LIVING/GREAT ROOMS • WINNER
JULIE BAUR & MARGOT GOOD
BAUR GOOD INTERIORS
PHOTO BY ALISE O'BRIEN
Originally a cavernous, step-down tiled sunroom, Baur Good Interiors transformed this space into a warm and sophisticated great room in keeping with the home’s New England-style white clapboard cottage architecture. The design was part of an extensive remodel that included the foyer, kitchen/breakfast room, two dens, master and children’s bedrooms.
The key to the transformation from sunroom to great room was the floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace that clearly references the home’s New England sensibility. To balance the stone and add softness to the room, the designers specified a grasscloth wallcovering and jute rug, laid over new, dark-stained wood floors. Comfortable upholstered seating pieces are arranged for conversation, television viewing, or simply relaxing and taking in the great view through the many windows and French doors in the room.
The relaxed elegance of the design has made this room one of the owner’s favorites. “It is used all of the time now, which is a measure of great success!” says designer Julie Baur.
A LADUE HOME
LIVING/GREAT ROOMS • RUNNER UP
SINN DESIGN BUILD INC.
PHOTO BY BILL BARRETT
Created by Sinn Design Build Inc., this space gives new meaning to the term ‘great room.’ A truly noteworthy design within a 10,000-square-foot home, the room takes its cue from grand English drawing rooms and is distinguished by a host of important architectural features: the 20-foot-high barreled ceiling with custom millwork and corbels; a wall of windows that provides incredible light; and arched doors leading to the pool and veranda. Other special features are the marble floors, wainscot walls, chandelier and sconces, fireplace with onyx surround and custom-made distressed mirror. The creamy neutral color palette makes for a timeless look that will be enjoyed for years to come.
“The family lives in this home with two small children and three dogs, so each room was designed with function first and foremost,” says designer Tricia Sinn. “The strong, independent elements make the room functional and comfortable but also absolutely opulent.”
A TOWN & COUNTRY HOME