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ASID Award Feature: A Luminous Home Delights in The Preserve

Feb 24, 2023 11:50AM ● By Lisa McCoid, AIA, ASID

Photo by Tom Kessler.

The overall design concept for this new-construction residence, built by Grace Homes in The Preserve in Elkhorn, was to deliver a cohesive palette that could be carried throughout the house and create a comfortable, welcoming atmosphere for the homeowners and their family. 

 Warm whites are accentuated with subtle uses of wood tones and accents of black to convey this theme. Great thought and detail went into the design of cabinetry, fireplaces, fixtures, and tile—with particular attention given to lighting—and each was selected for its sense of scale, material function, and overall impact. 

Custom mirrors were designed to be a main attraction of the two-story entry and set the mood for the entire home. We chose a stair railing that’s simple yet sophisticated, with clean lines of black metal and accents of warm wood. 

In the great room, we used stone, shiplap, cabinetry, and lighting on the fireplace wall to create an interesting focal point. The frame TV allows for artwork to be displayed when not in use. 

 Special attention was given to the layout of the kitchen and pantry. The design of the hood, custom island, and island light fixtures were all chosen with a specific purpose and function in mind. Off-white quartz countertops continue onto the backsplash to keep the space bright and crisp. The clean lines and elegant shapes of the light fixtures balance the soft curves of the hood design.

In the back hall, we installed reclaimed brick in a herringbone pattern on the floor, along with a painted tongue-and-groove ceiling. Both features add to the drama of this back passageway. The semi-flush globe light fixtures and wall sconces make the space feel complete and unified. 
The end result is an inviting, radiant home to greet this family for years to come.
Lisa McCoid, a founder and co-owner of D3 Interiors, was recognized with a Gold Award for this project at the 2022 Nebraska/Iowa Chapter ASID Awards held last September. The project also won the Best Use of Lighting Award for 2022.

This article originally appeared in the March/April 2023 issue of Omaha Home magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.
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