Redefined Rustic

Authentic materials, a design vision and amenable homeowners allowed Renaissance Design and Renovation to create a showplace for a Chenequa couple that reflects the homeowner’s love of the equestrian life and the southwest lifestyle.

“This house is such a direct reflection on who these people are—totally sophisticated, welcoming, fun,” says interior designer Karen Kempf of Karen Kempf Interiors.

The custom-made knotty alder handrail by John McWilliam is infused with a metal band; the ballisters are hand-forged metal. The stair runner is custom-made, inspired by a horse blanket, according to interior designer Karen Kempf of Karen Kemp Interiors.

The walls in the great room are finished in a skip trowel pattern to give the feel of a southwest pueblo. A 5-foot window further connects the great room and the kitchen. Kempf says the furniture, lighting, and fabrics play into the home’s refined Western theme.

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