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Table up against island (instead use slider cabinet doors to reveal shelves on island side by couch). Built in china hutch (instead of full glaas, make uppers glass,and close in table cabinets to store buffet/coffee/tea station items). Separate by in view smaller dining nook. Island aligns with fireplace in family room space. Rooms brach off kitchen/family room-movie/game, library/puzzle.
Kitchen. Counter space. Casement windows. Colors Designers: Sarah Robertson of Studio Dearborn (kitchen design), Ned Stoll of Stoll & Stoll Architects (architecture) and Tami Wassong Interiors (interior design) Stoll came up with the idea of adding five expansive black-framed casement windows across the back on the range wall, with three more casement windows added on the side sink wall. “We wanted it to feel open to nature,” Robertson says. “They have a beautiful backyard with mature trees and privacy and wanted a view of that.” The design team chose a warm historic gray-beige (Rockport Gray by Benjamin Moore) for the custom maple cabinets and drawers with Shaker-style inset doors. “We wanted to keep the aesthetic fairly clean,” Robertson says. “The homeowner had seen this color in my lineup and thought it was a really pretty complement to the green outside, and she knew she didn’t want white.” Robertson inset the range hood into the ceiling to keep the views to the yard unobstructed.
Use the white paint all over. Saturated rugs too: The bright color palette starts at the entry with the rug and console table. Van’t Hull found a variety of these overdyed antique Turkish rugs in a rainbow of bold hues and used them in many of the rooms, giving the house a cohesive look. Also helping with the flow is the same white paint (Benjamin Moore’s Chantilly Lace) on the walls, millwork and ceilings. “By using the same white paint everywhere, it allowed us to enlist pops of any color under the sun,” Van’t Hull says. All overdyed Turkish rugs in the home: Fay + Belle
Paint color for family room: dark gray blue, iron ore by sherwin williams Other special features. Dark gray paint on the fireplace (Iron Ore by Sherwin-Williams). Custom-made floating shelves. Wood-board feature wall. Navy velvet poufs. Designer tip. “If you’re thinking about going bold, a small area like the tile around the fireplace is a great way to do it,” Barney says. In this room, “the color palette is still relatively neutral, but the space is filled with personality.” Perla area rug in white and gray: Surya; Salon oval mirror: Bernhardt Furniture Shop for area rugs on Houzz
Colors: Koroloff painted the shiplap-clad island in Benjamin Moore’s Hale Navy to connect the kitchen area to the seating area. The three pendant lights above the island are made of hand-blown glass and brass. “Brass light fixtures in both the seating area and kitchen connect the two spaces and add a modern touch,” the designer says.
Epoxy flooring by Rob Lampshire, One of a Kind Flooring, stronger then concrete, but still flexible. Lampshire created some samples for the couple, culminating in a 10-by-10-foot mockup of the design. Once the homeowners approved it, Lampshire got to work in full scale. To form the floor, Lampshire used a liquid epoxy product from manufacturer Diamond Coat that has no VOCs, or volatile organic compounds. The first step was sanding down the oriented strand board subfloor to make it as smooth and level as possible. Next he added a skim coat of clear epoxy about one-sixteenth of an inch thick to form the floor’s base. Once the coat was dry he sanded the epoxy to smooth out any bumps or nonlevel areas. Then Lampshire added aluminum bars to separate the floor’s various color blocks. You can just see these bars at the transitions between colors in this photo. He applied a second clear coat of the epoxy and layered in the color, spraying colors in and hand-mixing them, allowing them to run together to create an artistic, organic-looking meld. The final step was a clear topcoat over the entire floor. The process took about 10 days. Find wood coffee tables in the Houzz Shop