Walking further into the home, the foyer hall opens up into the living room. In this room, Missy wanted it to be beautiful enough to entertain yet comfortable enough for everyday living. A special stone fireplace was thoughtfully planned with an impressive, raised hearth to create a sense of grandeur and warmth. A variance of patterns and colors all tie together with gray, beige, brown, and red accents. While a subtle red floral-esque pattern echoes through the drapes, foot stools, and throw pillows, more masculine and comforting light gray buffalo checks can be found on the nearby accent chairs.
This room is open to the adjacent kitchen and dining nook. The arrangement is conducive to flow for entertaining. “I love to have my parents over. In fact, they’re over here all the time. These two swivel chairs are their ‘spot’ when they’re here,” Missy laughs, pointing to the leopard print armchairs nearest the kitchen.
From her parents’ favorite chairs in the living room, it’s just a few feet to the kitchen island and more seating. “This house has been wonderful for entertaining. I love the open concept, this kitchen, and the dining nook. That’s probably where we eat the most,” Missy says. The island boasts ample storage, a large stainless steel sink, and a beautifully distressed off-white paint job. The countertops are a gorgeous leathered granite that looks like marble. The veining bears a very subtle copper-colored tone throughout which ties into all of the kitchen’s accents. Copper cabinet pulls, pendant lights, and a custom backsplash add an old-world feel to this state-of-the-art space. The main cabinetry is finished in a soft chestnut brown, which helps ground the otherwise airy color palette. Double ovens, an expansive cooktop, industrial refrigerator, and hidden appliance garage beside the refrigerator all contribute to the world-class elements of this room that make it a hostess’s dream. As Missy confirms, “I like to have family, friends, and neighbors over as often as possible, so I knew having a nice, spacious kitchen would be important. That was definitely emphasized when we planned this home.”