Former buyer for Elements clothing boutique in University Park and a veteran of the fashion industry, Julie Lieberman has an eye for style. And, as a mom of three (Haley, 6, Jacob, 5, and 7-month-old Alex), she knows how to “get away” — in her case, to the back porch. “It’s very soothing, very comfortable and relaxing out there,” the style savvy mom explains. “[My husband and I] sit out a lot in the evenings, read or have a glass of wine,” says Lieberman. Slate floors and durable outdoor wicker furniture enhance the lodge-like feel of the space.
Several works from Texas artists are displayed throughout the Preston Hollow space that the Leibermans have called home for nearly seven years. A notable-sized piece by Dallas local, David Bates, hangs prominently in the living room, drawing the eye up to the high ceiling made of wood beams reclaimed from an East Coast barn.
Large windows affording views of the manmade lake steps from their backyard serve as a dramatic backdrop to antiques intermingled with modern furniture and accents. “I love antiques that have the old feel but are made to feel new again. When you add new things, it makes a nice touch,” shares Lieberman. It’s a theme that is carried out even in the master bedroom, where an antique French door has been turned into a headboard and lamps crafted from old French columns add a je ne sais quoi to the calm color palette.