sneak peek: samantha reitmayer of style/SWOON


samantha reitmayer is a dallas based graphic designer at rovillo + reitmayer, a design firm specializing in work for luxury brands such as neiman marcus, the dallas center for the performing arts and the new cowboys stadium.  as if her [graphic] design work isn’t gorgeous enough, our jaws dropped when we first saw this sneak peek into her truly incredible home. sam moved into this house about a year and a half ago – a smaller house in the middle of the city. she claims that the exterior is nothing to speak about, but wow – the interior she’s created is seriously something out of heaven (check out TONS more images here)! don’t miss sam’s inspiring new blog, style/SWOON, which is equally as swoon-worthy as her home! {thanks, sam! and to julia rothman for the awesome tip!}anne

(gorgeous photos by manny rodriguez)

Another all girl thing I did in this house is my dressing room. Technically it’s my second bedroom but really it’s one big closet. Shoes, jewelry, scarves, jackets, my closet are all carefully place in here so it feels like I’m shopping most of the time. :)

In the kitchen there was a horrible fluorescent light and plain jane ceiling. I had some old wood that was laying in my backyard for about a year installed. It is great because it’s a mix of different kinds of wood so they all aged differently and it brings a lot of warmth and depth to my tiny kitchen. I love chalkboard paint and that back wall couldn’t be anything more than painted since I had to access the pantry so the chalkboard made it lighthearted and fun. One of the keys to the kitchens success is the light fixtures from Restoration Hardware …they have truly great lighting. A little vintage but new and shiny and I know it won’t burn my house down!

CLICK HERE for the rest of the swoon style sneak peek (including all 20 images on one page) after the jump!




I wanted this house to be very feminine. My last home was pretty modern and stark white… I kept elements of it but this one I wanted to be warm and comfy. I had a conscience effort to make it lovely, go all girl and anything I wanted. Hence my first and probably still most favorite purchase, what I call my “women warrior armoire”. It’s an antique and certainly the most expensive thing I own but so well worth it. The doors have the busts of two amazing angels who I interpret to look like warriors. It’s got ridiculous storage and it’s just honestly one of my most coveted things in my home. It really set the tone for what this place was going to be.



Most of my home is about texture. I have lots of variations of a neutral color palette but I don’t feel like it gets boring because of
the little twists. The only art that I should point out is “The ghost of Elvis” by tStone. It’s a metal sculpture that I picked up from my great friend Terri Stone. She’s got an amazing eye for design but also a great sense of humor in all of her work.


I fully believe in large mirrors and ceiling treatments to enhance the size of a small room. In the bedroom I ripped out the plain ceiling fan and has installed what I refer to as a “Hamptons style” ceiling treatment of painted light blue bead board and white beams. It makes the 8′ ceiling feel at least 9’and again makes the room feel like a retreat.


You can see rustic elements all throughout my house, I don’t want everything to be soooo perfect. I like a little twist here and there. The tree stumps in my bedroom as side tables are something that has traveled with me through the years (and yes, I totally stole them from a neighbor who cut down a tree). I love the way they are paired with the antique sconces and crystals. In the bedroom, I had a thin piece of furniture made (probably about 8″ deep) to house my television and an electric fireplace. The bedroom isn’t huge but I wanted to keep the open space and I wanted the bedroom to feel like a retreat so the wood and the faux fire warm it up.




I love white, I’m sure you picked up on that! It’s funny…I don’t really wear all white all the time but I love the shot the photographer took of half my closet that is all white and with my cowboy boots peeking out. I’m from Texas so I like the little elements throughout the house that feel a little country, the boots, the antlers, the wood…all of course paired with something chic but I think it’s cool to mix those kinds of things together. I got those great closet door handles in downtown McKinney and I adore them as much as my armoire. I call these my Buddhist angel mermaids.







  1. Jennifer D. says:

    Hey there. Can you tell me about the round piece from which the bedroom chandelier hangs? I’d love to find one!

    I so enjoyed your post!

  2. onefinelady says:

    How utterly delicious… a wave of smooth velvet, country tunes and a sunset in Paris.

  3. Lynn lee says:

    so wonderful and so amazing! love it.

  4. cindy says:

    you win! The best post i’ve seen…

  5. Kate & Ryan says:

    Love your beautiful home! I heart all of your lighting fixtures!

  6. SweetRosieBrown says:

    YOU, my dear, are truly my hero. For reals. onefinelady said it best and all I can add is …wow.

  7. Daniela Caballero says:

    L-O-V-E IT!!!

  8. Ashley Pagan says:

    living here must be fun! Beautiful.

  9. Very interesting and beautiful ideas. I like the blend of cultures

  10. Luwam says:

    Impeccable taste!

  11. Lissette says:

    Where is that amazing mirrored desk from? I’m looking for one right now!


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