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Must-Have Unique Home Accents - Tom Len Custom Homes

Must-Have Unique Home Design Accents

When planning a beautiful custom home build or luxury home renovations, it’s always great to seek inspiration and design concepts that reflect your vision. On our website, we feature each of our unique custom homes to give clients inspiration for their own projects.

In this blog, we’ll walk you through a recent project of ours, Ash Home. This elegant Tom Len Custom Home is sure to get your creativity flowing!

Custom home builds allow clients to be a part of the creation of their dream home. Not sure where to begin with your luxury home design? Tom Len Custom Homes is here to lead the way.
Take a tour of this beautiful custom home build, full of must-have unique home accents…

Exterior

This exquisite custom home is located in a beautiful northwest suburb of Chicago. The Ash Home’s backdrop showcases a perfect view of a midwest blue sky and lush green landscaping! Feast your eyes on the curb appeal…

Driveway and walk-up: The Ash house features a large open driveway that can comfortably fit several cars, leading up to a double-car garage with wood slates and white trim.

Curb appeal: From the moment you arrive at Ash Home, the lovely driveway and expansive front porch feel inviting for any guest! The landscape is minimalistic and complements the exterior of the property.

Front porch: No one can miss these strong, bold oak entrance doors. Stepping up to the front porch, you are welcomed by dark rich wood that covers the ceiling of the porch, as well as the unique front doors.

Must-Have Unique Home Accents - Tom Len Custom Homes

Must-Have Unique Home Accents - Tom Len Custom Homes
Must-Have Unique Home Accents - Tom Len Custom Homes

Entrance

Entering the breathtaking entryway, one of the first things you may notice is the ample natural light and a wide staircase that leads upstairs. This is the type of entryway that designers dream of working with, plenty of space to incorporate your favorite design aspects. The first few moments of being in someone’s home are usually an introduction to their personality and personal style.

Windows: Above the beautiful large double doors are three large windows that allow the sun to cascade into the entryway. Find out more ways to let natural light shine in your home!

Hallways: Wide hallways create a spacious feel for any home and are highly functional as they lead you to different main areas.

Staircases: All of the staircase steps are delightfully dark wood that makes the modern white brackets of the staircase stand out appealingly, making it easy for everyone to carefully watch their step!

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Kitchen

The moment you enter the kitchen area, the first thing you’ll notice is that it’s an open kitchen concept. Meaning there aren’t any walls to close off certain areas from another. The kitchen’s open space that rolls naturally into the dining room and living room, giving it a welcoming, airy feeling for such a large space. Learn more about open concept kitchens here!

Appliances: State-of-the-art chrome-lined and custom-built stainless steel appliances stand out like works of art in this bright kitchen!

Island: The white marble island in the center of the kitchen welcomes guests to come nibble on appetizers and sip wine while the host prepares a fantastic meal. Learn more about designing a kitchen for entertainment!

Storage: Notice the generous amount of storage space with cabinets and shelving for optimal organization and minimal clutter.

Must-Have Unique Home Accents - Tom Len Custom Homes
Tom Len Custom Homes - North Shore Custom Home Builders -Ash Home 2021
Tom Len Custom Homes - North Shore Custom Home Builders -Ash Home 2021
Tom Len Custom Homes - North Shore Custom Home Builders -Ash Home 2021

Living room

Keeping with the natural and elegant theme of the rest of the home, this living room basks in streams of golden light from the floor-to-ceiling windows. The TV, fireplace, and large room for lounging make this room perfect for entertaining or getting cozy with the family.

Structure: The center of the room has a large wooden beam that provides natural contrast to the whites and greys of the exposed brick.

Fireplace: A charming black fireplace is sure to set the mood on any occasion, standing out in contrast to the whites of this area.

Backyard Access: Well-planned sliding doors that match the large windows lead to the visible luxury backyard, making an easy entryway into the backyard – perfect for outdoor family parties.

Tom Len Custom Homes - North Shore Custom Home Builders -Ash Home 2021
Must-Have Unique Home Accents - Tom Len Custom Homes

Organization

With walk-in closets and plenty of shelving, this home is prepared to neatly organize the clothing, shoes, and accessories for any fashionista! Stay organized with this beautiful custom-built walk-in closet.

Shelving: Floor to ceiling shelves for shoes, wide openings for hanging beautiful gowns, and a one-of-a-kind floral petal chandelier that creates a luxurious feel within this remarkably spacious closet.

