A Modern Home for Art in White Rock Lake
Beam orange is incorporated throughout the home in furniture and accessories by interior design firm Allen Kirsch and Associates, Inc. Lighting consultant Shane Douglas and two gallerists from the Dallas Museum of Art are helping to highlight value the works of art.
Most important to the owners was having space to display their growing art collection – a David Bates magnolia, at least a dozen Dallas Nine and Diego Rivera pieces mixed in with the artwork and family photos of their own son.
Welch has created a blank wall where a row of pieces from the Dallas Nine hang, a group of postmodern artists who have painted the city’s landscape. On another wall there is a painting of Florence McClung’s Little Mexico before it became the Harwood District, and its Oak Cliff skyline, and Otis Dozier’s Mckinney Avenue. The limestone on the mantel is spread in straight lines so as not to distract from the hanging Everett spruce painting.
Welch created a mahogany screen wall that mimics the design of the stairwell to provide privacy and display family photos. From the sidewalk you see the screen wall and a 50 million year old fossil from the Green River Formation in Montana. The owners found it at an online auction and Welch designed a stand for the massive fossil. Collecting fossils is a hobby they took up ten years ago.
The backyard, which features an infinity pool, has direct access to the lake trail. The couple often walks the trail. Sometimes they’ll see Welch, who lives across the lake, riding his bike.
“I spend a lot of time in White Rock Lake, so one of my favorite things about doing things in White Rock Lake is riding alongside the projects,” Welch says.