Orchard Project Tour
It's finally time to share the Orchard Project! This home was such a dream to work on. This wonderful family of 10 came into the home rather fortuitously—the house had been custom built from the ground up by AMB Design and Lloyd Architects just a few years ago for another family of the same size, so it was a perfect fit for my clients' needs. And to top it off, the bones of the house were already stunning—super sleek finishes, thoughtful architectural details, and abundant windows with expansive views of Mount Timpanogos.
My clients loved the modern, open feel of the space but still hold a flame for classic and historic homes, so our goal was to embrace the contemporary style that this house does so well while adding in just a hint of that classic charm that they and I both love so much. We created a new space plan to better suit their day-to-day, and layered in new and existing furnishings with their sentimental pieces to add warmth and personality and make it feel like home.
Photos by Anna Marie Killian
We kept the entry simple and neutral to let the architecture of the home shine and to draw the eye back toward the great room and its soaring white-oak ceilings.
A plush fur rug and low-slung lounge chairs help to carve out a cozy seating area within the great room.
This painting by an esteemed local artist is a favorite of the clients', and takes center stage between the seating area and dining table.
This family has an incredible art collection—I love getting to incorporate pieces that are meaningful to my clients. Though we kept the great room fairly neutral overall, I added in deep indigo pillows in the seating area to draw out the rich colors in the painting.
This family wanted the dining space to be large enough to seat their entire family and dinner guests, but casual enough for everyday use. We chose mid-century dining chairs to anchor the more traditional table, and upholstered linen end chairs to add height and texture to define the dining space within the large room.
We tied in this antique piece by giving it plenty of room to breathe with minimal styling and crisp, uncluttered surroundings.
Secretly genius: this coffee table is actually a dining table that the clients had used in a previous home—when their family outgrew it, they had it cut down to use as a coffee table instead. Isn't that clever? *High fives all around*
This kitchen was already incredible—all it needed was a dose of warmth and personality to make it feel like home. The open shelving holds the family's go-to dinnerware, some cheery kitchenwares, and a few citrusy still-lifes by the kids.
The goal for the master bedroom was a serene space that still felt interesting and layered. Black accents lend contrast and drama, while varied wood tones and natural fibers soothe and relax.
The client inherited these chairs from her family and had them reupholstered in this classic-yet-current check pattern.
The office is located just off the entry, so we wanted it to make an impression. The bold colors and patterns create an energizing space for work and study.
This space was originally included as a playroom for the previous owners' young children, but with teenagers at home, my clients needed a place for their older kids to study. We repurposed their previous dining table as a desk, and used colorful accents to create a youthful, practical space for reading and homework.
Here are a few pieces we used in this project:
What was your favorite room? Let me know in the comments!