Jody's Notebook


interior design: trendy, current and enduring

Interior finishing has started at the 20 A Street Spec and it’s looking really good. I went with “cake batter” walls, rich nutmeg color hardwood and “simply white” trims.  A palette that could go any interior décor direction – rustic mountain, urban contemporary or anything in between.

I always choose my spec house interiors very carefully because I am trying to appeal to the masses.  I think the key is to be current but traditional at the same time.  In this case I went with oil rubbed bronze light fixtures that read contemporary but have little features or shapes that connect them to traditional.  The interior doors are not your typical 6 panel we’ve seen for the last 30 years.  Instead, I went with a 3 panel mission style which has a crisp cove detail that I just love.  And the oil rubbed bronze hardware is the exclamation mark that puts them over the top.

The hardwood floor is probably the trendiest element I went with.  It’s maple but with a hand hewn rustic look.  It’s everywhere in the magazines right now.  It works for rustic interiors but especially for contemporary interiors.

I am still deciding on kitchen back splash tile.  The counter is lighter in color as this kitchen is north east exposed.  It has a beautiful classic stone look.  I am looking for something with a little texture and a touch of sparkle.  That’s the key to making a neutral palette pop. 

We are anticipating be ready for open house tours by mid December so continue to check into my blog for dates.

The soffit (bulkhead)here not only housed a heat duct, it is part of the design plan.
This landscape feature allows for maximum southern light to penatrate into this basement bedroom.