TEXAS RANCH VERNACULAR REDEFINED Rolling pastures and picturesque lakes set the stage for a surprisingly upscale contemporary ranch house hidden half a mile from the main road. The bucolic setting, dotted with lazy herds of speckled long horn cattle, and world class horses, is interrupted by enormous bronze sculptures that hint at the museum quality art collection to be revealed within the extraordinary home of 22,000 square feet. Starting with a Western Art collection of the finest artists in America, and the largest sterling parade saddle collection in the world, adding equal portion of contemporary art from Texas, Berlin, and New York, the bar was set high for the home design. Collaboration between the designer and architect melded into an open design focused on the wonders of the outdoors, juxtaposing huge window walls with vast wall space for art display. Custom furnishings in bold color, texture and design seal the exquisite experience!
Mary Anne Smiley strives for the “wow factor” in every design project. “My favorite aspect of design is when my clients say, “Wow, I just love it!” “Layer upon layer” describes her approach to the design process. Smiley believes that focusing on each individual aspect in a well-planned order produces the best results.