Welcome to The Aurora Project. This was our first modern project we took on as a team. Our goal to create something that felt clean, somewhat masculine, but still felt cozy. We mixed textures, tones, and kept things pretty tonal throughout for a consistent overall design.

The Kitchen

The all-white, modern kitchen wasn’t the direction we wanted for this house. The team and I wanted to play with wood-tone so we went with a horizontal woodgrain thermofoil cabinet. We also wanted to make a statement with the waterfall island while keeping other aspects fuss-free—full-quartz splash and simple, black finger pulls. We brought in warmth and texture with shaded pendants and plush, gray stools.

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THE LIVING ROOM

This was another space that we kept tonal but elevated the design with texture and tone. The focal point of the room is the full-stone, fireplace but standard built-ins didn’t feel right, so we opted for a custom two-tone option to tie in the kitchen cabinets. The cabinet frame and floating shelves are white oak. We finished the space with a statement-making modern chandelier.

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The Master Bath

The master bathroom gets a tone of natural light making it the perfect space for high contrast. The black windows and french doors were the perfect compliment to chrome finishes and oak cabinets.

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The Mudroom

This mudroom isn’t the biggest one we’ve ever built but the design packs a punch. Instead of open cubbies with exposed baskets we opted hidden storage and clean finger pulls. We finished off the space with a reeded back and white oak hooks.

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The Hall Bath

Design for us always starts with one inspiration or material and then we create from there to get the whole picture. In his space it was the statement-making wall sconces. From there the oak vanity and fun, pattern tile fell into place.

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The Bar

The basement bar is never really a space we can blow the budget in.  It takes thoughtful and creative design to balance high design with low budget.  Like the living room, we used two-tone woods in the bar between the cabinets and floating shelves. To create interest we laid the floor tile and backsplash in a grid pattern. To offset all of the horiztonal lines we picked a round, globe pendant—it’s a KILLER price!

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  • Paint & Stain:

    • Walls: Alabaster by Sherwin Williams
    • Interior Doors: Tricorn Black by Sherwin Williams
    • Base + Case: Extra White by Sherwin Williams
    • Living Room Built-In Shelves: White Wash White Oak
    • Tray in Entry: White Wash White Oak
    • Living Room Beams: White Wash White Oak
    • Mudroom Lockers: Tricorn Black by Sherwin Williams
    • Locker Bench: White Wash White Oak
    • Master Bath French Doors: Tricorn Black by Sherwin Williams
    • Master Bath Floating Shelves: White Wash White Oak
    • Bar Floating Shelves: Paint match stain to kitchen cabinet color

Countertops:

  • Kitchen Perimeter: Misterio
  • Lower Level Bar: Misterio
  • Master Bath: Misterio
  • Half Bath: Misterio

Cabinets:

  • Kitchen: Kitchen Craft: Soho Horizontal Grain, Color: Woodgrain Flint
  • Built-in doors: Kitchen Craft: Soho Horizontal Grain, Color: Woodgrain Flint
  • Master Bath: Kitchen Craft: Contempora Horiztonal Grain, Color: Barchan
  • Hall Bathroom: Kitchen Craft: Contempora Horiztonal Grain, Color: Barchan
  • Lower Level Bar: Kitchen Craft: Contempora Horiztonal Grain, Color: Barchan

Flooring & Tile:

  • Wood Flooring: Santa Fe Collection, Color: French Oak Magnolia
  • Carpet: Cape Cod, Color: Parchment
  • Master Bath Floor: Kate-Lo Carrara 12×24
  • Kitchen Backsplash: Misterio Quartz
  • Hall Bath Floor: Hudson Basalt Grey 11.875 in. x 11.875 in. Square Honed Basalt Wall
  • Lower Level Bar Floor: Premier Tile, City Soul
  • Lower Level Bar Backsplash: 2×8 white subway tile