I’ve had the honor for the past 12 months of doing design work on a classic and traditional custom home right here in my little mountain valley. The home features loads of beautiful classical elements including transom windows, white painted wainscot with traditional cove molding, and a gorgeous traditional staircase. It has been such a fun project! Today I went and took some pictures before the moving van rolled in with the family’s belongings. The builder really cut it close on this one – that back splash got installed two days ago, the lights yesterday, and the painter was still roaming around behind me touching up this morning. The cleaners were also still in there furiously cleaning while I quickly got a few shots in before the family showed up with all their earthly belongings. So please look past the dusty floors and a few missing plate covers as I show you around this beautiful and classically traditional home in the mountains.
The owners wanted a clean, classic look, and I wanted to keep things fresh and up-to-date, so we packed the entryway with loads of beautiful trimwork and casings, and then painted it a soft, beautiful white for a fresh feel.
Entry shot from the formal living room. The entryway pendant also adds a touch of modern freshness to this traditional home.
Looking from the entry into the great room. Again with those gorgeous lights! I love the pretty antiqued gold finish on these lights, and their open, airy feel.
I am in love with this gorgeous traditional kitchen. That marble on the island is to die for, and I love the warmth that the wood island brings in. We have a few light issues still happening in here – one wrong light and one broken one that got broken during install, but hey! All that can be fixed while the owners are there, right?! The owners sold their house weeks ago, and they were chomping at the bit to get in – and I don’t blame them, so a few of these fixes will have to happen over the next couple of days.
Yes – that’s the protective plastic still attached to the double ovens. and the floors haven’t had their final cleaning yet, but you get the picture. Gorgeous!
The light over the sink should be black to match the island lights, but the electrician installed it anyway so the final inspection could happen. And the island is supposed to have two pendants – and will soon 🙂
The light that floods this great room/dining area is just amazing. I wish you could see better out those windows, because this house overlooks the most bucolic pasture with fencing and cows grazing, and gorgeous mountains in the distance. Such a peaceful and pretty view.
A big ‘ole tv goes in the empty gap in the lefthand cabinets. I know, I know – but I can only do so much. The homeowner HAD to have his tv up here. I’m just hoping it kind of blends in with the other black elements in the room.
The builder practically had to pry my fingers off the door to get me to leave this beautiful place. I’ll be back tomorrow to show you the mudroom, hall bath, and the downstairs family room.
Sources listed below:
Wall paint: BM Edgecomb Gray
Trim and Cabinet color: BM Decorators White
Stained island and built-ins: Custom mix
All lighting: Lighting Design
All tile and flooring selections: Wholesale Flooring Utah
Are you looking to build a new home soon? If so, I’d love to talk to you about how I can help you achieve your dreams with your new home – and do it affordably! Believe it or not, the design costs are a tiny, tiny fraction of the total that you will spend to build your new home, and that tiny fraction will be the best money you spend on your home. It’s how you’ll nail the look that you’re going for!
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Thanks for stopping by today, friends!