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Texas Décor, from Stunning to Sassy

Photo by Ken Kopacki

Photo by Ken Kopacki

Whether you’re looking to decorate your new custom home or current abode, if you love Texas like we do, then you might consider spreading a little Lone Star State love throughout your space. Here are some recommendations to start you down the Texas trail.

E. Dan Klepper

Few artists capture the stark beauty of west Texas as perfectly as E. Dan Klepper. An artist, photographer and writer, he’s captured the imaginations of many a Texan. If you’re driving through Marathon on your way to Big Bend, be sure to stop in at his studio, Klepper Gallery. Adorn your living room or dining room wall with one of his large-scale prints of the West Texas landscape and you have yourself a stunning showpiece.

Jonas Perkins

Jonas Perkins is a renowned artist who creates custom sculptures out of bronze, wood, plaster and stone. He also makes ceramic and glass mosaics, frescoes and more. His sculptures are on display in public places throughout Texas, including his Korean War memorial in San Antonio’s Municipal Plaza. Interestingly, he lives outside of Fredericksburg in a home he built himself out of recycled materials.

Robert Tatum

Based in San Antonio, this seasoned artist’s murals cover walls all over the city. His signature style is easily recognizable – it’s sometimes political, sometimes outlandish, but always unique and exceptionally executed. He has a retail space at Blue Star Arts Complex where you can find fun pieces to decorate your walls. He’s also available to do commission work, from homes to restaurants.

Gilbert Duran  

Gilbert Duran has been a staple of Southtown for a very long time. His portraits are sometimes whimsical and sometimes bewilderingly gorgeous. You may have seen his paintings on the walls at the famous restaurant, Rosario’s, and his work is so popular now he even sells his paint-covered palettes.

Ken Kopacki 

If you love photography of Texas icons, both well-known and off the beaten path, Ken Kopacki has made it his life’s mission to capture the unique beauty of Texas, from dilapidated barns to historic sites such as Cadillac Ranch. He’s up-and-coming, which means good news for collectors – his artwork is far more affordable than the previously mentioned.

Call us at 210-494-5400 if you need some beautiful custom walls and rooms for your new Texas décor. You can also fill out our online form  to get the ball rolling.


Meet San Antonio Photographer Sara Blanco!

Photo of SCCH Model Home by Sara Blanco

Photo of SCCH Model Home by Sara Blanco

One of the things we love most about the work we do is the relationships we build with both our clients and our associates. We do our best to support them as much as they support us in building exceptional luxury homes. We recently worked with San Antonio photographer, Sara Blanco, who took some pictures of our model home (see above).

We thought you might want to meet her yourself. Although her work is versatile, the focus of her photography is typically on families, in particular, maternity and newborn babies.

Sara:  My specialty is lifestyle photography. I enjoy the relationship aspect – the dynamics of a family. Basically, I spend time with families in their homes. I try to capture what you do on a daily basis. Do you sit together on the couch and drink coffee or make breakfast together? What do you love about being home with the family? That’s my favorite type of session – capturing that environment!

Photo by Sara Blanco

Photo by Sara Blanco

Sara laughed as she explained she doesn’t just stand there and stare while you’re going about your business. She takes time to talk to the families, plays with the kids and gets to know you, while at the same time, you’re getting to know her. The more comfortable everyone is, the better the photos, and this effort definitely shines through! In fact, we first met Sara through Stone Creek Custom Homes’ own Jason Gale, who hired her to photograph his family, but they had known each other long before that.

Sara:  I grew up with Jason’s little brother, so I’ve known them forever. Jason’s one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. Jason is very straight-forward and his wife is so sweet! They’re both just very down-to-earth people.

Besides the model home, Sara has seen a few of the houses we have built, including a couple in Timberwood.

Sara: They’re just awesome, beautiful houses! If we could afford to have Stone Creek custom design a house for us, we would!

With Sara’s talent, we’re betting we’ll get to make that a reality for her some day! You can find all of her information on her website.

If you’d like to see our model home in person, we’re open from 10-6, Monday through Saturday and on Sunday from 12-6 at 1225 Vintage Way in New Braunfels. You can also call us at 210-494-5400 to set up an appointment. If you would like to be added to our private email list for our newsletter, click here.