How To Create Exquisite Design Details


Today’s house tour is all about designing with details, creating a home where the design decisions make all of the difference. These ideas can be applied to any size home and are carried through into the interior that boasts a peaceful monochromatic palette.


The choice of materials and how they relate to each-other can impact your curb appeal greatly. Field stone is combined with bricks, board and batten wood shutters relating to architectural wood details in the peaks and a small section of copper roofing draws your eye to the entryway and covered porch.


The entrance foyer with arched ceiling mirrors the shape of the door and incorporates a wood ceiling with a rustic lantern adding just the right amount of character. Simple, classic furnishings with just a touch of shimmer complement the rich wood hue.


The palette throughout the home consists of cool neutrals, when the palette is subtle the design details need to pop. The coffered ceiling is the perfect example of how to create a design detail “pop” in a monochromatic palette, spectacular. In the dining room a mix of texture and bold scale furniture pieces carry out the theme.


The kitchen is rustic and welcoming, the perfect place to gather. Wood beams, custom built-ins, a mix of cabinet colors combined with fabulous lighting choices seamlessly blend with the rest of the home.


The family room combines rustic architectural details with luxurious velvet sofas and woven wood shades adding texture. A bold mantel, brick floor and field stone give the feel of an eighteenth century cottage in a modern home.



The master bedroom continues the monochromatic color palette boasting a dramatic ceiling and hanging crystal chandelier with a stunning upholstered bed.


The outdoor living space is equally as exceptional with a built in kitchen, screened porches and water feature creating a picture perfect outdoor oasis incorporating natural materials and continuous design details.


See more fabulous interior design from Linda McDougald Design | Postcard from Paris Home here and photographs by Rachael Boling Photography. Linda has built a full scope design experience incorporating retail showrooms, an on-line boutique and design centre where she brings exquisite design detail to life daily. One of my favorite things about being an interior designer is that design details and concepts can be incorporated into any size home. Collect design details from homes that you love or places that you have traveled to create a space that reflects your style.


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  • Kate

    The mix of natural woods and the modern touches in this home blend so nicely.

  • Cathy from Adore Your Place

    I do love the mix of rustic and light/airy, not an easy task to combine