Abby and Abbey are very talented and wonderful to work with. They have excellent taste.They really understood us and did a great job integrating our existing art. Our bathrooms and kitchen look amazing. We highly recommend them.” – Michael & Martha

Art selection is a natural extension of our interior design services, but sometimes, our clients have an existing collection we are glad to incorporate.   One of our favorite projects this year was the remodel of a family home in the upscale neighborhood of University Park, a suburb of Dallas. The clients are well on their way to amassing an impressive art and photo collection, and were looking for a redesign of all the baths, paint and lighting updates throughout the home, and selections of specific furniture pieces in the common areas that would integrate with their existing furniture and art collection.

The home exterior and interior leans towards a more traditional style but our clients appreciate a more modern clean aesthetic. The three-story home was built on a narrow lot and we were able to make the residence feel open by changing the paint selection and lighting. We selected pieces that would bridge the gap and create harmony among the typically contrasting styles.

All the bathrooms were demolished and updated with new custom-design cabinetry, plumbing fixtures, tile, countertops and lighting. Our clients requested easy-to-maintain surfaces for the bathrooms, as well as performance fabric choices for the furniture.

Dogs and daughters rule in this home, so casual lifestyle furnishings and finishes were a must. At Smith & Ragsdale we often have custom pieces of furniture made to fit specific specifications for our clients. This was no exception here, with custom bathroom vanities to custom cabinets– all designed for this specific residence.

The art and photography looks comfortably at home, positioned among the relaxed furnishings, finishes, and family members.

Family Room with Eames lounge chair with colorful shelf styling and yellow rug and striped ottomans


  • before and after family room
  • Family room with Eames lounge chair and white sofa and two striped ottomans with bookshelf and leaning art
  • before and after living room fire place
  • Blue art above contemporary fire place in living room
  • Before and after furniture
  • Custom gray chest with Takashi Murakami art
  • before and after master bathroom remodel
  • Master bathroom with walnut vanity and vessel sink and freestanding tub and brass fixtures
  • before and after bathroom remodel
  • Bathroom with cement patterned tile floor and walnut vanity and vessel sink with black plumbing fixtures
  • before and after breakfast nook banquette
  • Breakfast nook with striped banquette seating and brass pendant
  • before and after jack and jill bathroom remodel
  • Kids bathroom with colorful painted cabinetry and cement tile backsplash with Cedar & Moss lighting

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