We wanted to share some photos of one of the homes we’ve been working for the past few months. Pam and Deboni teamed up for the project. When we asked our client what style he was hoping for all he said was he wanted it to feel old but be appealing to a large demographic of people if he were ever to sell. He also wanted it to have a good mix of formal and casual. When we started to think of ways to make a new home feel old we came up with the idea of using a mix of finishes. The home incorporates creamy white finish work, antique white cabinets, cinnamon stained alder, and dark espresso beams. We wanted each finish to be carried throughout the home so your eye bounces throughout the space. The mix of finishes makes keeps the home from feeling like a cookie cutter house. Originally our client was thinking he would use stain grade moulding throughout the home. We suggested painting the baseboard, casing, and some of the other finish work and staining a few key items (archways in entry, cabinets, and doors primarily) so that those items stand out and feel special. We went with a dark stain on the beams to add a masculine element to balance out the more feminine feel of the painted moulding and cabinetry and to help weight the home. We also incorporated black wrought iron into the railing and lighting that have a hand wrought feel to them to create a sense of history. We hope you like it!
View from the front door. Right away you can see the mix of finishes: the cinnamon stained arches, cream finish work, and dark espresso beams. The newels and handrail will be cinnamon and the balusters will be simple black wrought iron.
Since the home is so open we added shadow boxing and pair of great sconces in the entry to help ground the area and create a more formal entry.
Inspiration for the colors in the great room. The plaid sheer is for the large two-story windows in the great room. The kitchen will get some softness with striped valances, and the dining room will get window treatments in the great floral.
Still missing some moulding and turned legs.
The dining room is right off of the kitchen and great room.
Great room fireplace. The TV will go in the huge hole on the left.
This huge window makes it impossible to get a great shot of the fireplace in the great room. It will be getting the large scale cream and gold plaid sheer to cut back the glare.
The pallete for the parlor. The print is a great wallpaper that inspired the room. The window will be getting panels in the plaid fabric.
The office is more of an area than an actual room so we used moulding on the wall and ceiling to delineate the space.
Subway tile brought the sage green accent color found throughout the home into this bath.
We went a little more masculine for the basement fireplace.
The home is nestled next the mountains. You can see how the landscape inspired our pallete of golds, tans, and greens.
Our latest design dilemma. Which would you choose?
If you have any questions about this project or are interested in a design consultation please email Pam or Deboni at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com