Needing much more space for her growing interior style agency, Tracy Morris of Tracy Morris Design and her husband Justin Li acquired this new build farmhouse design and style residence in McLean, Virginia.
‘When we acquired the house, it was 90 for every cent full,’ suggests Tracy. ‘To allow for my employees to have their very own entry, I labored with Stephen Yeonas, a single of the companions at Artisan Builders, to come up with a distinctive resolution. He advised that we just take out 1 of the windows in the basement and make it a doorway. The group excavated the space and made a new staircase and doorway for the style and design staff.’
As perfectly as making a huge, open decrease degree for the design and style crew and consumer visits, other modifications created to make 1 of the world’s greatest houses integrated a much larger kitchen area, a more spacious main lavatory and greater personal closets, as properly as changes to the outside area.
‘The a person design component I enjoy through the household is the light-weight,’ says Tracy. ‘The residence was built with large windows close to the property. It will make all the big difference in the globe.’
Living room strategies include things like combining Tracy’s favourite neutral textures. ‘The chairs by Lee Industries are banded in a smoke leather-based to supply supplemental contrast to the house. The house is papered with a favorite Phillip Jeffries herringbone texture.’ A portray by Joelle Somero pulls the hues collectively and generates a focal position.
1 of the key dining room suggestions involved making the wallpaper the commencing place. ‘I have generally liked Phillip Jeffries Studs & Stripes wallpaper and could not hold out to use it in my future household,’ states Tracy. ‘Once the wallpaper was finalized, I worked on the other parts in the place. I required to maintain the house mild and approachable.’ Tracy added a chandelier from Circa Lights that improves the airy sense.
‘My most loved room is the kitchen,’ suggests Tracy. Kitchen area thoughts consist of picking out a white palette to keep the appear light with white cabinetry by Lobkovich, and positioning all the main cooking features on one wall enclosed by dark wooden banding for definition. The dark wood has been included to the within of the glass cupboard as very well. ‘This makes it possible for the contents to really stand out and be seen,’ says Tracy.
‘The kitchen area and breakfast regions are the coronary heart of our dwelling,’ states Tracy. ‘A spot was produced for Justin and I to sit at the counter, have a meal and examine our working day. We close up gathering at the significant island for holiday seasons and birthdays, too. Furthermore, I appreciate to bake! I am recognized to produce a several dozen cookies on Sunday afternoons for my building teams.’
The one pendant by Circa Lights presents the island a lot needed illumination but will not overwhelm the place. The outsized counter stools by Lee Industries are covered in a taupe leather-based and are fantastic for a meal at the counter.
Major bed room
Tracy was keen to generate a cozy yet serene glance in the key bed room. ‘I used a linen cover address that keeps us both equally warm and awesome through the switching seasons,’ she suggests. The cerused oak bedside tables offer plenty of storage and inject elegance. The drapes are manufactured from Italian linen with a Samuel & Sons trim providing contrast.
Rest room strategies provided building a vanity with two basins and loads of storage. ‘When we moved into the household, there were two personal vanities that did not have quite plenty of house for all our stuff,’ states Tracy. ‘We maximized the storage and applied Benjamin Moore’s White Dove on the cabinetry.’ Custom made mirrors were designed for the place and sconces from Circa Lights additional.
‘This visitor room was developed for my mother-in-law,’ says Tracy. ‘She life far from us, so when she is here, it is a address.’
Bed room strategies involve a bed designed with super gentle mattress cloth from Calvin Fabrics with a headboard higher than ordinary to produce an enveloping space. Tracy added bedside tables with a great deal of drawer place, additionally a desk for crafting. The room was topped off with a painting by Adele Yonchak. ‘The colors deliver the whole area collectively.’
Interior designer/ Tracy Morris Layout
Architect/ James McDonald Associate Architects
Builder/ Artisan Builders
Photographer/ Greg Powers