Kendra Tardif White is the mastermind behind Pheasant Hill Designs, an award-winning full service interior design firm based here in Charlotte. Kendra’s work is all about striking a delicate balance between function, comfort, and style. She believes the interior of your home should speak to who you are as a person.
Inside This Stunning Home
When clients come to Arcadia, the builders of this beautiful home, they know they won’t be getting any old ordinary place to live. Clients expect a level of detail, customization, and an uncommon level of care that has become synonymous with the Arcadia name. That is why the owners of this Weddington lot in The Meadows knew that they could trust Arcadia. The project was to build a five-bedroom, seven-bathroom dream home. Arcadia builders could handle every request and design note thrown their way.
“The overall aesthetic is really hard to nail down,” notes Kendra. “We were trying to create a ‘collected’ feel for the final product.”
Finding a way to meld the clients’ seemingly opposing styles and architectural requests proved to be a welcome challenge for both Pheasant Hill and Arcadia. Here, the results speak for themselves as soon as guests walk in. The neutral tones and high ceilings make the whole front of the house feel light and welcoming. At the same time, the blue-toned art and soft grays give the space a bit more personality. The faux candle chandelier grounds the room’s more modern elements with an antique look. It’s a testament to how seamlessly the elements in this home design work together.
Full Service Interior Design Goes Neutral
Those themes carry on into the rest of the rooms. All have varying degrees of neutral tones, blue-gray hues, and eye-catching light fixtures. Because the clients entertain frequently, each room needed to be as functional as it is stylish. This was achieved by incorporating custom cabinets and shelving by Distinctive Cabinets into the home. These features served not only as extra storage space, but also as centerpieces. This is especially clear in the living room. Here, floor-to-ceiling shelves frame the room’s stunning fireplace and mantle.
The study also exemplifies the home’s built-in cabinetry, but takes a small departure from the brightness of the rest of the home. Instead, the study incorporates less white and beige tones in favor of a slightly darker color palette. While the colors still feel very modern, the dark leather chairs bring in a traditional warmth that makes the room feel timeless. And if the actual study wasn’t enough for inviting conversation, the wine room and bar visible through the doorway definitely do the trick.
More than a Space to Entertain
But these clients needed more out of their home than just space to entertain. This was meant to be their refuge; a place of tranquility after all the welcomed chaos from visiting family and business associates. To serve that, Kendra brought as much serenity as she could to the bedrooms. These mini sanctuaries pull in the blues and grays from the rest of the home while still focusing on neutral whites and browns. This allowed for a warm, relaxing feel in certain rooms and an open, clean look in others.
By sourcing from over 18 different vendors across the US and the UK, Kendra blended modern and classic elements together into areas that felt both unique and comfortable. From the bedrooms to the foyer, the PHD team created a house that had everything their clients wanted in a dream home.
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Photos by Dustin Peck