By Lauren Jones
Photographs by Andrea Calo and Lars Frazer
Texas native Sara Cukerbaum isn’t afraid to be bold. The former hedge fund manager turned interior designer opened her business, SLIC Design, in 2010 and has since developed a reputation for her minimalist, modern and colorful aesthetic, rich with clean lines and custom pieces.
Recently, Cukerbaum worked with Joseph Design Build—SLIC is its official interiors partner— on the 2,400-square-foot Bouldin Creek home of Via 313 co-founder Brandon Hunt and partner, Leslie Schiemann, choosing furnishings that complemented the couple’s desire for seamless indoor-outdoor living. And true to her unique style, the designer included one-of-a-kind furnishings with what she describes as “fun pops of color and texture to make it feel special.”
To honor the architecture but still keep things comfortable and functional, she went with pieces like a low-profile Italian Tacchini sofa, custom super white quartzite coffee table and blush area rug in the living room. The entire home is lush and funky with a touch of glam, colorful and whimsical but grounded by hints of black, as seen in the couple’s kitchen, turquoise bar stools and an Article bed in the master.
Some of Cukerbaum’s favorite details include the upholstered yellow headboard, 2,000-pound brass-and-steel waterfall-edge dining table built by local fabricator Brian Chilton and the powder bath’s eye-catching wallpaper she purchased from Supply Showroom. “We really wanted something exciting and memorable, as it’s just off the living room,” Cukerbaum says. The textured black-and-white paper by Erica Wakerly is the perfect addition to this home.