Welcome to the Oakstone Homes blog, an informative and inspiring resource for all things dealing with new-construction design. This is a space to find our most frequency asked questions about our projects—all of the details of decor to the big-picture finished product. Here we’ll share full photo galleries, a behind-the-scenes look at the inspiration and design that helped create them. Plus, we’re including shoppable links to the items we chose to help you shop the look!
First up – this gorgeous, European-inspired, moody beauty. Here’s what we love about it…
The arched entryway and over-grouted brick give the home old-world charm, while the modern black windows, dark garage doors and dark siding balance out the design. It took a while to find the perfect brick veneer color—a mix of burgundy, brown and gray. After the brick was applied we worked with our installers on a custom grout smear.
Exterior Paint Color: Iron Ore by Sherwin Williams
Exterior Brick: Charlevoix modular brick by Meridian Brick with white grout
Exterior Coach Lights: Progress Lighting Gibbess 22”H Street Light
We went with a white oak vertical shiplap on the lockers and Absolute Black Honed Granite for the bench. Stone tops are a much more durable option in a heavy-traffic area like the mudroom. Adding baskets in open cubbies like these, is an easy way to add a little style and texture to practical storage spaces.
We wanted to transition the moody vibe from the exterior into the interior. Shaker-style cabinets and brushed-brass hardware made our all-black kitchen feel both charming and modern. A clean slate of white subway tiles with white grout was the perfect contrast to break up the black cabinets without taking away from them. And of course, we couldn’t talk about the kitchen without talking about those amazing pendants! The oxidized brass gave the space so much character and old-world charm. In order to strike the balance between traditional and modern, we complimented them with a sputnik-looking dining light.
The Living Room
Again we wanted to marry clean-lines with a 100-year-old feel in the living room. We went with FDL Dimensional with Splitface stone for the fireplace. At first we laid the stone drystack but it felt too stale. We quickly added an over-grout for a more vintage vibe. The rustic, barn beams helped add more charm, while the clean white oak shiplap in the glass cupboards keep things modern. A little styling went a long way here!
The Jack and Jill bath was all about keeping it simple with contrast. We selected a dark Espresso stain, shiny chrome plumbing, and paired that with classic white glass sconces. In the master, we really kicked things up a notch with the unique iron sconces, a whitewashed vanity, black hardware and concrete-style countertops.
We didn’t have time to style this space, but we still wanted to share the super-cool pendant lights we sourced. While the pendants are the focus, we can’t forget the subway tile, white oak floating shelves and slate-colored floors.
- Kitchen Cabinet Color: Onyx by CKF
- Master Bath Color: Sand by CKF
- Jack and Jill Bath Color: Red Oak Frontier by CKF
- Basement Bath Color: Alpine by CKF
- Basement Bar Cabinet Color: Red Oak Frontier by CKF
- Kitchen: Misterio by Vicostone
- Jack and Jill and Basement Bath: Misterio by Vicostone
- Basement Bar and Master Bath: Concreto by Vicostone