Project Reveal: The New French Country

Y'all!  I can't tell you how excited I am to FINALLY reveal this project to you!  Let's start at the beginning, shall we?  Our clients Bill & Christin were newly retired and wanted to build their dream home and have the ability to age in place.  Being empty nesters they didn't need a massive home which allowed them to finish out a comfortable amount of square footage very luxuriously. We had the privilege of working with incredible industry professionals to help bring this amazing home to fruition.  It's always a pleasure when we get to work with Wyrick Residential Design on the plan design and William David Homes as the builder.  This was our first time working with Smelek Design for landscape architecture.  We've coined this house the "new French country" as it's our modern adaptation of French country style.  Let me take you on a tour...

You're first greeted by the courtyard upon entering this French country estate.  The antique brick, massive gas lanterns, and citrus trees contribute to the European ambience. 

While the homeowners sit at their cafe tables for their morning coffee and croissant a beautiful sound and view can be enjoyed from the fountain which was brought in from Paris.

Directly off of the courtyard is a casita.  Affectionately referred to as her Marie Antoinette room, the homeowner uses it as her study.  The ceiling, walls and molding were all painted a French blue and accented with a gold chandelier, a gold mirror, and gold framed prints of Paris and Versailles. 

A desk passed down for generations was incorporated with lucite visitors chairs in front so that the view of the desk was not obstructed and the room still feel spacious.  Exquisite fabric, which incorporates adapted works from Francois Boucher, were use to create the balloon shades.  A baby pink end table, a rose velvet desk chair, and a leopard tufted settee with gold bullion fringe give the room Parisian charm.

When you walk through the front door you have the formal living and dining rooms in front of you and beyond that the view of the pool through the windows.  A series of lanterns and a pair of benches on top of the hickory floors lead you down the foyer.

For the formal areas we've taken classic patterns and furniture pieces and paired them with unexpected colors and textures all while making this home current and timeless.

We took a big risk here when we pulled the bright purple and yellow out of the drapery fabric and I think it paid off!

A stone fireplace with antique mirror above makes for some interesting art and reflects the treasures displayed on the mantle.  

The niche in the dining room became known as "the Kate wall".  I'm not really sure why other than the fact that I begged to shiplap it.  I think it adds some great texture.

A specialty finish on the island, hand made tiles on the backsplash and awesome lanterns really make this a cozy kitchen.

Many people have said that the breakfast room is their favorite room in this house.  I think it's because of the fireplace.  You really can't beat a fireplace in a dining area.

The family room is off of the breakfast room and is where Bill & Christin relax the most.  The custom leather sectional is super comfortable and plush and while we love the continuous lake views throughout the house we needed automated drapes to allow for tv watching.

This elegant and glamorous master bedroom is the crowning jewel of this "new French country" estate.  An all neutral color palette with metallic accents, make this space conducive to rest and relaxation.   

Silver nightstands and bench, a gold vinyl sofa, shimmery gold drapery panels, and a bronze accent table all add some luxurious sparkle.  

The wallpaper and roman shades were selected in the same pattern and an art installation of metal three dimensional flowers above the fireplace compliments the floral motif.

A grand four poster bed, crystal light fixtures and a plush rug complete the space.

Can I get an "Amen!" over these hexagon tiles??? They really bring me so much joy.  We chose to mirror the cabinet doors and drawers to help make the bathroom feel as glamorous as the master bedroom.  

 We can head to the back yard out of the master bedroom to this show-stopping view.  The gorgeous pool and spillover spa are accented with travertine and antique brick. Loungers under an umbrella provide poolside sunning and a fire pit near the lake provide an area for fireside conversations. 

A dining area, under a vaulted, tongue and groove painted ceiling, sits beside an outdoor kitchen. I mean, really?  This view!

A large covered lounge area with automated privacy screen provides ample seating.

I hope you enjoyed the tour!  We've got several other projects we're putting the finishing touches on and we're excited to show those to you soon as well.  Before you go, drop us a note and let us know your favorite room!