This week I was invited out to Hampstead to tour and write about their 2016 Southern Living Inspired Home. The house was designed by Matter, the brain child of Anna Lowder and Harvi Sahota. Harvi explains the theory behind the house this way, “We approached the design of this house by focusing on its location in the Hampstead community. Located on a corner lot overlooking the lake, it was important to create a serene, private space that remained a connected, focal point in the overall community. With this as the stating point, the balconies and courtyard quickly became the central focus of the exterior.” I have to tell you that those areas are pretty awesome.
Most photos courtesy of Grace Photography.
Matter’s Interior Designer, Brooke Johns (who thoughtfully gave me my tour), worked with Harvi to create an interior focused on the interaction of graphic pattern, color, light and spatial design. Harvi and Anna then filled the home with art and wares from Southern Makers. I will highlight some of those as we walk through.
I was especially enamored with the lighting throughout the house starting with these stunning pendants in the kitchen from Restoration Hardware Modern Collection. I love the way the gold interior echos the gold cabinet hardware, and how about that herringbone wall?
Creams, grays and whites were the repeated palette throughout with occasional hot accents of orange. Note those gorgeous Alabama Chanin pillows on the sofa!
I love the Kevin Reilly chandelier in the dining room.
The dark and moody library is the perfect place to curl up with a good book on a rainy afternoon.
I actually thought this wall was tile but it is a beautiful graphic wallpaper in a deep rich navy. It is the perfect balance to the library.
The master bedroom is a serene escape after a long day.
Really wonderful, current tiles stole the show in the master bathroom. This tub feature wall was one of my favorite aspects of the entire house! Stunning.
Sara Pittman provided the art for the girls’ room. Bedding was provided by Serena & Lilly.
My “littles” would be all over this fun bedroom but the play would not be serene… more like leaping off the roof into the campfire if I had my guess!
What’s a campfire without s’mores? Land of Nod killed this one.
The playroom wallpaper mural is by Anthropol0gy.
Furniture in this room, provided by Ashley Gallion.
It is hard to beat this view with a glass of wine.
The house is open for tours through June 26. Head on over and tell them I sent you. 🙂 Cost is $10.