Kassandra and Lincoln Steele enjoy rocks. She’s a geologist, he’s a geophysicist, and their household at the base of Table Mountain in Golden is in just about as great a location as two earth scientists could hope for. But the ’70s-era break up-stage had a choppy structure that lacked purpose and very good looks—that is, right up until Julee Wray of Truss Interiors acquired her hands on it. “Julee gave the household a unique aesthetic that we could not have come up with on our own,” Lincoln says. She sweated the particulars (wait until eventually you see the ceiling treatments!) and delivered a blend of earthy components great for the rockhounds and their family members. Just take a appear inside.
Double the Functionality
Designer Julee Wray expanded the new kitchen into the former eating room, which much more than doubled the cookspace’s sizing. To improve its functionality, she opted for two lesser islands alternatively of one particular big expanse. “Two islands allow greater stream by and around the kitchen area,” Wray says. “It’s a easy concept with substantial influence.”
A different vibrant notion is the ceiling cure, crafted from more flooring content (Vanier engineered hardwood in wire-brushed oak). Designed into a drywall soffit, the style and design draws the eye up—making the 8-foot ceilings glance taller than they are. The warm wood also complements the maple Medallion cabinets from BKC Kitchen area and Bath, offering the room a “polished but organic experience,” Wray claims.
“We were being additional than delighted to hand the reins to somebody else,” Kassandra states of the transform of her home’s kitchen area, dining, and residing parts. But the Steeles did care deeply about one style and design element: the stone finishes. They accompanied Wray to the Stone Collection, wherever they found this dolomite slab in a leathered finish for the backsplash and countertops. “We chose the leathered complete so you can feel the textures of the minerals, and—this is possibly no surprise—we adore that,” Kassandra states.
The Steeles traded some dining-room sq. footage for their larger kitchen, but the good news is, a desk that the pair received as a marriage ceremony present and mango-wooden Jeffan chairs in shape beautifully in the room. Friends can park themselves at the islands and chat with the house owners even though they cook, or pull up a chair at the dining desk and even now be in conversation range.
The tiny sitting place across from the kitchen area is defined, in section, by a custom ash-wood slatted wall. The Cisco Brothers sofa—upholstered in a effectiveness fabric—and pair of environmentally friendly armchairs in a contemporary silhouette from Fairfield make a relaxed-but-elevated area to lounge. The Steeles’ favourite factor is the artwork previously mentioned the sofa. “I inherited the painting from my grand-mothers and fathers,” Kassandra suggests, “but it was in this gaudy, gold, museum-kind frame.” Wray experienced it reframed in a more simple fashion to match the home’s aesthetic. “Now,” Kassandra provides, “it’s obtained a new everyday living with us.”
In the dwelling place, situated a fifty percent-flight of stairs down from the kitchen, Wray did away with a dropped popcorn ceiling and faux-brick hearth surround. She made the ceiling treatment—a Thibaut wallpaper made of compressed wooden paired with painted wooden beams—and opted for a firebox with arched doors for a delicate but surprising depth. The ground-to-ceiling cupboards give the home a sense of top and give storage room. “Even properly-styled open up shelves are inclined to search cluttered,” Wray states. “I say, give by yourself a crack from owning to maintain them.”
Lincoln’s mother, a biology professor, experienced offered the few a collection of antique scientific diagrams of vegetation and fungi, which Wray organized on this gallery wall. The heart graphic is a watercolor painted by Lincoln’s fantastic-grandfather and reframed for the wall. “Julee did a terrific career of incorporating issues we previously had,” Lincoln claims, “so our home feels like us, only a ton greater.”
Inside Architecture and Style: Julee Wray, Truss Interiors
Development: Josh Rose, Rose Renovations Joe Woods, Woods Reworking