Home design shows the softer side of contemporary

Written by: Jane Schreier Jones

Like many custom builders, Doug Pund is skilled and enthusiastic about building any style house. But when he wanted to construct a home for him, his wife Andrea, and their three kids, he chose one of his favorite home design styles: contemporary. Doug smartly incorporated soft touches to warm up what some consider a too-sterile style. “I added elements that Andrea and I love—stone, natural colors, beautiful wood,” he says. “Even some chandeliers are used to pull against the modern look.”

Resources: Architect: Sheri Scott, Scott Architecture; Builder: Doug Pund, Novum Custom Homes; Kitchen designer: Joe Chapman, Sims-Lohman; Bathroom designer and interior decorating: Novum Custom Homes; Landscape designer: Dynamic Lawn & Landscape; Lighting: Lighting EFX; Furniture: Z Gallerie; Flooring: Florida Tile; Window treatments: Blind Spot; Windows: Andersen 400 Series; Fireplace: Dayton Fireplace Systems; Cabinetry and range hood: Pedini, Sims-Lohman; Countertops: Cambria, Centerville Winsupply; Kitchen backsplash: Travertine, Florida Tile; Kitchen faucet: Hansgrohe, Centerville Winsupply; Appliances: Asko dishwasher; Wolf cooktop and oven; Sub-Zero refrigerator and wine refrigerator, Appliance Gallery; Audio/video: Hanson Audio; Hardscapes: Tom’s Mulch

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