Sometimes it takes awhile to make a house a home. The Goyette family moved into their house in 2000. And after living there for 10 years, Kerry decided it was time for a design change. She called on Jon Trigg and Aaron Dolan at Studio Home to help her revamp and lighten up the space. Now, the Goyette home is light, airy and refined, perfectly reflecting the family’s lifestyle.
On a chilly Monday morning in early January, we visited the Goyette home. The smell of fresh-brewed coffee filled our noses as we walked through the front door. Izzy, the English bulldog, welcomed us with a wiggling tail and lots of puppy kisses. Personal touches filled Kerry Goyette’s house: from her son’s homemade snowflakes above the fireplace to the cardboard forts created specifically for the cat, Sweetie, and dog, Izzy.
With camera equipment in hand, we were ready to take photos of her beautiful home. People say when you walk into someone’s house, it’s easy to see their style. Kerry’s home was no exception. From the first look into the morning room, it was easy to guess that her style was light, airy and sophisticated.
FOR KERRY and her family of five, the Thornbrook subdivision on the ever developing southwest side of Columbia caught their eyes. Being one of the first to build in the neighborhood, Kerry chose Columbia builder Shannon Sapp to create their dream home in August of 2000.
After 13 years of living in the home, Kerry thought it was time for a little upgrade, so she called Studio Home in Columbia to help her redesign and recreate her morning room. This room, located off the kitchen and entryway, has two comfortable chairs with their backs to the windows, which face north. A beautiful sunburst mirror on the wall offers reflection from the windows, making it even sunnier and lighter in the room. Studio Home put touches of sky blue and coral, creating an East Coast feel. Books were perfectly and symmetrically aligned on the shelf below the mirror. The room is not only perfect for reading but also piano playing. The family piano sits parallel to the window, with glass bottles of sand atop it.
“We collect sand from all the places we visit as a family,” Kerry says.
A FEW YEARS after having the morning room done, Kerry called Studio Home again to redesign the living room, connected to the kitchen. Her theme of light and airy continued into this room as well with touches of teal, coral and orange. A large area rug covers most of the carpet, almost sea-like. Atop the mantel there’s an abstract painting, which perfectly ties together the colors in the room. The large picture window has soft drapes, still allowing light to flood into the room from the south.
The kitchen is original to the home, built in 2000. Kerry says this is her next project in the house. She wants it to reflect the rest of the home, keeping with the light and airy feel. The cabinets are in perfect condition, so Kerry says they will probably just paint over the top with a nice cream color. The current kitchen is homey, with dark wood-stained cabinets, a warm granite and pops of color from the fruit.
KERRY’S HOME is designed impeccably, from the touches of teal to the perfectly aligned books on the shelf in the morning room. It’s easy to see that Studio Home reflected Kerry’s light and airy inspiration in each and every room they designed. But most importantly, the Goyette family has made this house their home.