Ranch Home Features Open Living Spaces

A personal design by Kerrie Kelly includes nods to the homeowners' Buffalo, New York, roots. Buffalo check, damask and plaid fabrics add texture, while a blue-and-white color scheme adds a playful touch to the otherwise neutral palette.

Single-Story Ranch House Has Entry With Half Door

Single-Story Ranch House Has Entry With Half Door

An arched-top half door welcomes visitors to this single-story ranch house. Minimal landscaping complements the clean lines of the house.

Photo by: Brian Kellogg

Brian Kellogg

What did your clients want for their home?

Our clients had ideas for specific elements, but needed our direction for the overall aesthetic. The wife knew she wanted a lot of blue and white, buffalo check, and a hint of Lucite and brass.

Was it important for the design to be family friendly? What makes this home unique to your client?

Our clients wanted the space to look put-together and refined, yet durable and low maintenance. They were looking to create a home that was conducive for entertaining and hosting friends, but kid-friendly, too.

What was your biggest obstacle on this project?

The chairs in the living room and family room were originally swapped. It was not so much an obstacle as it was a design solution. Luckily, with such a cohesive color palette throughout the home, we switched the chairs and the scale fit much better in both spaces — a true win-win!

What inspired the style of this home?

Transitional Powder Room With Black and White Palette

Transitional Powder Room With Black and White Palette

A large buffalo print serves as a focal point in this sleek transitional powder room. The gray walls are complemented by crisp white subway-tile walls and a black-and-white checkerboard floor.

Photo by: Brian Kellogg

Brian Kellogg

Kate Middleton and the Hamptons inspired the look of this home. The family moved from New York to California, and the client brought us imagery of chic and sophisticated spaces. The buffalo-check fabric and artwork in the bathroom is a tip of the hat to their roots in Buffalo, New York, while still maintaining a preppy aesthetic. It was so refreshing to have clients who weren’t afraid to commit to pattern. The buffalo-check dining chairs and the adorable plaid entry ottoman were their ideas.

How did you create room transitions?

Blue, blue and more blue helped create a cohesive look while highlighting a new neutral. With layers of different shades and patterns, we pulled together a chic and inviting space filled with plaids, damasks and checks accented by rich, warm cognac.

Why did you pick a blue and white palette for the design?

We have always said that navy blue is the color of the decade. We wanted to pair it with contrasting neutrals of white to keep it fresh and bright and with rich tones of cognac for an inviting yet durable feel.

What was your favorite room to design?

We love the powder room for its black-and-white buffalo artwork. We appreciate how it complements the black, white and gray buffalo tile pattern on the floor. The artwork and the pattern of the floor are both playful nods to the couple’s Buffalo, New York, roots. They make for a great conversation-starter.

Did a specific element tie the design together?

The contemporary living room table was the perfect place to pull the all the client requests together as it features both Lucite and brass, and it’s one of the first things your eyes area drawn to upon entering the home. The blue and white story with plaids and checks added personality to the space while complementing metallic and more sleek finishes in the space.

What is your favorite thing about this design?

Blue Fabrics and Accents Dress Up Transitional Living Room

Blue Fabrics and Accents Dress Up Transitional Living Room

This neutral transitional living room is livened up with blue fabrics and artwork. The intimate sitting area features a pair of cozy blue armchairs, a neutral sofa and a large square wood coffee table.

Photo by: Brian Kellogg

Brian Kellogg

The framed Hermes scarf above the fireplace is a family heirloom. We always appreciate items that are meaningful to homeowners and we were happy to feature it over the fireplace in the living room, knowing it will eventually be handed down to their one-year-old daughter.

Tell us about the dining room chairs and buffet, and about the kitchen barstools.

We always like to create a “head chair” effect in the dining room when possible. We find it anchors a space. We found the custom finish on the buffet effectively complements the rest of the dining room while having great functionality. We also love the cognac color on the barstools as it pulls the unique coloration of the brick backsplash out, adding warmth to this all-white kitchen.

What makes this project uniquely yours?

We design for the client, curating the classics that tell their unique style story. In this case, plaids, checks, damasks and a twist on the family’s roots were highlighted. We always find that when we reflect the personality of the those who live in the space, it makes for the best stories.

What “hidden gems” are in your design?

Four-Poster Canopy Bed in Transitional Master Bedroom

Four-Poster Canopy Bed in Transitional Master Bedroom

A wood four-poster canopy bed is an eye-catching statement piece in this master bedroom. The neutral room has a relaxed, welcoming transitional style.

Photo by: Brian Kellogg

Brian Kellogg

Customization makes a design unique. The custom-sized monogrammed pillow in the master paired with the 42nd Street Design Mary Lou jewelry dresser allowed us to select colors, finishes, fabrics and hardware that are specific to this family and this design.

