photo by Justin Maconochie

The exterior of a 1936 English Tudor style home. The addition of a box-edged pond with stone urn fountain and crushed-gravel pathways complements the timeless architecture and classic building materials original to the house.

photo by Justin Maconochie

A view of the stairway shows grasscloth covered walls that were stripped and re-plastered to create the stucco effect that was original to the space. A neutral stair runner with decorative border lends an updated aesthetic.

photo by Justin Maconochie

In the living room, a subtle mix of clean lined upholstery, a faded Ushak rug, and antique accents create a soft backdrop for a cultivated collection of art and accessories.

photo by Justin Maconochie

Another view of the living room shows a glimpse into the blue dining room beyond.

photo by Justin Maconochie

A length of decorative ironwork has been reimagined as a console table that hosts a grouping of cut crystal candlesticks.

photo by Justin Maconochie

In the dining room, sumptuous silk drapery and crystal and brass light fixtures have been set against grasscloth walls and iron drapery hardware, creating a space perfect for both casual suppers and formal dinner parties.

photo by Justin Maconochie

In the dining room, sumptuous silk drapery and crystal and brass light fixtures have been set against grasscloth walls and iron drapery hardware, creating a space perfect for both casual suppers and formal dinner parties.

photo by Justin Maconochie

In the kitchen, traditional white cabinets and classic surface materials were selected to create a timeless feel.

photo by Justin Maconochie

Behind the cooktop, glazed tiles were custom colored to coordinate with the countertops and handmade in an elongated brink shape to give this classic material an updated appeal.

photo by Justin Maconochie

In the great room, drywall was faux-painted to evoke limestone block. A limestone fireplace surround was commissioned to replace an existing granite mantle. At the ceiling’s peak, a seventeenth-century oak beam was installed.

photo by Justin Maconochie

The furnishings were selected for their elegant and updated appeal with a nod to both traditional and contemporary design.

photo by Justin Maconochie

The iron and glass cocktail table is used to display a collection of decorative boxes, art books and a simple vase of freshly-cut flowers.

photo by Justin Maconochie

In this bathroom, Carrara marble floor and countertop, polished chrome accents and v-groove paneled walls installed horizontally create a classic, spa-like environment.

photo by Justin Maconochie

This bedroom was inspired by a series of antique framed fern pressings. A pair of beds with green linen headboards and custom bedding stand out nicely against the wool area rug and striped wallpaper that envelopes the space.

photo by Justin Maconochie

In the fern bedroom, a built-in writing desk and small bookshelf display an interesting mix of leather-bound books and accessories.

photo by Justin Maconochie

In the guest bedroom, the walls have been covered in a silk ticking stripe material. The blue and cream chevron drapery balances nicely with the antique furniture and artwork within the room.

photo by James Haefner

The dynamic architectural details of this entry passage draw your eye through the corridor to the casual living space beyond.

photo by James Haefner

A custom designed console table in steel and stone offers further architectural form to the entryway. A stone sculpture is balanced by two accent lamps.

photo by James Haefner

In this modern penthouse living room, both warmth & comfort play roles in the design. A custom rug and floor-to-ceiling drapery panels add softness, while chenille sofas and velvet chairs provide lots of comfortable seating.

photo by James Haefner

The shelves of the bookcases were dressed sparingly, echoing the relaxed atmosphere of the space.

photo by James Haefner

A wall was removed between the dining room and living room to allow the natural light and sweeping views to carry from one room to the next.

photo by James Haefner

In this contemporary penthouse dining room, pattern and color were deemphasized in preference of solid neutrals and subtle textures that would better reflect the quiet nature of the space.

photo by James Haefner

A large server is dressed with a collection of mid-century pottery that were selected for their sculptural forms.

photo by James Haefner

In this modern galley kitchen, function meets style. Continuing the neutral, subdued tones and style from the rest of the home, materials and finishes were carefully selected to reflect the understated appeal of the space.

photo by James Haefner

In this modern day master bedroom, with lofty ceilings and plenty of space, soft fabrics, warm wood tones and cool neutrals come together to create an inviting space.

