A Serene Sanctuary 7

New Home Ties Traditional with Contemporary for Soothing Design

When Don and Robyn Shandy moved to their new home in Fairview Farms in north Oklahoma City, they wanted a space that not only combined their love of traditional pieces with a fresh, contemporary feel but a home that was soothing and relaxing as well.

With vaulted and cathedral ceilings, wood beams and muted creamy color palette, the Shandy home features four bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths, two living areas, a game and entertainment room, and a roomy kitchen in the 4,900-square-foot space.

“I loved the idea of mixing traditional pieces with newer pieces,” Robyn says. “There are some things you love and want to keep, so it makes a nice mix when you can use those pieces.”

The home, designed by Brent Gibson, features a theme of arched entryways and an arched iron door from Monte Cristo Ironworks. The coffee wood floors are complemented by the pale Maison Blanche paint color on the walls in the main living area. The dark wood beams along the 22-foot cathedral ceiling tie the colors together in a majestic way.

“I really love the arches, and I fell in love with the 10-foot iron door,” Robyn says.

Interior designers Linda Quigley of L & L Designs and David Dean from Mathis Brothers lent their expertise for items to tie the entire design of the home together, including the Savoy House chandelier, the distressed leather chairs from Mr. Roberts in Norman in the office and the Mathis Brothers Bernhardt desk in the office.

The kitchen space feature Taj Mahal quartz countertops, installed by Elegance in Stone, and a custom color on the cabinetry called “Shandy White,” after the homeowners. The lighting fixtures above the kitchen island from Cyan gives the room a rustic, modern feel.

“The lights in the second room were from Restoration Hardware,” Robyn adds.

Robyn says the master bedroom and master bath are among her favorite rooms in the home. The master bath features breccia marble, a deep Jacuzzi tub and a stone walk-in shower, while the master bedroom is highlighted by the heirloom Schonbeck chandelier the family brought with them.

“We are empty-nesters now, so we wanted a place that was serene and relaxing,” Robyn says. “The colors and the design really show that.”

Kitchen: Taj Mahal quartz countertops by Elegance in Stone accentuate the “Shandy White” cabinets and the Cyan light fixtures.

Living Area 1: The 22-foot cathedral ceilings add space and openness to the room’s dark wood accents.

Living Area 2: A second living area is connected off of the kitchen. The Restoration Hardware lighting fixture makes a bold statement in the quiet space.

Front door: The 10-foot arched iron front door features distorted glass and was designed by Monte Cristo Ironworks.

Office: The Mathis Brothers Bernhardt desk and distressed leather chairs from Mr. Roberts in Norman add warmth to this home office.

Master Bedroom: The key feature for the open, soothing master bedroom is the Schonbeck chandelier the family brought with them.

Master Bath: In the master bath, breccia marble adds elegance alongside a Jacuzzi tub, stone walk-in shower and plentiful counter space.