make the house feel larger and more entertainment friendly. This formal living space, place right behind the dining area, benefit from one of these smaller spaces.
Wall covering: Phillip Jeffries Manila Hemp; daybed: Donghia; seats: Christian Liaigre; table: Donghia; ceiling pendant: Stanley Korshak; art: Cameron Martin
On the left side of this living room sits a classic Louis XV desk and ottoman given to Golman by her father, who owned an antiques showroom in Dallas. Another cherished gift, a classic Baccarat Boulle liquor collection, is on the desk.
The formal dining area feels elegant and grand, with a classic table, a Baccarat chandelier and ivory toile textiles. An antique Japanese medication cabinet anchors a back corner.
Painting: Charles Andresan
Frosted aluminum and glass doors in the entrance set the tone for the inside’s contemporary design. A Venetian mirror and antique rococo console create an eclectic combination.
Sconces: Vaughan; background: Fromental silk chinoiserie
A miniature modern chair from Christian Liaigre and a art piece that Golman purchased in New York contrast with the more elaborate elegance of this rococo design on the other side of the entrance.
“I enjoy combining different elements. In this space I combined my father’s elaborate antiques with contemporary art and furniture to create something unique and relatable,” states Golman.
Pillow: John Robshaw for ABC Carpet & Home
White walls and light floors create a gallery-like atmosphere for Golman’s father’s antiques and its art collection. This vignette sits between the living area and the entrance.
Rug: Madeline Weinrib for ABC Carpet & Home; chest: antique carved teak; art: Aaron Parazette
Now that the interior is finished, Golman’s next project is a facelift to the front part of the home, at the beginning of 2013.
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