Step inside the Alpine model at River Reserve in Greer, SC and be transported to an open and inviting space that feels like a breath of fresh air. Clean lines, crisp whites and tasteful pops of color bring this timeless look to life.
“Traditional patterns, furniture and artwork were incorporated in a contemporary way to make the house feel homey and collected, yet fresh for a new buyer,” says designer Risa Burke of Unscripted Interior Design. Read on to learn more about the design process and the must-have pieces needed to replicate this traditional contemporary design style.
The Alpine was inspired by the revitalized homey aesthetic that’s trending — one which we often see in the work of Amber Interiors or Studio McGee. Luxe finishes such as white shaker cabinets, quartzite countertops, and gold hardware were used to make this room look and feel sophisticated. A black faucet and stainless steel appliances contrast the other design choices, while arched hallways and vintage-looking oil paintings give off a European feel.
Willena X Back Bar Stool in Black, Wayfair.
Handle-Vase Gold, Global Views.
The dining room is a showstopper — its teal blue accent wall on the ceiling, wainscoting panels and curated collage of artwork makes for a unique dining experience with something new to admire each time. Gold accents are continued in this space for cohesion, while a rustic wooden table is the center of attention. Two patterned chairs are set on each end of the table to tie all of the colors together, while a neutral, muted rug grounds the room.
The Living Room
High ceilings make the living room feel spacious while multiple windows with white sheer drapes allow for an abundance of natural light. With two white couches, a textured rug, a cool-wood coffee table, and multi-colored pillows, the space feels polished, but well lived-in. A fireplace and wooden mantel warms up the neutral color scheme and adds a sense of ambience, with another located in the morning room.
Four Hands Elijah Sofa, Layla Grayce.
Black Accent Cabinet, 1 Stop Bedrooms.
White Disk On Figurine by Cyan Designs, 1-800 Lighting.
The Primary Bedroom
What’s not to love about this oversized bedroom? A mix of woods is used throughout, with gold-colored metals and light-green accents, creating an eclectic feel. “While the large, emerald-green chaise at the foot of the bed adds a luxe feel and makes the room stand out, the wallpaper is the focal point of the suite and a favorited part of the house,” says Burke. For the final touches, plush neutral bedding was added to complement the woven headboard while plants were set on each side of the bed for some additional visual interest.
Sydney Black King Bed, Scout & Nimble.
Qs Colonial 2 Drawer Side Table, Scout & Nimble.
Cruz End Table Antique Rust, Scout & Nimble.
The Home’s Special Features
What’s great about the Alpine floor plan is that it can be customized to you. Utilize the home’s flexible spaces to create the home of your dreams — whether you use one of the room’s for home workouts, arts and crafts, or an additional bedroom. “For this model, we were able to create individual areas for hobbies, working from home, kids’ activities, exercise, and formal and casual dining spaces,” says Burke. “This home is perfect for that new normal of everyday living where people have outlets from their work life to spend time with family and take time for themselves, all under one roof.”
1. The Morning Room
Using a round table in an open floor plan maximizes function in the room and allows free-flowing foot traffic to and from the covered patio. An additional fireplace also adds ambiance to the area.
2. The Teen Room
This is a great space for those who have kids and need a quiet place specific for homework. The playful paint detail adds a pop of color to bring motivation to work into the space.
3. The Secondary Bedroom
The bedroom’s extension makes it possible to have a seating area or a studio/office. In this case, the space was designed with kids in mind — a place for them to hang out with friends or complete homework.
4. The Bonus Room
Having a large sectional for a movie night and an additional banquette for game night makes it possible to use this space for multiple purposes.
5. The Office
A built-in bookcase and trim adds interest to the space, and allows homeowners to have their dream office equipped with ample storage.
6. The Covered Porch
The size of the covered porch allows you to dine al fresco with friends and lounge next to an amazing outdoor fireplace. It’s the perfect spot for entertaining.
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