Living La Vida Lokar

Rooms designed: Kitchen and Pantry Renovation; Butler’s Pantry/Formal Dining Room Conversion to Library; Living Room, Dining Room, Entry/Staircase, Patio, Study, Master Bedroom, 5 kid’s bedrooms.

Project Site: Newman Village, Frisco, TX

A ton of square footage doesn’t always mean function. This builder’s “spec” house had plenty of space for this large family of seven (plus three pups)- but it wasn’t working for their lifestyle and didn’t feel like “them”.

The Formal Dining Room was sitting empty and a never used butler’s pantry sat in the middle of the main floor. We converted these spaces to a functional Library where the kids can do homework and practice their instruments or Mom and Dad can just kick back and read a book in peace.

The enormous kitchen was completely gutted, including an uninspired pantry, which we opened up and added a “pass thru” window to the outdoor kitchen. The pantry is now a coffee bar and storage area. Column built-in refrigeration with rift cut white oak panel fronts are balanced by cabinetry-style pantry storage, flanking the cooktop. Open shelving keeps the kitchen feeling light and airy. All new professional appliances and a huge modern apron front sink makes cooking for a large family a breeze.

Organic yet modern furnishings throughout the home soften the strong lines of the contemporary finishes. Neutral tones with lots of texture complement the new kitchen and feature performance fabrics that can take daily wear and tear from an active household.

From the entry, to the study, out to the pool and patio, and throughout the bedrooms, black accents flow throughout the home and make it finally feel cohesive. All five kids provided input on how they wanted their bedrooms to reflect their interests and personalities, while Mom and Dad requested a soothing and relaxing palette for their Master Bedroom.

Upside, inside out, they’re now Living La Vida Lokar.

Lead Designer: Debbie Pratt
Kid’s Bedrooms Designed by Megan Fornes

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