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sneak peek: casey green of fossil

by anne

after seeing all the sneak peeks from the team at fossilshay, jill, kate and ryan –   i think it’s safe to say this team has great style. we’ve already seen her diy file cabinet, but today we have a look into the rest of the home of casey green, design consultant and part of the concept team at fossil she and her husband live in a charming little home built in 1940. they honed their diy skills and flipped the condo, which of course came with everything in it’s original state (pink and burgundy tile bathroom anyone??). the result is crisp and fresh. click here for additional images of casey’s home. {thanks, casey!}anne

[above: The wing back chair is from my husband’s parents and I had it recovered in Romo fabric I discovered during a work trip in London. ]

My Office: This is my favorite room in the house, and is where I run Kenwood Studios, my design consultation service. The bulletin board above my desk is made from a salvaged door. I cut the length down, then coated it with magnetic paint. I finished it with 1 coat of chocolate brown paint and 1 coat of dark stain. The desk is from West Elm, and the chair is from a flea market in Canton Texas- upholstered in Amy Butler Fabric. The file cabinet was recently featured in the DIY section of d*s.

When we moved in there were 3 separate doorways in this tiny little room, so my husband started by closing off one of the doorways and adding built-ins for all my craft storage. We actually used 12″ deep kitchen cabinets from Ikea and trimmed them out at the top and bottom. We were lucky enough to find the original tongue and grove ceiling underneath the drywall, so we spent a weekend carefully refinishing it back to it’s original glory. right: The letterpress set was also a great find from Canton- I was giddy when the guy sold me the entire set WITH the wooden tray for $50!

I love the soothing wall color in this room- Benjamin Moore’s Sea Haze. The bed was a great craigslist find, as was the midcentury modern chair I refinished and reupholstered with an Eddie Bauer houndstooth fabric. The lamps are from Target, and the comforter is from Anthropologie. I gave my husband 2 options and he chose the one you see, so he proudly tells everyone he picked it out. :)

CLICK HERE for the test of casey’s sneak peek after the jump!


We recently completed a master bath and closet addition to our house. This was my first experience designing an entirely new space, so we worked with a structural engineer to make sure my designs were able to be executed. The linen cabinet in the room is from City View Antiques in Dallas. It caught my eye and I immediately knew I could design the whole room around it. I bargain shopped online for the tile and fixtures, and had the vanity custom made to fit the space. (Thank you Restoration Hardware for the original design- I would’ve bought it from you if you made a 60″ double vanity with drawers!)


We completely gutted and reconfigured the kitchen right after we moved in. It took me more than a year to find the perfect backsplash tile to bridge the grey walls, white cabinets, and wood countertops. I picked up the sketch of Victoria Harbor in Hong Kong, and the “Let Them Eat Cake” print is from BluLima’s etsy shop.


The table used to be the coffee table in our old house, but was just too big for our current living room, so my husband took the legs off and rebuilt the base to turn it into a dining room table. I found the first pair of dining chairs at a thrift shop and took a picture into Again and Again in Dallas and they were able to match up a 2nd pair. I painted them white and reupholstered them with a trellis fabric I bought at John Lewis in London. The chandelier is from my favorite architectural salvage store – it just needed a quick coat of spray paint.


My husband runs his own business from home, so he needed a work space that was functional but still pulled together enough so clients can come over. He needed a massively long desktop, so we took the legs off his old West Elm desk and attached them to a new piece of butcherblock counter. The room color is one of my all-time favorites: Martha Stewart’s Tin Pail. The shelving and cabinetry are from Ikea.


This is actually the 2nd color I’ve painted the living room… I’m going through a grey phase, so this is the same color as the bedroom, a soft bluish-grey. I love that this room is mostly neutral, so I can switch out the accent colors as often as I like. I’m currently hung-up on teal and citron, which are picked-up in the Target throw pillows. The rug is from Pottery Barn, and fulfills my need for a little trellis pattern in my life- thank you for that obsession Kelly Wearstler…
The chairs are actually dining chairs from West Elm that I had recovered in a smokey blue velvet. The scale is perfect for the small space. The painting above the chairs is from a thrift store in Dallas called Dolly Python. The owner congratulated me on my $10 purchase, declaring me an art collector. The “Live What You Love” letterpress art is from Hijirik’s etsy shop.

