We built Stonelake Farm in the new Viking Meadows development, amid a former horse farm's rolling hills, woods and ponds. We designed our home's exterior with plenty of historic architectural detailing for a feeling of age and permanence in this beautiful setting.
The two-way fireplace in the sitting room has a flat-screen TV above it. Two leather swivel chairs on either side of the TV-facing sofa offer comfortable places to watch TV and talk. Leather ottomans contribute to the room's relaxing tone.
The dining room sports an assortment of subdued patterns and textures in a striped cotton rug; leather seat cushions; houndstooth pillows; diamond-embroidered, tone-on-tone drapes; and floral upholstery. Simple ivory pottery pieces provide the only accents needed. Deep wood tones flatter a serving sideboard and round table, which encourages group conversation.
The lower level is outfitted for family entertainment. A slate-front fireplace wall contains a 60-inch, flat-screen TV/DVD player for the home theater and unique floor-to-ceiling firewood storage towers. Not seen, but just steps away, are a large, comfy sectional, wet bar, wine room, poker and billiard tables and fitness area.
In the master bedroom, we complemented brown walls with orange accents, then blended country details (including primitive horse and cow prints, a crazy quilt on the bed, antique brown pharmacy bottles and a black horse weather vane) with more exotic influences. Tied together by color, the mixed result works surprisingly well.
In the spacious guest bedroom with its own bath, two queen-size beds with Serta pillow top mattresses offer plenty of comfort. A handy desk sits between the two beds. Earthy accessories hint at a slightly more rustic country-modern aesthetic.