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.

The kitchen alone is 800 square feet with a 24’ vaulted ceiling, so not only were the appliances and cabinets scaled up in order to look balanced, but a 10’ tall steel range hood was custom made to add weight and depth over the 60” range. D’Amore Interiors personally designed a 36” tall refrigerator handle backplates out of brass to help balance the scale of the side by side Sub Zero columns. The dining end of the kitchen had originally been laid out to have one large dining table, but since that felt too redundant with the formal dining room space right around the corner, the designers shifted the layout to accommodate for built in window seats with a more intimate dinette area in one corner as well as a cafe inspired lounge in the other.

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 so that the views of nature out the windows became the art.