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Time to Wine Down: Inside a Home Meant for Hosting in Marvin



Lauren Clement designed nearly every room in her clients’ 6,000-square-foot home in the Longview community in Marvin. “Their style is pretty modern, and you don’t get a lot of that in Charlotte,” she says. “I typically get a lot of transitional, traditional clients; this project had some cool design features I don’t get to do all the time.” The homeowners, who love to entertain, wanted a sleek chef’s kitchen, an expansive living room with plenty of seating, and a wine cellar with a beverage station for their guests. Despite material shortages and construction delays, Clement met the homeowners’ goal: Have it ready in time to host Thanksgiving.

The wine cellar is one of the home’s showpieces, Clement says: “This is a really cool design feature I don’t get to do all the time.”


“When they said they wanted a big, white leather sofa, I almost passed out. But we chose a synthetic leather, so it’s durable, wipeable, and washable. Everything’s in performance fabrics, so it’s built to withstand a lot of entertaining. When the TV’s not on, you have a black screen on black tile, so it’s not a huge focal point. We put recessed nooks on either side of the fireplace—those two nooks came together after the rest of the furniture was delivered because we didn’t want to clutter things up. The console tables are live edge and dipped in silver leaf, and we put mirrors on the wallpaper for a metallic accent. We were going for simple, big-impact design.” —Lauren Clement

What’s What
Paint, Lauren Nicole Designs for Benjamin Moore Southern Cross
Wallpaper, Trend
Drapes, Fabricut
Sofa, The MT Company
Chairs, The MT Company
Mirrors, Wildwood Home
Rug, Stark Carpet
Console Tables, Phillips Collection

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The floor-to-ceiling cabinets accentuate the kitchen’s 10-foot ceilings.


“The cabinetry is so sleek; there’s no detail except for the wood grain. There’s not a lot of countertop on the perimeter, but there’s a ton of storage, and it has that floor-to-ceiling, European feel. For the backsplash, we ran quartzite all the way up to the vent hood. It was tricky lining up the pattern, but well worth it because it’s such a focal point. All the finishings, lighting, and metallic accents bring it together. We kept it fun and different without feeling fussy.” —L.C.

What’s What
Cabinetry, Distinctive Cabinets
Countertops, Tile Collection
Backsplash, Tile Collection
Appliances, Wolf/Sub Zero
Barstools, The MT Company, upholstered in Sunbrella fabric


“They’re big entertainers, and the homeowner loves that ‘wow’ factor. He’s into high-end features and wants people to come over and enjoy it all. We chose a floor-to-ceiling glass door because that wine room is such a statement piece. The drink station has a wine dispenser that holds four bottles. It has push-button controls that dispense wine by the glass, and it preserves the bottles for two months. That wood tone at the beverage station is a little darker than the kitchen, but it was important to keep the same textured wood grain. They still wanted a warm feel. They like modern but didn’t want it to feel cold and sterile.” —L.C.

What’s What
Cabinetry, Distinctive Cabinets
Countertop, Tile Collection
WineStation Quartet, Napa Technology


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