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Episode 06 - The Pick A Door House

January 17, 2017

The Wixsoms, Dean and Brittany, are both Baylor grads who moved back to Waco from Colorado. They were looking to settle into a family home that matched their modern style, but wasn’t too far from the natural elements they both loved about Colorado.


Objective: Create an open space that reflects the same modern industrial vibe as the rest of the house.


Objective: Convert the existing fireplace into a focal point that gives the entire room something unique to center around.


Objective: Build a nook that feels like an extension of the rest of the house, and has easy access to the kitchen.


Objective: Give the Wixsoms a practical, quiet space to get work done.


Objective: Transform the garage into a master suite with plenty of space for the Wixsoms.

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Q. We love the modern style of your home. Have you always had this type of style?

A. Our style has definitely evolved since the beginning of our marriage. One thing that has remained the same is our love for simplicity and minimalism. We love spaces that feel open and airy. Less is more around our house.
Q. This modern style is quite different from The Gaines farmhouse. Was this a challenge in the design process?

A. We knew going in that our style was out of the norm, but we had confidence in the Gaines. Their ability to capture a client’s vision and remain true to their aesthetic allowed us to feel at ease throughout the renovation.

Q. Is it difficult to keep the simplistic style of the home on a day to day basis?
A. It can be challenging to keep our space uncluttered, especially having a one year old. We try to avoid impulse purchases and choose pieces that are meaningful to us or contribute to the functionality of the home.
Q. What was the inspiration behind your home?
A. The first place we called home as a married couple was an industrial loft in downtown Denver. It utilized a lot of raw elements like concrete. Ever since, we’ve dreamed of incorporating industrial features into a home for our family. It’s been super cool to see that dream become a reality.

This is by far the most modern home we’ve ever gotten to design, and I loved every minute of creating this space for the Wixsom family! The Wixsoms’ willingness to trust us and let us design a home we knew would be perfect for these two ensured this would be a unique project for the books!



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  • Jules
    7:12 am, February 1, 2018
    Is there a built in robe in the master or is all that left-over space for wardrobes?
    • Carrie
      7:21 am, February 2, 2018
      I looked for the robe as well! It looks like the walk in is in the master bathroom in the corner nook you can see the door on the left leading into the robe.
  • Wendy
    3:26 pm, January 28, 2018
    I am not finding the answer to the question, "what is the source of the interior glass office doors" If you could repeat for me, it would be most appreciated. Thanks!
    • Brigitte
      9:37 am, February 14, 2018
      Hi, Love this house. Can you tell me who manufactured the front door?
  • Thomas
    8:14 am, January 17, 2018
    Like many here, I am wondering who manufactures the windows.
  • Susan
    6:13 pm, January 16, 2018
    Thanks for sharing the source for the large sliding glass doors.
    • Debora Marais
      1:56 pm, February 25, 2018
      Susan , were you able to find who makes and supplies these sliding doors? I have been hunting for them and cannot find them anywhere,
      Many thanks
  • Mindy
    5:58 pm, January 16, 2018
    I would love to know the maker and color of the wood floors in this remodel.
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