AW • HOME ascinating, sophisticated and contemporary begin the description of an extraordinary new three-level home on Villa Parkway in West Fargo. Owners Jeff and Anne Zarling have a passion for contemporary art, and have designed a home that not only is ideal for entertaining and relaxing, but is also a brilliant showcase for their treasured artworks. Gray vinyl and deep gray ledgestone accents combine with fresh white casings and doors on the exterior of the home. The front entry translucent glass door and two sidelights have a geometric Frank Lloyd Wright appeal. Hanging from the 20-foot ceiling is a Swedish designed chandelier: The outside “moooi” circular shade offers a beautiful reflection during the day, while allowing the interior chandelier to shine through at night. A finely wrought glass and wood entry table complements a contemporary painting of a harlequin figure on the right. The foyer rug has a native motif in rust, blue, tan and black. All the walls throughout the home are a soft gray, with white casements and four-panel reed glass doors. The subtle tones create the perfect setting for the vivid colors, shapes and styles in the various art pieces throughout the home. “We wanted an uncluttered look,” said Anne. “I did a lot of online searching and idea gathering to see what was now available. One of the best pieces of advice we received was simply to stay true to your style stay focused on what you wanted, and that’s what we’ve tried to do.” Fortunately, Jeff and Anne have similar tastes in their home designs. “We’ve done two houses together,” Jeff recalled. “For this, Anne did a tremendous amount of work, but the result is a very comfortable space where we can relax or entertain friends. It works very well for us.”
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