April 2021


special to her. The set originally belonged to her grandparents. Her grandfather actually selected the china as a special gift for her grandmother when he was in Vietnam. “The pieces are so beautiful, and since they’re all white, I really thought that’s going to match perfectly. So, [after I set up the dishes] I brought them out here, and they started crying. It was so sweet. It was very special for them and for me,” Ashlyn said. To complete the downstairs, there are two additional bedrooms, a guest bath, and a laundry room. The laundry room is small, but the space is cleverly used and even includes a built-in drop zone, making it perfect for this stage in the Harvey’s life. The guest bath is the same rich black paint as the fireplace, making the space warm and moody. To keep the dark walls from making the room feel small, they repeated the white marble counters from the kitchen, the same marble-look wall tile from the master bath and used glass shower doors. For the cabinetry, Ashlyn chose to white-wash the wood and use cane webbing in the doors. The caning adds a high-end Scandinavian feel to the space consistent with the rest of the house. Austin and Ashlyn took a slightly unorthodox approach and reserved the upstairs for the master area. As you leave the downstairs, you will head back towards the front door and an amazing set of floating stairs. The black metal stringer and bleached wood steps add an industrial tone to the home. Austin even said, “My favorite part [of the design process] was thinking about the stairs. I thought about that and thought about that. We knew we didn’t want a traditional staircase with sheetrock closing up the space below. We wanted something modern and cool looking. It was fun trying to figure out how we were going to do that.” The master suite features more gorgeous, oversized windows, ample space, and a low-profile metal platform bed. The bed itself was probably the only thing that the couple had a hard time deciding on. Austin was afraid it would be too low and hard to get out of, but he said that he went with the old adage of “happy wife, happy life” and even admitted, “...it’s actually really comfy.” Another key feature of this space is the vaulted ceiling. It comprises


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