Inside One Family’s Glam Midway Hollow Pad

January 11, 2016 - table lamp

Step inside a home of Sarah and Adam Saxton and declare vicinity that confute a couple’s particular years. 

Its courteous combination and expressive settlement forms an sense of inhabitants with a some-more gifted residential resume. 

In fact, their Midway Hollow home outlines a third residence for a 30-somethings and a couple’s first-ever build—prompted by a imminent birth of their twins, Patrick and Harry, and their dual vast dogs. With lots in a area in brief supply, they eventually purchased a tiny home on a good patch of land and had it privileged for construction.

Miles Durham, a builder of their before home, was called in to govern a 14-month project. He, in turn, endorsed engineer Scott Marek, who before worked underneath internal settlement fable Frank Welch, to pull adult a plans. 


coming_of_age_8.jpgJames joined a counterpart from a ’70s, a span art deco-style tiny chests, a span of large-scale coronet lamps, and a Lucite coffee list (all from James McInroe Inc.) with a couple’s tufted blue velvet lounge and Ello counterpart carried over from their final home. He lonesome a walls in a lead paper by Osborne Little. A quartz box from Madison accessorizes a table.
Photography by Nathan Schroder

Scott’s mission: to brew Adam’s complicated predilections with Sarah’s some-more normal appetite. The integrate granted Scott with a heaping raise of dissonant ideas, travelling styles from complicated saltbox to Georgian Colonial. “It is unequivocally formidable to get to a hint of what a customer likes about an image,” explains a architect. Each contains a ton of information—budget, color, details, etcetera. Synthesizing that down to a awake whole is infrequently challenging. Ultimately, it is a feeling we essay for, not an accurate replication.” 

“He nailed it,” Sarah says of Scott’s work. His delight is suggested in a residence exhibiting normal proportions and symmetry, though assembled regulating complicated materials, including white stucco, ebony-stained wood, blurb windows, and a steel roof. 

Equal care was given to a home’s interior framework, with functionality holding a lead. To a Saxtons, that meant one simply sized area doing triple avocation as a kitchen, living, and dining spaces. “In this house, we wanted to use each singular room—no bedrooms only for show,” she says of a 3,800-square-foot soothing contemporary. 

I cruise draperies supplement architecture to a house.

– James McInroe

When it came time to select a designer, Sarah didn’t hesitate, drumming James McInroe, who had combined a interiors for a crony 10 years prior. “It was a initial residence I’d ever walked into that we was like, ‘This is unequivocally cool,’” she remembers. “We didn’t even cruise anybody else.”

James articulated a couple’s character in a warm, tonal palette of topaz and ochre hues and a multi-era collection furniture, some they brought with them and others he selected. 

The engineer bestowed a magnitude of hiss where he deemed appropriate. In a cobalt library, velvet upholstery and lead wallpaper broach as many play as any volume on a black enameled bookshelves. He tucked a room’s blind underneath climax molding, a cat-like pretence for preserving a full breadth of a library windows: The draperies indeed hang in front of a walls, James reveals. The room is Adam’s favorite for enjoying his morning coffee, and it’s where cocktails are served when friends come for cooking parties.  

In a vital room, complicated satin draperies hung during roof tallness glamorize and parcel off a space. “I cruise draperies supplement settlement to a house,” James says. But for as intemperate and dressed-up as a interiors appear, a settlement existence concerned fume and mirrors. With dual 2-year-olds, a Saxtons compulsory furnishings that were as durable as they were beautiful. James incited to blurb carpets and kid-proof textiles: Lizard-embossed vinyl poses as leather on dining chairs. Indoor-outdoor velvet postures as top-drawer cloth on a span of Milo Baughman–style sofas, that James sized for a room as good as Adam’s 6-foot-4-inch frame. 


coming_of_age_6.jpgA vintage, etched-glass flare with bullion root medallions and strange lead bullion shade facilities on a 1970s chrome and Carrara marble bar cart, both equipment from James McInroe Inc.
Photography by Nathan Schroder

Aiming to delineate a dining room within a wall-less community space, James chose a hexagonal David Hicks wallpaper, that he inset in a framed-out indentation between a kitchen and entrance hall. 

Sharing her designer’s ardour with wallpaper, Sarah went with a scene-stealing Matthew Williamson–designed settlement for a powder room. “I’m not frightened of wallpaper during all,” Sarah says. “But if we had finished it on my own, we would have played it a lot safer. James gave me a certainty to say, ‘Okay, we can totally put tigers in your powder bath.’” 

As a bedrooms took shape, James would deliver what are arguably a home’s many impediment settlement elements: a brew of selected lighting. The integrate fast satisfied that enlightenment was their poison—and they were hooked. Sarah certified to floating a bill on a span of creation pendants in a entrance hall, a library’s J.T. Kalmar fixture, a Gaetano Sciolari candelabrum crowning a dining room, a collection of list lamps, and a commanding Tommi Parzinger leather-and-chrome candelabrum that stars in a master bedroom. “Not many people put a hulk candelabrum in a bedroom, though we cruise it’s perfect,” she says.”

For a first-floor guest bedroom, Sarah led a settlement charge—not a widen for a homeowner who complicated interior settlement during Oklahoma State University. Her inclination for intrepid choices is clear in a Brunschwig Fils epitome animal imitation sauce a walls and upholstering a headboard. “I don’t live in a room each day, so we wanted to do something confidant in there,” she says.

The design-minded integrate took their talents upstairs, creation a floor’s furnishing selections wholly on their own. To explain a locker-room feel in a twins’ bathroom, they lined a walls with black and white transport tiles and chose a penny-tile mosaic for a floor. They given a space with a blurb application sink, claw-foot tub, and frosted-glass doorway playfully noted with a men’s-room symbol. “We adore that room,” Sarah says. “We get some-more comments on that than anything.”

“It was so many fun,” Sarah says of a process. “As shortly as we changed in, we were like, ‘When are we going to build again?’” But don’t design to see a for-sale pointer anytime soon. The Saxtons devise on staying a while—putting down roots, entertaining, and maybe even building a pool. “We’ve had a lot of people say, ‘This is so grown up,’” she says. “I kind of wanted it to be.”

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