The dining room features a mix of traditional and contemporary styles, with gorgeous crown molding, a recessed ceiling with a brushed nickel light fixture from Brecher Lighting. The archway above the dining area is painted a cool shade of mint green, and sets the room apart from the rest of the home while still keeping the sweeping floor plan intact. A periwinkle and cream damask rug from Carpet One completes the look.
Off the dining room is a first floor office, painted in warm neutral tones, and featuring an antique reproduction chandelier from Brecher Lighting (which matches the wall-mounted candleholder sconces) and another area rug from Carpet One—this time in rich brown and cream shades. A triple-paned window lets in plenty of light.
The great room is accented by a striking beamed ceiling. The geometric pattern of the ceiling is repeated with the blocky furniture below. Two black leather sofas with silver tacks are paired with matching armchairs with an interlocking pattern of pale blue, gold and white. The pattern and color of the chairs appears on the throw pillows and blankets as well. Two matching botanical prints sit on a ledge above the stone fireplace, while built-in storage cabinets hold media, decorative items and family photos. A pair of sliding glass doors allows the great room to open onto a beautiful covered porch.
The outdoor space is a bright, open living area fashioned with natural materials. “It brings the comfort of the indoors outside,” said Ed. Relaxed outdoor sofas and club chairs create a comfortable retreat, while brick and stone exterior walls, a natural wood plank ceiling, an outdoor fireplace and an unencumbered view add a touch of luxury.
The master bedroom contains a mini bar and coffee station to make morning more enjoyable. It features custom bedding and window treatments by Petra Designs, a closet system by Corman & Associates, and another gorgeous chandelier from Brecher Lighting.
A spacious master bath features fixtures by Winnelson Showplace, granite countertops by Top Service, dual sinks with a built-in vanity area, and a gorgeous tile mosaic in the shower. “We spent quite a bit of time on the shower mosaic,” said David. “We wanted the tile pattern to look like a tapestry.” And undeniably, it lends a gorgeous quality to the glass-door shower and pulls the bathroom design together beautifully.
The inception of the home plan through the design process, Ed was able to help the Barbour’s keep their goal in mind – to create a living space with plenty of room to breathe, but at the same time, cozy and inviting. David commented, “We have these high, open areas with 10-foot ceilings, even in the basement. The hallways are 3 feet wide and the doors are 8 feet tall. It’s massive, but we also wanted to make it friendly.”