A Highland Park Love Nest

Art, antiques, and family heirlooms fill the home of Dallas Flea founder Brittany Edwards Cobb.

Clockwise from top left: One of the upstairs balconies; flea-market art and an Arteriors lamp in the dining room; another upstairs balcony featuring a pendant light-turned-coffee table; Osborne & Little wallpaper, a print from a North Dallas estate sale, and an antique bench in the entryway. photography by Nathan Schroder

The curio cabinet in the living room, the big metal “C” in the backyard cabana, and the Hermès print in the dining room are from the Dallas Flea, as is much of the home’s art.

Speaking of art, that’s another item that is always on Cobb’s shopping list. “I love all sorts of art,” she says. “It’s my biggest weakness.”

LEFT: The gallery wall in the wine room features art Cobb and her husband have collected over the years, including childhood art projects and pieces by Cobb’s great-grandfather. RIGHT: The Baccarat chandelier in the dining room was a wedding gift from Cobb’s husband. “That room is completely worked around that over-the-top, gotta-have-it chandelier,” she says. The Hermès print is by Jaclyn Haley. Cobb had it blown up as big as her framer could frame it without having to use plexiglass. The chairs are from Antiques Moderne, and the table is from Lula B’s. Photography by Nathan Schroder

She’s quick to add that the art she buys “doesn’t have to be fancy.” The gallery wall in the wine room, for example, features pieces by Cobb’s great-grandfather, art projects she and her husband made in elementary school, artwork she found in antiques stores, and, of course, a few purchases from the Dallas Flea. A horse painting she snapped up for a whopping five bucks has even snagged a prominent location in the dining room.

The tub in the master bath was the original tub in the property’s garage apartment. “We had to crane it out of the window to put it in our master,” Cobb says. Photography by Nathan Schroder

In addition to furnishing the place, Cobb and her husband also had to get to work on the exterior. “When we bought the house,” she says, “we decided to focus on the first floor and the outdoor landscaping.” So while the team at MORE Design + Build was reworking the interior, Robert Bellamy of Bellamy Design was busy revamping the backyard.

“There wasn’t a whole lot of original landscaping, but it was pretty special,” Cobb says. “We just tried to enhance it.” The pool, for instance, is original to the house, and because it takes up a great deal of space in the backyard, Cobb and her husband had Bellamy make its colors more neutral so the pool is no longer the center of attention.

Cobb designed the headboard in the master bedroom. “The Greek mirrors were an eBay steal,” she says. The rug and blanket are from Morocco, and the light fixture is from White Elephant. Photography by Nathan Schroder

“It doesn’t go away,” she says, “but it kind of mutes it a little bit. We wanted to enjoy the pool but not have it be the focal point of the backyard. We wanted the focus to be on the living space and the cabana.”

That cabana used to be an enclosed room that the couple opened up and turned into their own private retreat. Now they spend as much time in there as possible. “We live in that room when the weather is nice,” Cobb says. “We eat every meal out here that we can. We’re big outdoor living people.”

Styling by Jenny O’Connor
Flowers by Haile Wossen