This is the house where modern meets rustic and does a happy dance! Welcome to the Timberwood friends 🙂
I am so excited to share with you all the nitty gritty details of this new construction home. There were a variety of materials used in this house – everything from fiber cement board all the way to venetian plaster and everything in-between. In my opinion, mixing materials and textures is what gives a home that “cozy feel” we all long for!
Let’s start with the exterior of this house. Mountain Sage (James Hardie Board) was used as our MAIN siding color. We accented this with natural cedar posts and a cedar flower box. The black trimmed windows really make a statement and tie in perfectly with the black soffit and facia. We wanted to make sure this home still had that earthy / lodge feel when you walked up so we didn’t go with a stark black shingle and instead used something a bit more subtle – Weatherwood. Incorporating both board and baton along with horizontal siding and shakes really helps a home’s exterior not look so “basic.” When designing the exterior of your house I always encourage clients to look at it in sections. Each section should have it’s own personality!
The main floor is home to the coolest “home office” we have designed thus far! Our client’s trusted me and went out on a limb to make this space dark and moody! We used the wall color, Soot from Benjamin Moore to compliment the Bridgewater cabinetry we sourced from Superior Cabinets. Whenever you’re attempting to match your wall color to the cabinetry I always suggest looking at your paint sample in a variety of different lights to ensure you’ve found the best match! We brought the green vibes from the exterior into the mudroom by spray finishing the shiplap in Mohegan Sage – Another one of our favorite Benjamin Moore colors! The living room has shiplap as well but in a different install method. I love to install shiplap both horizontally and vertically because I feel like different spaces call for different things. We paired vertical shiplap (Painted in Witching Hour – Benjamin Moore) with Venetian plaster on bottom. Venetian plaster is a super affordable finish to use on fireplaces. Although it looks expensive, this is a great spot to save money in the budget and switch from tile to this!
The stairwell is often a spot that gets overlooked by people when designing their home, but that wasn’t the case in this build! As many of you know who have carpet on your stairs…this is the FIRST place you start to notice the age of your carpet over the years. With all of the foot traffic and wear and tear a set of stairs takes, you’re bound to notice it at some point in time. We wanted to avoid having that “flattened shag” look in this home so we sourced a tightly woven carpet from our friends at Flooring Superstore. We went with a chevron pattern to accent the other chevron tile patterns we used throughout the bathrooms. This carpet is still soft on your feet but won’t show it’s age like a normal carpet will after years of use! Designer Tip – This type of stair carpet can pair with a hard surface as shown in this image OR even a regular carpet. When pairing with a regular carpet always make sure only one carpet has a pattern and that the colors are complimenting!
The second floor has plenty of space for everyone – including the laundry room LOL! We used our staple Spruce Homes dry racks in this space. I’ve linked them right here for you because they’re honestly a must have https://www.potterybarn.ca/galvanized-modular-wall-system-drying-rack! The master ensuite was a retreat of it’s very own! We continued to incorporate different materials but adding a metal chandelier over the freestanding tub as well as a woven roller shade over the window. This was one of my favorite bathtubs we have ever used and I’m also linking it here for you! https://www.wayfair.ca/home-improvement/pdp/vanity-art-67-x-32-freestanding-soaking-bathtub-vnar1014.html?&experiencetype=2&selectedvertical=5
I’m going to end this blog tour in The Timberwood’s basement. Home of the home gym 😉 and all the space needed for teenage kids to make a mess LOL! Home gyms have been showing up on our client’s wish lists more and more over this past year. We install an incredible rubber gym tile that makes the space feel warm but still has the durability needed to drop weights on it. These tiles go together like a puzzle and come in a variety of different colors. To get your hands on these for your own home, search for rubber sport floor.
Although I could go on and on about this house, I have to draw the line in the sand somewhere. To our amazing clients, thank you for choosing us to build your families home. Each space was so well thought-out and designed to function for you in this stage of your life and the next stages to come. To see more photos or to take a virtual tour of this floor plan click here https://sprucehomes.ca/portfolio_page/timberwood/