Not everyday do you get the opportunity to see inside the childhood home of a Hollywood film star but recently Angela Houck had the pleasure of assisting the family that purchased Sandra Bullock's childhood home.
A Houck Designs is a Washington, DC based interior designer firm. Angela was contacted by the new owner of the Arlington, Virginia home and immediately they began work on transforming the house into a home that reflected the family's needs and desires.
Andrea shared with us "The current owners bought the house from Sandra's father and tasked my firm, A. Houck Designs, with updating the interiors. We started by creating space plans to improve the general flow and address the home’s boxy rooms."
She continues "The family room is a case in point. The owners’ existing square sectional sofa didn’t work well in the space, so we started by relocating it to the lower level. A Pearson sofa now anchors the seating arrangement. It’s curved lines solved the geometry problem, helping to soften the square, window-lined room. (see photos below) The family wanted both a comfortable space for daily gathering and a sophisticated space for frequent entertaining. A pair of Pearson’s Personal Choice I Wedge Sofas (91531-31 Left Arm Wedge and 91531-32 Right Arm Wedge) beautifully accomplishes both goals."
Home & Design Magazine took notice of the transformation and featured the story in its recently published Fall 2014 issue. The cover of this issue pictures the dining room. In the seven page spread, the magazine shares images of the beautifully transformed home.
About Angela Houck - She has been “creating spaces you will love” in the Washington, DC area for more than 14 years. After earning a BFA in Art and Design from The University of Tennessee at Knoxville, she began her career in art direction and advertising. In 2000, Houck decided to return to her roots and pursue her early passion – interior design.
Andrea Houck, President
A. Houck Designs, Inc.
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