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Whole House Interior Design Winner

Nathan Taylor of Obelisk Home worked with architects from the beginning of this whole home design project to ensure the homeowner's requests were met. Each space within the home flow together cohesively and allow for plenty of family togetherness.

By Briley Rakow

Jun 2020

417 Home Design Awards 2020 Winner of Whole House Interior Design by Obelisk Home Springfield MO
Photo by Jeremy Mason McGraw, Global Image Creations and Colby KernThe kitchen is designed to make the most of all the available space while still feeling cozy and welcoming. Ample cabinets and storage space, along with a 17-foot island, are accented with detailed touches so nothing looks bland.

WINNING DESIGNER: Nathan Taylor, Obelisk Home

PROJECT GOAL: They wanted to create a modern home with room to gather while still making it feel like an old stone structure. The home was designed around a tumbled stone fireplace, which gives the space a more aged feel. They added “wings” to the center structure to give the clients space to come together, adding in extra seating and amenities throughout to accommodate their large family. 



From the beginning, Nathan Taylor of Obelisk Home worked with the architects on this project to ensure the inside and outside of this home were consistent with the homeowner’s goals: to maintain a functional home that still felt like it’d been around for years.

“We wanted intimate spaces, but room to gather,” Taylor says. Different areas of the home were given specific purposes, with the family room kept small for a more intimate, everyday space and the larger areas of the home, such as the kitchen and living room, built for entertaining. With a 17-foot long natural hickory island, the kitchen provides ample space for a serving line on one side and plenty of cabinet storage throughout. The wooden accents in the kitchen extend throughout the whole home, with a live edge hickory countertop in one of the bathrooms and wooden ceilings that add to the coziness of the home. 

Photos by Jeremy Mason McGraw, Global Image Creations and Colby KernNathan Taylor of Obelisk Home designed the property to be modern and functional with a classic spin from the ground up.
Photos by Jeremy Mason McGraw, Global Image Creations and Colby KernBold, contrasting tones create definition in bright, open spaces throughout the home to balance a spacious atmosphere with a more intimate aesthetic. A mix of vintage-tinged furniture and fixtures with modern staging sensibilities creates a timeless, functional property that still feels like home.
Photos by Jeremy Mason McGraw, Global Image Creations and Colby KernClassic designs bloom throughout the home, with each room designed to have its own atmosphere, like the luxurious powder room that fits perfectly with the overall style of the property.
Photos by Jeremy Mason McGraw, Global Image Creations and Colby KernUsing floral designs to offset the sharp angles of the furniture, Nathan Taylor makes a showroom-worthy dining room that looks perfectly staged without seeming sterile.
Photos by Jeremy Mason McGraw, Global Image Creations and Colby KernHigh ceilings and open-plan layouts don't feel too empty thanks to the patterns and warm, earthy tones Nathan Taylor uses to decorate living spaces.
Photos by Jeremy Mason McGraw, Global Image Creations and Colby KernSimple and straightforward closet spaces highlight the outfits on display, avoiding clutter and making it easier to pick out what to wear. Like the rest of the property, small design touches like the contrast between the wood floors and off-white surfaces stop the space from feeling cold.

A large table and floral wallpaper in the dining room create an inviting extension of the kitchen. Taylor and his team added to the open feel of the home by including connections to the covered porches and courtyard in both the dining and living room. Large windows and iron doors were put in place to maintain the aged appearance of the living space. It was in this living space that came one of the project’s biggest challenges. “Because the living room is so tall, we had to decide how to bring it all together. The fireplace being extra wide and on the opposite wall, we had a local artist blow up very large pieces of art representing the four seasons” Taylor explains. The art used in the living room also contributed to a larger theme in the home based on the homeowner’s love of nature. From butterfly wallpaper in the powder room to the robin’s-egg blue color inside the hidden pantry, Taylor incorporated the outdoors seamlessly. 

Continuing the theme of timeless functionality, Taylor designed smaller spaces within the home with just as much craft as the larger. The powder bathroom even includes an older tank toilet that extends up the wall to make the room seem more authentic. The laundry room is large enough for the kids to get involved and can also serve as a secondary home office or craft room to allow for more togetherness in this family-oriented home.

RESOURCE LISTINGS

Where to find the looks and materials used to create this winning home design in Springfield, Missouri and surrounding areas.

LIGHT FIXTURES
214 W. Phelps St., Suite 101, Springfield
417-616-6488

FURNITURE
214 W. Phelps St., Suite 101, Springfield
417-616-6488

HARDWARE
4123 State Hwy H, Springfield
417-725-3400

PLUMBING FIXTURES
605 N. Sherman Parkway, Springfield
417-865-8392
COUNTERTOPS
12837 Keith Ln, Neosho
417-451-0535

FLOORING
1725 N Glenstone, Springfield
417-865-5592

CABINETS
4123 State Hwy H, Springfield
417-725-3400

STONE/TILE
214 W. Phelps St., Suite 101, Springfield
417-616-6488
WALL COVERINGS
214 W. Phelps St., Suite 101, Springfield
417-616-6488

PAINT
535 E. Saint Louis St., Springfield
417-862-7483

APPLIANCES
3252 N. Glenstone Ave., Springfield
417-833-1113

WINDOW COVERINGS
214 W. Phelps St., Suite 101, Springfield
417-616-6488