Featured Home: Starbuck Residence

It is a magical thing when we are able to work on a home, inside and out. Working with one of our favorite clients turned interior designer was the icing on the cake when we got our hands on the Starbuck residence. We previously worked with Judy Mikula back in 2010 when she relocated to South Carolina with her family from Chicago and did a few custom pieces for her home at The Cliffs at Glassy. Having had an interior design company in Chicago, Judy started KPRB Interiors (her granddaughters’ initials) in South Carolina and knew just who to call when she was asked to work on the Starbuck residence.

“Heirloom takes tremendous pride in their work,” Judy said. “It is nice to know, as a designer, if I take my clients to Heirloom and they design a piece, it is going to be of the highest quality.”

Judy connected with the Starbuck family when they toured her home at the time it was on the market. They instantly fell in love with her style and aesthetic. Desiring a golf course view, the Starbuck family built their own place in The Cliffs at Glassy, designed by Al Platt Architects and built by Edwards Builders, and brought in Judy to establish an antique, French country style in their home.

“The Starbuck family wanted people to feel welcomed when they came to their home and to be able to describe their home in one word: warm,” Judy said. “Mrs. Starbuck said that was what had impressed her when they came through our house and they love entertaining family and friends. The Starbuck family were dream clients and I thoroughly enjoyed working with them from start to finish!”

As we have discussed in an earlier blog, range hoods are trending as the focal point and heart of the home and kitchen. This was true for the Starbuck family, as Mrs. Starbuck expressed that she wanted a very unique range hood crafted for her kitchen along with something special over the island. That’s where we stepped in.

We crafted a custom range hood with antique, stained beams on the front and rustic hinges. The design for the rest of the kitchen ultimately came out of our range hood conception. Several items in the kitchen and throughout the rest of the home mimic the design.

“The best part of working with Heirloom is that they listen,” Judy said. “James is wonderful and so talented. He takes pride and ownership in what he creates but he is also open to suggestions.”

James and Judy also worked on the front panels on the lower level family room bar. The panels look similar to zinc with a hammered frame. The footrest is a twisted bar that is the same color of metal, which, in turn, replicates the metal twist accent on the light pendants over the bar counter.

For light fixtures over the kitchen island, Judy sent James a picture of a lantern as a starting point. He created beautiful and unique lanterns for the space.

“The nicest compliment I have received from Heirloom was being asked to help them with their own homes,” Judy said. “ It is such a blessing to work with this wonderful family.”

Trust us, Judy, the feeling is mutual!

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