This home was designed from start to finish by Stephanie James with Allen and James Interiors at Furnitureland South. While Stephanie’s long-time clients were in the process of determining finishes and textures, from cabinetry to flooring to counter tops, they visited Furnitureland South. He had contemporary tastes that gravitated toward leather and angles; she was drawn toward softer fabrics and curves that occasionally bordered on traditional. They both agreed that Stephanie should help them select furnishings, fabrics and textures that would result in a contemporary home with warm elements that were beautiful, comfortable and welcoming, while reflecting both their aesthetics. The slideshow above visualizes the story of their search for beauty and art in each piece of furniture, in each room and within the house as a whole.
In the downstairs media room Stephanie started with the fireplace as a focal point, creating a global feel within a club-like atmosphere. Dark, rich browns and blues combine with fabrics from velvet to leather to create an inviting space unlike the typical media room or man cave. Stephanie featured pieces from Century Furniture, Lazar and Natuzzi, selecting recliners and swivel chairs to encourage engagement among guests. Outside the media room, Stephanie created a seating area with selections from Vanguard and Century Furniture. Complementary colors connect the two spaces and offer an overflow room for entertaining.
The home’s study was turned into a sitting room for her, creating a space to relax and call her own. Calming greys complement the adjoining dining room, providing a comfortable place for dinner guests to adjourn after dinner. Stephanie chose pieces from Vanguard, Century Furniture and a beautiful Persian rug from M.W.B. Designs.
Woven Asian motifs layered with grays and espresso finishes give this room a timeless elegance that connects with the flooring and adjacent rooms. Stephanie selected dining chairs by Selva to complement the clients’ refinished dining table, while a luxury mirror and floating table from Christopher Guy add a sense of art to the small wall across from the entry.
The high headboard and quiet fabrics atop a Swaim bed combined with highly styled, dark wood pieces from Italian manufacturer, Selva, to make this master bedroom a minimal, yet luxurious space. A Persian rug with subtle shading softened the room’s hardwood floors.
The living room is all about symmetry in layout and furnishings, something Stephanie loves to create in her living spaces. Elegant sofas and chairs by Natuzzi provided plentiful seating and give this room an element of design, anchored by a large cocktail table with gorgeous marble inserts.
The kitchen features contemporary cabinet lines with concrete stained countertops. Stephanie suggested a dark, wood round table by Saloom to soften the space and create a small seating and eat-in area that feels clean and uncluttered with a wonderful view of the lake.
Another wonderful home and very special clients for Allen and James Interiors and Furnitureland South!
Design Consultant, Stephanie James, helped create the look of this truly luxurious residence. Stephanie has more than 18 years experience creating dream homes at Furnitureland South, and it is her desire to help her clients incorporate their life travels, experience, and any unique items they have acquired into their home with a fresh new style and exciting look. Consistently a top designer at Furnitureland South, Stephanie has enjoyed working with a very high-profile list of clientele with homes all over the world.
In addition to her time at Furnitureland South, Stephanie has designed interiors for exclusive resorts, and has traveled the country to assist their residents who desire elegant vacation homes.
Visit her website Allen & James Designs.
To contact Stephanie, call 336.706.6473 or email [email protected].