We have always been drawn to more English-style homes. We incorporated a number of materials in our design, from brick with a non-formal mortar finish, to shingles. Page's dad drew the plans for the main house all by hand.
We completed the Library almost seven years after the house was built. It was the most difficult room to finish due to the intricate trim work, construction, staining, and painting that this space demanded. To create the old world feel, we added a "coal burning" gas fireplace, bookshelves, and window seat with built-in drawers. We faux finished the walls and some of the wood and trimmed out the coffered ceiling with crown and rope moldings. In addition, we stenciled the ceiling with a custom pineapple design and a 'K', representing hospitality and Kerith.
Formal dining rooms are becoming more rare in today's home plans but we wanted a dedicated space for hosting larger dinner parties. We designed this room with a barrel ceiling on which Beth painted with a faux gold leaf finish. We installed white wainscoting which contrasts beautifully with the intricately stenciled blue on blue walls.
We call this our Charleston guest suite in honor of one of our favorite cities in the US. We added judges paneling around the bedroom walls and painted it white to keep the space light and airy. We also used pre-finished, bamboo flooring in the kitchen and sitting room to warm up the space.