The Treehouse

A walkout basement with a moody kitchen that overlooks the treetops, this new construction project was one that married the cozy cottage feel with just the right amount of modern relevance.

Photography: Emily Hart


Located in the beautifully scenic neighborhood of Cottage Grove in Edmond, Oklahoma, this English-inspired walk out basement home is one like none other. Built as a spec by Kelsey’s husband Scott McGregor, of McGregor Homes, the home is situated on a sloping lot, and for that reason the home sits above the tree line and overlooks the treetops, hence the name!


Photography: Emily Hart


Which such a unique view and gorgeous widows, we wanted this project to reflect as much natural light as possible throughout the space. Though, with so much of the natural light pouring in through the living rooms surrounding windows, the styling had to be just as powerful and layered to ground the space well. The final product was one with thoughtful tones, textures, layers, makes this home feel collected, not decorated, which is always the goal.

Photography: Emily Hart


Now.. for the main event! The showstopper, midnight blue moody kitchen that somehow still feels light and exude all the charm. Believe it or not, in the original floor plan of this home, the living and kitchen area were reversed. It wasn't until I walked through the home myself, and stood in front of this window. While looking out at the treetops I envisioned what a moment it could be to have the kitchen sink fall beneath the window. It was that idea that made me switch gears and want to take a risk. To use the smaller space to create a kitchen, that could still feel as mighty and warm as possible.

Photography: Emily Hart


In order to make full use of the space, we had be innovative with storage solutions. Tucked away and built into the island under the glass dishwear, lyes the microwave, concealed to alleviate bulk. Easily hidden by the Dark blue, After Midnight, Kelly-Moore cabinetry with Charcoal-gray Negresco granite countertops and backsplash. Additional styling elements from Amanda Layton and a striking red runner from OKC's finest, Radi's Rugs created the perfect combination of beauty and charm.

Photography: Emily Hart


Last but not least, this dining room with a custom made mirror wall helped place the final touch on what we intended to accomplish, reflect as much natural light throughout the home as possible! The perfect spot to sip wine and watch the sunset with the girls or enjoy a plate of pancakes while watching the sunrise. This dynamic space beautifully closes the gap between the living and kitchen space, and creates a seamless flow through this open floor plan home.


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