Single-Story Ranch House Has Entry With Half Door

Exterior

Photo By: Brian Kellogg

Leather Sectional Defines Living Room Sitting Area

A leather sectional sofa provides ample seating in this neutral transitional living room. A pair of blue armchairs and large ottoman complete the intimate sitting area.

White Transitional Living Room With Large Picture Window

A large picture window fills this transitional living room with natural light. The white walls emphasize the room's clean lines and make it feel larger than it is.

Open-Plan Living Room and Eat-In Kitchen

A round dining table divides the eat-in kitchen from the adjacent living room in this open-plan space. The layout creates multiple sitting and dining areas, while encouraging easy conversation.

Photo By: Brian Kellogg

Large Island Keeps Transitional Kitchen Functional and Organized

This large kitchen island is the workhorse hub for the heart of the home thanks to its multipurpose functionality. The island adds extra prep space, dining space, and storage and display space to this white transitional kitchen.

Photo By: Brian Kellogg

White Eat-In Transitional Kitchen With Oversized Island

An oversized island is at the center of this eat-in transitional kitchen. The white palette opens up the space, while drawing the eye to the brick-colored patterned backsplash and leather barstools lining the island.

Photo By: Brian Kellogg

Large Kitchen Island Offers Storage and Prep Space

A large island offers plenty of prep space, a spot for enjoying meals and storage space in this white transitional kitchen. Built-in bookshelves keep cookbooks within reach while making for a colorful display.

Photo By: Brian Kellogg

Oversized Island in White Transitional Kitchen

An oversized island offers plenty of prep space as well as a spot for dining in this white transitional kitchen. Striking pendant lights over the island and a patterned backsplash make for striking focal points.

Photo By: Brian Kellogg

Transitional Powder Room With Black and White Palette

A large buffalo print serves as a focal point in this sleek transitional powder room. The gray walls are complemented by crisp white subway-tile walls and a black-and-white checkerboard floor.

Neutral Transitional Powder Room With Checkered Floor

A striking black-and-white buffalo art print makes a bold statement in this transitional powder room. The room's palette is highlighted by white subway tile on the walls and the beautiful black-and-white checker-tiled floor.

French-Country-Inspired Dining Room in Open Living Space

An open living space includes room for this French-country-inspired dining room. The long dining table is topped by blue-and-white vases that complement the fabrics and accents in the adjacent living room.

Wood Console Table Paired With Plaid Stools

A wood console table makes for a warm welcome in this home. The table is paired with a couple of plaid stools that add color and pattern as well as extra seating.

Photo By: Brian Kellogg

Blue Fabrics and Accents Dress Up Transitional Living Room

This neutral transitional living room is livened up with blue fabrics and artwork. The intimate sitting area features a pair of cozy blue armchairs, a neutral sofa and a large square wood coffee table.

Living Room Sitting Area Bordered by Built-In Bookcases

An intimate sitting area in this neutral transitional living room surrounds a large wood coffee table. A pair of built-in bookcases nearby flank a fireplace, adding a homey ambiance to the space.

Built-In Bookcases Dress Up Neutral Transitional Living Room

Built-in bookcases add color, texture and personality to this neutral transitional living room. French doors fill the room with natural light while providing easy access to the patio just outside.

Open-Plan Living Room and Dining Room

A dining room and living room share space thanks to this open-concept floor plan. The spaces are tied together through a neutral palette with blue fabrics, accessories and artwork. French doors lead to a covered patio just outside.

French-Country-Inspired Dining Room With Blue Accents

Neutral Transitional Dining Room With French-Country Flair

Blue-and-white vases, blue checked armchairs and a solid wood table add French-country style to this transitional dining room. The blue accents, artwork and furnishings add welcome color the neutral space.

French-Country-Inspired Neutral Dining Room

Blue and white vases, fabrics and art dress up this neutral dining room while adding a French-country vibe. A large china cabinet both displays and organizes functional and decorative serving pieces.

Four-Poster Canopy Bed in Neutral Transitional Master Bedroom

A stately four-poster canopy bed is paired with an upholstered bench in this transitional master bedroom. The neutral palette is complemented by minimal accessories and artwork, creating a serene, uncluttered space for rest and relaxation.

Four-Poster Canopy Bed in Transitional Master Bedroom

A wood four-poster canopy bed is an eye-catching statement piece in this master bedroom. The neutral room has a relaxed, welcoming transitional style.

Neutral Transitional Master Bedroom With Canopy Bed

A dark wood four-poster canopy bed stands out in this neutral transitional master bedroom. A large picture window allows for lots of natural light.

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