Ashburn Project: A Classic Home in Virginia

We've been working with the sweetest client on the build of their new home just outside of DC. We helped with cabinet drawings, moulding, layouts and all of the finish selections in the main areas of the home. This was all done long distance through full-service design and went as smooth as can be (thanks to our client's great communication and our killer team ;) )! They are moving in this week and will now be getting settled and doing the furniture through our E-Design service.  

Although I love to style and decorate, there is something so satisfying about seeing this project photographed without furniture - it really helps you see the beauty of the bones of the house.

Our client wanted their home to be clean and classic. You can never go wrong with that! 

Let's start with the kitchen and butler's pantry. The kitchen design incorporates very traditional elements like white inset cabinetry, Carrara marble counters and subway tile. However, the brass pendants are the real star of the kitchen! We get asked about mixing metals a lot - we are all for it, but try to keep it to no more than 2-3 finishes in a space. 

White kitchen with dark floors and brass pendants by Studio McGee
White kitchen with subway tile, marble counters and brass pendants || Studio McGee
Brass pendants in an all white kitchen || Studio McGee
Mixed metals in the kitchen || Studio McGee
Island Detail || Studio McGee
White inset cabinets and hood design || Studio McGee
Open concept kitchen and living || Studio McGee

The butler's pantry turned out just beautifully. The soft gray cabinets break things up and I love that we decided to use sconces instead of pendants here. I wish I could share the cabinet color, but it was selected through the cabinet maker's in-house options! I think it looks very similar to SW Repose Gray though.  

Light gray butler's pantry || Studio McGee
Light Gray Butler's Pantry with Open Shelves || Studio McGee
Butler's Pantry by Studio McGee
Butler's Pantry by Studio McGee
Light Gray Inset Cabinetry and White Subway Tile || Studio McGee
Fireplace design, window seat, and medium hardwood floors || Studio McGee
Fireplace design with black honed granite and herringbone firebox || Studio McGee

Ohhhhh the powder room. Where do I start?! The stunning mirror? Beautiful shade of green grasscloth? The awesome hardware? This whole space just really speaks to me...

Powder Bath Design with green grasscloth and brass mirror || Studio McGee
Powder Bathroom with mixed metals || Studio McGee
Powder Bathroom with Gold Mirror and Grasscloth || Studio McGee

The next space manages to be both cute and totally durable which is exactly what a mudroom should be! Our client was head over heels for the Midway House Mudroom, so we incorporated the slate herringbone floors and shiplap. However, we mixed it up by keeping the color palette all black and white with the pendants and hardware. 

Slate Herringbone Floors, Shiplap and black barn pendants in the mudroom || Studio McGee
Mudroom sink || Studio McGee

Lastly, we'll share the master bathroom! It's just so serene and lovely. We carried the touches of gold from the rest of the home into this space with those great beaded mirrors. I also love that the lucite sconces add a glam element without being too over the top (BTW, we're still waiting for a double sconce to arrive for between the 2 mirrors). I'm all about the "feeling" of a space and this master bathroom just gets it right. I could easily spend all of my spare time in here... 

Master Bathroom with basketweave floors and BM "Moonshine" walls || Studio McGee
Master Bathroom by Studio McGee
Master Bathroom Cabinetry || Studio McGee
Freestanding tub with niche shelving || Studio McGee
Master Bathroom by Studio McGee
Gold mirror, marble counters, classic faucet || Studio McGee
Carrara Marble Shower Design || Studio McGee
Carrara Marble Shower || Studio McGee

Photos by Andrea Pesce Photography

***Out of respect to our clients, we share some but not all sources. 

Countertops are all Carrara marble | Hardwood floors were a custom mixed stain on white oak | Living/Kitchen Walls are BM "Classic Gray" | Master Bathroom Walls are BM "Moonshine" | Kitchen Pendants | Butler's Pantry Sconces

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