A Pop of Color

Photos by Justin Miers Photography

A show car garage, visible from inside the house through glass walls, is a great first impression to this gorgeous home. The pristine, multiple vehicle space is adjacent to the game room, and the glass doors can be opened for extra room during large gatherings. Completed in 2020, the residence was designed by OKC-based Bockus Payne Architecture, with interior design by Travis Neely of Neely+Queen Design – a full-service interior design firm that oversees the design and furnishings of residences and commercial/hospitality properties.

Spacious Yet Cozy

Since the owners requested a resort-type ambiance and an inviting space for daily life, Neely delivered with distinctive details like three-dimensional ceramic and porcelain tiles, as well as architectural lighting. With more than 13,000 square feet, this home in north Oklahoma City has four bedroom suites, each with an en-suite bathroom. 

“It is a significantly sized home which can comfortably entertain large gatherings, yet it still feels very comfortable and cozy,” says Neely, partner and senior designer at Neely+Queen.

The homeowners “fell in love with the red color of the exposed steel,” says Neely. This resulted in red being used as a pop of color throughout the home. The interior color of “warm neutral grieges” is anchored by dark, rich wood flooring. 

“Zebra wood was also used on the foyer accent wall, the stairs and the great room bookcases to add visual texture,” says Neely.

In the Details

In one of the four half-baths, a 3-D pattern on the wall was created from a dimensional porcelain tile. The floating vanity and the drawer face are marble. A round, white porcelain sink sits atop the vanity, and the floor mosaic tile is marble, too.

Architectural lighting is an important focus in this home. There is inverse cove lighting in the half baths and cove lighting in areas including the dining room, library and wine cellar/lounge. 

Under the cabinets there is toe-kick lighting, and the bathrooms offer baseboard lighting, which can be dimmed for nighttime ambiance. 

“Each of the decorative luminaries was carefully specified to enhance the overall design solution for each space,” says Neely.

Pièce de Résistance

The theater room is one of the most luxurious features of the home. Neely, who is a Certified THX Home Theater Tech, enjoyed designing this space tremendously. 

“I am an avid lover of film, and home theaters are always a treasure on which to work,” he says. 

Sound absorption and deflection are a priority for a proper theater acoustic design. These sound components are paramount to keeping the sound clear and being fully immersed in the viewing experience. Each facet is constructed, Neely says, by utilizing an acoustic wall finishing system from FabricMate. The faceted design was created for a 3-D effect. The fabric which covers each facet of the installation is acoustically transparent, allowing the speakers to be concealed. 

“This is the first Dolby Atmos theater installed in a private residence within the state of Oklahoma,” says Neely.

Sophisticated Spaces

Photos by Josh Welch

Two large glass wine rooms, visible from the dining room, are only one of the chic features created by interior designer Jennifer Welch of Jennifer Welch Interior Designs inside this stunning OKC residence. Based in Oklahoma City, Welch has been designing highly specialized residential and commercial interiors across the United States for over 20 years. 

“The wine room is two-sided, one side accessed by the bar,” she says. “However, the back of the wine rooms are visible to the dining room to add connectivity to the flow of the house.”

Another focal point, the concrete staircase, makes “a unique, personalized aesthetic” in the sumptuous home. 

Distinctive Details

The house, which completed construction in 2020, offers a sprawling 6,500 square feet with four bedrooms. Additionally, there is a separate suite with its own entrance and garage.

“The house is modern, with organic and transitional touches throughout,” says Welch.

Incorporating the homeowner’s art collection added a “rustic modern flair to the aesthetic,” says Welch, who describes the art as “deep in jewel tones” and set against a color-neutral “fixed palette.” She then layered textured jewel tones in the textiles “to provide balance and richness.”

Pizazz in this powder room comes from the graphic wallpaper by Timorous Beasties, which adds to the theme of jewel tones throughout the home. The triple-tubed sconces by Apparatus flank the dark-rimmed geometric mirror. The square vanity, which is white with gray veins, is a custom fabricated marble from Italy.

The kitchen pendants, which are different sizes, are hung at various heights for a dazzling visual experience; these are a series of fixtures from Apparatus.

“We wanted the lighting to feel like pieces of art,” says Welch.

Outdoor Oasis

Welch says the “massive windows that flood the house with natural light” were one of her favorite elements of the project. 

The windows highlight the backyard, which was designed by Caviness Landscape Design. Owner Kelly Caviness and his son Christian were the lead designers on this portion of the home. The company is a custom outdoor living design/build company located in Arcadia. Their work has been featured on HGTV’s Cool Pools and Pool Kings.

“We worked closely with the homeowner to achieve a design that complimented the exterior of the home and would give a beautiful view from every room, especially entering through the front door,” says Kelly.

The team used black glass tiles for the spa, as well as white travertine. The large fireplace is a focal point in the backyard, while green artificial turf adds consistent color and function.

“We also wanted the design to be very low maintenance,” says Kelly.

The two companies designed spectacular spaces for this home, inside and out. 

Gardens and Light

Photos by Sarah Baker Photos

The homeowners’ art, along with an abundance of natural light, enhance the space in this renovated four bedroom, three and one-half bath luxury home in midtown Tulsa. The redesign of this post-WWII era home was spearheaded by Sherri Duvall of Duvall Atelier. The business, founded in 2001, focuses on architecture and interiors of residential and commercial properties and also offers a showroom full of curated items.

An Art-Lover’s Paradise

This one-story open floor plan, which architecturally leans toward the modern end of the style spectrum, contains furnishings with an overall look that is a “transitional bend in style,” says Duvall. The clean, monochromatic “envelope” of the home’s interior makes it feel soft, grounded and cozy while allowing each space to stay light and airy. 

The owners enjoy collecting art from their travels, and the neutral interior helps the collection stand out. 

“Their love of Santa Fe and the many paintings they found there brought a true personal touch to their new home,” says Duvall, the company’s co-owner and principal designer.

Calming Colors and Soothing Lights

Tranquil colors are a consistent theme throughout the home. The off-white paint color of the interior is called “Pointing” by Farrow and Ball, and the kitchen cabinets are painted “Iron Mountain” by Benjamin Moore. A soft champagne metallic grass cloth was added to the backs of the den bookcases that flank the fireplace. Said fireplace was enhanced by adding a solid custom Carrara marble surround and a hearth.

In the powder room, a dark gray and shimmery copper wallpaper with a ginkgo leaf pattern was added for “some unexpected drama.” 

Wall sconces, soft brass vanity accents and a new mirror beautify the space.

New custom lighting fixtures were added above the kitchen island and the dining table. 

“They act as a kind of jewelry for the home’s aesthetic,” says Duvall. The kitchen light, which is designed by Kelly Wearstler for Visual Comfort Lighting, is a gilded textured linear fixture. The custom-made lighting piece in the dining room is a ring of hand-blown glass blossoms that are lit from within with an integrated LED source.

A Garden Delight

The home has beautiful reimagined gardens which are enjoyed from the new added-on outdoor living space. 

“It has a very outside/inside vibe I associate with a lot of California homes,” says Duvall. A sliding glass wall system opens the indoor rooms to the outdoor space, which even has a kitchen containing a pizza oven. 

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