The Perfect Mix
Creativity abounds in a Tulsa Ranch style home.
A luxury home at its best is a reflection of the owners. The design of this Ranch style home is an artful blending of styles and unique features that are as engaging as the family who lives in it, according to Tulsa designer Sallie Hughes of SR Hughes.
“The owners were very involved in the design process,” Hughes says.
The home underwent a complete re-design from the ground up with the collaborative efforts of an extensive team of experts, which in addition to SR Hughes, included Duvall Architects, builder Kurt Barron and landscape architect Clare Ashby.
Moving to a space with less square footage than their previous home, the clients wanted to make good use of every inch and create dual functions in many areas.
“Luxury, to me, is when each and every element is the highest quality and functions well,” Hughes says. “We don’t like to see any space wasted.”
Employing clever design, the owners created dual areas for their project rooms and made a guestroom of their well-appointed study with the addition of a Murphy bed that descends from the wood-paneled wall.
Colorful and inventive, the home’s design features an eclectic mix of styles.
The living area is a great example of the blending process. Many of the owners' Country French furnishings from a previous home were combined with classic modern elements.
For instance, the dining area features a Country French table that was painted and paired with re-upholstered Knoll chairs selected for the home. Adding another touch of interest is the modern lighting feature, titled Dance, by lighting designer Tobias Grau.
“It’s beautiful and allows the light to flood down, but it also doesn’t block the view,” Hughes says.
The kitchen and breakfast nook are fun areas full of small delights. Classic Knoll furnishings from the Tulip collection populate the breakfast nook, which also features a cowhide rug.
“Every room needs a touch of whimsy,” Hughes says.
A luxury home needs luxury materials, and the granite counter spaces in the kitchen along with the rich marble featured in the adjacent wet bar fit the bill.
When the family wants to take the fun outside, they can pamper themselves in the outdoor living area complete with fireplace, television and comfortable seating for everyone. Expert landscaping allows for ultimate privacy while the owners enjoy the pool and hot tub.