Chandos Collective

Modern Luxury Interiors

Plush Crush

By Jane Humphrey
Photographed by Julie Soefer

Designer Chandos Dodson Epley infuses rich details and warm doses of color to create the ultimate bachelor pad perched in the heart of Houston.


to this modernized renovation for a young bachelor making a Texas-sized move to Houston from New York City. The homeowner enlisted design darling Chandos Dodson Epley of her eponymous firm, Chandos Interiors (chandosinteriors. com), to help bring his vision of making a sharp medley of high end meets relaxed ambiance come to life. “The client described that he wanted [the home] to be as stylish as a custom Tom Ford suit. We went with it!” notes Epley on the initial brainstorming. “He wanted everything done to the nines.” In order to achieve this handsome blend, Chandos weaved in natural materials with a mixture of metals to help balance out the sharp lines and masculine undertones to work alongside the soft,  textural fabrics throughout the space. Dark jewel tones served as the overall palette while also pulling in a sumptuous assortment of wow-worthy art and accessories for an extra punch. “Not only did he have an eye for great custom pieces,” notes Epley, “but he bought fabulous art with the help of Mary Hammon Quinn at C2 Art Advisors.” C2 Art Advisors—an art advising agency founded by Epley—helped guide the overall transformation of the space. The client let her build out a personalized collection for him, which consisted of abstract  paintings and sculptural accessories. The pieces served as a focal point throughout the space. The end result? A dapper blend of clean meets contemporary energy—helping the new Houstonian to feel right at home. 

This vintage bar cart gleams with a polished nickel finish, purchased at MAI; the kitchen touts top-notch accessories from Bering’s, Williams Sonoma, Area and Longoria Collection.

“The client described that he wanted [the home] to be as stylish as a custom tom ford suit. We went with it!”

-Chandos Dodson Epley
Principal of Chandos Interiors

From left: The guest bedroom houses a handsome blend of uberchic detailing and comfortable furnishings through fi nishing touches including bedside lights from Area and nightstand from Interlude Home through Burke Decor; the primary bedroom boasts a contemporary club chair from Lee Industries helping to offset the rich Natalia-style dresser from The Joseph Company.

The primary bathroom features croft brass wall mirrors from CB2 to pair perfectly with the sconces with etched crystal. Opposite page, from top: Circa Lighting handrubbed antique brass sconces help set a sultry mood to the space; the primary bedroom’s darker palette lends itself to the overall aesthetic of the home—complete with a marble sculpture from Shabby Slips, brass trays from Longoria Collection and more.