Last time we explored our Lendon Custom English Tudor Home, we discussed the exterior finishes and our preliminary design process. Construction is moving along and today we are going to dive further into the design process in regards to the interiors of the home. Our client is downsizing but wants to be able to host her large family as well as her weekly game night. She also had existing furniture she wanted to bring to her new home. The main level is essentially broken down to the master suite and one large open space in the forefront of the house. One of our Custom Home Interior Design challenges was to take this large open space and effectively transform it to accommodate a Great Room, Dining Room, Kitchen and a permanent space for her game night.
Open floor plans can prove difficult for some clients who can’t determine how to effectively divide up space and still have a cohesive room. By utilizing a mix of casual and formal pieces, a warm inviting color palette, and by implementing the interior architecture in line with the Tudor Style, we were able to create four spaces that while distinct in their end use and remain cohesive in style and design. In this open area, our color palette of soft greys and rusts will create a warm space that mingles well with the dark walnut floors and beams that run throughout the room. A limestone fireplace and custom grey cabinets add architectural interest and incorporate traditional Tudor arches. Velvets and silks will lend an air of formality while print fabrics, an antique demi-lune, and a rustic dining table help to balance out the area, giving our client a versatile, adaptable room where she can entertain regularly but also be comfortable in day in and day out.
Another design goal of this Custom Home Interior Design was to create a fun and feminine Master Bedroom. By utilizing the same warm greys as the front of the house we were able to keep unity throughout the main level. However, in this space rather than rust colors we explored bright and bold hues of pinks and purples. Our focal point is a curved, plum velvet, headboard. The deep color and richness of the velvet add drama to the room and provides a striking contrast to luxurious, billowing silk draperies and white bedding. A velvet striped bench and printed linen accent chair both in vibrant plums and raspberries bring another dose of color to the sumptuous room.
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