Photography by Tom Kessler

This Tomlinson Woods home was in good condition, but it looked tired and was not selling. Along came Deborah and Darry Pearson with a vision to totally modernize the home.

I connected with the Pearson’s at the Omaha ASID Designer Showhouse and learned of their vision. We quickly assembled a team with Tom Clark of Advanced House Plans and Jon Ish of Jordan Michael Homes to implement their dreams.

Walls were torn down. Others were were shored up. Rooms and closets moved around a bit. Tired of the view? Let’s move some windows. These homeowners sought to have the feeling of an “open concept,” so the design tweaks mentioned above were critical in executing on that plan—one that would unite seemingly disparate spaces into one fluid space.

During construction we got busy with the other facets and finishes required throughout the home.  A specific hand-scraped wood floor would be in order to maintain consistency throughout the main floor, including the master bedroom.  Classic tiles were found for the master bath, kitchen, laundry room, and upstairs bath. An exquisitely variegated granite was sourced for all of the countertops. Since lighting design is one of my passions, changes in the existing scheme were made using unique fixtures so that the team’s artistry would be fully illuminated.

A thoughtful job of editing the homeowners’ existing belongings led to a budget-friendly opportunity to re-purpose some pieces.

One of the challenges of great design is curating goods and materials from a seemingly endless list of sources, but it’s also one of my favorite tasks because this is where a seasoned pro can really shine and bring value to the client.

Then comes the juggling act of keeping track of everything that must come together in a meaty project like this one. Chaos means time lost—the bane of many such projects. And this effort was complicated by the homeowner’s busy work/travel schedule. Precision was important. Organization triumphs over chaos.

D-Lux Interiors takes a holistic approach to the complete project. Furniture purchases are made with unique textiles. Tables, rugs, and window treatments are sourced from a wide variety of vendors. We personally place accessories and hang art.

The entire process, especially in the hands of an industry veteran, can be stress-free and very smooth, but it is the client’s smile that tells me everything I need to know after the dust settles.

Diane Luxford, ASID has operated D-Lux Interiors for 23 years, coaching clients to make their home or office a place of dreams come true. 402-496-3233.

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