Another major moment in our Oakmont Ranch project is the living room. There are three major architectural elements in this space that really set the tone. The first was the ceiling. We painted the original beams this espresso color to add some drama and contrast between the white shiplap. The client's really loved that this home had a pitched roof so we updated it to feel current but authentic.
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The second element was the fireplace that separates the kitchen dining from the living room. We shiplapped the fireplace and added an oak mantle on both sides and a honed Carrara Marble slab. This was a major moment, so it had to be done right! On the living room side of the fireplace we displayed artwork with a picture light above. Since the fireplace blocks the view of the TV from the kitchen, our client's requested an additional TV for viewing while hanging out in the eating portion of the home. We always recommend Samsung Frame TV's to our clients because they hang flush to the wall like artwork does and it can display family photos, artwork, etc. It's a no brainer when wanting to mix form and function equally.
The third element that really determined the space was the built in. This wall is equal parts storage and pretty. We flanked the television with French Oak shelves to display collected items and beautiful objects. The French Oak is continued as the countertop for the Bright White Shaker style cabinetry.
As for the furnishings, we went for a casual, comfortable, and beautiful mix of pieces. The room is grounded by this gorgeous light fixture that works perfectly to dress up the pitched ceiling.
Finish wise, we continued the house engineered hardwood into the kitchen. All of the cabinetry in the home is a shaker style. The perimeter cabinetry is classic and white, but the island is Sherwin Williams - Naval. A blue island was one of the few requests from our client and we were happy to do it! We think it was perfect for the space!