Inside a Kid-Friendly, Fabulous University Park Home
July 11, 2017 - accent chair
Ikki and Matt Stinson designed their University Park home with one prophesy in mind. Or some-more accurately, 4 of them.
Their residence had to have adequate space and functionality for 4 children in a jump-on-the-bed years and adequate character for their design-obsessed parents.
“We both adore pattern and midcentury modern,” says Nikki, a former promotion artistic executive who now runs Tickled Designs, a tradition paper products business. Matt is an executive in a automobile attention “who’s got a good eye and is opinionated,” she says. The integrate worked with Robert Elliott Custom Homes to pattern and build a home and did a interior pattern themselves with “nothing formal” as their running principle. They bought a lot in 2013 and changed into a residence in 2015.
Even before we step inside a splendid red doorway with a keyless entrance (Target red, explains Nikki), a couple’s enterprise for stylish functionality is evident. A front rug of Ipe timber is lined with benches for gathering, sipping beverages, and examination kids play. The section was desirous by NorthPark Center, and a vast peephole acts some-more as a small window, that elevates a practical standing with appealing design.
Inside, we step into a normal blueprint of dual front bedrooms distant by a foyer. But tradition ends there. A library with 4 chairs replaces a grave vital room, and a whole family plays games there. A guest apartment replaces a dining room. Nikki and Matt also did divided with a grave front staircase. “It takes adult too most room.” The staircase is toward a behind of a house, with a small bureau for Nikki tucked underneath. A beechwood shade provides both a shifting doorway and singular pattern element.
Furnishings via are a reduction of selected midcentury and complicated pieces by Ligne Roset and others. Colors are a comfortable gray neutral with coronet accents and pops of peacock blue and orange green, desirous by a striking imitation from Maharam accent pillows in a family room.
The family shares dishes during a dining list in a room that also doubles as an art atelier. A shifting whiteboard displays children’s artwork, that can be simply private for a grownup affair. Behind a whiteboard is an art cupboard with cubbies for any child’s creations. Individualized storage is steady via a house, with any child carrying a junk drawer in a kitchen and particular lockers in a mudroom. “Wherever we could find additional space, we did,” Nikki says.
The dual top floors enclose bedrooms and bathrooms for any of a kids, ages 3, 6, 8, and 9, with a third-floor child cavern for their usually son, a oldest child.
The one difference to a “no fancy” order is a master bath suite, with floor-to-ceiling marble and a de rigueur elements of a tradition closet, oppulance shower, and sitting area.
“OK, this is a small fancy,” she says. “I really wanted a spalike experience. With 4 kids, we need a retreat.” But, she adds, “they come in here anyway.”