Try to remember the indelible “cool mom” character performed by Amy Poehler in Signify Ladies? She wore Juicy Couture sweat satisfies and authorized underage consuming at residence. Designer Juniper Tedhams’s mother, Charlotte Herzele, is a different type of neat mother. She’s bought tummy dancing and poetry on her résumé, an Andy Warhol Elvis with an intriguing Manufacturing unit-period pedigree, and a seriously stylish house in Austin, built by her talented daughter. Now that’s amazing.
“Juniper has the ideal flavor of any individual I know. She’s the only human being I at any time allow costume me. I believe in her totally,” Herzele claims of the soup-to-nuts renovation of her Austin property, a formerly nondescript spec home situated on a generous corner ton in a vivid neighborhood of University of Texas learners, professors (Herzele herself is an assistant professor in the Office of Dietary Sciences), and assorted hippies. “The structure of the home was really peculiar. I could in no way determine out where I was meant to be,” she carries on.
Tedhams places a finer point on the matter. “The household was awful—a weird catalogue household in a community of charming bungalows and Victorians. It reeked of Febreze,” the designer recollects. “My mom often experienced enjoyment, eclectic style, but interior design never genuinely intrigued her. When this undertaking started, her spouse had recently handed absent, and it was an vital minute. I wished to develop a actual area of respite, a area the place she could be snug and entertain conveniently, which she enjoys to do. In essence, I preferred her to be satisfied.”
As so often transpires, what started as a straightforward beauty makeover—picking new paint colors, some light alterations—quickly snowballed into a whole-scale intestine renovation. “I think there was 1 authentic wall still left when we had been by means of. We generally constructed a new residence on the current footprint,” Tedhams points out.
Performing with architect John Maier of the Oregon-dependent company Maier + Zelter, Tedhams recast the layout, the spatial stream, and in the end the character of the residence “to make it sense considerably less hulking and flat,” the designer claims. She and Maier reorganized the 2nd-tale bedrooms for traveling to children and grandchildren all-around a central core, pursuing a conceit that the guest quarters experienced previously been outdoor porches that were closed off. They also extra a gracious screened porch to the back of the house, as perfectly as a new pool cabana with a guest apartment over.
For clarity and coherence, Tedhams minimal the elements palette—plaster partitions and walnut flooring, furnishings, and architectural specifics predominate—while relying on an array of vintage and present-day textiles and artworks for coloration and fascination. Environment the tone for the encounter, the entryway characteristics a suite of Salvador Dalí watercolors from the artist’s illustrations for The Divine Comedy mounted previously mentioned a bespoke walnut bench with a heart motif (herzele is a German diminutive meaning “little heart”) set on a polychromatic 1940s Berber carpet. The bench, like almost all the customized furnishings and cabinetry all through the home, was fabricated by Erik Gustafson, a longtime pal and collaborator of Tedhams’s.
In the living space, sofas upholstered in Schiaparelli pink linen add an electric jolt to an or else restrained composition that features a Jean Royere floor lamp and a graphic 1940s Tuareg rug of woven leather and straw. Commanding the space is an unsigned Warhol Elvis, printed at the Factory and offered as a reward to Warhol celebrity Joe D’Allesandro. Herzele acquired the piece from D’Allesandro’s wife Kim, a close friend from Austin’s bohemian songs scene. Amazing, in truth.