photo by James Haefner

In the master bathroom and closet, warm wood tones are carried through in the design of the built-in closet cabinetry and floating double vanity.

photo by James Haefner

In the master bathroom and closet, warm wood tones are carried through in the design of the built-in closet cabinetry and floating double vanity.

photo by Justin Maconochie

In designing the exterior of this northern Michigan vacation home, materials such as cedar shingles, natural stucco, and chunky field stones were selected for their classic cottage appeal.

photo by Justin Maconochie

The back porch is the perfect place to take in breathtaking views of summer sunsets from across the bay.

photo by Justin Maconochie

A custom designed iron table base incorporates the same bird motif found in the master bedroom bedding.

photo by Justin Maconochie

In the foyer, an antique pine settle was reworked to provide extra storage.

photo by Justin Maconochie

In the living room, vibrant colors and bold patterns were selected to energize the traditional background materials used throughout the home.

photo by Justin Maconochie

The sun porch off the dining room was outfitted with generous wicker furniture in a natural finish. The upholstery, drapery and area rug echo the beautiful blue tones of the bay.

photo by Justin Maconochie

In the dining room, a long trestle table was custom made to provide ample space for large family gatherings as well as lengthy weekend puzzle sessions.

photo by Justin Maconochie

A detail of the charming chicken print fabric and vibrant yellow welt that was selected for the dining chair seat cushions.

photo by Justin Maconochie

Hand-glazed cabinetry, a waxed pine island and polished marble countertops give the kitchen an authentic farmhouse feel.

photo by Justin Maconochie

In the kitchen, a custom designed hutch gives the appearance of an antique piece of furniture while providing additional storage.

photo by Justin Maconochie

In the master bedroom, painted furniture, vibrant fabrics and cheerful animal motifs play to the homeowner’s primary request for bright bursts of color and whimsical creatures at every turn.

photo by Justin Maconochie

A detail of the master bedroom custom bedding reveals an arrangement of colorful fabrics and fun textured trims.

photo by Justin Maconochie

In the master bathroom, a large custom mirror was commissioned to carry the colorful bird motif in from the master bedroom bedding.

photo by Justin Maconochie

In the master bathroom, a large custom mirror was commissioned to carry the colorful bird motif in from the master bedroom bedding.

photo by Justin Maconochie

Behind the cooktop, glazed tiles were custom colored to coordinate with the countertops and handmade in an elongated brink shape to give this classic material an updated appeal.

photo by Justin Maconochie

The custom colored wallpaper in this upstairs guest bathroom plays up the blue tones of the adjoining bedroom.

photo by Justin Maconochie

The blue and white guest bedroom boasts the best views of the misty bay.

photo by Justin Maconochie

In this contemporary dining room, a hand-hammered table base with glass top is encircled by modern ladder back chairs. Along the wall, a series of Isabel Bigelow prints add a punch of color to the otherwise neutral palette.

photo by Justin Maconochie

In this living room, the new fireplace surround is the focal point. A grey and cream rug, striped sheer drapery panels and neutral fabric, including a pair of 1930’s art deco arm chairs, add softness and balance to the space.

photo by Justin Maconochie

A glass top cocktail table holds an abstract iron sculpture, clay votive and a footed bowl by Steuben. Opposite the fireplace, an untitled work by Cathy Daley is mounted above a long sofa covered in soft grey wool.

photo by Justin Maconochie

This kitchen is clean and simple with slab cabinet doors and neutral countertops of a durable quartz material. The mosaic tile adds geometric interest. The rich wood cabinets help to warm the otherwise cool palette.

photo by Justin Maconochie

In the master bedroom, a tufted linen headboard pops against a glossy black faux-snakeskin wallcovering. Elegant white bedding and floor-to-ceiling solid drapery panels keep things clean and simple.

photo by Justin Maconochie

The inner courtyard boasts a sunken koi pond with fountain. An exterior wall is covered in decorative espalier fruit trees.