Gemini Interiors Featured Home
November 15, 2009 — South Texas, Spanish meets rustic
Homeowner and local design business owner Kathi Robichaux has crafted a look for her home that blends rustic, Spanish and South Texas chic with tropical influences. Robichaux considers her Kings Crossing home a peaceful oasis. When she first walked through the front door, she noticed floor-to-ceiling sun room windows overlooking the pool and the tropical back yard, bringing the outdoors into the home. She especially enjoys evenings relaxing by her pool with a fire going in the pit.
Best home project I’ve completed here — I did a total redecorating project because the house was decorated in dated pastel pink and teal with the old Southwest flair from the late ‘80s. I changed the flooring to complement my rustic style and added warm gold, chocolate, red and tweed green wall colors, granite, faux paint gel stain textures and frieze carpet.
Something no one knows about my home — I wrote meaningful Biblical scriptures on the slab before installing ceramic tile and prayed with my tilesetters to bless and anoint the home to be a dwelling of peace to all who live here.
A home item I can’t live without — My bubble bath where I can soak away my stress. The tub is big and overlooks the pool.
My home’s best feature — the flat screen television and surround sound in the living room are great for movies and football games.
A current home trend I like — outdoor living areas with stone fireplaces with comfortable furniture and a flat screen over the fireplace so that the outdoor area just becomes an extension of the indoor area and just as comfortable.
If my kitchen walls could talk — They would be thanking me for changing the teal tile countertops to a beautiful Crema Bordeaux granite and chocolate tumbled marble backsplash.
What I like most about my home — I love the recent addition to the master bedroom of rope lighting at the recess in the ceiling.
My next home project — Re-landscaping the front yard, gel staining the fireplace and kitchen cabinets and adding rope lighting to the ceiling in the living room.
A funny story about my home — Trying to be ever conscious about the electric bill, I walked down the hall to the kitchen early one morning with the lights off and ran into a wall. I knocked a pretty good knot on my head.
Biggest pet peeve about my home — the ivy that grows like a weed on the fence and is constantly on the brick walls, eaves and rain gutters.
My home can never have too many — lamps and framed family photographs.
Contact Eddie Seal at email@example.com or 361-688-0887.
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