It’s only fitting that blogger Amy Havins, of @DallasWardrobe, names the master closet as a favorite space in her just-listed Bluffview home. But the recently renovated 2016 build has far more to offer than a spot to stash a coveted wardrobe.
This transitional Bluffview gem is subdued in its sophistication–Havins has a penchant for choosing clean lines and classic décor that makes a statement by embracing simplicity. A tranquil color palette of creamy whites and moody blues is carried throughout each room, and touches of matte gold add a bit of glamour: knobs on the French doors, pendant lights in the kitchen, and drawer pulls on cabinets. The tiling, too, is chic, from a gray herringbone fireplace to a blue-gray shower, as is the wallpaper, which softly adds texture to the living spaces. And with five bedrooms, five baths, and 5,378 square feet, the home is airy, spacious, and fit for a family.
Some might wonder why Havins would choose to sell so quickly after a remodel. If we’ve learned one thing from following the blogger, it’s that Havins thrives when given a challenge–so now that this project is complete, she’s on to the next.
We caught up with Havins for behind-the-scenes details on this renovation, and to see if she’d share a sneak peek of any upcoming endeavors.
What drew you to this home?
Casa Taos (as we call it) is like no other home I have ever walked through. Between the attention to detail (the doors are insane), the wide hallways (the transition space is grand), the master suite (the bathroom makes me feel like I’m at a spa), and the large lot (Ralph [Havins’ son] loves using the putting green in the backyard). I could go on and on about what drew us to it. It’s just a really special house with so much natural light.
You worked with designer Cindy Sontag on this home. (Sontag frequently collaborates with Havins, including on a past renovation of a Highland Park home.) Tell us about the process this time.
I cannot imagine doing a house without Cindy! She is so talented. From the window treatments to the fixtures she selected for Casa Taos, I love the way she brings the entire home together. To me, a cohesive house that flows decoratively is really important. You could be on opposite sides of the house and everything still goes together.
What is your favorite space in this house?
This is a really tough question because I love every space. If I had to pick, I would say the dining room and our master closet (you have to walk through to see it).
In the dining room, we did a Phillip Jefferies grasscloth wall covering. It makes the space pop in a refined way. The dining room is one of the first spaces you see when you walk in the house, and I love how the wall coverings immediately draw you into the space. We never hung out in the dining room until we added the grasscloth, and in just the last month, we have had four dinner parties!
What’s next for you? Any other renovations or projects in the works?
To be honest, I wish I knew what was next (I’m actively looking). The only thing I’m sure of: whatever we do or wherever we end up, Cindy is on board for project number four.
On Sunday, December 8, see the home in person at an open house from 3 pm to 5 pm.