Featured in the October 2012 edition of Traditional Homes magazine is a custom home I designed for a great client, who owned a lot in midtown Tulsa. I think Traditional Homes is one of the better shelter magazines that highlights home design and I often have my clients look through it to for inspiration.
When designing a client’s home, it is very important for me to listen to what they want in a home so I can make sure they’ll get the home they want to stay in forever. Some clients have mentioned that they don’t even want to go to a 5-star hotel because it won’t equal what they have at their own house. I feel very proud of the detailing and the thought that we put into our plans and making sure the client is happy.
Designing this client’s home was no different. I wanted to give them a home that they enjoyed so much that they would have absolutely never want to leave.
For the master bedroom suite, I like to create a private retreat for my client that allows them to have many of the conveniences in an entire home in one area. Once you get into the master bedroom suite we usually offer a morning bar, which would be a place to store refrigerated drinks, coffee, possibly a microwave. There might even be a separate washer and dryer for that end of the house. This particular house has a his and her bathroom and closets.
As you make your way outside, you enter a peaceful space with beautiful landscaping resembling their very own resort right in the backyard. Diane Cagle was the landscape architect for this project and helped the client with the landscaping and pool layout. The building in the back is a guest house and a cabana showing our chimney pots. Not shown in the photo is a cooking area off the cabana which is covered with an arbor.
Click the link below to read the complete article “Easy Elegance” from Traditional Homes magazine. Written and Produced by Jenny Bradley &
Photography by Werner Straube.