This summer has seen a lot of activity at Urbanology Designs and we have been bursting to share our latest project with you! Our clients – NFL player Luke Joeckel and his lovely wife Cameron are Texas natives and were ready to plant roots in Dallas during the off-season. The house they purchased had the perfect amount of bedrooms and space for large family gatherings…it just needed the right set up, sturdy furniture (very important to 6 foot 6 inch Luke) and beautiful decor to pull it all together. The Joeckel’s were inspired by our Flower Mound Remodel and wanted a similar organic modern style.
This show stopper entry with sculptural console table and modern art is the first thing you see when you enter the home and gives you a taste of what’s to come: stunning wood, clean lines and a bright white aesthetic.
A row of metal bars separates the entry from the dining room. The substantial table and chairs passed the football player seating test and the modern light fixture was the perfect size for above the table. The muted blue area rug compliments the art in the entry way and brings both spaces together.
The wood-and-white kitchen in the newly-built home worked well for the couple and just needed a few modern touches like the sleek matte black pendant lights, sturdy leather and iron counter stools.
The kitchen opened up into the family room and with family gatherings being a priority for the Joeckel’s we knew we had to provide plenty of seating and easy-clean, hard working surfaces. The hefty reclaimed-wood coffee table balances out the substantial sofas. One of the sofas was custom designed with Luke and his fellow football buddies in mind. The solid wood frame, wide arms and extra width can take some abuse and is super roomy and comfortable. The leather strap adds a nice detail to the back of the couch that plays off other leather pieces around the room. The room has ample seating that includes 2 side chairs, a custom bench off the fireplace hearth and several moveable poufs.
One of our favorite features of the living room is this custom designed bench that serves as an extension of the concrete fireplace hearth. It increases the seating space in the room and has storage space below for extra seating (if that leather pouf kind of reminds you of an old worn football…that wasn’t by accident…see what we did there?)
Some of our favorite vignettes in the house include this wooden console and mirror area and bench seating area just off the master bedroom hallway.
Beyond the staircase, we transformed an alcove into a private office for Cameron. We all fell in love with this deep blue and gold geometric wallpaper and knew it would be the perfect backdrop for the wood tones of the desk and shelves and really define the space nicely.
The half bath downstairs was already beautiful with the existing stacked copper stone and floating marble sink. We added the low-hanging light fixture to add interest and more directed light to the room.
Upstairs you’ll find a second living area (Luke’s domain), guest bedrooms and a yoga studio (Cameron’s domain). The massive white oak sliding door separating the yoga studio from the hallway was custom made and oh-so heavy. We had to find special sliding hardware to accommodate the weight. But it’s a show-stopper for sure!
A leather sofa, TV and spot for football memorabilia were all on Luke’s wish list. We mounted the television to a custom wood backboard and added shelves for game balls and helmets. The custom designed wood bar and bar stools behind the sofa give plenty of space for friends to sit and eat while watching the game. We also added a comfortable chair and floor lamp to the man cave for additional seating.
Who wouldn’t want to be a guest in the Joeckel’s home when you can relax in this stunning guest room? It’s one of our favorite rooms in the house because of the vaulted ceiling and indigo, gray and white color scheme. Modern rustic perfection! The bench at the foot of the bed and accent chair provide plenty of space for guests to unpack and stay awhile.
To give the guest bathroom a one-of-a-kind look we replaced the original mirror with this matte black metal one from Four Hands and installed modern matte gold light fixtures from Cedar + Moss. The shower curtain is from Schoolhouse Electric.
And last but certainly not least was the Master Bedroom Retreat. The picture windows and stunning nature views completely make the room but all that natural light also posed a problem – it wasn’t very conducive to sleeping in. Nothing that a long remote-controlled blackout shade couldn’t fix! It completely covers the window and can be lowered and raised with the touch of a button.
The custom chaise lounge provides the perfect spot to put on shoes or enjoy a good book and we LOVE how it turned out. With its light color we knew the fabric had to be durable. We used a Crypton performance fabric for the upholstery. The Urbanology Designs pillows on the chaise and bed bring small leather details into the room that compliment the other leather details throughout the house.
We hope you enjoyed the Joeckel House Tour as much as we loved designing and installing it! Luke and Cameron have incredible taste and were a delight to work with! We loved every minute of the transformation of their beautiful home.