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  • oh, what a beautiful home. would you be willing to share where you found the lighting fixture/chandelier in your bedroom. i heart it mucho.

  • This is far and away my favorite house tour so far. I could move in to this house tomorrow and wouldn’t even want to change a thing. Just lovely!

  • This is my favorite too; it just looks so comfortable. I really love that sofa; if anyone knows where it’s from I would be stoked!

  • You said you got the chandelier from an architectural salvage shop- which one? I live in Dallas and would love to know of a good one in the area.
    I love all of the Fossil sneak peaks, and the colors in this house are warm and comfy. Stylish Texas living at its best!

  • every single color in this house is AMAZING and wonderfully put together. I love how the tv almost blends in with the dark wall color

  • Yes, where did you get that light in the bedroom??? It would be perfect for my living room!!

  • Fabulous! Who made the tile in your kitchen backsplash? It was definitely the perfect pick, so your time searching was well-spent!

  • love this house and what a great idea with the door bulletin board! i had no idea there was even such a thing as metallic paint!

  • Oh, I am in love with this. I’m in the middle of renovating my house and was struggling with colors to choose. This is totally what I was envisioning! Thanks for sharing.

  • Hi Everyone,
    Thanks for the lovely comments! I can answer a few questions off the top of my head…

    The light in the bedroom was actually a plug in fixture we bought at Target a few years ago that my husband rewired so we could install it as a chandelier. A few weeks ago I saw an almost identical fixture at The Consignment Solution in Dallas for a great price- I think it was around $100 if I remember correctly.

    Jordan- the architectural salvage shop is Discount Home Warehouse. (www.dhwsalvage.com) I just discovered another great one called Orr Reed Wrecking Co, but be ready to dig- this place is NOT for those unwilling to get their hands dirty!!!! ☺

    The bedroom color is Sea Haze by Benjamin Moore. I’ll grab the name of the bathroom paint and the tile info when I get home tonight.


  • LOVE IT! Casey, may I ask where you got your kitchen island? I’m currently looking for something similar, though I was planning on sneaking some stools underneath (making a little breakfast bar in a galley kitchen).

  • What is the light fixture or art piece hanging above the bed? I LOVE it!!
    Please email me to let me know?

    • evy-

      part of casey’s home will be in the d*s book ;)

      lindsey- casey can’t see your email (we don’t publish your emails publicly) so she will respond here instead.


  • love your sectional in the living room….the beige one with the chaise lounge attached. where did you get it?

  • this is my favorite sneak peek ever! 22222222
    i can feel modern, classic, vintage all ~~~~ in your home!!!

  • Target has a hardwire version of that chandelier too, but it’s $400. I have it hanging above my dining table and can tell you it’s worth every penny. I love love love it. Search “Capiz Shell Floral Pendant Light” on Target.com to find it.

    VivaTerra also has a version that’s a little more expensive … but it comes in black too. Sexy!

  • I would also like to know where the bedroom light fixture is from. I am completely taken by your bedroom. :) I wonder what the rest of it looks like!

  • Love the wall colors! What’s the name of the color in the kitchen? It’s so hard to find good grays, and this one is perfect! Thanks!

  • Okay, it’s me again and I’m back with more info…

    Bathroom Color= Benjamin Moore Sabre Gray

    Kitchen Color= Martha Stewart Pasture Gate

    The sofa in the living room is from Bassett Furniture, but in all honesty I wouldn’t choose it again… the cushions are a little too squishy so they end up looking sloppy most of the time. (But it’s comfortable!)

    Percy- The kitchen island is from Nadeau- a furniture wholesaler who is open to the public on weekends. They’ve got several locations around the US, and prices are good.

    Carol- The backsplash tile was purchased from the now defunct Home Depot Expo, and unfortunately I didn’t keep a record of the manufacturer- sorry!

    Katie- you can see a full bedroom shot if you click on the additional images link in the first paragraph of the page.

    Thanks again for all the comments- it’s lovely to come home and read such nice things about our space!


  • Casey,

    I love your house…it makes me want to add so much to my own home. After i get done with the babies room I think i am going to have to tackle one room at a time…

    Thanks so much for doing my babies room, which you guys have to check out on http://www.kenwoodstudiosdallas.com... It is the last option in services which includes the Mood Board, The Floor Plan and Wall Views. I used all of it and especially loved all the interactive suggestions that you include for all the design elements you put together!!!!!! Can’t believe how stoked my new lil man is going to be in his room!!!!!

