Designing and building a custom home is a labor of love. There is self-discovery, hundreds of decisions, and wonderful new relationships forged! Most people that embark on the process of the building don’t live their day to day life in residential design and construction and education and design iterations are a natural part of the process to arrive at the perfect solution. We LOVE guiding our clients through the build process and this latest completed project was no exception!
We had a GREAT team for this project! Architecture by Lorenz and Company, the builder was Insignia Homes and the homeowner is a talented landscape architect. We were delighted to do the interiors in such company!
Our client had spent many years living in historic homes and really appreciated the details that older homes have. The front door is an antique, and we love how it works seamlessly with the new construction!
An arched door off the Foyer leads to the Powder Room. A pop on color on this door speaks to the artisan-made wallpaper!
The kitchen was designed to take advantage of natural light and provide a lot of cooking space for the family. We used a mix of wood tones and painted finishes for a collected feel. The benches at the island are comfortable and perfect for little kids to sit while helping with a baking project! Slipcovers that are stain treated make them practical. Cabinetry provided by Tru Kitchens.
The range wall is clad with Tabarka tile (love!) and the built-in coffee maker gets used multiple times a day. We chose reclaimed barn beams to accent the range cove, love the texture!
The Kitchen leads to the Mud Room which is designed for maximum storage. The Mud Room will be featured in the October issue of Grand Rapids Magazine where we dig into the design details, stay tuned for those photos!
Kitchen faucet in unlacquered brass and metal shelves designed and made custom. We love this wide window at the sink with no upper cabinets, it feels like a breath of fresh air and floods the room with light!
The Hearth Room is right off of the Kitchen, this set up of having a fireplace close to the eating area is a current favorite with several of our clients. Here the family can nestle in for a good story or gaze outside the tall windows at the landscape. The fireplace is clad in soapstone and the original painting is of a sentimental Lake Michigan view.
Custom stair details and antique cabinet for bar accessories. Special nooks bring character to a home.
For the Library/Office space we designed custom white oak built-ins and wallpapered the ceiling. I LOVE our client’s existing desk, personal books, and collections. Showcasing a client’s favorite items in a place where they can be enjoyed is so important!
The Family Room windows are KILLER! We used a soft blue stain-resistant fabric on the sectional with a wool rug. I love how the colors from the rug speak to nature and the inside/outside flow of this home. Stunning!
The Main Bathroom was all about keeping things light and soft. A subtle change in tile colors in the shower adds enough interest and keeps things fresh. The plumbing fixtures are beautiful, jewelry of the home!
Kids bath with custom metal framed vanity and water-inspired wallpaper, the blue tile adds so much texture. I loved using chrome in this room to offset the deep cobalt, so pretty!
Buffalo check tile on the floor of the laundry room with bright and fun walls. The laundry room should spark some joy, don’t you think?
The second kid’s bath was a blast to design, so much personality here. High gloss cabinets and trim, over-sized floral wallpaper, this room makes a couple of kids smile every morning. The door between the vanities looks vintage but it’s actually new and leads to the bathtub. Below is a small detail shot from inside one of the kid’s bedrooms, looking out across the hallway through windows. Love the views and how light travels from room to room. Also, trim can be any color you want it to be. In this room it’s pink, there are no rules.
At the back of the home the chickens run free and our client continues to develop the landscape plan, which will to mature throughout the seasons. I hope you enjoyed this latest sneak peek into our current work!
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