A Federalist-Style Home Lightens Up
Houzz at a Glance
Who lives here: Landscape architect Cedar Baldridge and her dog, Violet
Location: Houston, Texas
Size: 2,654 square feet (246.6 square meters); two bedrooms, 2½ bathrooms
Designer: Dillon Kyle Architects
Having grown up in on a ranch south of the border, Baldridge, who owns Baldridge Landscape, loves bright Mexican blues and shades of turquoise. As a landscape architect, she also travels and studies historical sites, such as Mount Vernon and Monticello, where vibrant color abounds. “Back in the day, they would use bright colors because it was so dark,” Baldridge says. “The candlelight reflects beautifully.”
All her passions came together when she purchased a 1940s brick Federal-style home, which has historical-inspired lines and small rooms. Having worked closely with Dillon Kyle Architects on other residential projects, she hired Kyle to help her open up some of her home’s small rooms and connect the kitchen and living room to the backyard and her signature landscaping.
Inside, the interiors come alive with shots of color and collected decor. Baldridge found the caribou mount at the Round Top Antiques Fair in Texas. She chose a turquoise backdrop for it all, infusing energy into the home while remaining a historically appropriate color choice.
Paint: Peacock Blue, Benjamin Moore; Warhol Project Art: Deborah Kass; chairs: Gracie’s Custom Interiors
Vintage table: Urban Market
Light fixture: Alcon Lighting
Farmhouse sink: Kohler; paint:Albemarle Blue, Benjamin Moore; chandelier: Round Top Antiques Fair