Needing much more place for her increasing interior style and design company, Tracy Morris of Tracy Morris Structure and her partner Justin Li purchased this new develop farmhouse fashion home in McLean, Virginia.
‘When we procured the dwelling, it was 90 for each cent entire,’ says Tracy. ‘To enable for my staff members to have their very own accessibility, I labored with Stephen Yeonas, one of the partners at Artisan Builders, to appear up with a distinctive alternative. He suggested that we consider out a single of the windows in the basement and make it a doorway. The staff excavated the area and made a new staircase and door for the style and design staff.’
As properly as building a substantial, open up decrease stage for the structure group and client visits, other modifications produced to produce one particular of the world’s ideal houses integrated a greater kitchen, a much more spacious primary rest room and even larger unique closets, as effectively as adjustments to the out of doors area.
‘The a person structure element I appreciate in the course of the residence is the mild,’ claims Tracy. ‘The household was intended with large home windows close to the household. It will make all the variance in the planet.’
Dwelling home thoughts incorporate combining Tracy’s favourite neutral textures. ‘The chairs by Lee Industries are banded in a smoke leather-based to supply added contrast to the area. The area is papered with a favourite Phillip Jeffries herringbone texture.’ A portray by Joelle Somero pulls the colors jointly and makes a focal issue.
One particular of the vital dining place strategies concerned producing the wallpaper the beginning point. ‘I have always liked Phillip Jeffries Studs & Stripes wallpaper and could not wait to use it in my next residence,’ suggests Tracy. ‘Once the wallpaper was finalized, I worked on the other items in the place. I wished to preserve the room light-weight and approachable.’ Tracy added a chandelier from Circa Lighting that boosts the ethereal feel.
‘My most loved space is the kitchen area,’ claims Tracy. Kitchen concepts involve selecting a white palette to retain the glance light with white cabinetry by Lobkovich, and positioning all the big cooking components on one particular wall enclosed by dark wood banding for definition. The darkish wood has been extra to the within of the glass cabinet as very well. ‘This makes it possible for the contents to actually stand out and be found,’ says Tracy.
‘The kitchen area and breakfast regions are the coronary heart of our dwelling,’ states Tracy. ‘A location was produced for Justin and I to sit at the counter, have a food and examine our working day. We stop up gathering at the massive island for holidays and birthdays, much too. Moreover, I adore to bake! I am regarded to deliver a number of dozen cookies on Sunday afternoons for my development groups.’
The single pendant by Circa Lighting provides the island considerably needed illumination but doesn’t overwhelm the place. The oversized counter stools by Lee Industries are covered in a taupe leather and are best for a meal at the counter.
Major bed room
Tracy was keen to generate a cozy still relaxed search in the most important bed room. ‘I made use of a linen quilt cover that retains us both equally heat and great through the altering seasons,’ she says. The cerused oak bedside tables present loads of storage and inject elegance. The drapes are designed from Italian linen with a Samuel & Sons trim furnishing distinction.
Toilet strategies bundled building a self-importance with two basins and a good deal of storage. ‘When we moved into the residence, there ended up two individual vanities that did not have very plenty of area for all our stuff,’ suggests Tracy. ‘We maximized the storage and utilized Benjamin Moore’s White Dove on the cabinetry.’ Custom mirrors ended up designed for the place and sconces from Circa Lights additional.
‘This guest home was designed for my mom-in-regulation,’ claims Tracy. ‘She lives significantly from us, so when she is right here, it is a treat.’
Bed room ideas consist of a bed built with super gentle mattress cloth from Calvin Materials with a headboard higher than ordinary to generate an enveloping area. Tracy added bedside tables with a great deal of drawer space, in addition a desk for composing. The space was topped off with a portray by Adele Yonchak. ‘The colors provide the total room collectively.’
Interior designer/ Tracy Morris Layout
Architect/ James McDonald Associate Architects
Builder/ Artisan Builders
Photographer/ Greg Powers