  • Are all the picture ledges from Ikea? Specifically the one in the living room? Thnx. Lovely home

  • wow! i love absolutely everything about this place. it looks so comfortable, liveable and fun. I’m very inspired to go home and tidy my place now and hang up all the pictures i’ve been meaning to for a long time!

  • I love all of it – every room, every detail… especially obsessed with the door turned bulletin board. Thanks Casey!

  • I am really surprised by how much I love this, it is wonderful. Can anyone answer a question I have asked before, but have never gotten an answer to. Who coined the phrase “mid-century modern”, or at least (about) when did it start being used? It seems like such a euphemism to attempt to give “50’s style” items a little more cachet….and a higher price-tag!

  • hello, beautiful home. Casey, could I bother you and ask the color of your living room paint. Many thanks for sharing your home.

  • What a lovely home! I’ve always loved grey walls.

    My only gripe is with the letterpress job case. I’m a graphic design student minoring in book arts, currently taking a letterpress class. Just knowing that gorgeous slab-serif wood type, in what looks like great condition, will never be used to print with again makes my heart ache.

  • Hi Casey, I love your hall bathroom — I found the pic on Flickr. What color is that brown? I didn’t see it in the response you left regarding paint colors above.

  • Hi Again!

    Laura- the picture ledge in the living room is from Crate and Barrel. The one in the bedroom is from West Elm.

    Issy- the paint in the living room is the same as the bedroom- BM Sea Haze

    Allison- the hall bath is the same as the kitchen- Martha Stewart Pasture Gate. The brown in my office is Benjamin Moore Clinton Brown. It’s the perfect chocolate color- not too red, not too yellow.

    Lacy- the rug in the bedroom is from pottery barn. Unfortunately I think it’s been discontinued because I got it as a floor sample for 100 bucks!

    Hope that helps!


  • Thanks Grace, for the “Mid-Century” link. Grew up with that stuff……not nostalgic about it. Our kitchen had all pink appliances….cutting edge design in ’62!

    • bernie

      no problem- but i think a lot of the “mid-century” references apply to the classic designs of that era by the eames, nelson, bertoia, etc. pink appliances aren’t often what they’re meaning to reference ;)


  • love the place! the colors the furnitures everything is so perfect!!!!! a 100% pure lov! :3 thanks sooo much for the post ;D

  • I just found two vintage letterpress trays just like the one she has! I love them!

    I am inspired!

  • I stopped by consignment solutions today to check out the light fixture similar to the one Casey has in her bedroom.

    They no longer have any pearl colored ones left, just smoke colored. Smoke is actually more of a brown, not grey and ended up working perfectly for my nursery, so I picked up a medium sized one for $195.

  • SHUT UP!!! I can’t stress enough how much I LOVE!!! The perfect mix of modern/traditional/rustic! lovely geometric paterns, beautiful color choices, and i soOOo love the dining chairs!..
    Thanks for sharing!.. I’m actually grinning fr the happiness it brings me. =P

  • I absolutely love all the touches! Can I ask where you got those cute yellow flowers in the white vase on top of your desk? Love that pop of color!

  • Hi Aya,
    The yellow flowers are called Billy Buttons, and I just picked them up at my local grocery store. You can let them dry out and they will stay perfect forever- seriously- the ones on my desk have been there for 2 years!


  • I love your master bedroom and bathroom pating colors! Is that bathroom off the bedroom? Do you feel that they go well together?

  • Can you please let me know if the color in the office is martha start pin tail, I’ve tried locating the color online without any luck. If you have the paint’s color code that would be so helpful. thank you.

  • Morgan- the light in the kitchen is from Lamps Plus

    Kathy- Yes, the bathroom is right off the bedroom. The colors work nicely together… the bedroom gives off a bluish cast in most lights, but both colors have a yellow undertone which ties them together.

    Debby- Yes, the office is Martha Stewart’s Tin Pail, but it’s from when her line was carried at Lowes. I’m guessing you can still go into Lowes and they would have it in their computer system. The code on the back of the chip is MS225. Hope that helps!


  • Love this entire house! Well done! You would never get tired of it! Calming, intimate, personalized, yet FRESH!