IVEY DESIGN GROUP
Ivey Design Group have been Shortlisted for Living Space – Americas Award in The International Design and Architecture Awards 2022.
Ivey Design Group was tasked to produce a colourful, modern interior design for a new build home located on a 10-acre property in central Virginia, USA. The home needed to be casual and comfortable, but sophisticated and modern. The architecture of the home includes exposed steel beams, cedar ceilings, and abundant natural light through both floor to ceiling and clerestory windows.
The home is situated such that it has expansive views of the property, including wooded areas and a pond. Ivey Design Group was then tasked with bringing in warmth, colour, and comfort to the 9,000 square foot home, while still showcasing the amazing, wooded scenery outside. This was achieved through a careful balance of colour and texture. Warm woods, moments of colour against a neutral backdrop, and clean lines create the modern yet playful home the homeowners were after. Bold choices, such as the dining chandelier, expansive use of quartzite in the kitchen, and colourful wallpapers, create moments of fun and whimsy throughout the home.
Balancing this out is the primary suite, with its use of neutrals and texture to create a calming retreat at the end of the day. In addition to aesthetics, this home needed to be ready for entertaining. With fold and stack glass doors opening to an expansive outdoor kitchen, patio, and infinity pool, an ample bespoke walnut beverage station, and double islands in the kitchen, this home can host family and friends with ease. The homeowners have young children, so the finishes and furnishings needed to be family friendly and durable. Ivey selected hard finishes and upholstery fabrics that can stand the wear and tear of everyday life. This home is modern but playful, luxurious but not pretentious, and bold but inviting, and never boring.
This design works so well as it truly reflects the client’s lifestyle and personality: it’s family friendly, modern, colourful, and unique, yet still lets the exterior views shine. There are moments of colour, comfort, calm, and wow.
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