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Built by Timber Trails Development Company and designed by Julie Howard (previously featured here – a must-see post!, here, here, here & here), this townhouse was designed really for empty-nesters downsizing and wanting to maintain really high-end finishes. Here, the interior designer shares some insights:

“The Oxford at Timber Trails is a large ranch style townhome located in Western Springs, a suburb about 20 miles outside of Chicago. This townhouse was designed for someone who wants the ease of a smaller space without having to compromise on the quality and details of the finishes. The dramatic yet neutral color scheme made the perfect backdrop for multiple photo shoots and even a television commercial. The sophisticated and chic black, gold, and white elevate this dramatic home. We hope you enjoy this tour of the house we built to showcase creative and awe-inspiring design.” – Julie Howard, In-house designer for Timber Trails Development Company.

 

Empty Nester Townhouse Design Ideas

This townhouse was designed for someone who wants the ease of a smaller space without having to compromise on the quality and details of the finishes #townhouse #downsizing #smallhomes

The exterior of this beautiful townhouse features a grey brick. Brick is Sioux City Aztec White.

Hardie siding in Cobblestone.

Hardie Trim painted Linen – matched to Mastic aluminum sample #44.

Dimensional shingle asphalt roof with metal roof details in Pewter Gray.

Kitchen

Townhouse Kitchen Design Because this townhouse has another unit attached, the kitchen of this home does not have a window in the prep area. We used floating shelves over the kitchen sink to create an open and airy feeling where one usually has a window. If we would have carried the cabinets all around the boxy shaped room it would have felt very closed up and boring. The shelves add so much interest and depth to the kitchen #townhousekitchen #townhouse #kitchen

Because this townhouse has another unit attached, the kitchen of this home does not have a window in the prep area. We used floating shelves over the kitchen sink to create an open and airy feeling where one usually has a window. If we would have carried the cabinets all around the boxy shaped room it would have felt very closed up and boring. The shelves add so much interest and depth to the kitchen.

Kitchen Dimensions: 11’x13’

Lighting & Dimensions

Small Kitchen Small Kitchen with peninsula Small Kitchen Apartment Kitchen Renovation Townhouse Kitchen #SmallKitchen #SmallKitchens #Kitchenwithpeninsula #SmallKitchenRenovation #ApartmentKitchen #ApartmentKitchenRenovation #TownhouseKitchen

Light fixtures by Visual Comfort – Other Lighting on Sale: here, here, here, here, here, here, here & here.

Counterstools: Walter E Smith – similar – here & here – Other Beautiful Stools: here, here, here, here, here & here.

Cabinet Paint Color

Classic Grey by Benjamin Moore Kitchen Cabinetry is painted in Classic Grey by Benjamin Moore which reads as an off-white Classic Grey by Benjamin Moore Classic Grey by Benjamin Moore #ClassicGreyBenjaminMoore #ClassicGrey #BenjaminMoore

Kitchen cabinetry is painted in Classic Grey by Benjamin Moore (which reads as an off-white).

Rug – Vintage from Etsy – Beautiful Runners: here, here, here & here.

Refrigerator

Refrigerator Cabinet Refrigerator Cabinet with bar Refrigerator Cabinet Ideas Refrigerator Cabinetry Refrigerator Cabinet #RefrigeratorCabinet #RefrigeratorCabinetry

Paneled appliances give this kitchen a seamless look. Refrigerator is Thermador built-in fridge with custom panels.

Cabinet Hardware: Appliance Pulls, Cup Pulls, Knobs & Latches – in Sable.

Cabinets by Palos Fine Carpentry.

Cabinet by Refrigerator

Refrigerator Surround Cabinet Bar Refrigerator Surround Cabinet Bar Ideas for Samll Kitchens Refrigerator Surround Cabinet Bar Design Refrigerator Surround Cabinet Bar Coffee Bar #RefrigeratorSurroundCabinet #Bar #Coffeebar #kitchenbar #Smallkitchen

Fitting this bar by the refrigerator comes as a blessing when the homeowners are entertaining – and can use this space as a butler’s pantry – or simply preparing their coffee every morning.

