Contemporary river house in Texas showcases refined details


This contemporary river house features beautiful reclaimed materials throughout, designed by Glynis Wood Interiors, located in Austin, Texas. The use of reclaimed elements helps to infuse the clean lines with added warmth and texture. The interior color palette features neutrals complimented by visual eye candy—bright bursts of color and pattern. Continue on for further information and to see the rest of this fabulous home tour.


A stone fireplace in the open plan living room is the focal point to this stunning space. White painted tongue and groove clad walls compliments either side of the fireplace. Natural light floods through expansive floor-to-ceiling glass walls, drawing nature inside. The clear acrylic bar counter stools aligning the kitchen island are Vapor Acrylic Bar Stools from CB2.


What We Love: This contemporary river house features a beachy style aesthetic that helps to soften the hard, clean lines. The light fixtures throughout the interiors are pure eye candy. We love all of the playful bursts of color, beautiful tile work and tongue and groove walls. There are so many fantastic design features, a truly stunning family home. What do you think readers?

In case you missed it, we featured a couple of other impressive homes by the talented designer, Glynis Wood Interiors. Have a look at: Absolutely breathtaking Cat Mountain Residence and A stunning rustic Mediterranean style villa in rural Texas.





Above: The true prize in this kitchen is those stunning glass pendant lights above the island. They are called “Wine Sphere Chandelier” in clear by Bobo Intriguing Objects. You can purchase the light fixtures from here — $312 – $487.


Above: The kitchen features an attractive gray diamond pattern tile backsplash. The pattern is called “Large Elongated Ogee”, Color of Glaze: R346 by Pratt & Larson Tile. A distributer for this tile is Architectural Tile & Stone.



Above: This playful kitchen offers an expansive island with a grey engineered stone countertop, flat-panel cabinets, tongue and grove walls and a peace sign!



Above: A cozy dining room has a beachy aesthetic with its natural linen slip-covered dining chairs. The chairs surround a salvaged wood table. The buffet cabinet is also comprised of reclaimed wood. Illuminating the space is a pair of Thomas O’Brien Goodman Hanging Lamps in an antique nickel finish sourced from Visual Comfort. The white painted walls feature tongue and groove paneling, adding to the beach aesthetic. A bunk room is concealed behind a hidden doorway.


Above: Behind a hidden doorway is a boy’s bunkroom with functional built-in storage and a ladder to access the top bunk bed. A mainly gray palette is complimented by pops of orange in the pillows and industrial wall sconces.


Above: A close-up detail of the boy’s bunkroom reveals cubbies in the wall next to the bed to store personal items such as books. Soft linens keeps this space feeling warm and cozy.


Above: A boy’s bedroom showcases an eye-catching green and blue color scheme. A reclaimed wood bed adds a touch of rusticity and warmth to the space. Adding some personality to the space is the rock collection in frames hanging on the wall over the bed. The pendant light suspended over the bed is the Coral Pendant by David Trubridge — $395 – $5,975, here.



Above: A built-in window seat in the boy’s room provides a cozy nook for reading or doing homework. Varying printed pillows adds visual interest. The window seat is flank by floor-to ceiling built-in bookcases.



Above: The kids bathroom features a stunning green and blue color palette. Small green glass mosaic tiles covers one accent wall. A geometric print floor tile creates an eye-catching and playful aesthetic. The shower surround features white subways tiles and glass. Built-in cabinetry across from the shower provides functional storage options for a busy family.




Above: This serene bedroom features a palette of soothing blues and greens and grays. The sconces on either side of the bed are the Boston Functional Single Arm Library Light in antique nickel, sourced from Circa Lighting. A large gray drum pendant light is suspended over the bed.



Above: Adjacent to the bed you will find this Mr. Brown Home Belmont Chest of Drawers in White Pine, sourced from White Birch Studio. The chest is complimented by a beautiful Queen Anne Mirror by Jonathan Adler —$750.





Photos: Chris Patunas


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