A growing family upgrades to a larger space, curating a fabulous yet functional design fit for their busy lifestyle.
The formal dining room astounds with custom Schonbek lighting and plush dining chairs from Hickory White.
After purchasing a new property to better accommodate their growing family, the husband-and-wife client duo reached out to longtime family friend Shay Geyer of IBB Design (ibbdesign.com) to head the formal renovation. The couple fell in love with the community and the home itself, noting, “We saw a lot of potential to make it exactly what we wanted.” The desired aesthetic? “We wanted it to be fresh, happy and welcoming,” they explain.
The wife’s closet boasts plenty of space for her impressively curated bag and shoe collection.
The windows and high ceilings throughout were big selling points, but the home’s original paint and furnishings made the space feel too dark. Geyer immediately got to work repainting the entire interior and exterior—effectively brightening up the space. When it came to decor, “the husband tends to gravitate toward more modern styles and the wife likes more traditional, so our goal was a transitional aesthetic with details that would appeal to both of them,” she says. High-end Gaggenau appliances grace the kitchen while fanciful Hunt Slonem bunny wallpaper and drapery fabric adorn the nursery suite, plus the couple’s art collection is on full display; an amethyst sculpture from Empressive Earth Gallery sits in the gallery hallway and color-changing Zhuang Hong Yi artwork hangs in the great room.
Colorful art from Laura Rathe Fine Art alongside custom accessories by IBB Design complete the formal living room.
“IT’S REALLY THE PERFECT BACKDROP FOR OUR FAMILY TO ENJOY LIFE AND MAKE MEMORIES.”
The modern kitchen features all brand-new Gaggenau appliances and custom lighting.
Creative custom finishes, however, certainly made the most impact. Case in point: The majority of the lighting throughout the home was custom designed for the couple, who sought a very specific temperature for their LED fixtures—so specific, in fact, that some were manufactured domestically while others had to be imported from Europe. “We also created a cypher for the family and incorporated it into the home’s design,” Geyer discloses. For example, the border pattern on the handknotted rug in the great room sports the spunky design.
A delightfully relaxing soaking tub
Personal touches in each bedroom make the house feel like a home.
While the project was not without its challenges (“It was a large remodel in a very short amount of time,” admits Geyer), it’s safe to say the couple is in love with the result. The wife’s favorite room? Her handbag and shoe closet, of course, complete with a dazzling chandelier and sitting area. Overall? “Our friends and family always compliment how beautiful our home is. It’s really the perfect backdrop for our family to enjoy life and make memories.”
Striato marble in primary bath
Kitchen island lamps
Hancock & Moore
Great room sofa
Laura Rathe Fine Art
Great room and primary suite rugs
Powder bath wallpaper
The Rug Company
Formal dining room rug
Photography by: Dan Piassick