Behind the Design: A New Standard of Contemporary Living in Empire’s Brisco Model

The Brisco model at Emory Glen blends urban elements with contemporary design, resulting in a truly exceptional living environment. Spanning 2,393 sq.ft. in Magnolia, TX, this 4-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom home embraces a captivating color palette consisting of shades of emerald green, deep grayed-down blues, mustard golds, and teal. This winning color combination creates a memorable and welcoming ambiance, infusing the space with an energetic feel.

Kendall Schmitt, Design Director of Nancy Rae Interiors, describes the Brisco as “a carefully crafted masterpiece that provides an unparalleled living experience.” Throughout the home, warm leathers, deep-colored upholstery, brushed gold metal, and rustic woods seamlessly complement the overall color scheme, adding unexpected elements that make this home a true show-stopper.

Discover the inspiration behind the Brisco’s design, and learn how you can recreate this stunning, urban contemporary look at home.

The Living Room

The living room takes center stage in this abode, offering ample space to host game nights, watch movies, or socialize with friends. Its bright and airy feel is balanced by warm leathers and bold hues of green and blue, and is the perfect segue to the impressive outdoor living area — providing the best of indoor and outdoor living.

1. Ryandale Upholstered Armchair — Gray, Wayfair2. Eaton Coffee Table, Burke Decor. 3. Four Hands Kiera Swivel Chair — Cognac, Paynes Gray4. MHA Welland Swivel Chair — Gray, Model Home Accents.

The Kitchen

For those who love to entertain, the open-concept kitchen is a delight. Its bright design ensures you’re always part of the action, while the dark green island and backsplash provide a striking contrast and colorful accents that harmonize with the lush jewel-toned theme. Wicker chairs and iron lighting add texture and character to the space.

1. Amolea Vintage Rattan Stool, World Market. 2. Ceramic 3-Piece Kitchen Canister Set — White, Wayfair. 3. Almina Decorative Bowl, Wayfair. 4. Frankie Geometric Pendant — Matte Black, Wayfair. 

The Dining Room

The dining room is a versatile space that can adapt to various needs. Its generous size allows kids to use the space to complete homework and accommodates dinner parties of all sizes. Open to the kitchen, the room is flexible and offers endless possibilities for gathering. An oversized chestnut-colored table adds warmth and texture to the space, complemented by green velour dining chairs which add a subtle pop of color.

1. Natural Jute Rectangular Placemat, Wayfair. 2. Kora Upholstered Chair — Green Velvet, Wayfair. 3. Lamariana Dining Table, Wayfair. 4. Melody Crystal White Wine Glass, Wayfair.

The Primary Bedroom and Ensuite

The primary bedroom and ensuite emanate a sense of warmth and comfort, creating a peaceful retreat after a long day. Bold wallpaper and various wooden textures in the furnishings make the space memorable, while a green lounge chair provides a comfortable spot to unwind. Kendall explains that, “each room features warm textures, acting as a canvas for bright pops of color.” Layers of deep jewel tones were used to create a space that is both comfortable and invigorating.

1. Alpine Trig Panel Bed, Overstock. 2. Westport Geometric Wallpaper, Burke Decor. 3. Ronaldo Upholstered Lounge Chair — Teal, Wayfair. 4. Clematite Handmade Cotton Rug, Wayfair.

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