Finishing touches like art and decor may not be first and foremost on a homeowner’s mind when pursuing a home renovation, but that isn’t the case in today’s tour. Designer, Shannon Eddings, worked closely with the homeowners to create meaningful spaces throughout their home to display and admire their myriad global goods and antiques. A neutral pallet allows the decor to speak in some rooms, while in one space, the room itself is the art. Take a peek at the beautiful photos by Katie Jameson to see how they did it!
From the design team… This project was a full home gut of a lovely mid-century ranch in the heart of urban east Austin. The full renovation updated the floorplan, added key amenities, like a pool and walk-in pantry, and injected the home with color and texture. This space is a reflection of the homeowner, Jessica Honegger’s, work as the Founder of Noonday Collection. With this career comes lots and lots of collected goods all with a personal meaning.
After a two year renovation, completed in two phases, which involved the homeowners moving into an Airstream in their driveway, the house now feels better suited to the family’s needs and reflects their unique story and eclectic aesthetic.
The architect, Sarah, talked Jessica down from adding a second story, opting to improve on the existing layout instead. The kitchen was overhauled, including the addition of a walk-in pantry and beautiful new white oak cabinets built by the homeowners themselves. Joe Honegger is a carpenter and co-owns an architectural welding company in Austin. Sarah also designed a walk-in closet complete with a packing station to support Jessica’s frequent trips to meet with artisans; and found room for his and hers offices all within the existing sq. footage. All the bedrooms were redone, the guest room was converted into a pool room, and the living room and kitchen were updated.
Shannon and Jessica work very well together and were collaborative on so many details of the project. The copper light fixture hanging over the island in the kitchen is a special feature as it’s handmade from copper canisters that were in Jessica’s childhood home.
Shannon took family antiques and piles of artisan goods from Jessica’s global travels, mixed in some mid-century and classic antique pieces, and created a personalized, colorful world that reflects a home with a soulful story. Not only does Jessica’s business take her around the world but they have a son they adopted from Rwanda so it was important to incorporate African heirlooms as well. Shannon met the somewhat overwhelming task of harnessing all the different elements with confidence and a good bit of creativity. The result is both eclectic and cohesive.
From the designer… My favorite design moments are Jessica’s office with it’s funky Matisse inspired mural on the ceiling and floor to ceiling blue paint color. The primary bathroom is a showstopper with both the shower surround tile and the floor tile being a handmade zellige. The countertops are quartzite and help to create a lot of warmth in the space. It was difficult to combine all of Jessica’s pieces without the space being cluttered but we tried to execute it by practicing continually editing down to what she loved the most!!
Like what you see? Take a peek at the talent behind the story… Interior Design: Shannon Eddings · Photography: Katie Jameson · Architect: Sarah Bullock Mcintyre · Homeowner: Jessica Honegger of Noonday Collection