mancave-inspired family room softens the home’s glam for
homeowner Rob, whose height required a customized longer sectional
piece so he can stretch out and take in the slate fireplace,
rustic beam ceiling, wagon-wheel style light fixture, russet walls
framed by urbane bronze trim and colorful accessories.
Glam meets mancave
in a 6,500-square-foot contemporary home nestled in the wooded wonder of
Delafield’s Kettle Moraine State Forest.
domicile came together from 2011 to 2014 in a collaboration between Lisa
Minneti, an interior designer with Peabody’s Interiors, and longtime
partners Christine and Rob. The couple turned to Minneti to help them
update their bucolic retreat with modern touches.
to put their own stamp on it," Minneti says. "They liked the
contemporary bones, but they needed to feel like it was their
concrete island countertop in the foreground, gray walls with
urbane bronze window trim and Edison light canister hanging lamps
were added to existing tonal and sleek cabinetry to give the space
a purposeful chef-kitchen ambience.
Energy abounds in
this multilevel home with a rich blend of color and texture. Minneti
incorporated an array of gray, black and plum magenta, fuchsia, terra
cotta and orange woven through sparkly, industrial lighting and painted
and stained wood.
It all works for a
home with five bedrooms, six and a half baths, and formal and informal
spaces, from disparate parts like the sleek, tall, window-dominated
sitting area with zebra fabric chairs, pearl-tone painted floor and
black-brown-gray woodwork to the living room’s inviting charcoal gray
sectional and orange and fuchsia pillows framed by a stone fireplace and
Minneti introduced magenta as a pop of color in the dining room,
a typical element she used throughout. Pewter tone-painted
window trim and similar tonal furnishings round out the color
scheme while an industrial-style light fixture and a mirrored
sculpture echo the home’s edgy design.
this existing indoor pool and workout area was not touched by
Minneti, the designer said it provided context to extend the
desired clean, edgy lines.
for Christine is the kitchen, with its sleek, modern cabinetry, local
craftsman-made countertop and muted tones — a place where her Italian
heritage cooking provides plenty of color and texture.
"I love to
cook," Christine says. "It’s a favorite place where guests
The entire home,
she says, is a larger-than-life favorite for her, Rob and their 85-pound
Doberman. She says the home sports more space than they need, but they
cherish their current environment, which meets their need for an edgy
retreat that both complements and plays against nature’s soft
An oval bathtub surrounded by marble, bronze tones and
geometric-pattern wallpaper soften the mood while homeowner
Christine invites enjoyment with the playful painting of a woman
posed with a pug, a piece of art she acquired in Italy.