OPEN CONCEPT LIVING | NEUTRAL PALETTE

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A breath of fresh air and an overwhelming feeling of comfort comes over guests as they step into this modernized 1960’s home. Designers Marie & Bri were inspired by Ralph Lauren’s Cymric Silver paint which is the perfect balance of grey and beige. The Cymric Silver paired with Restoration Hardware’s The Right White trim lead your eye down to the Shaw uptown plank flooring. This Michigan Avenue wood finish boasts warmth & depth leaving this Iowa living space the place to be on a chilly winter day.

 
We wanted to create a space that felt warm and inviting, perfect for the whole family. Our client’s wanted guests to feel welcome and “at home” upon entering the front door.
— Bri Langel, Interior Designer
 
 
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It is essential that there is a focal point within the front entry. In this home we chose open shelving to showcase our client’s desires for a fresh appearance & neutral tones. We anchored the design with a large rectangle mirror with soft rounded edges. We then layered greens and added height to the finished product.
— Marie Hofmeyer, Interior Designer
 
 
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With family visiting often, especially grandkids, stain proof was top priority. Robin Bruce/Rowe sectional with crypton fabric was a necessity. This fabric finish repels liquids and does not stain making it perfect for entertaining the whole crowd.

 
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A Holland House Signature design element made it into this home. Our custom ledge shelves are available in a variety of lengths and allow for easy design refresh with the midwest seasonal changes. We styled family portraits in our Holland House matted frames with fresh greens and crisp white pots for an asymmetrical finish. This creates a laid-back, eclectic style using odd numbers and various sizes. Shelves were hung above a Showplace (Jackson Buff finish) built in buffet with Formica Black Fusion countertops for a modern spin on an old house classic.
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Our shelves are so versatile they really fit in anyone’s home. We typically prefer balance with variety, although, if you prefer a more polished look you can incorporate similar pieces in even numbers such as greens, candlesticks, coffee table books,
and more.
— Bri Langel, Interior Designer
 
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Fireplaces have always symbolized a feeling of home and warmth, which makes them one of our favorite architectural features in a home. This Modern Flames electric fireplace is framed with stacked travertine stone from floor to ceiling. The stone placement gives an illusion of a larger space; making it the statement piece of the family room.

 
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In finishing this open concept family room design we chose to mix potted greens, soft fringed blankets, and accent throw pillows. Incorporating soft elements with wood grain & iron elements has this family room being the perfect place to gather.