THE INTERIOR DESIGN
Designing a home for both a “Green-friendly” builder and community takes special care, and I was definitely up for the challenge! From the charming, Craftsman-style cottage exterior and front porch loaded with colorful flowers, to the warm and inviting interior, I designed this home to refresh and inspire with creative use of space and finishes. My task was to choose all of the finishes (cabinetry, flooring, countertops, fixtures) trim work detail, paint colors and all furnishings (window treatments, accessories, rugs, artwork and of course furniture).
The color palette chosen was energetic but calming, with hues of soft greens, reds, blues, creams and yellows. Loads of custom woodwork, including wainscot and crown molding, graced the interior.
Working with a limited budget, many of the furnishings and accessories were purchased locally from like-minded upcyclers, second-hand stores, or were repurposed. An old dark buffet purchased out of a storage unit and was transformed into an amazing custom one-of-a kind kitchen island.
The use of unexpected materials, such as exterior shake shingles and lap siding on accent walls added to the unique feel of this home. Instead of using traditional tile for the master bath tub surround it was trimmed in curved wood.
This home was designed with an active family in mind. It featured three bedrooms + study (or forth bedroom), three baths and a cool flex space—perfect for homework, crafting or whatever suits the homeowner’s fancy.
I wanted to bring some whimsy and fun to the kid’s spaces. The girl’s room had an amazing custom princess bed complete with crystal chandelier and a secret - the built-in bookcase opened to the walk-in closet! In the boy’s room I used a modified armoire and turned it into a “Narnia” style secret entrance to their walk-in closet! These closets were so well concealed I had to put “open me” on the doors so people coming through during the parade of homes that they didn’t think the builder had forgotten to put closets in the bedrooms!
It was truly a joy to work on this beautiful home - the new Madison floor plan by Hi-Point Home Builders!
2017 Parade of Homes Award Winner
We were honored to be awarded the following awards by The Housing & Building Association of Colorado Springs:
- Best Kitchen
- Best Master Suite
- Best Interior Design
- Best Floorplan
- Best Overall Home
- Peoples Choice