Microwave Drawer: Thermador – similar here & here.

Floating Shelves

Kitchen Shelves Some people will actually use kitchen floating shelves to hold their utility items and grab at them like a chef at a restaurant. I however, like to save that stuff for closed cabinets and use the floating shelves as an area to style like a bookcase. Using frames leaning and stacked up against each other creates a really nice look along side your more traditional kitchen items #kitchenshelves

“Some people will actually use kitchen floating shelves to hold their utility items and grab at them like a chef at a restaurant. I however, like to save that stuff for closed cabinets and use the floating shelves as an area to style like a bookcase. Using frames leaning and stacked up against each other creates a really nice look along side your more traditional kitchen items”. – Julie Howard.

Sconces over floating shelves are Visual Comfort.

Kitchen Decor

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Countertop

Caesarstone Statuario Maximus New quartz countertop Countertop is Caesarstone Statuario Maximus New Caesarstone Statuario Maximus New quartz countertop Caesarstone Statuario Maximus New quartz countertop #CaesarstoneStatuarioMaximus #Newquartzcountertop #quartzcountertop #countertop #Caesarstone #Kitchen

Countertop is Caesarstone Statuario Maximus.

Backsplash

Backsplash Tile Kitchen backsplash is Carrara marble tile to ceiling from The Tile Shop Meram Blanc Tumbled #backsplashtile #backsplash #tile

Kitchen backsplash is Carrara marble tile to ceiling from The Tile Shop Meram Blanc Tumbled – Other Beautiful Tiles: here, here, here, here, here & here.

Faucet: Delta Faucet.

Sink: Kohler Cast Iron Kitchen Sink.

Kitchen Cabinet Style

Inset Cabinet Inset Kitchen Cabinet The kitchen off-white cabinets are inset-style, custom designed and crafted Inset Cabinet Inset Kitchen Cabinet Doors Inset Cabinet Inset Kitchen Cabinetry Inset Cabinet Inset Kitchen Cabinet #InsetCabinet #InsetKitchenCabinet #InsetKitchenCabinetry #InsetKitchen

The kitchen off-white cabinets are inset-style, custom-designed and crafted.

Range Wall

Kitchen with cabinet touching ceiling Although this is not a big kitchen, it certainly offers plenty of storage space thanks to the cabinets that goes up to the ceiling Kitchen with cabinet touching ceiling #Kitchencabinettouchingceiling

Although this is not a big kitchen, it certainly offers plenty of storage space.

Range: 48” Thermador professional range – similar here & here.

Trim Paint Color

Benjamin Moore Simply White Paint color is Benjamin Moore Simply White a very popular white paint color Benjamin Moore Simply White #BenjaminMooreSimplyWhite

The trim paint color is Benjamin Moore Simply White – a very popular white paint color.

Butler’s Pantry

Black Butlers Pantry The butler's pantry features black cabinetry and black floating shelves, painted in Benjamin Moore Black #BenjaminMooreBlack #blackbutlerspantry #blackshelves #blackfloatingshelves

The butler’s pantry features black cabinetry and black floating shelves, painted in Benjamin Moore Black.

Sconces over floating shelves in butler’s pantry are Visual Comfort.

Cabinet Hardware: Pulls & Knobs.

Wall Color

Benjamin Moore OC-23 Classic Gray Benjamin Moore OC-23 Classic Gray is a warm light grey paint color Benjamin Moore OC-23 Classic Gray Benjamin Moore OC-23 Classic Gray #BenjaminMooreOC23ClassicGray #BenjaminMoore #graypaintcolor

Wall color is Benjamin Moore OC-23 Classic Gray.

Ceiling Lighting: Arteriors.

Sconces: Arteriors – Discontinued.

Artwork – Homegoods – similar here & here.

Stool: here.

Planter: here – similar.

Rug: here.

