A Refined Yet Relaxed Refuge

The Sinkfield Home

When Stephanie Sinkfield moved into her stunning transitional home in the summer of 2021, it marked a bittersweet moment. “My late husband and I started working on a floor plan about seven years ago, and it just kept changing and evolving,” says Sinkfield. “He passed away in the spring of last year, and I began building the house that following October. There were some things that weren’t quite as important anymore, and I altered the home to make it a little more modern, a little more me.” Sinkfield pressed on, and a little over half a year later, she had cultivated a forever home that would play host to her and her son along with decades’ worth of yet-to-be-made memories. 

 

By Christina Cannon / Photography by Creative Revolver

 

Stephanie Sinkfield

Beautiful arched double doors lead guests through a foyer that makes quite the statement. The curve of the front doors mirrors that of the vaulted barrel ceiling, and an elegant tiered crystal chandelier hangs from the center of the space, which is coated in a vibrant Cape Verde color.

After passing through the foyer, visitors find themselves in front of the main living area, which is part of a larger open space. A column to the left, along with a vaulted ceiling complete with decorative gable brackets, gives this space its own identity. The stark white walls and ceiling are a modern touch and let the color of the décor and furniture truly pop. An area rug and two separate sets of patterned armchairs bring in a whole suite of blues and teals and complement the boldness of the foyer. 

A fireplace with a marble surround is flanked by benches and custom built-ins that house a lifetime’s worth of cherished photos, and the deep gray backdrop grounds the space. 

“I’m a little flashy, but I like things to be comfortable,” says Sinkfield. “I really wanted a pretty home but also a home that, if you spill something, it’s not that big of a deal – something that was approachable.”

 

walk in master bath shower with 3 gold shower heads

 

And that sentiment couldn’t be more apparent than in Sinkfield’s master bathroom, which takes the golds and dark grays seen throughout the home and builds on them. A sophisticated porcelain floor and abstract tile detail just above a footless soaking tub contribute to a luxurious feel, and a spacious walk-in shower with a built-in bench and several niches complete the en suite.

By contrast, one of two guest bedrooms near the home’s entryway trades the opulent design of the master bathroom for something a little more comfortable. 

“I have an aging mother, so I wanted to make sure that if I ever brought her or my mother-in-law here they would be comfortable,” explains Sinkfield. “I grew up sharing one bathroom with everyone in my house, so I wanted to have the guest areas to where they could be someone’s personal space and they could use the facilities whenever they wanted.”

By using a set of French doors along the far side of the living room, one can gain access to Sinkfield’s office space. Here, the same rich Cape Verde color utilized in the foyer wraps the room, and two pink velvet accent chairs add a feminine flair. Thick crown molding can be seen throughout the space and mimics the simplicity of the baseboards, while two built-in bookshelves on either side of a large window provide ample storage space.

“I really wanted more of a transitional modern look – a lot of clean lines, not a lot of things sitting out, and storage for everything,” explains Sinkfield. “I wanted a place to put everything, but I wanted it to be very comfortable. I have a 7-year-old, so it was important that our home was comfortable for him and his friends but also comfortable for me and my friends.”

Sinkfield’s love for a contemporary aesthetic comes into full force in the kitchen and nearby eat-in dining space. A coffered ceiling adds to the subtle lineup of patterns, and dual-colored cabinetry provides an elevated visual interest. The upper cabinetry incorporates lightly stained wood just several shades darker than the white oak flooring that runs through the house, and the bottom cabinetry, along with the range hood, are painted a deep charcoal gray. 

“I love to cook, so I’m in the kitchen quite a bit. I wanted to make sure I had a kitchen that was more of a chef’s kitchen with the big oven and stove, and I wanted a big island and a lot of storage space,” adds Sinkfield. “I like to entertain, but when I have company over, I hate people being in the kitchen with me. This works to where I can stay on one side and do everything I want to do, and everyone else can sit on the other side without getting in the hustle and bustle.”

Helping to provide that bit of separation are four fabric barstools that are tucked underneath the island overhang. Meanwhile, the soft white countertops with subtle gray veining tie in with the white of the backsplash, which features a diamond pattern with pops of Sinkfield’s signature gold.  

 

“I wanted to make sure I had a kitchen that was more of a chef’s kitchen with the big oven and stove, and I wanted a big island and a lot of storage space.” – Stephanie Sinkfield

On the second floor of the home, visitors will find that the lavish nature that is so prevalent on the main floor has been replaced with a calm and collected ambience in what serves as Sinkfield’s theater room. Dark blue walls match the leather of five two-toned, theater-style recliners, and a sofa table is paired with four barstools for the perfect place to enjoy a meal while watching a movie. 

When asked what she’s looking forward to the most about spending the coming years in her home, Sinkfield is quick to say that she’s looking forward to entertaining more – and you better believe this room will be a cornerstone. 

“I think it will be nice in the wintertime to have people over and have this kind of space where folks can just unwind and hide from the pressures of the world. I want people to feel like they are in their own home when they come over,” says Sinkfield. “I’m so blessed to be given the opportunity to do the things I do, and I never thought I would be able to own a home like this when I was growing up, so it’s really important to me that I’m able to share that good fortune with my friends and family.”

 

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