Welcome to our gallery featuring the intriguing Saugatuck residence by Karen Garlanger Designs.
This creative, contemporary home interior folds a variety of tones and textures into a cohesive space.
The look is contemporary, yet suffused with traditional materials for a timeless look.
The first thing visitors notice might be the expansive, open floor plan that makes a relatively compact layout feel humongous. Then again, they might notice the abundance of rich materials, from hardwood flooring to the brightly colored furniture.
The biggest unifying factor is a sense of cohesion, with every element of the home’s style locking together for the big picture.
The chosen furniture leans toward timeless elegance, with midcentury modern inspired sofa and chairs in the living room, sleek white dining room chairs, and classic rich wood dressers in the bedrooms.
The house is also a place of subtle surprises, such as the bold green cabinetry that defines the kitchen. These sleekly styled cupboards offer an injection of passion and modern charm into the space.
One particularly unique flourish is the appearance of glass door cabinetry at one end of the room, turning the storage into a display space.
The large open living room area centers on a broad white brick fireplace wall, housing an array of subtly varied furniture colors over its hardwood flooring. Subtle embedded ceiling lights supplement the abundant sunlight pouring through large front windows.
While the bedrooms all feature subtle variations on a familiar neutral palette, each boasts a distinctive element, setting it apart.
Photography: Jennifer Mayo Studios
The living room features a subtly varied set of furniture over its hardwood flooring. At right, a small writing desk sits below built-in shelves next to the brick fireplace.
The kitchen stands out with bold green cabinetry from floor to ceiling, featuring sleek surfaces and a handful of glass door cupboards. A grey tile backsplash and stainless steel appliances complete the modern look.
The rest of the home comprises a set of luxurious bedrooms. Here we see the primary bedroom, flush with built-in shelving and backed with yellow floral print wallpaper.
This secondary bedroom for children is warmed by floral colors, courtesy of artwork and other accessories. This space features a pair of playful blue glass lamps as well.
This cozy nursery room features a single button tufted armchair and contemporary white crib, along with a traditional natural wood dresser over hardwood flooring.
This secondary children’s bedroom features a more sedate color palette, with grey and white mixing over a subtly colorful area rug. The bed itself sits into a corner nook for privacy.
This bedroom also features a room-width desk with large storage drawers, standing beneath a window for plentiful natural light.