Dining Room

Benjamin Moore Classic Gray with Benjamin Moore Simply White Trim Interior designers often use this color scheme Benjamin Moore Classic Gray with Benjamin Moore Simply White Trim Benjamin Moore Classic Gray with Benjamin Moore Simply White Trim #BenjaminMooreClassicGray #BenjaminMooreSimplyWhite

The kitchen opens to bright and sunny dining area.

Lighting: Arteriors – Other Lighting on Sale: here, here, here, here, here & here.

Furniture, Artwork, and Rug from Walter E Smithe.

Layout

Window and Door Transoms Tall windows and doors with transoms bring plenty of natural light in, making this home feel expansive #window #transoms #doors

Tall windows and doors with transoms bring plenty of natural light in, making this home feel expansive and welcoming.

Family Room Chandelier: Currey & Co. – Discontinued – similar here – Others: here & here.

Bookcase

Metal Bookcase Metal Etagere Metal Bookcase Metal Etagere #MetalBookcase #Etagere

Bookcase: Discontinued – similar here & here.

Family Room

Colorful Interior Ideas How to add color to your interiors with balance I am loving this lively and happy color scheme Colorful Interior Colorful Interiors #ColorfulInteriors

I am loving this lively and happy color scheme!

Coffee Table

Colorful rug

The coffee table is also from Walter E Smithe – Others: here, here & here.

Fireplace

Modern Fireplace We created the mantle with flat boards and crown molding to create a modern clean look The surround stone is Caesarstone Statuario Maximus #fireplace

We created the mantle with flat boards and crown molding to create a modern clean look. The surround stone is Caesarstone Statuario Maximus.

Rug: HomeGoods – Other Beautiful Rugs: here, here, here, here, here, here, here & here.

Accent Chair

Leather Armchair with metal frame Accent Chair Leather Armchair with metal frame acc #AccentChair

Accent chair is by Bernhardt.

Home Office

Benjamin Moore Black The home office features extensive millwork using panel molding and then having the whole room painted semi-gloss of Benjamin Moore Black - this works because the room has a southern exposure and fills with light. It creates a moody space that catches your eye as you walk down the hall #blackinteriors #blackBenjamionMoore #BenjaminMoore #Blackpaintcolor

The home office features extensive millwork using panel molding and then having the whole room painted semi-gloss of Benjamin Moore Black – this works because the room has a southern exposure and fills with light. It creates a moody space that catches your eye as you walk down the hall.

Lighting: Visual Comfort.

Table: Home Decorators (many years ago) – similar here.

Chair – Ikea – similar here, here, here & here.

Rug – HomeGoods – similar here, here & here.

Guest Bathroom with Shower

Benjamin Moore Ozark Shadows Cabinet paint color is Benjamin Moore Ozark Shadows Benjamin Moore Ozark Shadows #BenjaminMooreOzarkShadows

The vanity is custom-designed and crafted by Palos Fine Carpentry. Cabinet paint color is Benjamin Moore Ozark Shadows.

Wall Paint Color – Classic Gray by Benjamin Moore.

Tiling: Marble Hex Floor Tile (similar here & here) and Marble Subway Shower from The Tile Shop – Hampton Carrara (similar here)

Bathroom Faucet: Delta – in Chrome.

Mirror: HomeGoods – similar here & here.

Guest Bathroom with Tub

Bathroom with Tub Guest Bathroom with Tub perfect for kids Guest Bathroom with Tub #GuestBathroom #bathroomwithTub

Cabinet: Aristokraft Cabinetry – Other Beautiful Vanities: here, here, here & here.

Faucet: Moen Dartmoor Faucet in Chrome (on sale).

Countertop: Misty Carara Caesarstone countertop.

Floor Tile: White Penny Tile floor with Whisper Grey grout.

Wall Tile: White subway tile with Whisper Grey grout.

Lighting: Pottery Barn – discontinued – similar here.

Mirror: HomeGoods – similar here.

