Though the Northville, Michigan neighborhood is known for its Victorian heritage and architecture, Katie Harvey Interiors opted to break from tradition, using a more modern approach for this new construction home. “My clients are two parents in the medical field with three young children,” she explains. “They wanted to build a home that embraced an overall fresh feel with clean modern lines yet was still warm and welcoming.  Most importantly, it had to work for their family.  As a mom myself, I fully understood the importance of creating spaces that everyone could enjoy.” The designer says her clients were clear on what they liked but were lost on how to achieve the look themselves. “My job was to design a home for them that reflected that! I opted to embrace a relaxed California vibe with a modern twist.  It’s like a breath of fresh air, and a warm hug all in one.”

Katie and her team worked alongside Mike Miller Building Company, who from the start really jumped on board they overall goal and who the designer credits as an integral part of bringing that vision to life.  “We truly functioned as a team, and because of that we were able to avoid any challenges along the way,” she says. “We added character through custom built-ins, which included a Murphy bed in the study and a book nook on the stairway, geometric tile and various custom tile patterns throughout the home, all which were layered with warm textures and a soothing color palette.”

In the slideshow, Katie shares more details on the 14-month project. In the end, it was the teamwork that made it all happen. “I am so proud of the collaboration of everyone involved on this project, through which we were able to create a beautiful home that not only reflected their personal style, but one that they can enjoy with their friends and family for many years to come.”