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Interior Project: Multi-Space

Lakefront Modern

After his wife passed away, the owner of this 1940s Lake Quivira home wanted to update the main floor to make it feel more like his own. The newly renovated home uses a neutral color palette infused with textural elements to create continuity, while pops of calming blue accentuate the home and reflect the water. A custom floating bench—designed to run the length of the windows—capitalizes on expansive waterfront views. The design team incorporated seat pads, under-bench lighting and a palette of refined colors and materials to optimize the bench for daily use.

When peering down the galley, a framed view of blue swivel chairs and Lindenlure—a water-inspired piece by Julie Blackmon—peeks through from the den. The combination of color and art visually leads into the reimagined den, which serves as a spot to relax or mingle with guests. The design team opted for a custom counter-height table in the informal eating area.

A fluted, custom credenza that functions as a dry bar bridges the living and dining spaces. Walnut wood tones, soapstone tops and integrated lighting combine to create a hospitality-centric space. The adjacent living room features a sleek, steel inset fireplace, adjacent shelving and a streamlined mantel. A soothing mix of clean lines, plush textiles and a neutral color palette promotes a sense of comfort that facilitates quiet moments of connection and healing.

Interior Designer

Interior Design Beth Phillips


Nate Sheets


Art: Haw Contemporary; Marcie Miller Gross; Julie Blackmon; Ky Anderson  Fabrication: Hinge Woodworks  Furnishings: Matt Castilleja 
Rug: The Rug Studio  To-the-Trade Showrooms: KDR Designer Showrooms  Steel Fireplace Inset: Luke Steinhauser

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