Knobs: here & here – similar

Master Bedroom

Diamond Wall Paneling Unique shapes for wall paneling Accent Wall Diamond Wall Paneling #DiamondWallPaneling #WallPaneling #uniqueWallPaneling

In the master bedroom, a dramatic black accent wall with custom paneling, beautifully contrasts with a soothing decor.

Accent Wall

Benjamin Moore Black Black Diamond Accent Wall Paneling Painted in Benjamin Moore Black Paint Color Benjamin Moore Black Benjamin Moore Black #BenjaminMooreBlack

“I used 1x4s over drywall and then a small cove molding around the edges. The whole wall was then sprayed semi-gloss in black. The project cost is minimal on supplies but the layout took hours so labor cost is high”. – Julie Howard

Rug: HomeGoods – Other Neutral Rugs: here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here & here.

Bed: Joss & Main – years ago – Other Beautiful Beds: here, here, here & here.

Lighting: Visual Comfort – Affordable Option: here.

Paint Color

Crossed Inset Wall Paneling I used 1x4s over drywall and then a small cove molding around the edges The whole wall was then sprayed semi-gloss in black. The project cost is minimal on supplies but the layout took hours so labor cost is high Paint color is Benjamin Moore Black Crossed Inset Wall Paneling Crossed Inset Wall Paneling #CrossedInsetWallPaneling #CrossedInsetWallPanel #CrossedWallPanel

Accent Wall Paint Color – Benjamin Moore Black.

Nightstand

Black Wall Paneling Paint Color Benjamin Moore Black Black Wall Paneling Paint Color Accent Wall Black Wall Paneling Paint Color Benjamin Moore Black Black Wall Paneling Paint Color #BlackWallPaneling #WallPaneling #PaintColor #BenjaminMooreBlack #Blackaccentwall #WallPanelingPaintColor

A gold ring table lamp beautifully accentuates the black nightstand.

Black Nightstands: here, here, here & here.

Table Lamps: here & here – similar

Stool: here & here – similar

Wall Color

Wall color is Benjamin Moore Classic Gray and trim is Benjamin Moore Simply White Neutral wall color with white trim paint color Wall color is Benjamin Moore Classic Gray and trim is Benjamin Moore Simply White Wall color is Benjamin Moore Classic Gray and trim is Benjamin Moore Simply White #Wallcolor #BenjaminMooreClassicGray #trimpaintcolor #BenjaminMooreSimplyWhite

Wall color is Benjamin Moore Classic Gray and trim continues to be Benjamin Moore Simply White.

Buffet/Dresser: Home Decorators years ago – Other Options: here, here & here.

Chair – Walter E Smithe – similar here.

Mirror: here – similar

Master Bathroom

Black and white Bathroom The master bath was inspired by the black and white marble Greek key design Adding a different mosaic tile to the center of the tile rug was bold, but I think it really brought the whole look together Black and white Bathroom Black and white Bathroom Black and white Bathroom #BlackandwhiteBathroom

“The master bath was inspired by the black and white marble Greek key design. For years I would look at the 4”x12” decorative accent piece at The Tile Shop and wonder how to incorporate it into a spec house. When designing this townhouse, it started to take on a black, white, and gold color scheme and I thought the Greek key would be perfect. Adding a different mosaic tile to the center of the tile rug was bold, but I think it really brought the whole look together”. – Julie Howard

Wall Paint Color – Classic Gray by Benjamin Moore.

Countertop: Caesarstone Countertops in Statuario Maximus.

Tiling: Floor Tile, Greek Key Tile (also here) & Tile Rug Tile – similar

Vanity

Inset Bathroom Cabinet Bathroom Cabinetry The inset bathroom cabinet is painted in Benjamin Moore Black Cabinets are custom-designed #InsetBathroomCabinet #InsetCabinet #Bathroom #InsetCabinetry

Bathroom Cabinetry: The inset bathroom cabinet is painted in Benjamin Moore Black. Cabinets are custom-designed and crafted by Palos Fine Carpentry.

