Amanda and I are always saying how blessed we both feel to be able to pursue our dream of creating gorgeous interior spaces!!  And we can also honestly say we have met the most wonderful people through this business…we have had the privilege of working with amazing clients and crazy-cool projects!

Each project begins a little differently.  We are brought in at various stages of each one…sometimes the client hires us before any contractor has been hired…or sometimes the contractor calls us toward the end of a project when the finishing touches are needed…and anywhere in between.  And we love them all!  However, we both will admit, one of our favorite scenarios is when we can be a part of the team from the infancy of a project.  We both love space planning and “visioning” a home/space before it is even begun…there is so much room to be creative when nothing is “set in stone” yet!!

This was the case with a recently completed project out on the Konza Prairie…

 

 The exterior design of the home speaks to the feel of "Cape Cod"...and its location on the rolling Flint Hills makes it a "Konza Cape"

The exterior design of the home speaks to the feel of a traditional “Cape Cod”…and its location on the rolling Flint Hills makes it a “Konza Cape”
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Love these lights!!

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From the exterior colors to the trellis and trim design, the home stays true to the original inspiration.

When we were first contacted by the builder, the homeowner and his architect had just finalized the floorplan…so there was just enough time to collaborate on a few design features.  The biggest change came with the decision to  expand the small second floor dormers and create two “shed-dormers”.  Not only did this allow for larger windows, capturing more of the amazing view…but it created two niche’s that we were able to turn into dramatic focal points in the master suite…

Niche' 1: Cozy reading nook overlooking the hills

Niche’ 1: Cozy reading nook overlooking the hills

Niche' 2:  Dramatic "free-standing" tub....bubble bath with a view!!

Niche’ 2: Dramatic “free-standing” tub….bubble bath with a view!!

Master Bath

Master Bath

 

Master Shower

Master Shower

Originally the master bedroom was to be on the main floor, however, when the homeowner saw the views from the enlarged upstairs windows, he changed his plans and claimed this space instead!!

The master suite upstairs is a continuation of the main floor style…

Collected elegance in the living room

Collected elegance in the living room

Gorgeous painted cabinetry, true to a "Cape" aesthetic...with a few masculine touches thrown in for good balance.

Gorgeous painted cabinetry, true to a “Cape” aesthetic…with a few masculine touches thrown in for good balance.

Main Floor guest room...

Main Floor guest room…

 

Guest bath

Guest bath

 

Powder room...grass cloth paper adds texture and keeps the fixtures from feeling too  "sweet"

Powder room…grass cloth wallcovering adds texture and keeps the fixtures from feeling too “sweet”

 

The homeowner specifically wanted a space for his young boys to feel at home when they stayed, so we went to work creating a room they felt right at home in!!

We took advantage of the extra space under the eaves, carving extra square footage for the beds and allowing for custom built-in space.

We took advantage of the unused space under the eaves, carving extra square footage for the beds and allowing for custom built-in space.

 

Gorgeous windows line the walls in every room...in the boys room, we created a study niche'...partner desk, fun seating and display walls for each boy.

Gorgeous windows line the walls in every room…in the boys room, we created a study niche’…partner desk, fun seating and display walls for each boy.

 

The overall look and feel of this home is so inviting…and although it is brand new, it has a feel that says…collected, comfortable and lovely!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

labels: Inspiration, Residential - Before & After