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sneak peek: studiobon

by Grace Bonney

last week i was thrilled to introduce designer bonnee sharp‘s new collection of textiles, studiobon. this week i’m even more thrilled to share a sneak peek into the incredible home she shares with her husband and daughter. based in dallas, bonnee has created a home filled with beautiful textiles, comfortable nooks and plenty of beautiful patterns and color. normally we share two sneak peeks on monday but i was so crazy about bonnee’s home that i decide to focus just on her house today. i hope you’ll enjoy today’s sneak peek into the lovely home of designer bonnee sharp of studiobon. you can find more on her work right here , read her own words below or click here for full-sized (and extra!) images of bonnee’s home. the photos of bonnee’s beautiful home continue after the jump so click here for the full post or just click “read more” below. [thanks, bonnee!]

[image above: The cabinets in the living room provide such wonderful built-in display space. I have enjoyed the contrast of white pieces against the deep burnt orange back wall. The hide rug was purchased from a fabric warehouse, Childress, in downtown Dallas]

[top image, above text: I love the soft filtered light in our guest bedroom. I refreshed the wicker loveseat, inherited from my grandmother, with white paint, a custom cushion cover and pillows in my ‘RicRac’ fabric. The desk chair I found discarded in my old apt. complex and is a turn-of- the century bentwood Thonet contemporary. The lime green cubes are from IKEA. The bedding was a wedding gift. The headboard fabric, ‘popover’, was one of the first big jobs I printed and sold for a bedroom at the penthouse of the W hotel. I printed extra yardage for my own home, had a tall custom headboard made, and framed a photograph I took of a sourgum tree next to the bed.]

[image above, left to right: The side table in the living room is one of my favorites. I adore it’s sleek simple form and it’s contrasting wooden top and steel frame. The Japanese fish dish was a wedding gift to my parents. The stools are an unmatched mid-century pair, bought separately, recovered in my ‘fuzz’ pattern in black. Right: This pair of bamboo chairs was also my Gran Bonnee’s. I am mad for the curly pretzel arms and back. They remind me of the lines of Barbara Barry’s collection. The photos were taken on a trip we took to Cabo for my husband’s birthday. The side table is a Chinese garden stool.]

[image above: Our grey A-shaped wooden house sits amongst a sea of brick tudors. It was dilapidated when we found it, but had beautiful bones and atypically large rooms. We refinished the pale wide pine plank floors with an ebony stain and painted the once green trim white. The pendant is by Le Klint, the table and chairs are Ikea, and the shade and window seat cushion were custom made from my ‘fuzz’ pattern. The spiky aloe is the result of my husband’s green thumb.]

[image above, left to right: I’m a huge fan of this fabulous sunset orange. I’ve used it as an accent throughout the first floor. (I welcome the return of this rusty hue from the recesses of the 70’s color archives!) The 3 red bowls are Tikal Ceramica picked up on a trip to Buenos Aires. The red painted porcelain with the pewter rim is one of a pair which belonged to my paternal grandmother and was hand-painted in Japan. The hobnail glass pieces were collected on Saturday morning sojourns when I lived in NYC. The tureen was my great grandmother’s. The top shelf holds a group of English stoneware food and medicine jars I bought at the Portobello Road Flea Market on a business trip to London. Right: This little step-down side room was once an open porch of our 1924 farmhouse. The previous owner closed it in. I laid Flor tiles, added the teak buffet, purchased a pair of brass lamps from Arteriors Home, and made curtains from my ‘oodles’ pattern.]

[image above: Like much of the woodwork in the house, the kitchen cabinetry was originally green. White has both modernized and freshened up much of our home. I found the tole chandelier at a fabulous furniture resale shop in Dallas called Again and Again. I had it repainted white, and David, who’s been there for ages, delivered and installed it. The combination of old and new all-white china offers a nice place to rest your eyes. Repetition, but no color. It never looks messy. The knobs are pewter and remind me of an old English country kitchen.]

[image above, left to right: I love this room. The most important ‘piece’ in the house lives here! My 1 year old daughter’s crib is from a great baby store called Baby Bliss, and is by NurseryWorks. The 3 framed animals are by an Argentinian clothing designer and are actually hand-stitched notecards…all I could afford in her fabulous boutique! I love the whimsy of the Urban Outfitter chandelier. The curtains are my ‘waves’ pattern and the bedding is ‘hip hop’. Both were designed for my daughter’s nest. Right: This room was a guest bedroom when we bought the house. The walls were adorned with red and green stenciled flowers, and the wood trim was forest green. The squishy shaggy pouf is from World Market, the bookshelf bench is from IKEA, the blocks from BabyBliss, by DwellBaby, the cushion and pillows were made for the room in patterns ‘waves’ and ‘hip hop’. The sweet baby girl was custom made by me]

[image above: I bought this mid-century teak dining table and leather-covered chairs at an estate sale in Austin for a song. It is still awaiting refinishing. The original owner was in the airforce in WW2 and bought the set in Denmark. The sideboard was my grandparents as was the Morrocan inspired mirror. The pendant is by Le Klint.]

[image above, left to right: The two framed painted collages are by a fabulous New York artist, Ralph Turturro. I have purchased his work on many occasions. His work has such non-chalant chaos, murky palletes and dreamlike scribbles I’m drawn to it again and again. He is often stationed along West Broadway south of Houston Street, in Soho, on Saturdays and Sundays. Our master bedroom feels like a treehouse. The whitewashed slatted ceiling follows the steap pitch of the roof. The ceramic circles lamp is one of my favorite finds. I scored a pair at an antique mall, and added new linen shades. The curtains are made from my ‘wired’ pattern. The chair and stool were my grandparent’s. I had both lacquered black and covered in ‘ellen’, a pattern named for my sister, which pulled the disparate styles together]

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