“The sconces from Arteriors are my absolute favorite right now! They are so fun and architectural and really elevate the whole bathroom”.

Hardware – Pulls & Knobs.

Faucets: Delta in Champagne Bronze

Mirror: HomeGoods – similar here, here & here.

Tiling

Greek key border tile Bathroom Greek key border tile The glass shower features marble subway wall and floor tiles and it's accented with black and white Greek key border tiles #Bathroom #Bathroomtile #Greekkeytile #bordertile

The glass shower features marble subway wall and floor tiles and it’s accented with black greek key border tiles.

Shower Tiling: Hampton Carrara from The Tile Shop – similar Lower Tile & Upper Tile, Shower Pan Tile.

Shower Fixtures: Delta.

Basement

Benjamin Moore Classic Gray Recommended Basement Paint Color #BenjaminMooreClassicGray #Basement #BasementPaintColor

The basement features a Family Room with fireplace and a large bar area.

Fireplace Surround: Caesarstone Rugged Concrete

Bar

Bar Bar Countertop with waterfall edge - Caesarstone Rugged Concrete and square board and batten wall paneling Basement Bar Basement #Bar #Basement #Countertop #waterfalledgecountertop #CaesarstoneRuggedConcrete #squareboardandbatten #wallpaneling

We created a focal wall behind the bar area using 1x4s and cove molding. The boxes give the area dimension without closing in the area the way a wall of cabinetry would have.

Bar Countertop with waterfall edge – Caesarstone Rugged Concrete.

Faucet – Kohler Bar Faucet in Polished Nickel.

Counterstools: here.

Mudroom

Mudroom Hallway Mudroom The mudroom of this house is actually a hallway that connects the bedrooms, the garage, and the laundry room. There is not a closed off area where mess can accumulate. We needed to make sure the mudroom had more than just hooks and a bench. That would get very messy to walk past every day. We had custom built-ins made that hide all the mess The board and batten on the walls gives an architectural feel but also helps to protect the walls in a high traffic area Mudroom Hallway Mudroom #Mudroom #HallwayMudroom

“The mudroom of this house is actually a hallway that connects the bedrooms, the garage, and the laundry room. There is not a closed off area where mess can accumulate. We needed to make sure the mudroom had more than just hooks and a bench. That would get very messy to walk past every day. We had custom built-ins made that hide all the mess. We painted it black so that it felt like a large piece of furniture in a white hallway. The board and batten on the walls gives an architectural feel but also helps to protect the walls in a high traffic area”. – Julie Howard

Mirror & Lighting

Foyer The full length mirror and gold fixtures really make this foyer area sophisticated and chic Foyer Entry Mirror Foyer Entry Mirror #Foyer #Entry #Mirror

The full length mirror and gold fixtures really make this mudroom area sophisticated and chic.

Oversized black mirror anchors space at 78” tall (Homegoods) – similar here – Others: here, here, here & here.

Pendant: Arteriors.

Sconces: Visual Comfort.

Black Mudroom Cabinet

Black Mudroom Cabinet Black by Benjamin Moore The black mudroom cabinet is painted in Benjamin Moore Black and it features Honed Absolute Granite ledge Black cabinet with brass hardware #Blackmudroom #blackcabinet #blackpaintcolor #Blackcabinetwithbrass

The black mudroom cabinet is painted in Benjamin Moore Black and it features honed Absolute Granite ledge.

Cabinet Hardware: Pulls & Cup Pulls.

Runner: Joss & Main – discontinued – Others: here, here, here, here, here (best seller) & here.

Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood with grey finish The hardwood flooring is Oak with 50/50 Classic Grey and Espresso stain color #hardwoodflooring #Hardwoodwithgreyfinish

The hardwood flooring is Oak with 50/50 Classic Grey and Espresso – stain color – similar: here.

 

See another stunning home by this designer & builder here.

Many thanks to the designer for sharing all of the details above.

Builder: Timber Trails Development Company (Instagram)

Interior Designer: Julie Howard

Photography: @stofferphotographyinteriors

 

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