Oklahoma Magazine February 2020

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Life & Style INTERIORS

An Enticing Welcome

Homeowners in Nichols Hills wanted an inviting space that can adapt to an evolving family.


By M.J. Van Deventer

his sprawling Nichols Hills home was designed specifically to suit the needs of a growing family. With two kids, the homeowners wanted a space that would accommodate an ever-changing lifestyle in a pleasant, nurturing environment. When designing the space with the OKC office of the London architecture firm Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, the homeowners wanted (and got) a sophisticated blend of upscale beauty and functionality. The inviting entertaining rooms are as well defined as the secluded areas of the home. Haleigh Stout, an interior designer with Oklahoma City-based A-Line Designs, says the open floor plan complements the abundant, large windows and rooms, which are elegant and comfortable. Each part of the home is welcoming. A small courtyard greets visitors. Four floor-to-ceiling paned windows frame the entrance and make a bold statement while providing a glimpse of the beauty inside. The first indoor views are of the spacious, formal living area, which includes dramatic, high ceilings, a crystal pendant chandelier and an antique heirloom rug found on the family’s trip to Egypt. The crisp, white interior contrasts dark wood framing.