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  Custom Residence
Build Type
  Remodeled or Redesigned
Square Footage of Home
  -up to 3,000 square feet of finished space
Project Name
  His & Hers Suite
Project Address
  3841 W. 64th St.
Mission Hills, Kansas 66208
United States
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Homeowner’s Approval
  I have notified and the homeowner is aware that their home is being submitted and may be published in print and online.
Project vision or goals

The vision for this project was to update an old spread out bathroom that had square footage, but no functional qualities into a modern-day usable bathroom with traditional aesthetics to match the architecture of the home. The project included remodeling the entire primary suite wing which included the bedroom, bathrooms, closets, fireplace, an office, and den. We also updated the foyer and dining room. The architecture is somewhat of a unique French Manor in Mission Hills that calls for materials, finishes, and details that are timeless, authentic, and exhibit craftsmanship. We kept the color palette neutrally simple, and used bolder wallpaper with large scale patterns to liven up the spaces for an edge while staying away from obvious modern trends that stuck out too harshly.

Project challenges
  The bathroom was a large space to work with that was already divided with a his & hers section, but the closets were small, there were doors everywhere, and the shared toilet/bidet/shower space was covered in floor to ceiling mirrors! The office had a wall dividing it from most of the walkway hall, and the fireplace had a bit of a spanish bell curve flair to it that the homeowner’s very much disliked. The dining room already had one wall of brick that ties into other spaces that used to be exterior walls before previous additions to the home from past owners. These areas added story and character to the home that we didn’t want to cover up or get rid of so we had to work with that existing material color palette.
Project solutions
  We swapped the existing “his and hers” sides so that the larger end would become “her” side because it could house the new freestanding tub. We kept the exterior window locations and sizes in order not to mess with the street side symmetry and architecture. In doing so, we used an antique vanity found in Charleston, SC to sit freely in front of the full length window on “her” side, and centered the masculine walnut-wrapped “his” side vanity with the smaller existing window. Applied molding was added on each vanity wall using the matching painted white trim or walnut to provide detail, elegance, and framework for integrated mirrors. Closets were expanded, the amount of doors were pared down, and the contractor used the old door panels to create larger new pocket doors to each closet. This kept the paneling congruent with the rest of the home, and saved us from having all new doors that looked out of place in an older home. Storage was enhanced with all new custom cabinetry, linen closets, and dresser space. The layout still utilized the shared transition between spaces for where the shower and toilet are housed, but we removed the old bidet, added a bidet toilet seat function instead, and incorporated a towel warmer. The office had library bookshelves added, a deeper transition space between that library room and the bedroom instead of an old linen closet, and all still kept their beautiful views into the backyard pool patio area. In the library, we kept the color palette cohesive with the creams, walnuts, and navies in the bedroom, but we swapped locations for a bit of subtle surprise. The wallpaper still utilizes a creamy background like the rest of the bedroom, but the navy used on the transition area woodwork between each space is also used on the ceiling in the library. In the dining room we incorporated navy, warm grays, and merlot reds to complement the existing brick. A large bold Porter Teleo wallcovering with a greige base and aubergine pattern adorn these walls for a big impact when you enter the home.
Select your resources
  • Architect
  • Contractor
  • Interior Design
  • Cabinets
  • Countertops
  • Flooring
  • Furnishings
  • Hardware
  • Lighting Fixtures
  • Painter
  • Plumbing Fixtures
  • Wall Coverings
Interior Design
  • Kara Kersten Design
  • – Other
Add your Cabinets
  Olive Branch Woodworking, Varsity Built
  • Gaumats International
  • – Other
  • ProSource Wholesale
Add your Flooring
  Davis Tile, Vaz Flooring
  • – Other
Add your Hardware
  Top Knobs
Lighting Fixtures
  • – Other
Add your Lighting Fixtures
  Regina Andrew, Currey & Co, and Hudson Valley
  • – Other
Add your Painter
  Sherwin Williams/Brothers Painting
Plumbing Fixtures
  • – Other
  • Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery
Add your Plumbing Fixtures
  Auston Brown
Wall Coverings
  • – Other
Add your Wall Coverings
  Porter Teleo/Jeff Fuller
Project Images (professional photography required for ALL project entries)
Project Before Photos (required for any remodeled entry)
Floor plans, Elevations and Drawings (required for any remodeled entry)
Photographer Name
  Laurie Kilgore
Photography Company
  Laurie Kilgore Photography
Photographer Phone
  (281) 841-5633
Photographer Email
  I have confirmed with my photographer and I own the publishing rights to my photography. I grant designKC magazine consent to publish these images online and in print.
Product Qty Unit Price Price
Entry Cost
1 $175.00 $175.00
  Sub Total $175.00
  Total $175.00

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