And just like that, we’ve instantly been transported to the English countryside. Get a look at Skipping Stone: a refined vintage home with a mix of classic beauty and subtle modern elements. This spectacular home was constructed by McGregor Homes and designed for the 2022 Parade of Homes. You’ll find eye-catching floor-to-ceiling details, rich color, and a seamless blend of heirloom and contemporary touches throughout.
Photos: Emily Hart Photography
Slowly but surely, we are populating Edmond, Oklahoma, neighborhoods with beautiful black houses. After receiving so much praise following our own home reveal, we knew this look was worth updating for our future projects. We installed black board and batten siding and shake shingles alongside white grid windows, and wow, what a statement it makes?!
Jam-packed with character and charm, the Skipping Stone living room features white plank wood ceilings, a custom cast stone fireplace and the coziest vintage-inspired textiles.
It was so important that our styling reflected the New England inspiration of the home. The vintage art gallery and layered old books with aged craftsman decor create the perfect ambiance for the space. Taper candles were an obvious choice, and both the chandelier and wall sconce shared this motif along with the candlesticks placed on the fireplace mantle.
While I could go on-and-on about every detail in the Skipping Stone secondary bathroom, the number one detail you should take note of is the marble buffalo check tile floors! This was such a simple way to add that preppy English vibe in this room. The trick to the pattern is using three monochromatic shades in the same shape and thickness of tile.
If you can believe it, this isn't the only bathroom with unique floor tiles – just wait til you see the powder bath!
One of the biggest interior design trends we're seeing for 2023 is wood paneling, and the Skipping Stone kitchen features this accent in a few different ways. Linear grooved charcoal gray-blue cabinetry was installed along the perimeter of the kitchen and accented with a coordinating grooved oak range hood. We also ran ivory paneling behind the open shelving to continue this pattern through the storage.
Heirloom brass hardware and vintage-inspired lighting truly elevated the space. The design details all came together to create a peaceful and inviting kitchen – a true KLD moment of unexpected heritage.
We wanted the dining room to be a welcoming hub for the family to gather and dine. We ditched the traditional "formal" vibe, and kept the space simple – great big windows, muted art, and a nude color scheme produced a clean, minimalist aesthetic.
It was so much fun selecting the lighting for our Skipping Stone project. Our goal was to find vintage-inspired fixtures that read as current. Many of our selections featured a tumbled brass finish, like the chandelier seen in the primary bedroom above. It was the perfect finishing touch to this layered bedroom decor.
Get ready for 2023 interior design trend number two featured in the primary bathroom vanity: strong woodgrains! The more contrast, the better! You can also see this wood stain style incorporated in the kitchen via the range hood and island shown earlier. Plus, we continued the paneling behind the vanity with a creamy ivory accent wall that's to-die-for!
What I wouldn't give to be working from this dark and moody study today... Dark painted offices are my jam, and we chose the same deep charcoal grey-blue for the Skipping Stone study. Pro Tip: paint the ceiling the same color (in a ceiling sheen) to get this dramatic look.
Just around the corner, we installed a computer nook – the perfect place for a kiddo to complete their afternoon homework!
Last, but most certainly not least, the powder bath is a must see! Similarly to the secondary bathroom, we chose to install playful floor tile. For this room we created a tile checkerboard using small mosaic tiles in a lattice weave pattern. What do you think?! I love how it turned out!
Project Skipping Stone rounds out our collection of Build Recipes, coming in at number 6. Shop this Build Recipe here to get a list of the product links for tile, paint, hardware, lighting, and more!
Designer: Kelsey Leigh Design Co.
Builder: McGregor Homes
Photography: Emily Hart Photography
Staging: The Staged Life