My favorite thing about this floor plan is that you don’t go upstairs to have all the bedrooms facing each other in a circle. I love the grand hallways which lead you from the Master to the kids’ rooms – all the way to the Bonus Room over the garage. Each of these hallways have an interesting feature such as beautiful lighting, coved ceilings, a built-in bookcase, a window bench or a dutch door.
I love the contrast between the fresh white cabinets, Cambria marble-like countertops and rustic open shelving in the Kitchen. We added a bold floral on the counter stools and some impactful lighting. Who wouldn’t love to start your morning off with a built-in coffee maker? The commercial grade appliances making cooking in this Kitchen a snap.
We are excited to welcome you into our latest Artisan Tour home that was completed last month. The home was built by Gordon James Construction. The design selections, furniture, art and accessories were all by Grace Hill. The home was custom built for a growing family who has now gotten to move in and make it their home.
Click on the link below to tour the house…
We have been hearing often lately that people enjoy following the photos we post on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter while we travel to market or snap a pic of a project. But, it can be hard to communicate with one photo or limited characters – so we are expanding our blog presence to share the beautiful things we see at market, provide updates on construction and design projects, and answer questions we are often asked about design. Follow us on the journey as we complete projects from concept to installation.
Twelve years ago, we built our home when the kids were young, active and into everything. At the time, we went for warm, golden hues with a lot of rich woodwork. Finally, it was time for us to freshen up the house. So, I started with the Great Room – choosing cool silver walls with neutral furniture and colorful accents. All the woodwork went bright white. It feels lighter, sunnier and it has become my happy place again. Here’s a look at the some of the progress we’ve made…
I started with a beautiful navy and white fabric – I fell in love with the large scale modern pattern, so I chose it for a key item in the room – the curtains. It was my splurge pick because I needed bolts of the Schumacher fabric, but I don’t regret it for a minute.
All the fresh, cool elements meant I needed to warm things up with some bold accents. I chose orange and floated it around the room in just a few areas – pillows, ginger jars, a lamp and an ottoman.
It’s still a work in progress, but we are getting closer…Now, I’m going online to order antique gold hardware for my freshly painted cabinets.
Show mom how important she is in your life with a personal gift that says “thanks for all you’ve done”. She has hosted hundreds of family dinners and created a beautiful home filled with memories, so pamper mom with a gift that brings her joy and beauty. Here ares some of my favorite gifts for mom…
Don’t under estimate the power of a first impression. Create a welcoming environment in your foyer with a beautiful chest, a glamorous mirror or piece of art, a lamp for a warm glow and a tray to drop your keys. If you have room, add a bench as a seat – plus it adds texture or pattern. And, MOST importantly – go with the biggest rug possible. It invites guests to take several steps into your home and look around.