Monday, August 17, 2015

Home Tour - A Semi Traditional Custom Build

If you follow me on Instagram (@kailochic), then you may know that I spent last weekend visiting my friend at her new home. While there I was able to snap a few pics of her place and now I get to share those with you! Her home was a complete custom build. She picked out everything that went into it and even used an architect to help modify her own chosen floor plan. One day I would love to be able to design my house from the ground up. But since we plan on living here until the kids are through school, that is way in the future.

I love everything she chose for her home, and while my style is more colorful and modern than hers, I am pretty much a lover of most home designs. I just love interior design and think she did an amazing job with all her choices. So, without further ado, here is her custom built traditional (with some modern touches thrown in).

Lets start with the entry way and study. The entry door is a heavy rustic and a but medieval and goes well with the Tudor exterior. The study has dark wood built-ins on two sides and features a "hidden" bookshelf door that leads to her office. How fun!


Opposite the study is the dining room. She says that this space is a work in progress, and if she is like me (which I am pretty sure she is) this room doesn't get used much.

Next up is her entry way and curved grand stair case. I love the wood and white risers along with the dark handrails.

At the back of the house is the family room and the kitchen. Two of my favorite rooms in her house. The kitchen is a grand true chefs kitchen with cabinets all the way to the ceiling (a favorite of mine) and the living room has gray built-ins on either side of the fireplace. She has yet to completely fill the built-ins as she just moved in a few months ago (and doesn't have my knick-knack hoarder problem), but I think they look great just the way they are. Also behind the left built-in is the space for her soon to be added dumbwaiter to help her transport toys and laundry up to the second floor. Win!

Above is one of my favorite shots of her place. I love the way the carpet, stained concrete floors, and sofa all play so nicely with each other. Just add a white fluffy throw and some greenery in the form of a snake plant or fiddle leaf fig, and you have yourself one nicely style room. 

Off of the kitchen is the mudroom, pantry, and laundry room. I love the light fixtures she chose for this space as well as the super organized gray built-ins. You can never have too many right?

Also attached to her kitchen is the butler's pantry that leads to the dining room (so wish I had one of these!). 

As for the upstairs, I only got to photograph her guest room and bath and one of the other fun additions to her home. Custom sliding barn doors that conceal her playroom. 

Guest Shower tile

And with that I am out of photos, but I hope you liked peeking into her home and seeing all the fun design elements she incorporated into the space. What was your favorite spot? While I have quite a few, I think that this view of her kitchen is at the top of my list.

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