Project Name: What The Farmhouse

Location: Colorado, USA

Date Completed: November 2019

Interior Designer: Gina D’Amore Bauerle

Architect: Karen Sund

Construction Company: Kirella Homes

This custom new build was a blank canvas for D’Amore Interiors, the brief was to design a “Modern Glam Farmhouse”. The homeowners desired a private sanctuary for themselves, that would provide all the spaces their lives required, from a cook’s kitchen, his and hers private home offices, and a basement level for their teenage son to inhabit.

The greatest ongoing challenge in this project was maintaining proper scale. Many of the rooms were so large that normal scale furnishings, fixtures and finishes would seem out of balance. There were also some layout flaws created during the architectural phase that posed design dilemmas that D’Amore Interiors had to resolve strictly with interior finishes and furnishings solutions. Some were truly needed adjustments to provide more functionality, while other areas were simply becoming redundant due to the large amount of square footage at hand.

Every aspect of this design was a consideration of the architectural presence, landscape, and the family that was building their forever home. Due to the scale of the home, most of the finishes and features had to be equally substantial in size in order to maintain a natural balance. Each room has its own personality, but the design flows and transitions as you continue throughout. Each room had a specific purpose and was designed with intention for the people who would use them.

This home sits on a mountainside with nature in view in nearly every space. D’Amore Interiors used colour to draw, and in some cases, distract from certain elements. As such, the designers created a clean black and white kitchen and master bathroom so that the views of nature out the windows became the art.