Editor’s Note: Kristen McKinlay and Melanie Rose are the visionary masterminds behind the acclaimed design firm, McKinlay Rose Interiors. The firm specializes in luxury residential, new build renovations and complete remodel with over 20 years of highly-qualified experience. The design duo’s unique design process and ability to curate functional and practical luxurious interiors set them apart from any other designer in the industry. Here, we caught up with McKinlay and Rose, who dish on their latest project featuring neutral hues and eccentric rug patterns.
Once their sons were old enough to leave home to launch their respective college years and careers, these empty nesters were ready to make a move as well. Their previous home and all of its furnishings had served the family well, but it was time for a fresh start.
First acquisitions for the two-story, 4,178-square-foot home, were a pair of one-of-kind Louis-XVI, stainless steel chairs with tempered glass seats, that were prominently placed in the formal living room. This set the mood for this vintage-meets-modern inspired home.
Hand-scraped walnut wood floors are featured throughout the home. Dark wood shutters, curved archways, and walls accented with pillars are among the touches that tie-in with family home back in Columbia.
Fusing traditional components with plans for future, commissioned contemporary artworks, presents challenges, but introducing hand-selected, high-quality lighting, furnishings and accessories, contributes to a cohesiveness that helps blend the two worlds together, the old and the new.
Opulent white walls, polished marble and cabinetry, create a striking contrast with the scraped floors, cool tones and lighting. Everything is comfortable, pleasing and aesthetic for this welcoming custom brand new home.