Before & After: The 2016 Oklahoma Designer Showhouse

It was a tremendous honor to have been included in the 2016 Oklahoma Designer Showhouse -- so much so that I'm still wondering if they know that they picked me for it. Now though, I am on the Board, so I guess it was on purpose? All joking aside, it's a wickedly talented group that likes to dispel Oklahoma decor stereotypes, and raise money for rescue animals in the process. We had such a great time making it happen, and I had a slew of help + partners that helped bring this vision into a reality.

For this particular show house, the team worked with brand new construction. The home is in Edmond, OK and was built by Steve McClean, designed by Brent Gibson, and is now for sale through Wyatt Poindexter. Andrea Meister and Lauren Bernhard of Roost Oklahoma were the masterminds and workhorses that kept it all afloat.

An upstairs bedroom caught my eye for the high ceilings and large window. Paint (SW Eider White) and carpet were chosen ahead of time for most of the house, and that's a blank canvas I can get behind. The challenge: use as much vintage and local as possible. In order to pull that off, it certainly meant bringing in the big guns! Local shop owners that contributed were Dustin Dorr, Carissa Stevens of Scout Studios OK, Koby Click of Space 20th Century Modern, Kimberly Spicer of Modern Renovation OKC, Nicole Bisby of Shop Bisby, Louise Dean of Louise Dean Designs, Betsy Little of Little Design Co, and Oklahoma Mattress Company. Nationally, I sourced the chandelier from cb2 (no longer available), the bedding + curtains from West Elm (no longer available), and patterned pillows on the shelf from bunglo by shay spaniola.


I'll let the pictures speak for themselves, including befores and process shots where available. All nice, pretty pictures are by Zach Lucero. Thanks, Zach!

Photo by Zach Lucero.
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Nora and I painted the artwork for this space, though, admittedly, it almost didn't happen! Find out more in this look at our process to create those two large pieces -- "Is It Fine With God If He Turns Us Into Mermaids?"

As a bonus, here's a drone video of the entire show house so you can "walk through" it for yourself! In the mean time, we are doing the necessary prep streps to present the 2017 house. I'm itching to get to it!

Do you like touring show houses? Have you ever used any of the ideas you saw in action there? Let me know!!