The gut remodel of what is now a vibrant, welcoming home for six in Dallas’s Highland Park neighborhood was a truly multi-family affair. A second-generation leader behind Sees Design, Corbin See—alongside his wife Sara and brother Ross—worked in collaboration with Harris Briggs, a second-generation principal at Dallas-based firm William S. Briggs Architect. The goal? To bring Catalina Gonzalez Jorba and Santiago Jorba’s dream home to life.
Catalina, the founder of children’s clothing brand Dondolo, came into the collaboration full of ideas about how to ensure that the home would suit her personal aesthetic as well as her family’s entertaining needs. (Catalina was familiar with See’s style—which she had admired at the inaugural Dallas Kips Bay Decorator Show House.) She appreciates both color and pattern play, and was excited to have wallpaper integrated into the home wherever possible, See recalls. He covered the entryway with a custom Gracie wallpaper, which pops against the checkered floors.
In the formal living room—which is sometimes considered the library or study in this home—See combined florals, leopard print, footed pieces, and more. The decorator notes that he appreciates “a historical collection of things, rather than just a random mix.” He adds: “My dad [once] said, ‘Great things go together.’”
A Murano chandelier dazzles in the home’s formal dining room. “It was one of the very first things we bought,” See says, noting that Catalina wanted the dining room to have dramatic flair. The clients’ art consultant, Temple Shipley, sourced many pieces for the residence, including the abstract shown here. “I wanted our home to be a place of happiness and for every room to truly have a heart and have feelings,” Catalina says.
Upstairs, the primary bedroom is a peaceful respite devoid of bright color. “The bedroom is kind of like a treehouse,” See says. Catalina desired a canopy bed for the space, and the wallpaper is a custom de Gournay silver metallic silk. Inspired by a set of 18th-century panels displayed in the Victoria & Albert Museum, the pattern, Earlham, features birds, chrysanthemums, and plum blossoms.
Connected to the bedroom is Catalina’s home office, a vibrant space that reflects the ethos of her brand. See installed The Colony wallpaper from de Gournay; a print that appears in the lobby of the famed Palm Beach hotel. “I loved working with Sees [Design] because they let me express my feelings that I had for every room,” Catalina says.
Down the hall is a bedroom belonging to two of the couple’s young sons. “We really wanted to focus on the kids’ rooms and not have them be secondary,” he says. The family enjoys gathering for meals in the downstairs dining nook, which boasts an intricate, celestial-themed ceiling and a Paul Ferrante chandelier shaped like a ship, which pays a nod to the Delft tile from Regts Delft Tiles in the kitchen that features similar nautical motifs.
See went colorful in the kitchen but paired the green cabinetry—painted in a mix of Farrow & Ball Breakfast Room Green and Farrow & Ball Calke Green—with more subdued furnishings in the form of counter stools from Hollywood at Home. The family room, which is also part of the kitchen and breakfast room, features a fireplace surround that incorporates the same Delft tile used in the cooking space.
Catalina says that she wants her four sons to “grow up really inspired by art and color and just to feel alive,” and in that, her family craved a home conducive to memory making. She reflects, “I think just living [here] for a couple months, we have achieved that, and it feels very, very amazing.”