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ASID Feature January 2022: Every Detail Considered

Dec 30, 2021 11:45AM ● By Alex Trout & Lisa McCoid
Bathroom with floating vanity and koi fish wallpaper

Photo by Tom Kessler

This lake home project with Grace Custom Homes features a floor plan designed for entertaining friends and family. We started by selecting warm, inviting hues as the foundation, creating a unified and cohesive palette that could be carried throughout the space. Then, materials and lighting elements were chosen with a sense of scale, material, function, and overall impact on the space considered.  

Photo by Tom Kessler

  The floor plan’s visual connection of the great room and kitchen provided the biggest challenge. The style and use of the rooms are different, but they needed to flow and complement one another. The more formal kitchen features high-gloss quartz, large chandelier light fixtures over the island, and leather counter stools with brass metal accents. The more casual great room features a dimensional fireplace wall that uses varying depths of stained woodwork as accents. The result is a pleasing aesthetic, as well as display space for sculptures the homeowners acquired on their travels.  

Photo by Tom Kessler

  A powder room, or main floor half bath, is often an afterthought in many design schemes. But in this home, it became a main design feature. No detail was too small to be considered, from the whimsical koi fish wallpaper to the dimensional ribbed tile and linear mirror accent wall to the freestanding vanity and ceiling-mounted accent light fixture. Every decision has an impact in this unique and stylish bathroom. 

Photo by Tom Kessler

The “lake room,” designed for relaxing or playing games with family, features a custom bar made of myriad materials, creating layers of dimension. The bar island mixes two wood tones with a custom wood waterfall-edge detail to cap off the seating space. The back wall of the bar continues the mixed wood tones, while adding a stone backsplash highlighted with custom LED up-lights to accentuate the stone’s rustic nature. The stone carries onto the oversized fireplace wall, creating a perfect spot to sit cozy by the fire.  

Photo by Tom Kessler

Designers Lisa McCoid and Alex Trout of D3 Interiors were recognized with a Silver award for their work on this project at the 2021 Nebraska/Iowa Chapter ASID Awards held last September.

Meet the Interior Designers

Alex Trout 

Allied Member ASID, D3 Interiors

Alex Trout began her design career in 2012 and joined D3 Interiors in 2014. She has worked on diverse residential and commercial projects of all sizes. Her goal is to build lasting relationships with her design clients, bring a fresh, creative eye, and create inspiring spaces. 

 Lisa McCoid

ASID, AIA, D3 Interiors

Lisa McCoid is one of the Midwest’s few design professionals with an architecture license and interior design certification. Her goal for all aspects of her design business: total customer satisfaction. “The client has to love it.”  Interacting with and improving the lives of her clients is what she enjoys most about design.

This article originally appeared in the January/February 2022 issue of Omaha Home. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.