Left at McArthur

This NW Washington Cape style home provides a beautiful backdrop for our artist/client’s work. The family’s collection of antiques and art provided us with a foundation that requested simple elegance. Light filled windows, linen slipcovers and velvet pillows invite you to relax and unwind.

Left at McArthur - NW Washington D.C.
The owners beautiful antiques add an elegant refinement to casual linen slipcovered seating.
Left at McArthur - NW Washington D.C.
A study in black and white.
Left at McArthur - NW Washington D.C.
“The most seductive thing about art is the personality of the artist himself.” Paul Cezanne

No Ordinary Barn

This 1798 Frederick County bank barn was converted into a home in 1976. The new owners transformed the structure into a chic lakeside dwelling using classic “French” forms with casual slipcovered seating. This clever mix is a fresh twist that translates into easy living.

No Ordinary Barn - Frederick County, Maryland
White floors and oversized windows give an airy summer feel all year long.
No Ordinary Barn - Frederick County, Maryland
Lavender accents conjure images of summers in Provence.
No Ordinary Barn - Frederick County, Maryland
24′ ceilings in the living area reference a “Barn” vernacular.
No Ordinary Barn - Frederick County, Maryland
“A room without books is like a body without a soul.” Marcus Tullius Cicero
No Ordinary Barn - Frederick County, Maryland
A sunny corner to read or write.

Baker Park

Mature trees made natural light in this new kitchen workspace a challenge. A glass “greenhouse” roof solved the problem with style. Combining exposed brick walls, reclaimed wood floors and stainless steel cabinets gave this 20th century colonial a 21st century attitude.

 

Pure Home Collection - Baker Park
Statuary marble and a custom range hood.

 

Pure Home Collection - Baker Park
Lime washed floors and stainless steel cabinets allow an antique butcher block to take center stage.

 

Pure Home Collection - Baker Park
The absence of window and door moldings repeat a modern theme and add contrast to the traditional library cabinets in the adjacent family room.

 

Pure Home Collection - Baker Park
Handmade artisan faucet and spray.

 

Pure Home Collection - Baker Park
Stainless interior drawer organization.

East of Patrick

A busy couple wanted a casual getaway where they could retreat from their hectic lifestyle.  With limited time to travel or manage two households, they did the next best thing and built their new home with a “resort” attitude.

 

Pure Home Collection - East of Patrick
We paired a light airy color palette with mission style moldings in this expanded “Cape” style home. Windows stretch across the entire back of the house to create a sunny room that invites you to relax and take in the views.

 

Pure Home Collection - East of Patrick

Pure Home Collection - East of Patrick
The classic white cabinets and white marble take a twist toward casual with the addition of a 4″ thick butcher block in the island.

 

Pure Home Collection - East of Patrick
The dark blue cabinets and brass hardware give the cabinetry a “furniture” feel.

 

Pure Home Collection - East of Patrick

Pure Home Collection - East of Patrick
Herringbone patterned marble adds just the right amount of texture to the slab marble and concrete tiles in the master shower.

Big Design at Big Cork Vineyards

Pairing structural elements that would be found in a typical Maryland barn with clean modern furnishings, we created contrast between rustic and refined.  The bright white quartz counter tops and glass chandelier are the surprise, while fumed wood finishes and concrete floors are simply appropriate.

South Mountain peaks through the northeast windows of the barn so it was a natural place for lounge and café seating.  We added a layer of Echophon panels to provide additional sound absorption. Placing them in a “cloud” fashion and augmenting a few of the panels with LED lights created a stunning ceiling sculpture.

Pure Home - Big Cork Vineyards
This dramatic post and beam entrance is constructed of reclaimed barn wood.

 

Pure Home - Big Cork Vineyards
Bar stools made of “Big Cork”, we couldn’t resist

 

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Our cloud of lights reflecting on the bright white counter top.

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Pure Home - Big Cork Vineyards
Wine and books.

 

Pure Home - Big Cork Vineyards
A station to sample.

 

Pure Home - Big Cork Vineyards
Modern lounge seating.