Natalie Mcgehee’s guest-first mindset dictated a lot of this home’s design. Here’s how she made the house user-friendly:
ADJUSTABLE SEATING. You never know where a big group will gather. Thankfully, every seat but the sofa is lightweight and easily portable. Barstools that raise and lower with a spin of the seat accommodate kids and grown-ups alike.
OPEN STORAGE. Guests never have to search for a cereal bowl in the morning thanks to the kitchen’s open shelves. The same principle reigns in the pantry and in the bathrooms, where metro shelving and open vanities store necessities in plain sight.
EXTRA ENTERTAINING SPACE. Sliding glass doors allow the garage to morph into an airy gathering space for a crowd.
SHOWER FOR ALL AGES. Long before her grandson was in the picture, Mcgehee installed a handheld sprayer in the hardworking bathroom off the bunk room so visitors with children could easily clean up.
this page: The master bed had Lemaster and Natalie stumped until they remembered their rule about contrasting materials. Then it became obvious: The room needed metal. Luckily, they found an iron bed frame in a pared-down take on a traditional silhouette. The duo spray-painted the faux-horn lamp bases white and topped them with linen drum shades.