See a household’s fashionable Lakewood residence stuffed with classic items and native artwork

It was the Monday of spring break in 2020 when the Hills household moved into their newly constructed Lakewood residence, and the household was about to get a crash course in attending to know their new house.

Kelsey Hills, alongside together with her husband Jay Hills and their two kids, had greater than sufficient time to settle into their new residence. Quickly after their move-in, the nation shuttered in response to the pandemic, and the youngsters didn’t return to highschool for a lot of months.

The timing was fortuitous.

“We had time to loosen up into it and take our time,” house owner Kelsey Hills mentioned. “I actually grew to understand the time that I needed to actually settle in.”

This was the household’s second custom-built residence. They beforehand lived in Lake Highlands the place that they had constructed a house from the bottom up (save the muse and three partitions, Hills mentioned).,

Their new residence in Lakewood — designed by Maestri Studio and constructed by Greenwell Houses — took inspiration from Hills’ longtime love of mid-century design. The house is a contemporary design and bears components that have been influenced by mid-century and Seventies-modern design, mentioned Eddie Maestri, principal architect and artistic director at Maestri Studio. Options just like the terrazzo flooring, peachy-toned brick on the outside and using brass, wooden and glass give the house mid-century and fashionable attraction, he mentioned.

Maestri mentioned that whereas the general aim was to create a contemporary residence, “pulling from mid-century components does make it a bit bit extra timeless.”

“We wished one thing that might have design longevity and be one thing that actually contributed to the neighborhood as effectively, regardless that it’s a fashionable home in a largely traditional-home neighborhood,” Maestri mentioned.

Maestri mentioned Hills, who was beforehand an govt at Neiman Marcus, is “fashion-forward,” and collaborated within the design course of.

Hills mentioned she favors black and white in her personal type, and the pops of pink all through the house are a departure from her standard type. She mentioned the house was initially designed to be white brick, however they determined they wished extra coloration and opted for a peachy-toned brick on the outside. The first suite, specifically, displays Hills’ coloration choice. The partitions within the bed room are painted black, and the tile within the major suite has tile with a linear, black and white design.

“I like to hunker down, and I like a extremely cozy really feel within the bed room,” Hills mentioned. “I actually love the darkish.”

1/10The black and white coloration palette all through this Lakewood house is accented by wealthy colours discovered within the artwork and furnishings. This eating desk was custom-made by Scout Design Studio, house owner Kelsey Hills mentioned.(Jenifer McNeil Baker)

The principle dwelling house has an open-concept design and the lounge, eating room and kitchen circulate collectively. The burl eating desk, a grasscloth console desk and the lounge espresso desk have been custom-designed by Scout Design Studio, Hills. The kitchen island has seating on each side, a characteristic Hills mentioned the household wished as a result of they knew they’d dine within the kitchen house extra regularly. Walnut cupboards within the kitchen add heat to the black and white palette.

Hills labored with the Maestri Studio staff to outfit the house with art work, brass fixtures, {custom} furnishings, {custom} rugs and finishes all through. Furnishings and decor all through embody classic items that Hills sourced over time from native distributors like Scout Design Studio and Once more & Once more.

Native artwork is interspersed all through the house. A chunk of artwork within the major bed room is by Kristen Dowd, Hills mentioned. A chunk by Mione Plant sits close to the entrance staircase. Hills mentioned she additionally has a number of items by Jenny Grumbles all through the house.

The household’s residence was a part of the Lakewood Residence Tour in 2021. The house has 5 bedrooms, 5 loos and one half-bathroom.

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