Designer Matt Lorenz Designs an Elegant, Family-friendly Home in Lake View
URBAN OASIS: How do you turn a standard-issue builder house into a chic space suitable for both entertaining and family living?...
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1. In the master bedroom, luxurious Holly Hunt silk drapes (which hide windows behind the bed) create a cocooning effect. A day bed by ML Design Studio provides a cozy place to lounge. The ceramic elephant table was purchased in Hong Kong by the wife’s parents. 2. The round walnut table echoes the shape of a softly illuminated cutout in the ceiling. “I always envisioned a dining room with a grand chandelier with lots of sparkly crystals,” says the wife. 3. In the kitchen, limestone tile was laid in a basket-weave pattern for a backsplash over the Wolf range. Countertops are granite; the oak floor was finished with a custom stain. The kitchen and adjoining family room have open floor plans. “Everyone can do what they want and we can still be together,” the wife says. “It’s where we spend most of our time.” 4. There is seating for 30 on the garage-top deck, where the homeowners entertain friends and host fundraising events. 5. The David Sutherland teak-topped bench in front of the house is a perfect place to wait for the school bus.
Photography: Nathan Kirkman; Styling: Cynthia McCullough