Design is in the Details.

The new Southern Accents showhouse is underway in Riverhills Texas. Although I won’t be able to trek over there from Washington DC anytime soon, thankfully, I can look through the English influenced  rooms of this quintenensential Cotswald-style home. Inspired by the limestone cottages built throughout the Cotswold Hills in England, architect Larry Boerder designed the showhouse to look as though it had been amassed over time.

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The original 1.5 story cottage was added on to for this impressive new home.

The Library's craftsmanship details.

The craftsmanship details include leather covered beams and rafia surfaces.

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I love the Jane Shelton animal print upholstery on the bolstered bench.

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Remarkable Arts & Crafts period hardware is beautiful and well thought out.

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An English mirror above the mantel echoes the round table and candleabra.

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Exterior window trim serves a purpose to lead water away from the window.

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Two silver Louis Philippe–style mirrors above the French 1930's black lacquer tables look like additional windows.

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Soothing colors match each other from the painting, to the rug, and onto the antique Sultanabad bed cover.

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A banded diamond pattern adds interest to the marble flooring in the master bath..

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Striped fabric on the walls and slanted ceiling creates a tentlike feel in the boy’s room.

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The walls are stenciled with animal hide like stripes in a custom mixture of Brilliant White and Loft by Ralph Lauren Paint.

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