Text by Holly Seng
Given only two requests from the homeowner when it came to the interiors of this Missouri home—comfort and durability—designers Amy Studebaker and Jamie Reeves of Amy Studebaker Design set out to create a laid-back yet striking abode.
“We drew inspiration from barns, industrial spaces, and our client’s desire for a place where comfortable living was beckoning you at the doorway,” says Amy, the firm’s owner and principal designer.
The barn-style home boasts vaulted ceilings accentuated by beams painted black to contrast against the crisp white walls. In the living room, a pair of green leather gentleman’s club chairs joins navy linen sofas for an inviting space that encourages casual entertaining. A collection of vintage helmets displayed on the wall highlights the homeowner’s interest in motorcycles.
An open floor plan provides a view into the kitchen, where heavily veined black stone countertops and backsplash stand out against the soothing steel blue island and cabinets. Stained concrete floors play up the industrial vibe while natural wood shelving and barstools emanate warmth. “The floating shelves [offer] storage as well as a visually softer transition between the stone and walls,” Amy says.
Neutral furnishings in the master bedroom and bath further the home’s laid-back aesthetic while the hunter green walls set a moodier tone. “This deep, bold color choice gave the two spaces a distinctly different feel from the main areas of the home,” says Amy. A trio of vintage motorcycle posters above the bed imparts a colorful panache. The stone countertop material used in the kitchen makes a reappearance in the bath, coordinating with the wall’s textured ceramic tile.
Outfitted in beige, white, and black, the guest bedroom utilizes pattern and texture to create depth, reserving color for its showcase of unique art. “We had fun with the artwork in the guest bedroom,” Amy says. “We found these darling vintage game boards and had them framed to hang above the beds.”
Maximizing the space to allow for four beds, Amy and Jamie transformed the remaining space into a bunk room. An inviting light gray covers the entire space and casts a cozy ambience. After searching for sconces that would add interest, the team selected an industrial-style light fixture with a cage that protects the bulb and adds intrigue.
Fuss-free style finds balance among personal touches for a design that radiates easygoing comfort, encouraging those at home to relax.