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sneak peek: patrick connor of fossil

by anne

ok, there are officially too many fantastic sneak peeks from the team at fossil and now we’re adding one more. all you need to do is type in “fossil sneak peek” in the search toolbar on the top right to see the homes from the whole crew (it’s a great resource for the entire site). today we’re looking into the home of fossil team member patrick conner who is the design manager for store planning and design. two years ago he collaborated with a local architect to design their duplex based on mid-century iconic architecture and design elements. it’s located near downtown dallas in order to enjoy the benefits of the city, but enjoy a quiet neighborhood and yard for their daughter. enjoy the peek below and additional images here! {thanks, patrick!}anne

[above: I love using the Nelson bench as a catch all for Ellie’s toys, shoes, & magazines to go through. And makes a great folding table for laundry :). Ellie calls this piece the “no no” (every time she gets near it that is what I yell) Great piece, but not kid friendly :)…sharp corners! The art work was given to us by a neighbor. The piece was taken out of a local boutique hotel because of some of the “content”. The piece is a collage of Hollywood icons. Everyday when I make up the bed I find someone new in it.]


TV room – I have always loved black and white rooms! They are timeless and so easy to change with a little color. I will throw in a random pillow, flowers, and small accessories and the room completely changes and takes on a new look.


I love mixing mid-century classics mixed with modern pieces. I use letters and numbers a lot in my artwork and placed a few down the table as a runner. I grouped succulents on a traditional cake stand I painted gloss white to give them a nice perch out of the way of serving dishes, place settings,  etc. I collect dishes, so this large buffet with sliding doors hides a lot of random unmatched pieces, vases, etc.


I use vintage industrial pieces for storage all through the house. I have found great pieces at Americanfurnishings.com The vintage finds look great pieces against the modern architecture. This stacked metal bookcase is great for toys and Ellie’s art projects. I collect numbers and letters and use them a lot in my artwork and decorating. I painted these orange to contrast the white wall. The various play on scale is fun and inexpensive to do.

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Living area – I paired clean lined furniture pieces with white round & elliptical tables found at centurymodern.com, collageclassics.com, thisisnotikea.com and vintage sales. Accessories are inexpensive mid century pottery from student art shows, vintage stores and e-bay. And of course succulents round out the modern, warm feel. I found these great Thomas Paul pillows on Gilt.com for a great price that are graphic and pull all of the colors together.

I love a white kitchen! I have always wanted walnut stained cabinets with carrera marble counter tops. However, since the kitchen is open to the entire downstairs (and we were over budget) we decided to go with a neutral taupe-gray paint so the cabinetry would blend in and not be a major focal point. A white kitchen is so easy to take from vintage to modern (depending on my decorating mood at the time)

Den- I played off of the red in my artwork to create a color story in the den. We collect mid-century classic chairs (they can almost serve as art on their own).

Desk area- I have to be organized before I can get any work done! This red Chinese secretary serves as a great workstation. It closes completely up to hide my work. And looks great open too. I also love clocks- any kind of clock, especially Nelson clocks and vintage finds. The colors are amazing and they serve as pieces

Master bath- Orange is my favorite color. I use accents in our master bath in orange to pop against the cabinetry.

Back entry – Chalkboard paint- my best friend! I use it everywhere, especially at the back door. It is a great place to write reminders and to-dos. I wanted to paint our entire entry room in it but was outvoted


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