An aged copper tub is a highlight in the master bath. Kay and her team regularly play with shapes, lines and textures, and that's the case here too. Besides the copper tub, note the plaster walls, rough hewn beams, leather and iron elements. "There's something to connect all of the senses in the master bath," says Kay.
This home is so large it contains two kitchens. "The other working kitchen backs up to this one and accommodates lots of cooks," says Kay. To create the space, her team lowered the ceiling to 14 feet, which in turn added another bedroom above the kitchen. Since 14 feet is still higher than the average ceiling, Kay opted for vertical board cabinets to emphasize it.
In order to reflect the home's views and bring in more light, Kay wrapped the range hood with mirrored panels in an iron frame, and added a slate-and-glass backsplash. To finish off the kitchen, Kay chose soapstone counters for some texture.
"We took our cues from the strong stone and wood tones," Kays says of this space with the focal-point lake views. For example, she chose rattan chairs in a gray wash, children's chairs in teak and a "rusty" coffee table, all of which lend to the soothing atmosphere.
Family Room With Brick Fireplace and High Ceilings
The family room also presented a scale challenge. To address it, Kay and her team arranged the built-in shelves to showcase art and collections at eye level; hung abstract art to create another horizon line; added tall floor lamps; and finished the look with oversized accessories.
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"With such a large backsplash, it was important to break up the space and add slate shelves for oils and spices," Kays adds about the kitchen. However, the space still feels expansive with the beamed ceiling reflected in the mirrored range hood.
Thanks to the main room's 24-foot celings, "This is one of the most challenging rooms we have furnished!" says Kay. They solved the problem by adding horizon lines to break up the space and "make it scaled for humans!" Kay jokes. Said horizon lines include the iron drapery rod, the 7-foot tall lamps framing the window, the 5-foot tall swivel chairs by the fireplace, the 4-foot chair and ottoman, and the 2.5-foot chairs and sectional.
Rustic Basement With Brick Arches and Leather Sofa
For the basement, Kay decided to use humor as a way to entice the family to use the rustic space. To achieve this, she hung carousel animals on the walls, found gourds in snake shapes along with metal spring candlesticks, and opted for an iron mirror with a cloudy reflection. A leather sofa and cowhide stools complete the look. In case the family needed more convincing, there's a game room through the brick arches.
"Whimsy is always appropriate in children's rooms, and we had fun pairing art and furniture with animals and birds," says Kay. A wrought-iron bed, cowhide pouf, three-legged table and blackbird art are some of the whimsical details.
"Knotty pine walls are a strong design element, so we had fun adding punches of deep watery colors balanced with white and lots of textures," says Kay about this bedroom. "Symmetry always needs a little kick in order to be friendly!"