Contemporary Interior Design with Extensive Walnut Millwork by Deana Lewis
Based in Alberta, Canada, home designer Deana Lewis has been stunning everyone with her amazing and timeless designs. The house you see in this article is another example of how amazing she is at what she does.
Let’s start off by comparing contemporary design with modern design. Well for starters, modern designs have more stark and bold lines whereas contemporary designs have softer lines. The colour scheme is also quite different with contemporary being more bold.
This house was complete in 2013 and boy, did Deana had her work cut out for her. You can’t just make a house look this beautiful without putting in a lot (emphasis on lot) of work. The house is built primarily for a family of four.
What I love the most about this design has got to be what everyone else also admires the most, the walnut millwork. The basic colour scheme here is; gray, brown and white, which frankly, pairs beautifully together!
Now, for one second let’s talk about the key of the entire design – the walnut millwork. Have you ever wondered why, besides being one of the most desirable designs, a limited number of homes have a wooden design? Well, first off wood might be beautiful, but it isn’t the most durable or the cheapest.
One of these two factors is bound to be present. A compromise has to be made between them. You can’t have cheap durable wood work nor can you have durable expensive wood work. Wouldn’t the world have been a beautiful place otherwise?
Beautiful wooden steps accent the front entry.
A glass railing on the staircase provides a bright and expansive feeling to the front entryway.
What can I say? The lines here aren’t as bold as in a modern design but they certainly are cleaner and look like something drawn not built.
Focus all of your attention towards the marble kitchen counter or the ceiling light.
The stainless steel appliances here enhance the natural wood grain pattern.
Smooth, sleek designed cabinets and countertops look bright and spacious.
The appliances you see now but did not before? They come out when you pull on the rolling cabinet.
Built in appliances and plenty of storage space make this kitchen functional and clean.
Recessed pot lights under the counter provide additional light.
The kitchen is directly linked to the dining room. The most beautiful thing about the dining room are the overhanging black lights which gives this house a beautiful look. Just imagine turning those on at night when you sit for dinner!
A built in natural gas fireplace provides warmth and comfort to the living room.
Hidden behind walnut wall panels exists an abundance of shelving and storage.
Another brilliant thing about this Deana Lewis design is the fact that the millwork gives the house a clean finish and is the most durable in this case. For example, in the living room you can see another colour added to the scheme which is some place between gray and black.
The house also has a separate study so you don’t have to worry about converting a spare room into one.
In the study, everything has it’s right place.
The study also has a shelf and a lying space besides the window.
A compact half-bath with beautiful walnut cabinet and a contemporary sink.
Art is some thing which can be observed throughout the house. Even as you’re climbing up the stairs, you can see ornaments which you’d initially think don’t belong there but try taking them out and you will realise that Deana knew her work and planned it all down to the T.
Contemporary lighting fixtures pair with natural wood and recessed shelf lighting.
The walnut wood theme is even found in the bedrooms, with custom-made bed frames.
Recessed pot lights add additional lighting to the bedroom, along with natural sunlight.
The art work in the bedroom is my favourite. The grey and white frame over hanging the bed looks amazing with the bed covers and the wall-to-wall carpet.
An almost floor to ceiling mirror, captured in a wooden frame provides an optical illusion of additional space in the room.
A bright and spacious bathroom is accented by natural lighting.
A walk in shower with grey tiles mirrors the feel of the rest of the home, with contemporary chrome fixtures.
Dual sinks with plenty of counter space is backed with small brick-like grey tiles.
Another full bathroom with matching millwork and plenty of storage cabinet and drawers.
All in all, this house is amazing house with the most beautiful walnut millwork and light shaded wooden floor work. The colour scheme pairs perfectly and the finishing is the best we’ve ever seen in any house.
Designed by Design Office of Deana Lewis Inc