Calling interior designer Sara Story's family home in Texas Hill Country eclectically inspired might be a bit of an understatement. Though San Antonio's Lake|Flato Architects, who also built a home for Story's father two decades ago, made basing decisions on the site a primary concern, Story worked with them on the project, drawing the heavy limestone aspect of the sprawling compound from the renovated farmhouses of Provence, France, where her family often summers. The living room (above, left) is anchored by a steel fireplace surrounded with panels of eggshell veneer by Chapeau Design, while the master bedroom features a Marc Phillips rug, a vintage Pace Collection bench from Lobel Modern, and custom nightstands, also by Chapeau. Architectural Digest recently toured chez Story, which has singular architecture and savvy decoration on display in equal measure.
↑ The kitchen is stocked with custom-made Wyeth counter stools, a Gaggneau fridge, Dornbracht sink fittings, and a range by Lacanche.
↑ The children's bedroom is decked out with a chartreuse curtain of Toile de Tours cotton-viscose by Georges Le Manach, the Chow Chow rug by Marc Phillips Decorative Rugs, and the 'About A Chair' chair by Hay from Karkula.
↑ A sandblasted concrete-paved loggia connects the children's wing to the main house. Story designed the sofas and lounge chairs herself, and brought in Mood armchairs by Bivaq from Karkula, a Gloster Bloc sectional sofa, and Boffi's Air ST ceiling fan. For more from Story, check our her work on the 2013 Kips Bay decorator show house.
· Sara Story's Sprawling Texas Retreat [Architectural Digest]
· All Sara Story coverage [Curbed National]