Interior design is more than the look of a house. It’s a way of self-expression—a way for someone to show others their own personal meaning of home. That’s why it’s not always easy to design a home with more than one client in mind. Fortunately, Samantha Loxton and Leah Kleynen, two members of the design team from Kathryn Lilly Interiors, knew just how to take competing ideas and blend them into a cohesive, well-designed home—just like they did with this Japandi house in Davidson, NC.
When the owners of this home—two young professionals with a sweet dog—came to Kathryn Lilly Interiors, they had very different visions of what they wanted their shared home to look like. One wanted a strong focus on Japanese-style interior designs, which typically have a clean, minimalist look and an emphasis on connecting with nature. Natural-looking furniture and simple color palettes often achieve this. The other client preferred Scandinavian looks. These have the same minimalist ideas as Japanese designs but place greater emphasis on creating warmth through texture and textiles.
Any guest touring their home today would agree that the couple got the best of both worlds. The 6,000-square-foot home features four bedrooms, four full bathrooms, and three half bathrooms, all designed with these elements in mind. Walking into the home, guests are greeted with clean rooms and minimalist furniture. Both elements work well with the strong natural light coming into each space. The wood accents and light colors show off the home’s sophisticated simplicity.
The kitchen is likely the best example. Here the sharp, geometric lines from the walls and countertops bring out a nice contrast with the natural wood cabinets made by Almond Custom Cabinets and floors made by Mohawk Industries. By having the appliances as flush with the walls as possible, Kathyrn Lilly Interiors made the line breaks on the walls and ceiling feel all the more deliberate.
In other areas of the home, the Scandinavian influence is more apparent. The offices, for example, both show off a blend of textures and materials while still keeping that minimalist feel. The dark, solid-colored walls in one office contrast well with the light floors. Meanwhile, the naturalistic area rug gives the space a bit more warmth. In the other office, the color palette is lighter. However, the contrasting textures and patterns are still there to make this room feel inviting.
By understanding Scandinavian and Japanese-style designs at a strong level, Kathryn Lilly Interiors was able to give the owners of this home a Japandi interior design that felt true to them both.
More information about Kathryn Lilly Interiors can be found on their website.