Progress Photos of a Client's Cool House

A very sweet client of ours lives in a home that overlooks the most beautiful stretch of woods near the Potomac...  Her builder (many years ago & has since stopped building) designed her incredible home to fit right in with the land.  The views are seriously breathtaking.  

{we recently had the red walls painted a soft cream and replaced recessed lights in the foyer with overscale glass orbs.  The front hallway acts as a gallery where our client displays special pieces they've collected over the years.}

Behind the house is a steep forested hill overlooking a stream.  The first time I saw it was in the Winter and you could see forever into the woods.  It was incredible!!! As you can see from the photos, now it's like being up in a treehouse surrounded by lush green everywhere you look.  We added a cozy little hangout area on the stair landing so our client and her family/friends could enjoy the view:

{Some of the wood in the home including the interior doors was a pink pickled oak while the floors were a red hardwood.  They really clashed and changing the floors wasn't an option so we decided to stain the wood black and paint the trim cream to unify everything.}

Throughout the home we also had all of the window mullions and doors painted black to frame the views and it's made such a difference!!

I love this quiet little writing nook off of the living room... A chair for the desk is being made now:


The photo of her mother is so beautiful...

Anyway, I'm off for the weekend but hope you enjoyed these little peeks into our client's home!!  



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19 comments:

katie@mydiyhabits said...

Those stairs are amazing...love love love, the colors the lights...yum!
Katie@mydiyhabits

Vel Criste said...

The view now looks amazing, I bet it will be doubly beautiful in person!

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

That looks like a really awesome house and I love black woodwork and doors.

decoratica said...

Incredibly beautiful! I would love to see before photos to apreciate the changes even more!

Ralph Johnson said...

Amazingly designed, the large window space provides better illumination.
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SimplePrettyThings said...

Absolutely stunning! As always! Can I come work with you?! lol

Anna said...

Love the cozy window seat near the stairs. It is adorable. Thanks for sharing.

Loretta Fontaine (EcoHappy Blog) said...

Lauren- Oh, so nice! What a unique home - the glass orbs look amazing. What a treat to sit in that cozy area and look out at those views through those windows!

I painted the mullions in our new windowseat addition black (actually BM Wrought Iron) and have to write a post about the difference in the "view" - it's really amazing the change painting windows black makes!

Loretta

Brynne said...

That window seat just might be the most perfect spot on earth! I am so blown away by the photos you shared in this post - I think it's my favorite space ever! I am always so impressed by your work!

Shalini Ganguli said...

Oh wow so pretty! Absolutely adore the window seat.

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

SUCH a cool home.

Darija said...

you get to work in the coolest spaces!

Barbie said...

Wow, I'd love to see a photo tour of the entire home when it's done. Looking beautiful, Lauren!

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

This house is perfect! It is like a tree house! Looking forward to more.

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Wow, this house is looking great! Thanks for sharing the progress photos.

Liz

StagerLinda said...

Oh, I adore this magnificent tree house. I could do some serious creating in that window seat.

ArchitectDesign™ said...

this is so beautiful! Love it when you share your projects :-)

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Hazel Law said...

I was browsing some home decoration blogs and I ABSOLUTE love the window seat!! Beautiful!