A Blend of Rustic and Modern

Greenville, Delaware

The Henck Design team always finds ways to infuse rooms with warmth via natural materials like wood and stone while honoring existing & updated architectural character. Using rustic and modern design elements together for a blended style was required to create a strong renovation plan for this center hall colonial style home in Greenville, Delaware. The home’s interior design style is right out of our Nashville, TN playbook.

Henck Design (HD) coordinated and helped manage many aspects of this extensive renovation project for this two-story home. HD incorporated cedar beams along with a completely overhauled black & white kitchen, and incorporated deep olive green tones. Board and batten style millwork were worked in to add interest to the farmhouse design transitional home.
For this updated colonial home, HD procured every piece of furniture and lighting needed for each room design. Henck also provided rugs, home accessories and other decorative items to complete the interior redesign.

To bring the formal living space to life, we included both rustic and modern design. Christina Henck and her design team chose to transform the room into a living space for entertainment and libations. Modern finishes and natural materials are used throughout this home for a casual feel. Black trim, refinished hardwood flooring, and rustic furnishings mix with curated antiques and cowhides to create an overall transitional space with a modern farmhouse flair.

Curved shapes are abundant throughout the home's interior design elements. In the living room sideboard, there are arch shapes and armchairs with geometric patterns.
In the sitting room, there is a plethora of modern and rustic furnishings. Calf skins and wood accents were used to decorate the coffee table and nearby leather furniture. Alongside these rustic furnishings iconic coffee table books featuring Ralph Lauren and the all-American designer, Tom Ford litter the coffee table.

Henck's one of a kind dry bar boasts a bronze-metallic backsplash tile with custom-painted cabinets, upgraded hardware, and glass lite upper cabinets, which feature family heirlooms.
Living organic sculptural items like teak boulders and the centrally placed cow skull over the living room fireplace reinforce the rustic and modern feel of the home’s design.

The casual style dining room offers an abundance of natural light, original artwork, and expansive case pieces allowing for storage & natural finishes to stand out.

Because one of the homeowners is a medical doctor of neuroscience, HD incorporated original art taken from microscopic photos of the human brain and rendered them to be high-definition photos that were then printed and framed professionally.

White board and batten on the walls for millwork in the dining room with modern farmhouse style sconces with natural finishes and raw wood and finished with antlers reinforced the up-to-date American country feel. A Boho style wool rug warms up the room for an additional cozy quality.
The kitchen showcases a stunning custom hood with a black pot filler just below, situated over a 36" gas range. Handmade backsplash tile, rough sawn cedar wood beams, and black upper and lower cabinets combine as contrasting design elements to create this one of a kind space. The chef’s kitchen has a softly contrasting island with continuous white quartz for all countertops.

In the family room, Christina Henck collaborated with a world famous artist, Greg Dunn’s, and she developed new art by dividing it into equal sized sections; then she developed a symmetrical design similar to a natural marble's traditional book matching for the fireplace. Cove lighting inside black bookshelves glows to illuminate special pieces that continue to tell the family and their home’s interior design story.

The black fixtures and details of this home along with rustic all-American motifs like apron front sink and wood beams converge to create the perfect family home for this growing family based in Greenville, Delaware.

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