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Story by Angela Reeves | Photography by Alan Hudson

Like most families with young children and full-time jobs, life for Matt and Amy McGill is busy! They love their Bowling Green roots and are highly active in the community, so when it comes time to be home, relaxation is key. The couple began considering their move from Traditions to a new home with the news of the arrival of their second child. They fell in love with a lot in Cumberland Ridge in 2017 and decided to build a custom home they could grow with as their family grew. The home was designed around having a panoramic view off the back of the house, with a peaceful and serene feel. “We love the quiet, friendly neighborhood with the gorgeous views,” said Amy.

Working with Vision Builders and Tanisha Hazel, Amy was able to design a modern and simplistic layout, focused on the back view from the first and second floors and a large open kitchen to living room area. The McGills start and end their day in the kitchen so it was important for the hub of the home to be livable. Amy’s favorite piece of furniture in the house is the custom iron dining table and she loves the gold and acrylic barstools at their counter. They even included a Samsung smart refrigerator which allows the children to watch their shows while eating breakfast in the morning or waiting for dinner in the evening, and the rest of the time displays treasured family photos.

Embellish Home owners Lisa Marshall and Natalie Hughes were brought in to help furnish and accessorize the complete look. They loved the high ceilings, open floor plan, and view from the expansive living room windows. Their goal was to finish the space with a vision of simplicity and comfort yet contemporary and elegant. They chose many clean lines and neutrals with lots of black and white added for contrast. “Its been such a fun process working with Amy’s fun modern style while adding our own touches to the mix,” said Natalie. The most challenging part was creating the elegant look, while keeping the home kid friendly. They were able to choose a super comfortable sofa with stain resistant fabric and chairs with slip covers that could be dry cleaned, and tossed in blankets and throw pillows for the family to snuggle up together.

 

Everyone’s visions and ideas all came together in the end, creating a home the McGills love and can grow in, with unique spaces for each of them – Amy’s favorite being her master closet and Matt’s, the upstairs office. The girls love their playroom upstairs that will one day be turned into a join walk in closet as they grow!

The McGill home wouldn’t have come together without a lot of design input and fine craftsmanship from these collaborative partners:

Builder: Johnston Boyd with Vision Builders
Architect: Neil Downing
Interior Building Design: Tanisha Hazel
Interior Furniture Design: Embellish Home
Appliances & Lighting: Ferguson
Drapery & Window Treatments: Drapery Nation
Interior Plants: Greenhouse BG
Tile: Tile Trends
Iron Work: Taylor Hobbs with Blue Ox Company (dining room table)

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