Drawers: Staying organized while remaining fashionable has never been more possible. Plenty of drawers are available for stashing smaller items, such as cufflinks and clutches.

Valuables: Having a walk-in closet in your master bedroom is key to keeping valuable jewelry and other items safe. Speaking of keys, we can give you a closet that locks so you have extra peace of mind! Learn more about modern Safe Rooms on our blog!

Must-Have Unique Home Accents - Tom Len Custom Homes
Must-Have Unique Home Accents - Tom Len Custom Homes

Bathrooms

The Ash Home has an ample amount of bathrooms and powder rooms. Perfect for designating specific washrooms for guests while keeping personal bathrooms private. One of the home’s more notable bathrooms is the sparkling grey powder room, featuring delicate wallpaper that wraps the whole room in artistic deep grey peonies.

Sinks: Deep infinity sinks are a must! The sink used to be an after-thought but has now made its way into a key design aspect. There are many options for adding artistic yet functional sinks!

Counterspace: Countertops are essential for making sure everyone has space for their toiletries and favorite products. In one bathroom, their marble countertops match the beautiful marble floor.

Flooring: Don’t forget about the bathroom floor. This is an opportunity to express your design style. Take a look at this marble floor or the tiled bathroom floor for inspiration. Matching a color from the floor with the countertop or cabinets is a detail that will stand out!

Must-Have Unique Home Accents - Tom Len Custom Homes
Must-Have Unique Home Accents - Tom Len Custom Homes
Must-Have Unique Home Accents - Tom Len Custom Homes
Must-Have Unique Home Accents - Tom Len Custom Homes

Basement

Like all of the beautiful rooms in the house, the basement has a great deal of space for gathering. Forget dark and scary basements of the past, this elegant space has carefully selected lighting and chandeliers to brighten things up!

Aesthetic: Anything is possible in this fully finished basement. Take a peek at the high ceilings, sandalwood-colored flooring, light grey carpeting sectioned off from grey wood flooring, and walls of stone!

Space: The Ash home basement has the potential to be a great family space and an entertainment area. There is plenty of opportunity for a home theater, sports room, fitness area, or playroom.

Custom Bar: A custom-built bar or mini kitchen is perfect for fun with friends! This U-shaped area is great for preparing cocktails or preparing after-school snacks for the kid’s friends.

Must-Have Unique Home Accents - Tom Len Custom Homes
Tom Len Custom Homes - North Shore Custom Home Builders -Ash Home 2021
Must-Have Unique Home Accents - Tom Len Custom Homes

Backyard

The Ash backyard is a place designed for relaxing and enjoying all the seasons in Illinois. This outdoor space features large wooden water-resistant slates in its custom Pergola. As you can see, this space is designed for an outdoor kitchen and seating area…

Pergola: This covered structure protects outdoor kitchen equipment from the elements while avoiding obstructing the beautiful natural light! A great spot for backyard barbeques and hosting outdoor parties in the summer. Want to spend time outside all year long? Consider a home conservatory!

Patio: As you can see, the patio is built with large marvelous slabs of stone. Perfect for withstanding a variety of weather while still retaining a sophisticated chicness.

Brick: The entire base exterior of the property is wrapped in beautiful hand-laid brick and white trimming. A very sturdy material that complements the blues and greys of the home’s exterior! Ready for more backyard ideas? Check out our blog for inspiration!

Must-Have Unique Home Accents - Tom Len Custom Homes

Expert custom home builders like Tom Len are attentive to even the smallest of details. The personality and design preference of the homeowners are significant to our team, influencing every decision. It’s our goal to reflect your vision and design a home that you’ll love to live in!

Tom Len Custom Homes is the North Shore’s reputable, premier home builder. Tom’s many years of home design & build expertise have earned him a solid reputation for high standards, quality materials, and reliable communication. Read client testimonials to hear what they have to say about their 5-star experience with us!

Work with our interior designers to create a breathtaking space that you’ve always dreamed of.

Now is the time to begin creating blueprints for your custom home or home renovations for 2022! Call us today to get started: (847) 205-9200

We hope you’ve enjoyed this walkthrough of just one of Tom Len’s many unique home designs. Get more luxury home design inspiration from our gallery on Pinterest or projects on Houzz!

Tom Len Custom Homes proudly serves the following areas in Chicago’s North Shore: Northfield, Glenview, Glencoe, Deerfield, Wilmette, Winnetka, Highland Park, and Riverwoods.
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